Morning Edition

Subscribe to Morning Edition feed Morning Edition
Morning Edition gives its audience news, analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. Stories are told through conversation as well as full reports. It's up-to-the-minute news that prepares listeners for the day ahead.
Updated: 1 hour 32 min ago

Congressional Plan To Fund Military Comes With A Side Of 'Land Grab'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Material tacked onto the authorization bill adds 250,000 acres of new wilderness, expands national parks, and moves toward a national women's history museum. 'Ethically, it stinks,' says Sen. Coburn.

» E-Mail This

Pension Deal In Spending Bill Will Cut Benefits Before Safety Net Fails

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

The agreement comes as several "multi-employer" pension plans are insolvent. The federal government guarantees those plans' benefits, but might not be able to handle all of them failing at once.

» E-Mail This

Talking Point Or Proof Of Value: CIA Tactics And The 'Second Wave' Plot

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

The CIA and its defenders disagree with the Senate Intelligence Committee report on whether enhanced interrogations prevented a group of 17 Pakistanis from attacking the U.S. just after Sept. 11.

» E-Mail This

Problems With Your Boss? Try A Chat With The Office Chaplain.

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Chaplains have long been present on college campuses and in the military but increasingly they can also can be found in the workplace, specially trained to help employees offload office frustrations.

» E-Mail This

ISIS Used Predatory Tools And Tactics To Convince U.S. Teens To Join

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

It began with messages sent through an anonymous app. Slowly, the Denver-area girls were lured in, until one day they weren't at school. One girl's dad quickly realized why: They were flying to Syria.

» E-Mail This

NFL Owners OK Stiffer Penalties For Domestic Violence, Other Crimes

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Any NFL player involved in an assault or in domestic or sexual violence would be suspended for at least six games under rules approved Wednesday. The players' union is reviewing the updates.

» E-Mail This

What Is Torture? Our Beliefs Depend In Part On Who's Doing It.

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Researchers are studying how nations and individuals react when they given information that members of their own group have harmed other people, such as through torture. It takes some nimble thinking.

» E-Mail This

First The Protest, Then The Storm: Bay Area's 5 Straight Nights Of Clashes

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Oakland and Berkeley demonstrators have broken into stores and blocked freeways and rail lines, part of a movement born of frustration about police shootings in Staten Island, N.Y., and Ferguson, Mo.

» E-Mail This

Police Finish Dismantling Hong Kong Protest Sites

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

The main camp, which had stood for more than two months, was the center of the city's pro-democracy demonstrations.

» E-Mail This

The Risks, Rewards And Mysteries Of Reporting From Iran

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Nazila Fathi covered Iran for The New York Times until she feared her arrest was imminent. She then fled her homeland. Her new book, The Lonely War, tells of the challenges of reporting on Iran.

» E-Mail This

Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:54am

While other things made with paper have become obsolete, Americans received nearly 12 billion catalogs in the mail last year — and they love them, says one business consultant.

» E-Mail This

Britain's House Of Lords Still Seems As Elitist As The Name Suggests

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:19am

The unelected legislative body recently refused to merge its catering services with those of the House of Commons, out of concerns for the quality of the chamber's champagne selection.

» E-Mail This

Lebron Somehow Forgets British Royals' Well-Known 'No Touching' Rule

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:21am

In a photo op, the Cleveland Cavaliers star put his arm around Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. The press in England immediately went into a huffy Miss Manners mode.

» E-Mail This

Cheap Crops Mean Hard Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

Recent years were a good time to invest for beginning farmers — who run a quarter of U.S. farms — but with prices crashing, paying back debts may require some hard conversations and delayed dreams.

» E-Mail This

Justices: If You Aren't Working, No Pay, Even If You Can't Leave

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

The Supreme Court has ruled that workers at a Nevada Amazon factory aren't due overtime for time spent in security lines at the ends of their shifts, waiting to be checked for stolen goods.

» E-Mail This

'The Interview,' The Hack, And The Movie Studio Dealing With The Fallout

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

A cyber attack on Sony may have been done by North Koreans in response to an new comedy about an attempt to kill Kim Jong Un. Huge amounts of personal data and five films have been leaked so far.

» E-Mail This

Senate May Need Every Minute To Meet Government Funding Deadline

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

The House appears to have reached a trillion-dollar deal to keep the government running, but leaves the Senate just hours to speed the bill through — and some senators may prefer to take their time.

» E-Mail This

Ex-CIA Lawyer Says No One Was Misled On Torture, Abuses Were Reported

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

John Rizzo, who spent six years as acting general counsel for the CIA, says that while he believes intelligence gains justified the agency's interrogations, he understands those who feel otherwise.

» E-Mail This

Bertha, The Giant Borer That Broke, May Be Sinking Seattle's Downtown

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

The machine, the biggest of its type, was digging a tunnel under the city when it went kaput. To get to and fix Bertha, workers are digging a 12-story pit, which some say is damaging nearby buildings.

» E-Mail This

Representatives Laud A Departing Dean, 59-Year Veteran John Dingell

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

Leading Democrats and even some Republicans had kind words Tuesday for the Michigander, who was first elected to the House when Eisenhower was president. His wife was elected to his seat in November.

» E-Mail This

Pages

©2014 WLRH PUBLIC RADIO

Address

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

Get Directions

Phone

LOCAL:
(256) 895-9574

TOLL-FREE:
(800) 239-9574