Michel Martin

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Deep Seagrass Bed Could Stall Climate Change, If Climate Change Doesn't Kill It First

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Scientists have identified a giant bed of deep sea grass in Australia's Great Barrier Reef that may be absorbing millions of tons of carbon. But these so-called blue carbon sinks need protecting too.

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'Black Love In All Its Different Ways': Regina King On Her 'Beale Street' Role

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the 1974 James Baldwin novel If Beale Street Could Talk is now in theaters. It gives actress Regina King yet another complex character to inhabit.

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Slave Bible From The 1800s Omitted Key Passages That Could Incite Rebellion

Sunday, December 09, 2018

What's notable about this Bible is not just its rarity, but its contents, or rather the lack of certain contents — It excludes any portion of text that might inspire liberation or revolt.

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She Lives In Mexico. Her High School Is Across The Border.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

President Trump's talk about closing the U.S. border would severely disrupt lives, including that of 17-year old Guadalupe, who crosses every day from Mexico to attend high school in San Diego.

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'It's A Learning Curve': Alessia Cara On Growing Up, The Grammys And More

Saturday, December 08, 2018

The Canadian singer-songwriter took home the Grammy Award for best new artist in 2018. Now she's back with her sophomore album, The Pains of Growing.

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Gussie Clarke Says Reggae Spreads A Universal Message

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Reggae music was added to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. One of the pioneers of reggae, music producer, Augustus "Gussie" Clarke, shares how the genre impacts the world.

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Activist Shaun King On Why He's Reviving Frederick Douglass' 'North Star' Paper

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Shaun King plans to revive The North Star, originally an abolitionist newspaper published by Frederick Douglass in 1847. He says it's necessary to fight back against injustices in today's world.

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Issues Dividing Democrats And Republicans In Pennsylvania

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Both major parties are counting on some of their core constituents to turn out and vote on Tuesday. We'll hear from some of those people about what's motivating them this election season.

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New Documentary Paints A Picture Of The Contemporary Art Market Run Amok

Sunday, November 04, 2018

HBO's The Price of Everything calls into question the current price explosion and commodification of modern art "that's fascinating, but it's also terrifying," says director Nathaniel Kahn.

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After Royal Wedding Spotlight, The Kingdom Choir Releases Debut Album

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Their performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle catapulted The Kingdom Choir into the international spotlight. Now, they're out with their debut album Stand By Me.

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Politics, Facts And Civility: A Lesson In Engaging In Discourse

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Politics, Facts and Civilty is a group of people, consisting of both Republicans and Democrats, that occasionally get together to have a civil conversation about political issues.

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He Witnessed A Rape In 1969. He's Finally Ready To Talk About It

Sunday, October 21, 2018

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Don Palmerine, who witnessed a rape as a teenager. After keeping silent for 50 years, he wrote about it in The Washington Post.

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Good Charlotte Speaks To 'Generation Rx'

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Good Charlotte ruled the pop punk world in the early 2000s. Now, as rocker dads, the band has released a new album to inform the next generation about depression, drug use and more.

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Kandace Springs Is Nashville's Soulful Hidden Treasure

Saturday, September 15, 2018

When you think of Nashville, you probably think of country music. But with her fusion of jazz, R&B and a little Americana twang, Kandace Springs is aiming to change that perception.

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A Documentary Swipes Left On Dating Apps

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Journalist Nancy Jo Sales investigates the impact of online dating tech on offline culture in her first film Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age. Predictably, some of her findings are pretty bleak.

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Activist DeRay McKesson On Why He's Making 'The Case For Hope'

Saturday, September 08, 2018

In his new book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, activist and author Deray McKesson tells his personal story and shares his thinking about activism.

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'I Wasn't Sure If It Was True': John David Washington On The 'BlacKkKlansman' Story

Saturday, August 11, 2018

In director Spike Lee's latest film, BlacKkKlansman, John David Washington plays Ron Stallworth, a black police detective who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s.

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Kenny Chesney's Love Note To Caribbean After Disaster: It's About The Moving Forward

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Country star Kenny Chesney went into the studio as therapy after hurricanes tore through the U.S. Virgin Islands, the place he calls home. Those sessions became his latest album, Songs for the Saints.

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In 'Blindspotting,' A Cinematic Love Letter To A Changing Oakland

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Actors and spoken-word artists Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal wrote and star in a buddy comedy finely attuned to race and class politics. Of course, they set it in their hometown.

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T.I. Is Dreaming Big For Atlanta's Future

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Atlanta rapper wants to tackle big issues affecting his native city, from affordable housing and employment opportunities to better education.

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