Michel Martin


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Progressive activist Ady Barkan says his ALS has increased his platform

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Activist Ady Barkan and director Nicholas Bruckman talked with NPR about the new documentary Not Going Quietly. It follows Barkan as he deals with ALS while also maintaining his activism.


News brief: high court retirement, Russia-Ukraine crisis, economic growth data

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Justice Stephen Breyer will retire, giving Biden a Supreme Court pick. How is Russia responding to diplomatic moves to lower tensions with Ukraine? The U.S. reports latest economic growth figures.


Rep. Schiff reveals impeachment regrets, tensions on Capitol Hill after insurrection

Sunday, October 10, 2021

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR's Michel Martin, Rep. Adam Schiff discusses his regrets from President Donald Trump's first impeachment trial and his relationship with his GOP colleagues.


Anthony Hamilton On Being Vulnerable And His New Album 'Love Is The New Black'

Sunday, September 26, 2021

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton, who delivers his first album in five years with the help of some friends including Jennifer Hudson.


Ari Shapiro On Covering The Pulse Shooting

Saturday, June 12, 2021

When covering the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting, NPR's Ari Shapiro realized he had visited years prior. He tells host Michel Martin how that changed the way he covered the story.


Can I Just Tell You: With So Much To Mourn, We Must Allow Time To Grieve

Sunday, May 30, 2021

A reflection on the pandemic, the Tulsa Race Massacre and grief.


Getting Women Back To Work Is Key To A Strong Recovery, Labor Secretary Says

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Millions of women have left the workforce during the pandemic as schools stopped in-person learning. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh says the recovery hinges on women returning to work.


With Eviction Moratorium In Jeopardy, White House Announces New Aid For Renters

Friday, May 07, 2021

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Marcia Fudge, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, about the new $21.6 billion in emergency rental assistance the Biden administration announced on Friday.


W. Kamau Bell Is A 'Wall-Tearer-Downer' In 'United Shades Of America'

Sunday, May 02, 2021

The comedian says he sees himself as a "forever student" and his show, United Shades of America, is sort of like "Sesame Street for grown-ups." The sixth season premieres Sunday on CNN.


On Netflix, Leigh Bardugo's 'Shadow And Bone' Celebrates A Diverse Grishaverse

Saturday, April 24, 2021

"I never want people to feel like fantasy and romance and magic and adventure belong to just one kind of person," the fantasy author says. A new Netflix series is adapted from her works.


Quiet No More: Sen. Hirono's Immigrant Journey Fuels Her Fire In Congress

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii — one of the most outspoken Democrats in Congress — wasn't always so vociferous. She says her story, detailed in a new memoir, has driven her to "stand up to bullies."


Long Marred By Racism, St. Louis Elects 1st Black Female Mayor

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Amid unrest at local jails, surging gun violence and a pandemic that has disproportionately hurt people of color, Tishaura Jones says: "We are done avoiding race and how it holds this region back."


Sen. Tammy Duckworth Doesn't Pull Punches In Memoir 'Every Day Is A Gift'

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Duckworth was raised by a Thai-Chinese mom and American soldier dad before becoming a decorated veteran who lost both legs in combat; she was also the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.


Why Nearly All Mass Shooters Are Men

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Recent mass shootings follow a deadly pattern, data show: 98% of perpetrators are male. Psychologist Jillian Peterson breaks down why that is and ways to disrupt the pathways to violence.


Bill Gates Weighs In On 'How To Avoid A Climate Disaster' With New Book

Sunday, March 14, 2021

The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist tells NPR "I don't think the understanding of climate change is nearly as deep as it needs to be."


Black Farmers Have Long Faced Discrimination. New Aid Aims To Right Past Wrongs

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Generations of systemic discrimination have decimated the number of Black farmers in the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked with NPR about new funding for debt relief.


Semler, With 'Preacher's Kid,' Writes Music Of Faith For A Real World

Monday, March 08, 2021

In February, an album topped the iTunes Christian album charts unexpectedly – it was Preacher's Kid, in which Grace Semler Baldridge addresses the depths and limitations of Christian culture.


Far-Right Misinformation Is Thriving On Facebook. A New Study Shows Just How Much

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Research from New York University found that far-right accounts known for spreading misinformation drive engagement at higher rates than other news sources.


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."