Michel Martin

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Renée Elise Goldsberry Hopes 'Henrietta Lacks' Movie Will Start Conversations

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The actress plays a young African-American woman whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, went on to become "immortal."

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In A New 'Anti-Science' Era, Bill Nye 'Saves The World' With Same Optimism

Saturday, April 22, 2017

"The Science Guy" dons his lab coat and bow tie uniform yet again, this time, in a a new political context. In his new Netflix series, Nye tackles climate change deniers and beyond.

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Protesters Want To See Trump's Tax Returns And Have Their Voices Heard

Saturday, April 15, 2017

President Donald Trump will be spending Easter at Mar-A-Lago, but outside of the private club, protesters will be demanding that he release his taxes.

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Executions In Arkansas Blocked By Federal Judge After Week-Long Trial

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Court rulings have stalled plans by the state of Arkansas to execute several prisoners before its supply of a lethal-injection drug expires at the end of this month.

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'Smart People' Asks Hard Questions About Racism In America

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Smart People is a thought provoking play that examines the difficulties of talking about race. Playwright Lydia R. Diamond discusses the genesis of the play.

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North Koreans Put New Advanced Missiles On Parade In Pyongyang

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies discusses North Korea and U.S. relations.

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Leaks Between Trump Team And Russia Continue To Come Out

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The latest twists and turns after an eventful week in U.S.-Russia relations including new developments concerning former Trump advisers Carter Page and Paul Manafort.

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Churches Still Figuring Out How To Protect Immigrants And Themselves

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Hundreds of churches across the country are taking part in the "new sanctuary movement" by offering refuge to undocumented immigrants to protect them from deportation, but not without obstacles.

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Deconfliction Likely To Come Up During Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With Russia

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Former U.S. State Department Under Secretary Nicholas Burns explains the meaning of "deconfliction" and how it relates to the Syrian conflict.

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'Alive And Kicking' Chronicles Deep History Of Swing Dancing

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Filmmaker Susan Glatzer and swing dance legend Norma Miller discuss the new documentary Alive and Kicking. The film chronicles the birth, decline and renewal of American swing dancing.

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Somali President Offers Jihadi Group Amnesty Option For 60 Days

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has said the country is at war with al-Shabab, a jihadi group. He has given the group 60 days to surrender in return for education and jobs.

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Are Car Insurers Making Minorities Pay Higher Premiums?

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Julia Angwin of ProPublica discusses a new study that found, on average, drivers who live in white neighborhoods pay less for car insurance than those in predominantly non-white neighborhoods.

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'Shots Fired' Showrunners Flip The Script On The Police Shooting Narrative

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood are the husband and wife screenwriting duo behind Shots Fired, a TV show on Fox that imagines the fallout of a black cop shooting an unarmed white man.

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'Shots Fired' Creators Want To 'Challenge Your Perspective' On Police Shootings

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood are the husband-wife screenwriting duo behind the Fox TV series that imagines the fallout of a flipped script: a black cop shoots an unarmed white man.

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International Reactions To U.S. Strike On Syria Are Mixed

Saturday, April 08, 2017

U.S. airstrikes against Syria have received both praise and condemnation abroad. Abderrahim Foukara, Al-Jazeera's Washington bureau chief discusses those reactions.

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Barbershop: U.S. Strike On Syria, SCOTUS Confirmation And Trump's Administration

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Congressional reporter William Douglas of the McClatchy Washington bureau, Amy Davidson of the New Yorker and former conservative radio talk show host Charlie Sykes discuss this week's flurry of news.

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Former National Security Council Coordinator Reflects On Obama's Syria Policy

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Former National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, Philip Gordon reflects on U.S. foreign policy in Syria during the Obama administration, and the continued conflict in the country.

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Syrian Activist Looks Up: 'For the First Time Ever, There's a Glimmer of Hope'

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Mouaz Moustafa has spent years advocating in Washington for the United States to get more involved in Syria. He sees President Trump's strike as long overdue.

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#NPRpoetry Month: Vince Staples Reads His Favorite Twitter Poems

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Today's selections grapple with the existential crisis presented by string cheese, plus rapper Vince Staples shares a couple of his favorites from #NPRPoetry.

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Vince Staples: 'We Live In A Space Where Your Name Isn't Enough'

Sunday, April 02, 2017

"You can't find a Jay Z article where they don't speak about him selling drugs," the Long Beach rapper says. "You can't find a Vince Staples article where it doesn't say 'ex-gang member.' "

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