Morning Edition

Weekdays, 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Hosted by: Steve Inskeep & Renee Montagne
Michael Brasher

Waking up is hard to do, but it's easier with NPR's Morning Edition.  Hosts Renée Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring the day's stories and news to radio listeners on the go.  Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts.  All with voices and sounds that invite listeners to experience the stories.  Morning Edition, it's a world of ideas tailored to fit into your busy life.

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2:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

David Greene and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

2:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Economy

Weak Data, Economic Fears Provoke Stock Sell-Off

U.S. and European stocks plunged Thursday as investors worried the global economy might be slipping back into recession. The major U.S. market indexes were down sharply. Gold surged and oil fell. And safe haven money kept flowing into U.S. Treasuries.

2:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Africa

Libyan Rebels Keep Momentum Up In Zawiyah Battle

In Libya, rebel forces have made advances in their battle to unseat Moamar Gadhafi from power. After several days of fierce clashes, opposition fighters have taken the last refinery under Gadhafi's control. The coastal city of Zawiyah, 30 miles from the capital tripoli, is still being contested though.

2:00am

Fri August 19, 2011
Europe

Germans Worry What's Behind Wave Of Arsons

In the German capital Berlin, police say scores of vehicles have been burned. But the crimes don't fit the old pattern of attacks on BMWs and Mercedes. Officers dismiss any suggestion this is the start of urban unrest as seen recently in London.

10:01pm

Thu August 18, 2011
Food

Seasonal Dessert Recipes To Sweeten Your Summer

Public television host Chris Kimball says Summer Berry Pudding is one of his favorite summertime desserts. You can try a recipe for the pudding here.
Courtesy of Cook's Illustrated

It's that time of year again; when the peaches are sweet and the blackberries are ripe on the bush. So how about skipping straight to dessert?

Chris Kimball hosts public television's America's Test Kitchen, where he and a team of full-time cooks test recipes to perfection. He says that when it comes to summertime desserts, it's important to highlight the best aspects of what's in season.

"You take the principle ingredient, usually fruit," he says, "and you let it shine."

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5:01am

Thu August 18, 2011
Strange News

Engine-Powdered Cooler Loaded With Rum And Coke

In Australia, police caught a man riding what can best be described as a scooter. The engine-powered cooler on wheels was "fully loaded" with rum and coke. Chris Petrie may have gotten away with his creative approach to bar hopping, had he not guzzled beers when he built the scooter.

4:57am

Thu August 18, 2011
World

Lost Emperor Penguin To Head Home This Month

The penguin became a worldwide sensation after it lost its way and ended up 2,000 miles from home in New Zealand.

4:49am

Thu August 18, 2011
Asia

India's Anti-Graft Crusader Agrees To Public Fast

A renowned Indian anti-corruption crusader has struck a deal with police to hold a 15-day public hunger strike against graft. The deal ends a bizarre standoff at a New Delhi prison where the activist's brief detention had turned into a sit-in protest. Renee Montagne talks to Amol Sharma, who's been covering the story for The Wall Street Journal.

4:44am

Thu August 18, 2011
Sports

Good Guys, Bad Boys Loved By Fans When They Win

Let's examine our mixed feelings about athletes and their public personas. Fans tend to like it when nice guys do well but they don't really mind when bad guys succeed. When it comes down to it, we just like winners.

4:05am

Thu August 18, 2011
Around the Nation

First Responders Must Sit Out Sept. 11 Ceremony

The firefighters, police, medics and volunteers who rushed to the scene of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks will not be invited to the tenth anniversary memorial ceremony in New York. This announcement has led to anger and frustration among many first responders. But the mayor's office says the new site at Memorial Plaza is simply too small.

2:00am

Thu August 18, 2011
NPR Story

Obama To Propose Jobs Measure After Vacation

President Obama is off to New England later today for a family vacation. He returned to the White House last night after a three-day bus tour through the upper Midwest. The campaign-style trip produced little in the way of new ideas for boosting job growth. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

2:00am

Thu August 18, 2011
NPR Story

Rebels Try To Wrest Control Of Zawiya From Gadhafi Troops

David Greene talks to NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro on the latest on the fighting in western Libya. Rebels are trying to seize the oil refinery in Zawiya from Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

2:00am

Thu August 18, 2011
NPR Story

London Riots: Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

Two weeks after the shooting by police of a man in London led to rioting and looting, Britain is coming to terms with how to deal with the perpetrators of that violence. Courts have been working around the clock, but there are criticisms that initial sentences have been too harsh. Renee Montagne speaks to Paul Lewis, of the "Guardian" who has been covering events.

2:00am

Thu August 18, 2011
Business

Justice Department Puts S&P Under A Microscope

The Justice Department reportedly is investigating Standard and Poor's to see whether the nation's largest credit ratings agency improperly rated mortgage securities prior to the financial crisis. The New York Times says the probe started before S&P downgraded the nation's credit rating earlier this month.

10:01pm

Wed August 17, 2011
Theater

Wendy Wasserstein, 'Lost' And Found

From the late 1970s until her death in 2006, at the age of 55, playwright Wendy Wasserstein was a force in the New York theatre. She won the Pulitzer, the Tony and many other awards for writing about her generation of educated, successful women struggling to balance their professional and family lives.

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5:32am

Wed August 17, 2011
Around the Nation

Young Fill-In Mayor Has Bieber Fever

In Forney, Texas, Caroline Gonzalez, 11, recently served as mayor for a day. She won an essay contest aimed at getting young people interested in local government. Her first order of business: rename Main Street. So in a ceremony Tuesday, a sign went up for Justin Bieber Way.

5:23am

Wed August 17, 2011
World

Mouse Grounds International Flight

The Scandanavian airline SAS grounded a plane after a security guard spotted a mouse aboard. The passengers were trying to fly from Stockholm to Chicago. The Swedish newspaper The Local described an extraordinary mouse hunt involving traps and potentially smoke.

4:39am

Wed August 17, 2011
Sports

College Football Booster Tells Of Illicit Gifts

An investigation by Yahoo Sports is sending shockwaves through college sports. The website reports a University of Miami football booster, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail for running a Ponzi scheme, gave players thousands of illicit gifts over eight years. The gifts, which included money, cars and visits from prostitutes, are prohibited by the NCAA. David Greene talks to Dan Wetzel, a reporter for Yahoo! Sports.

2:00am

Wed August 17, 2011
NPR Story

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

2:00am

Wed August 17, 2011
NPR Story

Sarkozy, Merkel Want Balanced Budgets For Eurozone

European financial market-watchers are monitoring reaction to yesterday's meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two leaders are trying to stop the European debt crisis from expanding.

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