Morning Edition

Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with four hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse.Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

Monday - Friday 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

David Greene

David Greene is host of NPR's Morning Edition, with Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne.

For two years prior to taking on his current role in 2012, Greene was an NPR foreign correspondent based in Moscow covering the region from Ukraine and the Baltics, east to Siberia. During that time he brought listeners stories as wide ranging as Chernobyl 25 years later and Beatles-singing Russian Babushkas. He spent a month in Libya reporting riveting stories in the most difficult of circumstances as NATO bombs fell on Tripoli. He was honored with the 2011 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize from WBUR and Boston University for that coverage of the Arab Spring.

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Steve Inskeep

Steve Inskeep is host of Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States. He co-hosts the program with Renée Montagne and David Greene.

Traveling from Baghdad to the wreckage of New Orleans, Inskeep has interviewed the survivors of disasters both natural and man-made. He has questioned Presidential candidates, warlords, authors, and musicians. He also interviews people who otherwise would be overlooked: a steelworker, a school board member, the mother of a soldier killed in war.

Inskeep's first full-time assignment for NPR was the 1996 presidential primary in New Hampshire. He went on to cover the Pentagon, the U.S. Senate, and the 2000... Read More...

Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin is host of NPR's Morning Edition, with David Greene and Steve Inskeep.

Previously, she was the host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. Prior to moving into the host position in the fall of 2012, Martin started as National Security Correspondent for NPR in May 2010. In that position she covered both defense and intelligence issues. She traveled regularly to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Secretary of Defense, reporting on the U.S. wars and the effectiveness of the Pentagon's counterinsurgency strategy. Martin also reported extensively on the changing demographic of the U.S. military – from the debate over whether to allow women to fight in combat units... Read More...

From Morning Edition

  • Biographer On Aretha Franklin's Legacy
    <p>Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday morning. David Ritz wrote her 2014 biography and he talks to NPR's Noel King about the singer's legacy.</p><img src='' />
  • Remembering The 'Queen Of Soul'
    <p>Aretha Franklin passed away at her home in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday morning. She was 76. NPR's Noel King talks to Daphne Brooks, who wrote the liner notes for a boxed set of Franklin's work.</p><img src='' />
  • Remembering Aretha Franklin
    <p>Aretha Franklin died of pancreatic cancer Thursday. Her hits, from the 1960s to the 1980s, helped define the era. NPR's Noel King talks to NPR music critic Ann Powers about Franklin's legacy.</p><img src='' />
  • Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76
    <img src='' alt='Aretha Franklin, pictured in 1968, has died. Known as the Queen of Soul, she recorded 17 top 10 singles.'/><p>One of the most powerful and beloved voices of all time died Thursday in Detroit.</p><p>(Image credit: Express Newspapers/Getty Images)</p><img src='' />
  • 'Globe' And Other Newspapers Stand Together: 'Journalists Are Not The Enemy'
    <p>Hundreds of papers joined with the <em>Boston Globe</em> today in publishing editorials that express concern with President Trump's approach to the press.</p><img src='' />
  • Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?
    <img src='' alt='Workplace civil rights law prohibits discrimination against workers 40 and older. Yet worker advocates say recruiters sometimes exclude older workers by narrowing how and where they look for candidates.'/><p>Many employers use online ads to attract younger workers. Several pending lawsuits are testing whether employers using highly targeted recruitment ads can be sued for age discrimination.</p><p>(Image credit: Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images)</p><img src='' />
  • Punishing A Critic? Trump Strips John Brennan Of Security Clearances
    <p>Noel King talks to John McLaughlin, acting director of the CIA under President George W. Bush, about President Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan.</p><img src='' />
  • Britain's Hot Summer Reveals Ancient Markings In The Land
    <p>The markings show the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms — even Neolithic monuments. The markings were revealed because hot weather across the U.K. is drying out fields.</p><img src='' />
  • British Woman Wins Suit Against Online Dating Agency
    <p>She sued because the agency didn't find her dream date. According to <em>The Guardian</em>, Tereza Burki, a mother of three, wanted a "sophisticated gentleman" leading a wealthy lifestyle.</p><img src='' />
  • 'Boston Globe' Calls On Papers To Counter Trump's War On The Media
    <p>David Greene talks to Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor of <em>The Boston Globe</em>, about the paper's call for a coordinated editorial response to President Trump's attacks on the press.</p><img src='' />