Michel Martin


Michel Martin appears in the following:

Can I Just Tell You: Covering Challenging Stories

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Host Michel Martin reflects on the pride she has in journalists covering challenging stories, especially when exposing the truth might not be popular.


Former NAACP Head Cornell Brooks Blames Derek Chauvin For Violence At Protests

Sunday, May 31, 2020

"There would be no protests, there would be no demonstrations, had Derek Chauvin not killed George Floyd," former NAACP President Cornell Brooks tells All Things Considered.


The Most Common Listener Questions About The Pandemic, Revisited

Friday, May 29, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin and Ari Shapiro revisit the most common questions The National Conversation has received in the last two months. And the show says goodbye, for now.


'A Poet Is Quite Prepared For A Pandemic,' Says 'Ledger' Author Jane Hirshfield

Sunday, April 26, 2020

National Book Award finalist Jane Hirshfield helps us close the book on National Poetry Month by reading her favorite listener-submitted Twitter poems.


Betsey Johnson Talks Fashion, Love And Motherhood In Self-Titled Memoir

Sunday, April 19, 2020

The designer who has been pushing fashion boundaries for decades reveals more about the woman behind the brand — the whimsy and fun, but also difficult times, from relationships to health challenges.


South African 'Queen Sono' Is A Savvy Secret Agent — And A First For Netflix

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Pearl Thusi stars as a spy with a complicated past in the new crime drama. It's Netflix's first commissioned series fully produced in Africa.


'How To Love A Country' Poet Richard Blanco Reads Your #NPRPoetry

Sunday, April 05, 2020

For National Poetry Month, Blanco, who was selected as President Obama's inaugural poet in 2013, says we can harness this time of isolation for observation in the name of poetry.


Thundercat On 'It Is What It Is,' Losing Mac Miller And Learning To Do Nothing

Saturday, April 04, 2020

The collaboration-loving bassist said "It's hard to see clearly through the pain of losing him," when asked about the death of close friend Mac Miller. That loss permeates his fourth studio album.


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.