Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday


Rachel Martin appears in the following:

Obama, Merkel To Discuss Civic Engagement At Brandenburg Gate

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The bishop who will moderate a chat between former President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discusses its theme:"Being Involved in Democracy: Taking on Responsibility Locally and Globally."


In 'Lola's Story,' A Journalist Reveals A Family Secret

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Tizon died suddenly at 57 soon after he finished his story about Lola, writing: "I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized she was my family's slave."


News Brief: North Korea Missile Test, Malware Spreads, Search For FBI Director

Monday, May 15, 2017

North Korea launches a successful missile test that some say is a "game changer." Malicious software that holds data for ransom is infecting computers. Efforts continue to find a new FBI director.


Communities Key To Fighting Opioid Crisis, HHS Secretary Says

Friday, May 12, 2017

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is touring communities that have been hit hard by painkiller overdoses and heroin. He says, when it comes to opioid abuse, "We're losing as a nation."


In 'Music Of The Ghosts,' A Khmer Rouge Survivor Faces 'The Reality Of Cambodia'

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Novelist Vaddey Ratner, herself a Khmer Rouge survivor, tells the story of a Cambodian-American woman looking for answers about her father's disappearance under the regime.


Condoleezza Rice: Institutions Aren't Perfect, But They're The Bedrock Of Democracy

Monday, May 08, 2017

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells NPR that America is still a "bright, shining city on the hill, not because we're perfect but because we struggle in our imperfections every day."


In His Post-Fed Life, Bernanke Talks Taxes, Trump And Partisan Perceptions

Monday, May 01, 2017

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses the contradictory partisan divide in people's views of the economy, the economy's health and the problem of those left behind by economic change.


Gabourey Sidibe's Message To The World: 'Mind Your Own Body'

Monday, May 01, 2017

"I am plus-size, I have dark skin and I am 100 percent beautiful," the actress says. Her new book, This Is Just My Face, is a collection of essays about body image and her rise to fame.


'I'm Not Going To Be Broken': Mary J. Blige On 'Strength Of A Woman'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

"It's a responsibility being Mary J. Blige," the singer says. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about finding catharsis through music — and says that even she works out to her songs.


News Brief: Border Wall Issue, GOP Health Care, North Korea Anniversary

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

U.S.-Mexico wall could violate 1970 treaty. House Speaker Ryan and other GOP leaders work to put final touches on health plan. And, it's the 85th anniversary of the founding of North Korea's military.


News Brief: Congress Returns, Mattis In Afghanistan, French Elections

Monday, April 24, 2017

The White House hopes lawmakers show movement on a tax overhaul and health care. Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Afghanistan. And, 2 French presidential candidates will be in a runoff next month.


In The Senate, A Showdown Over A Rule Change

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Senate is facing a major change to how it considers Supreme Court nominees Thursday morning, as it debates Neil Gorsuch's path to the high court.


Emma Donoghue Helps Kids Deal With Dementia (And Still Has Fun) In 'The Lotterys'

Monday, March 27, 2017

Emma Donoghue tackles a tough topic with light and humor in The Lotterys Plus One, her new kids' book about a boisterous blended family learning to accommodate a difficult grandfather with dementia.


House Intel Committee Leaders Divided As Russia Probe Continues

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rep. Adam Schiff, top House Intelligence Committee Democrat, breaks with chairman Devin Nunes' decision to close some hearings in the panel's probe of President Trump's connections to Russia.


'Out Of Wonder' Aims To Inspire A New Generation Of Poets

Friday, March 17, 2017

Kwame Alexander's new book is a collection of original poems written in the style of 20 famous poets. The aim is to introduce kids to great poetry — and encourage them to write poems of their own.


Trump Signs New Revised Travel Ban

Monday, March 06, 2017

President Trump on Monday signed a new executive order: a revised version of last month's travel ban. A big change is that the list of seven Muslim-majority countries has gone down to six.


Is A Political Solution The Only Way To End The War In Syria?

Monday, February 06, 2017

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii was criticized for traveling to Syria to meet with President Assad. And, the aunt of a drowned Syrian refugee has started a foundation in the infant's name.


U.S. City Sues OxyContin Maker For Contributing To Opioid Crisis

Friday, February 03, 2017

City lawyers in Everett, Wash., are suing the manufacturer of OxyContin, saying the company knew it was being illegally trafficked. Rachel Martin talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Harriet Ryan.


Sen. Chris Coons Comments On Democrats' Plans For High Court Nominee

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Republicans blocked President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court. Will Democrats retaliate against Trump's nominee Neil Gorsuch? Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coon of Delaware.


Lawsuit Claims Foreign Payments To Trump's Businesses Violate Constitution

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Two former White House ethics lawyers — Richard Painter and Norm Eisen — are part of a legal team filing suit against President Trump — alleging violation of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause.