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

  • In A Bullet-Riddled Mansion, A Beirut Architect Envisions A Museum Of Memory
    <img src='' alt='A group of students visits the Beirut mansion that architect Mona El Hallak is working to transform into a museum making sense of Lebanon's civil war.'/><p>Beirut is peaceful now, but political divisions still run deep — and people are still hesitant to look back on the civil war years of the 1970s and 1980s.</p><p>(Image credit: Alice Fordham /NPR)</p><img src='' />
  • Siberian Teenagers Get Resourceful
    <p>Police in Siberia recently found a den built into the snow there. The BBC described it as an improvised bar. Teenagers scavenged stuff to build it. Police said they drank, smoked and gambled.</p><img src='' />
  • Statue Of Soccer Star Gets Skewered On Social Media
    <p>Cristiano Ronaldo is a talented and good looking soccer star from Real Madrid. A statue unveiled in his home country of Portugal attracted widespread criticism; some likened it to a Picasso painting.</p><img src='' />
  • Envisioning A Museum Of Memory In Beirut
    <p>Beirut is mostly peaceful now, but people are still hesitant to really look back on Lebanon's civil war of the '70s and '80s. One woman is trying to use a bullet-riddled mansion to recall that time.</p><img src='' />
  • EPA Says It Will Allow Continued Sale Of Controversial Pesticide
    <p>The EPA is not going ahead with a proposed ban on a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, saying there's still scientific uncertainty over its safety. Environmental groups say it can harm young children.</p><img src='' />
  • North Carolina Lawmakers And Governor Announce 'Compromise' To Repeal HB2
    <p>North Carolina Republicans and the state's Democratic governor announced a deal to repeal the state's controversial "bathroom bill." But LGBT rights advocates say they oppose it.</p><img src='' />
  • Tillerson's Task Ahead For Turkey Visit
    <p>David Greene talks with James Jeffrey, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the country. Turkey's cooperation is a vital part of efforts to fight ISIS.</p><img src='' />
  • Laura Marling On The Notion Of The Female Muse
    <img src='' alt='Laura Marling's new album is Semper Femina.'/><p>Marling got interested in figures who inspire others to make art — and how that role got tied to femininity. On the new album <em>Semper Femina</em>, she tests the principle by picking a few muses of her own.</p><p>(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)</p><img src='' />
  • 'The VA Is On A Path Toward Recovery,' Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Says
    <img src='' alt='Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is working with Congress to renew the Veterans Choice program, which allows some veterans to get medical care outside the VA system, and provides money for medical staff.'/><p>Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin says preventing suicide among military veterans is his "number one clinical priority," and that he is working to fill some 45,000 open jobs in the agency.</p><p>(Image credit: Marian Carrasquero /NPR)</p><img src='' />
  • Nikki Haley Calls For Cuts In U.N. Peacekeeping Funding
    <p>The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is making the case for deep cuts to the peacekeeping budget. That includes in the largest U.N. operation, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.</p><img src='' />

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