Morning Edition

Subscribe to Morning Edition feed Morning Edition
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts Steve Inskeep, David Greene and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
Updated: 53 min 31 sec ago

Retired Lt. Gen. Joseph Kellogg Named Acting National Security Adviser

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:56am

President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned amid allegations he inappropriately talked about U.S. sanctions with a Russian official.

'Game Of Thrones' Composer Ramin Djawadi On Melodies That Stick

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:39am

While preparing to take the Game Of Thrones concert experience on the road this spring, Djawadi spoke with NPR's David Greene about his composing process. He says it all starts with a hum.

(Image credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Leaving Urban Areas For The Political Homogeneity Of Rural Towns

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:33am

In the last election, it became easier to see the political divide between urban and rural areas. Now, people from California are moving to northern Idaho to find people similar to them.

(Image credit: Karen Ybanez/Flickr)

Pollution Has Worked Its Way Down To The World's Deepest Waters

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 1:47pm

Tiny creatures in the Mariana Trench have high levels of industrial contamination. The new findings suggest that even Earth's most remote locales feel the effects of human beings.

(Image credit: Dr. Alan Jamieson/Newcastle University)

White House Immigration Order Remains Waylaid In The Courts

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 6:47am

Rachel Martin talks to Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, about expectations that the White House will soon issue a new executive order about immigration.

NBA Sends Memo To Teams About Social Media Conduct

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 5:56am

The National Basketball Association says teams are no longer allowed to criticize one another on social media accounts. Two National Hockey League teams went into full mocking mode of the NBA memo.

Residents Near Northern California Dam Warned To Evacuate

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 5:08am

At the Oroville Dam, about 70 miles north of Sacramento, water poured into an emergency spillway, prompting tens of thousands of mandatory evacuations downstream. The dam itself is sound.

Legend Loses Sheep Shearing Match To New Zealand's Prime Minister

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:59am

Sir David Fagan is a 16-time winner of the coveted Golden Shears. But he lost an exhibition match against New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.

Stonewall Riots Grab The Spotlight From Black Cat Protests

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

The birthplace of the LGBT movement is often credited with the 1969 riots at New York's Stonewall Inn. But the country's first documented protest actually happened two years before in Los Angeles.

Residents Of Oroville Warned About Danger With Dam's Reservoir

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

Damage to the spillway at the giant Oroville Dam in northern California prompted mass evacuations. Officials say the crisis has eased a bit as the water level at the reservoir has dropped.

Michael Flynn Under Fire For Conversations With Russian Ambassador

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Adam Schiff about allegations Trump's National Security Adviser secretly discussed ways to lessen sanctions with Russia's ambassador while Obama was still in office.

Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Lay Claim To West Bank Heritage

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

The Israeli army has an archeology unit and it digs up artifacts in the occupied West Bank. It's so controversial that some aspects are not made public by the army.

Paris Unrest Persists After Police Are Accused Of Brutalizing Black Man

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

Protesters took to the streets in a Paris suburb to protest the brutalization of a young black man while in police custody. The protests turned violent with incidents of looting and arson.

Trudeau To Visit Trump; Differing Refugee Policies To Be Discussed

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump on Monday welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House, where refugee policy and trade are expected to come up. Meanwhile, Trump's travel ban remains on hold.

Adele Upsets Beyoncé At 2017 Grammy Awards

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

As she did in 2012, Adele swept her "general category" nominations. Beyoncé has never won either Record or Album of the Year - Adele is the first to twice sweep the Album, Record and Song of the Year awards.

Despite Pledge Not To, Trump Group Expected To Advance Foreign Deals

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

The Trump organization reportedly is moving ahead with plans for resorts in Scotland and the Dominican Republic. Last month, President Trump's attorney said he would take on "no new deals" overseas.

Fight Against ISIS Over Western Mosul To Begin Soon

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

In Iraq, the eastern side of Mosul was retaken from ISIS last month. The extremists still hold the western side of the city, and Iraq's security forces and their allies have paused before beginning the next stage of the offensive.

Canada's Trudeau To Discuss NAFTA With Trump

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

The Canadian government is nervously waiting to see how President Trump plans to handle the NAFTA agreement. So far, its Mexico in Trump's crosshairs. There's talk Canada should distance itself from Mexico so as not to become "collateral damage."

Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau To Discuss NAFTA With Trump

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

There's concern that Canada may get swept up in any disagreement or trade war between the U.S. and Mexico. Canada's ambassador has said Canada needs to avoid becoming "collateral damage."

(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Communications Strategy Critiqued By Former Obama Official

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

David Greene talks to Anita Dunn, White House communications director during President Obama's first term, about Trump's strategy, and ability to control the messaging on policy agenda.




WLRH Public Radio
UAH Campus
John Wright Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574