Michel Martin


Michel McQueen Martin spent more than a decade covering politics and policy for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post before she joined ABC News in September 1992; primary assignment is ABC News "Nightline"; a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ms. Martin was graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College at Harvard University in 1980.

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Controls On Vaccine Exports 'Hold Back' Pandemic Recovery, Warns Incoming WTO Head

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to lead the World Trade Organization. She talked with NPR about the WTO's role in improving access to vaccines and says there's "no doubt" that the WTO needs reforms.


'Just As I Am': Cicely Tyson Reflects On Her Long Career

Sunday, January 24, 2021

In a memoir, Cicely Tyson recalls an improbable journey through a six-decade career. She says several roles "hurt me deeply because it happened simply because of the color of my skin and my sex."


Special Coverage: Biden's Inauguration Events

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

At the U.S. Capitol, Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th president. NPR special coverage includes Lady Gaga singing the National Anthem, swearing in of Biden and Kamala Harris, and Biden's speech.


The Things I'll Miss Most On An Inauguration Day Unlike Any Other

Sunday, January 17, 2021

As the inauguration nears, the Capitol has become a fortress. The fences surrounding it, writes NPR's Michel Martin, "are the hallmarks of a country at war, and most tragically, at war with itself."


Jazmine Sullivan On 'Heaux Tales,' Dirty Laundry And The Value Of Taking Breaks

Saturday, January 16, 2021

The artist speaks with Michel Martin about her acclaimed, ambitious new album and why she wanted to bring the conversations women have amongst themselves to light.


'Ambitious Girl' Reminds Kids: Your Dreams Are Not A Drawback

Saturday, January 09, 2021

When now Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was "accused" of being "too ambitious" on the campaign trail, it spurred her niece, activist and author Meena Harris, into action.


'Jingle Jangle' Director David E. Talbert Calls Film 'A Love Letter To My Childhood'

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Talbert wanted to write a holiday movie that would not only inspire him but also his son, the way Willy Wonka or Mary Poppins sparked his imagination as a child.


U.S. Surgeon General Blames 'Pandemic Fatigue' For Recent COVID-19 Surge

Saturday, November 14, 2020

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says people are tired and aren't taking mitigation measures as seriously as before.


Ina Garten: 'All My Books Really Are About Comfort Food'

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Sometimes you want a really good salad, Garten says. But now is not that time. Her new book, Modern Comfort Food, is packed full of recipes for beef stew, chocolate chip cookies and Boston cream pie.


Yahya Abdul-Mateen II On Playing Bobby Seale In 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Emmy-award winning actor reflects on portraying the co-founder of the Black Panther Party in a new film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin about the landmark 1969 trial.


New Book Examines How The First Amendment Sits At The Forefront In An Election Year

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Right now, we have "an entire government apparatus designed to foster falsehoods," says editor Ellis Cose, who has written a new book, The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America.


Black Lives Matter Co-Founder On Her New Book, 'The Purpose of Power'

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Alicia Garza, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, reflects on her past two decades of activism, the upcoming election and her new book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.


John Bolton Says U.S. Is 'Not Safer' Today Than It Was Before Trump Presidency

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Former national security adviser John Bolton says President Trump's decision-making "does not produce a coherent, effective, sustained policy."


With 'Deaf U,' Nyle DiMarco Strives To Show 'There Is No One Right Way To Be Deaf'

Sunday, October 11, 2020

The model and activist, who himself is deaf, says his new Netflix reality show offers "an entrance into our world, which is so rich in culture and so layered and diverse."


Pete Buttigieg Says There's A 'Crisis In Trust'

Saturday, October 03, 2020

Pete Buttigieg argues that Americans don't trust enough — in the government and in each other. Buttigieg talks with NPR about his book, Trust: America's Best Chance.


A Crisis Within A Crisis: Food Insecurity And COVID-19

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Hunger is one of the most urgent — yet hidden — crises facing the nation. In this special episode of All Things Considered, a look at how food insecurity has been exacerbated by the coronavirus.


In Affluent Maryland County, Pandemic Exacerbates Food Insecurity

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Since March, the number of people who lack a steady source of food has grown. In Montgomery County, a food assistance effort often runs out of prepared meals before it can feed everyone in need.


Anthology Of Native Nations Poetry Is A 'Doorway,' Says Editor Joy Harjo

Saturday, September 12, 2020

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through collects the work of more than 160 poets. "A poem opens up time, it opens up memory, it opens up place," says Harjo, U.S. Poet Laureate.


Rina Sawayama Wants Her Success To Make Space For Asian Women In Pop Music

Sunday, July 19, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Rina Sawayama about her self-titled debut album, everyday racism against Asian women and going from a Cambridge student to a rising pop star.


Stacey Abrams Calls Georgia's Primary Election 'An Unmitigated Disaster'

Friday, June 12, 2020

The former candidate for governor, rumored as a possible vice presidential pick for Joe Biden, told NPR: "I speak for anyone who looks like me, wants to become more, and will find themselves blocked."