Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday


Rachel Martin appears in the following:

To Save Birds, Send A Ship Full Of Rat Poison

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A ship has departed for South Georgia Island with enough poison to wipe out the rats that have been decimating the local bird population.


For The Record: Aging Out And Moving On

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double in 35 years. That means more families grappling with what to do when a loved one can't live alone anymore.


A Holiday Comic Standard: 'Christmas Vacation' Turns 25

Sunday, December 14, 2014

With the holiday season, comes holiday movies, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the best — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.


Standard Time Starts, And The Summer-Haters Celebrate

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Some people have SAD — seasonal affective disorder — in reverse. For these people, today is the best day of the year.


Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller.


After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again

Sunday, March 09, 2014

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has struggled financially, but after much work, it's set itself on solid footing and become a bright spot in a struggling city.


John Denver's 'Country Roads,' Now Official In West Virginia

Sunday, March 09, 2014

John Denver's hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads," has just become a state song of West Virginia, an effort spearheaded by the woman married to the actor who played Gilligan on Gilligan's Island.


After Crushing Bad Luck, A Free Bungee Jump

Sunday, February 02, 2014

German tourists Paul Zeller and Nico Reiner were enjoying a vacation on New Zealand's South Island when a tree fell and crushed their car. NPR's Rachel Martin takes a moment to note that the tourists were offered free bungee jumps as compensation.


Is Rebuilding Storm-Struck Coastlines Worth The Cost?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast a year ago, the federal government has spent millions to repair the devastation. But with a changing climate, more storms — and more damage — are likely on the way. A geologist argues it's time to rethink the strategy, but Long Beach locals are thankful for the rebuilding efforts.


Quote Corrected On MLK Memorial

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial will be ready for the 50th anniverary of the March on Washington after a truncated quote has been removed from the monument.


Rare Gang Truce Disrupts Violence In Honduras

Sunday, June 02, 2013

The tiny Central American country of Honduras has the highest murder rate on the planet, and is home to tens of thousands of transnational gang members. But a recent gang truce means things are looking up there. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Carrie Kahn in the Honduran capital.


Political Takeaways: Headaches For The White House

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Controversies dominated this past week's political headlines, leaving the Obama White House on the defensive, trying to contain any lasting damage. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mara Liasson.


Sports: Rallying For Wrestling

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca about wrestling. The Iran and U.S. teams were supposed to face off in Los Angeles, and the sport is battling to stay in the Olympics.


Early Results In Pakistan Point To Ex-Premier

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Partial, unofficial election results in Pakistan show former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party as the clear victor. Defying militant threats millions of voters turned out and sent the incumbent Pakistan People's Party packing after five years of rule marked by corruption allegations and a failing economy. Host Rachel Martin gets more on the election from NPR's Julie McCarthy in Lahore.


Gender Neutral: Armed Forces Submit Plans To End 'Exclusion'

Sunday, May 12, 2013

This week, all divisions of the U.S. armed forces are supposed to submit their plans for ending "combat exclusion," the rule that says women cannot serve in most combat positions. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Larry Abramson about the implications of the change.


Rhino Horns Fuel Deadly, Intercontinental Trade

Sunday, May 12, 2013

NPR's Frank Langfitt and Gregory Warner have teamed up for a series about how myth and money are driving extraordinary slaughter of rhinos. They talk with host Rachel Martin about the issue, which has repercussions from the African continent all the way to Asia.


Petraeus' Fall As Stunning As The Career Before It

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The retired four-star general was on a fast track from an early age. David Petraeus was a West Point graduate with a doctoral degree from Princeton, who made a national name for himself by helping the Army rethink how it fights wars. Petraeus resigned as CIA director Friday, citing an extramarital affair.


Help And Hope, From Soldiers, For Soldiers

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Like most members of the military returning from deployment, members of the Army National Guard's 182nd Infantry Regiment face a tough return to life back home. A program developed by the military offers assistance from job fairs to couples counseling, but it's often the last help soldiers get.


Women in Combat

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rachel Martin, NPR national security correspondent, discusses the realities of women in combat and the debate over whether the Pentagon should officially integrate women into front line ground combat.

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The Future of US/Egypt Relations

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


I think what's really interesting about this situation is how much of a spectator the United States is really being forced to play. They don't have a lot of options right now, which is ironic considering the amount of money the United States has funeled into the Egyptian military over the past 30 years. But how much leverage has that bought in a situation like this? It's really hard to say.

— Rachel Martin, NPR National Security Correspondent, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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