Morning Edition

Weekdays, 5am - 9am

For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 660 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services.

Its cast of regulars includes some of the most familiar voices on radio: correspondent Susan Stamberg; commentator Frank Deford; news analysts Cokie Roberts and Juan Williams; and newscasters Jean Cochran and Carl Kasell.

Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 17 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 17 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member station reporters across the country and a strong corps of independent producers and reporters in the public radio system.

Since its debut in 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors — including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

5:06 - StarDate
6:53 - Paul Caiano's Weather
7:34 - Academic Minute
7:50 - Marketplace
8:35 - Writer's Almanac
8:50 - Marketplace

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
5187ee52e1c8156e5bf7705e|5187edcfe1c8156e5bf76f38

Pages

WAMC News
9:00 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Marcellus Shale Named Most Productive Gas Field in US

Gas Compressors on the Marcellus Shale
Gerry Dincher

New data from energy industry analysts and the federal government show that the Marcellus Shale is about to become the most productive natural gas field in the United States, even though serious drilling only began five years ago.

The volume of Marcellus production suggests that in some ways there's no going back, even as New York debates whether to allow drilling in its portion of the shale. It also lies under large parts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.

Read more
Around the Nation
8:28 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Gunman Interrupts Sikh Temple Service, 7 Dead

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 1:02 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Read more
Middle East
8:10 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Syrian Prime Minister Defects To Jordan

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 1:02 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

We are covering other news today, including news out of Syria, where there have been some high-level defections. The prime minister of Syria fled to neighboring Jordan just two months after he was appointed. He says he has joined the opposition. Syrian rebels say that three other cabinet members also defected. These are the highest level departures from the government of Bashar al-Assad since the uprising began well over a year ago.

Read more
WAMC News
7:30 am
Mon August 6, 2012

NY Acquires Land in Adirondacks

Tony Fischer

The state of New York is acquiring the biggest chunk of land in the Adirondacks in more than a century.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced the acquisition of 69,000 acres of land that he said would preserve a significant portion of the Upper Hudson River watershed.

He said the $49.8 million purchase will be a boost to the state's tourism with new destinations for those who love watersports, hiking, hunting and snowmobiling. Cuomo says it will be the first time the lands have been open for public use in 150 years.

Read more
New England News
7:26 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Governor Patrick to Sign MA Health Care Cost Containment Law

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will soon be signing into law a measure that aims to stem spiraling health care costs.

Patrick is scheduled to sign the legislation at State House's Nurses Hall on Monday morning.

The bill is intended to save Massachusetts up to $200 billion in health care costs over the next 15 years by encouraging the creation of "accountable care organizations" that take a more coordinated approach to medicine.

It also intends to give residents better access to their medical records and cut down on unnecessary testing.

Read more
WAMC News
7:21 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Westchester County Executives Support Tappan Zee Construction

Doug Kerr

The Cuomo administration rolled out three former Westchester County executives to support construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge and downplay the talk of a $14 toll.

Secretary to the Governor, Lawrence Schwartz, opened the dialogue on Sunday by saying there are three options, but only one choice, and that is to tear down the current bridge and build a new one. That will mean higher tolls, but he emphasized that would not happen overnight.

Read more
Sports
7:20 am
Mon August 6, 2012

WAMC Sports News

Mark J. Terrill AP

Usain Bolt is once again crowned the fastest man in the world. The world record holder captured his second straight gold medal in the 100-meters blazing to an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds.

Sanya Richards-Ross has given the United States its first track and field gold medal of the London Olympics with a win in the women's 400-meters.

Read more
Around the Nation
7:18 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Man Pays Dearly For Unlawfully Feeding Alligator

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 1:02 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Around the Nation
7:05 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Curiosity Captivates Times Square Crowd

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 1:02 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

WAMC News
6:50 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Morning Weather with WNYT's Paul Caiano

WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his morning forecast. 

Pages