Michel Martin

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The Pulitzer-Winning Play 'Fairview' Is About Being Watched While Black

Sunday, July 14, 2019

It starts with a perfect black family in a model household, like a '70s sitcom. Then it gets weird. Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury says she was inspired by an experience with police surveillance.

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A Bug's Life: Remembering The Classic Volkswagen Beetle

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Mexico this week. We remember the beloved automotive icon with stories from our listeners.

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In 'The Farewell,' The Bad News Bearers Keep A Secret

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Everyone in Lulu Wang's family knew her grandmother was dying — except her grandmother. Her new film about that episode stars Awkwafina in a surprisingly funny feature about terminal cancer.

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Superintendent Calls For 'Thoughtful' Discussion Over Proposal To Demolish Columbine

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Jason Glass of Jeffco Public Schools wants the community to consider tearing down the site of the 1999 shooting, saying it's become a magnet for disturbed individuals obsessed with school shootings.

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Barbecuing This Fourth Of July? Here's What To Do And What Not To Do

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

For the rules of barbecue etiquette 101, we enlisted the help of Carla Lalli Music, food director at Bon Appétit and author of Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes To Make You A Great Cook.

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What Just Happened Also Occurred Before The Last 7 U.S. Recessions. Reason To Worry?

Sunday, June 30, 2019

An inauspicious milestone was achieved on Sunday: The yield curve remained inverted for three months, an indicator that has preceded economic recessions for almost half a century.

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What Fans Can Expect When 'One Day At A Time' Returns In 2020

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Pop TV picked up the sitcom One Day at a Time for a fourth season after it was canceled by Netflix. The series' showrunner, Gloria Calderon Kellett, spoke with NPR about what fans can expect next.

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'It Was Magic': Unearthed Video Shows Freddie Mercury In Rare Form

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Songwriter and producer Dave Clark recalls working with Freddie Mercury on the song "Time Waits for No One," and he describes how he found the recording after decades of searching.

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'Chasing Cosby' Author Says Covering The Cosby Case Was A Journey Of Disillusionment

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Nicole Weisensee Egan has followed the sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby since 2005. At first a skeptic herself, Egan discusses how "America's Dad" managed to escape justice for decades.

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Mindy Kaling And Emma Thompson Shatter The 'Late Night' Glass Ceiling

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Thompson plays a successful TV host who pulled the ladder up behind her in the movie Late Night. Kaling says a female late night host is "science fiction," but this was the role she wanted to write.

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Dean Obeidallah Wins $4.1M In Defamation Suit Against Neo-Nazi Site

Saturday, June 15, 2019

A judged ruled on Wednesday that Andrew Anglin, founder of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, must pay the comedian-commentator millions in damages for falsely portraying him as a terrorist.

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In 'We Get By,' Mavis Staples Keeps Singing For 'Change'

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Nearing 80, the solo artist has a new album out. Decades after she brought a gospel score to the civil rights movement with The Staple Singers, she remains hopeful in her enduring mission for change.

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From The Gridiron To Multigrid Algorithms In 'Mind And Matter'

Saturday, May 18, 2019

MIT mathematician and former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel has a new memoir out about how he combined his two very different talents into a successful and varied career.

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To Help Children Learn Braille, Lego Will Introduce Bricks Designed For The Blind

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Fewer children today know how to read Braille. Advocates say the tactile toys are a great introduction to the reading and writing system.

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After 25 Years, Snow Patrol Gets More Honest Than Ever

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Award-winning Northern Irish band Snow Patrol is currently touring the United States. The group stopped by NPR to perform a few songs and chat about its latest album.

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Melinda Gates On Marriage, Parenting And Why She Made Bill Drive The Kids To School

Sunday, April 28, 2019

In her new book, The Moment Of Lift, the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation calls on readers to support women everywhere as a means to lift up society.

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Police Are Investing In New Technology. 'Thin Blue Lie' Asks, 'Does It Work?'

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Technology has often been proposed as the solution to controversial policing practices. But reporter Matt Stroud says new innovations embraced by law enforcement can present their own problems.

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1st Living HIV-Positive Organ Donor Wants To Lift 'The Shroud Of HIV Related Stigma'

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Last month, surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital made a medical breakthrough when they transplanted a kidney from Nina Martinez, who has HIV, to an HIV-positive person.

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Fantasy Collides With African Culture In Blitz The Ambassador's 'Burial Of Kojo'

Sunday, March 31, 2019

The new Netflix movie, "The Burial of Kojo," is a fantasy film confronting illegal mining in Ghana. NPR's Michel Martin talks with the film's director about the project.

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Billie Eilish Knows What You're Afraid Of

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

At 17, Billie Eilish is music's newest misfit pop star. Eilish, along with her producer and brother, Finneas O'Connell, discuss the artist's debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

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