Michel Martin

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'I Could Do So Much More:' Pink On 'Beautiful Trauma'

Sunday, October 15, 2017

In an interview with NPR's Michel Martin, Pink speaks on her latest album and her political responsibility as an artist.

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From Hamilton To Grant: Ron Chernow Paints A 'Farsighted' President in New Biography

Sunday, October 15, 2017

After the massive success of his last book, which inspired an award-winning Broadway musical, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ron Chernow is back with a new biography of President Ulysses S. Grant.

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'More Than A Political Status': Ai WeiWei Captures Scale Of Global Refugee Crisis

Saturday, October 14, 2017

For his new documentary, Human Flow, the Chinese artist-activist traveled around the world to document the scope and human toll of the international refugee crisis.

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Q-Tip Says His New Kennedy Center Role Helps 'Institutionalize Hip-Hop'

Monday, October 09, 2017

A Tribe Called Quest frontman is the first artistic director for hip-hop culture at the Kennedy Center. He discusses the cultural levity of his appointment and the current political climate.

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In 'Florida Project,' A First-Time Actress Plays A Single Mom Doing Her Best

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Bria Vinaite landed the role after director Sean Baker discovered her on Instagram. "It was my first time reading a script," she says, "and it made me cry the first time I read it."

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James McBride Says Fiction Writing Allows Him More Freedom

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Journalist, writer and musician James McBride discusses his collection of short stories, Five-Carat Soul, his first work of fiction since winning the 2013 National Book Award for The Good Lord Bird.

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After Returning From Her 'Girl Power Trip,' Malala Continues Advocating For Education

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient and activist for girls' education, shared the stories she heard from her recent trip visiting women around the world at the U.N. in New York.

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Republicans Left With 1 Week To Pass Health Care Bill Without Democratic Votes

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The future of the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act remains in question after two Republican senators have come out firmly against it, as others remain doubtful.

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A Canadian Doctor Explains How Her Country's Single-Payer Health Care System Works

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The idea of a single-payer health care system has gained traction among some Americans and Democrats. Dr. Danielle Martin explains how Canada's single-payer health care system works in her country.

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'We Believe Deeply In Lox And Bagels': What It Means To Be A Secular Jew

Saturday, September 23, 2017

In his new one-man show, On the Media host Bob Garfield grapples with questions of identity and belonging. "I've been running from the religious part of my religion for my entire adult life," he says.

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Ringo Starr On Brexit, Beatlemania And 'Give More Love'

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Not one to rest on his laurels, the former Beatle is back with his 19th studio album. He speaks with Michel Martin about writing Give More Love, considering his legacy and more.

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DACA, A Student's Story: 'They Are The Types Of Immigrants You Want In Your Country'

Saturday, September 16, 2017

South Koreans make up the majority of DACA applicants coming to the U.S. illegally from Asia. Now that the future of the program is uncertain, DACA holders like Dan Lee are talking about their status.

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'The Taking Of K-129': How The CIA Stole A Sunken Soviet Sub Off The Ocean Floor

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Author Josh Dean describes how the CIA worked to secretly resurface a sub that the Soviet Union considered lost. Their cover story involved eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.

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Actress Chloe Bennet Wants To Change The Narrative For Asian-Americans In Hollywood

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Actress Chloe Bennet speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about her decision to change her last name from Wang to Bennet, so she could increase her chances of getting an acting job in Hollywood.

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Friday Night Headlines: Arpaio Pardoned And Gorka Ousted

Saturday, August 26, 2017

A Friday night news dump revealed that President Trump had pardoned controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and ousted White House advisor Sebastian Gorka. We talk to NPR's Domenico Montanaro.

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'Going There': 3 Prominent Detroit Natives Reflect On The 1967 Riot

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In 1967, more than 150 riots erupted across the country. But one in particular seemed to consume the national conversation: Detroit. Three prominent Detroit figures share their stories from that time.

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Jessica Hernandez On Her New Motor City Sound

Sunday, July 23, 2017

For her latest project, the Detroit native wrote a double album in both English and Spanish. It's a nod to the sounds of her city and to the cultures of her Cuban dad and Mexican-American mom.

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'American Fire' Tells A True Story Of Love And Arson In Rural Virginia

Sunday, July 16, 2017

In 2012 and 2013, Accomack County, Va., was plagued by arson. The culprits, it turned out, were a local man and his girlfriend. In a new book, journalist Monica Hesse tells their story.

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After Rapping His Dissertation, A.D. Carson Is UVa's New Hip-Hop Professor

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Carson's doctoral dissertation, a 34-track rap album, went viral. This fall, he'll teach hip-hop history and composition in the hope of giving his students tools to engage in difficult conversations.

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Journalist Advocate Responds To Trump's Latest Attack On Media

Sunday, July 02, 2017

As tensions rise between the Trump Administration and the U.S. media, Joel Simon, executive director for the Committee to Protect Journalists, talks about the safety of journalists around the world.

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