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

  • Evangelical Leader Remembers Billy Graham's Life And Legacy
    <p>Billy Graham has died at the age of 99. Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, remembers the legendary evangelist.</p><img src='' />
  • Florida Legislature's Vote May Be Opening Bid In Gun Law Debate
    <p>With students who survived a school shooting in the gallery, Florida lawmakers on Tuesday voted down a bill to ban assault-style rifles. GOP Gov. Rick Scott says everything is on the table.</p><img src='' />
  • 'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99
    <img src='' alt='Evangelist Billy Graham, one of the most influential religious figures of the 20th century, died XX at the age of XX. Scholars say his death marks the end of a historical era, in which one person could unify Protestant Christianity and come to be known as America's pastor.'/><p>One of the most influential religious figures of the 20th century, he radically changed the face of born-again Christianity from fundamentalism to a more embracing evangelicalism.</p><p>(Image credit: Courtesy of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)</p><img src='' />
  • Russian Doping Scandal is Good News For Marc Roberge's Band
    <p>The band O.A.R is short for Of a Revolution. It also stands for Olympic athletes from Russia which is how Russian athletes are referred to because they can't compete under the Russian flag.</p><img src='' />
  • Chinese Food Deliverer Illegally Enters Lincoln Tunnel
    <p>New Yorker Bruce Lee was delivering orders when he said his Waze navigation aid misguided him. He biked into the Lincoln Tunnel but was arrested because bikes are banned from the tunnel.</p><img src='' />
  • Morning News Brief
    <p>Florida's House rejected a measure banning assault-style rifles, like the one used in last week's shooting. The president is directing the Justice Department to develop regulations to ban bump stocks.</p><img src='' />
  • Analyzing The Strategic Use Of Russian Bots
    <p>Bret Schafer of the Alliance for Securing Democracy tracks activity of Russia-linked social media bots, trolls and influencers. He talks to Steve Inskeep about the topics those bots focus on.</p><img src='' />
  • After Harassment Report, NPR Is Intent On Instilling Trust In Management
    <p>An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against former top news executive Michael Oreskes found that questions were raised about his behavior even before he was hired.</p><img src='' />
  • Apparent New Twist To Syria's Civil War Has Implications For The U.S.
    <p>It appears the Kurds of northwestern Iraq, who get backing from the U.S., are making a deal with the Syrian regime. They want regime forces to protect them from a Turkish invasion.</p><img src='' />
  • Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze In Downhill At Pyeongyang Winter Olympics
    <p>The U.S. skiing star won a bronze medal in what was likely the last Olympic downhill of her career. Italy took gold and Norway silver. Vonn, 33, is the oldest female Alpine medalist at an Olympics.</p><img src='' />


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