Michel Martin

Michel Martin appears in the following:

Habibi's Rahill Jamalifard On Iranian Pop Music And 'Anywhere But Here'

Saturday, March 28, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Rahill Jamalifard, lead singer of the band Habibi, about the Middle Eastern influences on the group's latest album, Anywhere But Here.


Can I Just Tell You: Accepting And Dealing With Grief In The Time Of Pandemic

Thursday, March 26, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin shares her thoughts on coping with the grief people are feeling over their losses big and small because of the coronavirus.


Can I Just Tell You?: Living Through The Coronavirus

Sunday, March 15, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin reflects on the coronavirus and how it's impacting daily life in the United States.


'Black In Space' Explores NASA's Small Steps And Giant Leaps Toward Equality

Sunday, March 01, 2020

A new documentary looks at America's struggle to send its first black astronaut into space. "It would've been fantastic if we saw Ed Dwight walking on the moon," says black astronaut Robert Satcher.


Ranky Tanky On Celebrating South Carolina's Gullah Traditions

Sunday, March 01, 2020

Quentin Baxter and Clay Ross mix gospel and R&B with Gullah music, which originated from the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans who made their home in South Carolina's lowcountry.


Growers Of New, Pricey Strawberry Are Selling A Sweeter Experience

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hiroki Koga wasn't thrilled about the quality of American produce when he moved to the U.S. from Japan. So he cultivated a sweeter variety called the Omakase berry that costs $50 for an eight-pack.


Val Demings Says House Impeachment Managers 'Made Our Case'

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Democratic Rep. Val Demings of Florida was one of the House impeachment managers in the Senate impeachment trial. She says Trump's impeachment was "totally worth it" despite the Senate's acquittal.


West African Supergroup Les Amazones D'Afrique Returns With 'Amazones Power'

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The album mixes intoxicating, danceable rhythms and a message calling out violence and other forms of mistreatment of women all over the globe.


'Franchise' Tracks The Rise And Role Of Fast Food In Black America

Saturday, January 25, 2020

History professor Marcia Chatelain's new book tracks what she calls the hidden history of the relationships between the struggle for civil rights and the expansion of the fast food industry.


In An Election Year, Reflecting On A Political Power Couple From The 1800s

Sunday, January 12, 2020

NPR's Steve Inskeep, discussing his book Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity and Helped Cause the Civil War, touches on parallels to U.S. politics in 2020.


In 'Party Of Five' Reboot, Deportation Separates The Family

Saturday, January 11, 2020

The hit '90s TV drama is back with a timely twist. Co-creator Amy Lippman and writer Gabriel Llanas talk about creating a show about five Latinx siblings whose parents are deported to Mexico.


In Chicago, Hanukkah Now Has Its Own Pop-Up Bar Experience

Sunday, December 22, 2019

The two creators of the new Hanukkah-themed bar saw a void in the pop-up scene. Neither is Jewish, but they did enough research to be able to serve up matzo ball soup, latkes, and boozy jelly donuts.


'I Done Been Through Some Things': The Tina Turner Musical Is Now On Broadway

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Tina playwright Katori Hall and star Adrienne Warren have plenty to say about working with the star, depicting domestic violence and learning to sing in a new voice.


Prince's '1999' Sees Another Life — This Time With 35 New Songs

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Vault archivist Michael Howe confirms the rumor that Prince has enough unreleased songs for an album every year until the 22nd century.


'This Isn't Speech:' Attorney Carrie Goldberg On Revenge Porn

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Attorney and author Carrie Goldberg was the target of revenge porn from an ex-boyfriend, and now she's built a practice helping people in similar situations. Her new book is Nobody's Victim.


George Soros: Open Societies Are Under Threat

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The billionaire philanthropist and liberal champion says the wealthy and powerful in government worldwide are posing a danger to the societal freedoms of "inclusive democracies."


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Bernie Sanders' Heart Attack Was A 'Gut Check' Moment

Saturday, October 19, 2019

In an interview with NPR, the congresswoman said her decision to endorse Sanders is part of a movement that is "far larger than a presidential campaign."


VIDEO: Beto O'Rourke Wants To Ban, Confiscate Some Guns. Texas Voters Want Details

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

O'Rourke wants to ban and buy back assault-style weapons. Two undecided voters who like the idea asked him how it would work as part of NPR's Off Script series, where voters question candidates.


Democratic Candidate Beto O'Rourke Talks With Voters About His Health Care Policies

Sunday, October 06, 2019

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke and two undecided voters in the candidate's hometown, El Paso, Texas.


The Story Of José Feliciano's World Series Guitar

Sunday, October 06, 2019

NPR's Michel Martin speaks to comedian Aasif Mandvi, host of the Lost at The Smithsonian podcast, about the history behind the guitar Jose Feliciano used to perform at the 1968 World Series.