Michel Martin

Michel Martin appears in the following:

Poll Shows What The Public Does And Does Not Know About Obamacare

Sunday, January 15, 2017

NPR and the polling firm IPSOS have a new poll out that suggests the public might not be as enthusiastic about repealing Obamacare as their representatives are.

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Democrats Rally For Affordable Care Act With 'Day Of Action'

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer try to mobilize grassroots support to save Obamacare from GOP repeal. They rallied as part of Democrats' so-called "Day of Action."

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Groups Protest Trump's Immigration Positions Across The Country

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Immigrants and activists throughout the country are rallying in anticipation of Donald Trump's inauguration. They're protesting against mass deportation, which Trump discussed on the campaign trail.

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DOJ Releases Chicago Police Department Report, Updates On Philadelphia

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Department Of Justice officials released a report this week about the Chicago police department. There have also been further developments in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

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Week In Politics: Senate Confirmation Hearings And Initial Steps To Repeal Obamacare

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A recap of busy political news week, from contentious Senate confirmation hearings, to initial steps towards repealing the Affordable Care Act, to more questions about Trump's ties to Russia.

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Chicagoans, Ex-Gang Members, Officials: 'No Easy Way To Stop The Violence'

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The numbers in 2016 were grim when it came to gun violence in the nation's third largest city.

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Try To Keep Count Of How Many Times You Hear 'Confirmation' This Week

Sunday, January 08, 2017

This week will be packed with Senate confirmation hearings for some of President-elect Donald Trump's top officials, but some nominees still have incomplete ethic reviews.

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Gun Deaths In Chicago: Why Is This Happening?

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Chicago saw a record number of murders in 2016. With more than 700 homicides, there is more than one issue that led to this problem.

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On A Scale Of 1 to 5, How Autonomous Is Your Car?

Sunday, January 01, 2017

With the rise of self-driving cars, there's a need to define the "five levels of autonomy," referring to the gradual change from driver-assisted to fully automated cars.

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Turkey Nightclub Attack Leaves 39 Dead; Suspect Not In Custody

Sunday, January 01, 2017

At least 39 people have been killed and dozens other injured in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul. A man suspected of carrying out the attack has not been apprehended yet.

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Barbershop: 2016 Is Almost Over, But Was It Really The Worst?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

NPR's breaking news reporter Nate Rott, former political reporter Sam Sanders and senior business editor Marilyn Geewax talk about what happened in news during 2016.

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Almost 8 Years After 'Reset,' U.S.-Russia Tensions Ratchet Back Up

Sunday, December 18, 2016

President Obama promised to "reset" relations with Russia when he took office. But after allegations of Russia interfering in the U.S. election, many say relations are at a low point.

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Severe Budget Cuts Loom As Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Continues

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The financial crisis in Puerto Rico is putting a damper on the holiday season, as more budget cuts are coming. There is talk of shutting down basic services like schools and hospitals.

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Outlining Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest

Sunday, December 11, 2016

On Dec. 15, Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement regarding his business interests. The wide range of his dealings leaves him open to potential conflicts of interest.

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How We Engage In 'Discipline Theater' In Policing And Parenting

Sunday, December 11, 2016

NPR's Michel Martin offers a commentary about recent police shootings and how they relate to the idea of "discipline theater," of going against your better judgment to impress others.

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What The Pause In The Dakota Pipeline Project Means For North Dakotans

Sunday, December 11, 2016

North Dakotans have mixed opinions about the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been put on hold. Oil and gas is a big industry in the state.

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Discoveries Give New Clues To Possible Neanderthal Religious Practices

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Barbara J. King, a professor emerita of anthropology at William and Mary, discusses whether Neanderthals had "religious capacity."

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Ohio Gov. Kasich Mulling State Abortion Bans

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This week Ohio lawmakers passed a ban on abortions after just six weeks of pregnancy. But they also passed a 20-week ban, which the governor may be more likely to sign into law.

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CIA Finds Russian Hackers Tried To Help Trump's Election

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The CIA has concluded that Russia launched a cyberintelligence operation to influence the U.S. election in an apparent effort to help Donald Trump win, a U.S. official tells NPR.

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Firefighters Continue Search For Victims In Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The search continues for victims of a fire that swept through an artists' collective in Oakland, Calif., killing at least 30 people. The toll is expected to rise.

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