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: 8 min 44 sec ago

Hong Kong Residents Call Election Day Beijing's 'Selection Day'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Elections for the chief executive of Hong Kong, who runs the city, are scheduled for Sunday. But all candidates are pre-approved by China and only a small group of people can vote.

Rep. Schweikert Pushing For A Yes On Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

GOP lawmakers failed to come to a deal on the health care bill after a meeting with the White House on Thursday. Republican Rep. David Schweikert is lobbying his Freedom Caucus members to vote yes.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Crosses Into Singing Contest

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Ukraine is hosting the annual Eurovision Song Contest this May, which includes entrants from countries around the world. But Ukraine has banned Russia's singer from entering the country.

British Police Make More Arrests In Attack Investigation

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

British authorities have identified the attacker who killed four people on Wednesday as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. Police believe he acted alone.

Former Russian Lawmaker And Putin Critic Killed In Ukraine

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

A former Russian parliamentarian who fled the country last year was shot and killed in Kiev, Ukraine on Thursday. Ukraine's president quickly labeled it an act of Russian "state terrorism."

Republicans Still Divided Over Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

We look at what the conflict is within the House Republican caucus over their proposed health care law, ahead of a scheduled vote Friday.

Elizabeth Warren Says GOP Health Plan Helps 'The Millionaires And Billionaires'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin speaks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren about the health care debate, Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings, and the investigations into connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.

A 161-Year-Old Boston Bookstore Moves Online

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Schoenhof's Foreign Books, an iconic 161-year-old bookstore in Harvard Square in Boston, is going to operate only as an online bookstore.

Trump Calls On GOP To Pass Health Care Or Leave The ACA In Place

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

The fate of the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is up in the air, but a vote is intended for Friday. It comes after a push from Trump, who wants a vote on the current bill.

Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

While Uber wades through crisis after crisis, the sole woman on its board, Arianna Huffington, is emerging as chief of culture change.

(Image credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Stealing From The Pope

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:57am

A 3-year-old got lifted to get a kiss from the pope in St. Peter's Square. But she reached up to snatch his hat, called a zucchetto.

Iguana Interrupts Tennis Match

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:53am

In a Miami tennis tournament, an iguana decided to stop by. It found a perfect viewing spot on top of a little scoreboard.

Estonian Foreign Minister On NATO And Its Neighbor Russia

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Estonia relies on NATO support along its border with Russia. David Greene talks to Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser about President Trump's recent comments about NATO.

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner On Gorsuch Hearing And Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner spoke on behalf Judge Neil Gorsuch at his confirmation hearing this week. Steve Inskeep speaks with Gardner about Gorsuch and the health care vote in the House.

Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff On Nunes And Intelligence

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff about his rift with Rep. Devin Nunes. Nunes disclosed intelligence committee findings to President Trump before sharing with committee members.

GOP Leaders Seek Votes To Pass Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump and top House Republicans are working to secure the votes needed to pass the GOP health care bill in the countdown to a scheduled vote in the House Thursday.

How The 'Scarcity Mindset' Can Make Problems Worse

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Researchers had a hypothesis that when you really want something, you start to focus on it obsessively. It produces a kind of tunnel vision and creates problems for thinking in the long-term.

Methods In London Attack Similar To Earlier Cases

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

An attacker killed four people and injured dozens in London Wednesday. The nature of the attack is similar to previous such ones in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill,' A Year Later

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

It's been a year since North Carolina passed HB2, the so-called "bathroom bill" that mandates transgender people use the bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.

House Set To Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

A vote on the Republican health care plan in the House is scheduled for Thursday. Some very conservative Republicans say they'll vote against it.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574