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, Renee Montagne and David Greene bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
Updated: 19 min 21 sec ago

The View From Pennsylvania: A Swing District In A Swing State

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Bucks County, Pa, is the site of a heated congressional race. Steve Inskeep talks to voters in Levittown, and asks NPR's Domenico Montanaro about their concerns ahead of the 2016 election.

Voting Day Arrives In Britain For Brexit Referendum

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Britons are casting ballots in a referendum on whether the U.K. should leave the European Union. A vote to leave would have profound political and economic consequences for Great Britain and the EU.

U.K. Expats In Spain Nervously Watch Brexit Balloting

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

The British debate on European Union membership has often focused on immigration. Yet some 2.2 British expats live on the continent and fear their lives could be turned upside down if Britain leaves.

Some Canadians Are Calling 911 For More Than Emergencies

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 6:31am

CBC News highlighted some non-emergency 911 calls: A woman wanted more cheese on her pizza, someone needed a tire store number and another complained that someone had used a roommate's toothbrush.

Summer Solstice Revelers Snub Usual Go-To-Site Stonehenge

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 6:09am

The ancient English site with giant standing stones saw attendance drop by more than half. It could have had something to do with a new parking fee and a ban on alcohol.

Some Britons Take A Light-Hearted Approach To EU Referendum

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Rachel Martin and David Greene report on Corinne Sawers, 29, who is campaigning for Britain to remain in the European Union. She produced a music video to promote participation among young Brits.

British Author Robert Harris Finds 'Brexit' Referendum Disturbing

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

David Greene talks to British novelist Robert Harris about the Brexit debate. Harris is a former journalist and author of non-fiction and historical fiction. He favors Britain remaining in the EU.

Why Many Young Black Activists See No Reason To Vote For President

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

As young black activists push for an overhaul of the criminal justice system, they are not necessarily turning that activism into political power at the ballot box.

Safety Product That Uses Fingerprint ID Likely To Irk Some Gun Owners

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

An engineer in Detroit is marketing a device requiring fingerprint identification to unlock a gun's trigger. He's an NRA member and a parent who's wary of entering the national gun debate.

Trump To Make Anti-Hillary Speech; Clinton Says Trump Isn't Presidential

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump is going to try to put Hillary Clinton on the defensive over past scandals. Meanwhile, she continues to attack Trump's fitness for office and deliberates over a vice president.

Radio Talk Show Host Warns Not All Conservative Christians Back Trump

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump on Tuesday met with evangelical leaders in New York. Conservative radio show host Erick Erickson tells Renee Montagne he believes that they are "trading on Jesus' name for politics."

Trump Would Disrupt The Broken System In Washington, Ralph Reed Says

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump met with leading Christian conservatives on Tuesday. David Greene talks to Ralph Reed, the head of the Faith and Freedom Coalition and a longtime Christian activist in Washington.

The NBA's Version Of Batman Vs. Superman: LeBron Vs. Jordan

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

With Cleveland's come-from-behind NBA Championship win, can LeBron James now be considered in the realm of greatness with Michael Jordan? Commentator Pablo Torre thinks it's a tortured comparison.

Airbag Replacement Backlog Could Take Years To Ease

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of millions of U.S. vehicles have Takata airbags that are subject to safety recall. Only 8.4 million airbags have been repaired, and many owners have been waiting months for replacement parts.

Mired In Scandals, Oakland Mayor Calls For Police Department Oversight

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

A sex scandal, racist text messages and other allegations have prompted the mayor of Oakland, Calif., to call for civilian oversight. The department seems to be crumbling from the inside.

Campaign Finance Report: Trump Does A Lot Of Mixing Business With Politics

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has steered more than $6 million to various Trump companies over the last year. That's within federal campaign finance boundaries, but raises questions.

A Muslim Reported Omar Mateen To The FBI Well Before The Orlando Shooting

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Mohammad Malik knew Omar Mateen long before Mateen shot and killed 49 people in Orlando, Fla. In 2014, he turned Mateen in to the FBI. Malik talks to Renee Montagne about his Washington Post op-ed.

Southwest Heat Wave Causes Snowpack To Melt Earlier, Quicker

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Scientists say more heat will likely be the new normal for the Southwest. Water managers are warning that soaring temperatures are also causing the region's already stressed snowpack to melt faster.

Conditions At Iraqi Refugee Camps Near Fallujah Concern Aid Groups

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have fled Fallujah amid a military offensive against ISIS. Renee Montagne talks to Karl Schembri of the Norwegian Refugee Council, who has been traveling to refugee camps.

British Columbia Declares Public Health Emergency Over Fentanyl Overdoses

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Overdose deaths have been driven lately by a synthetic opioid called Fentanyl, which is cheaper than heroin and more potent. Officials are expanding the alert to include a newer opioid called W-18.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574