Michel Martin

Michel Martin appears in the following:

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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With The Collapse Of The ISIS 'Caliphate,' A Camera Lens Lingers On Those Left Behind

Sunday, March 24, 2019

As U.S.-backed forces fought in recent weeks to reclaim the last territory held by ISIS in Syria, photographer Felipe Dana turned his lens on the thousands of civilians rushing to evacuate.

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Oakland Collective SOL Development Preserves The 'The SOL Of Black Folk'

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Members of the West Coast jazz and hip-hip group discuss SOL Development's debut album and the role music plays in community activism.

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Traditional Irish Recipes To Try This St. Patrick's Day

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Irish cuisine has more to offer than just corned beef and cabbage. Award-winning Irish Chef and food writer Darina Allen shared a few of her favorite recipes.

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At Lent, Catholics Reflect On Faith As Sex Abuse Scandal Shakes The Church

Sunday, March 10, 2019

On the first Sunday of Lent, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Sister Joan Chittister about the holiday's meaning amid the ongoing abuse scandal.

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Stella Donnelly Takes On Rock's Patriarchy With Debut Album 'Beware Of The Dogs'

Saturday, March 09, 2019

The indie rock up-and-comer from Perth, Australia, talks about her debut album, Beware of the Dogs.

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'Moonlight' Writer's Broadway Debut Stars A Queer, Black 'Choir Boy'

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Like many teenage dramas. Tarell Alvin McCraney's play is set in a prep school. But this one, populated by African-American boys and infused with spirituals and step routines, is a specific story.

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In New Orleans, The Fight Over Blackface Renews Scrutiny Of A Mardi Gras Tradition

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Every year, African-American members of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club paint their faces black for the city's Mardi Gras celebrations. Now, they're facing calls to end the practice.

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How Christian Siriano Broke The Internet With His Inclusive Design At The Oscars

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Billy Porter of the TV series Pose wore a gender bending velvet tuxedo gown to the Oscars. "[Porter] just really wanted to wear something that made him feel really good," its designer Siriano said.

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Underdiagnosed Male Eating Disorders Are Becoming Increasingly Identified

Saturday, March 02, 2019

NPR's Michel Martin talks with journalist Soledad O'Brien about her recent reporting on eating disorders among male athletes. O'Brien said social media played a big role in these eating disorders.

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Racism In American South Inspired Gary Clark Jr.'s 'This Land'

Saturday, February 23, 2019

On his latest multigenre album, Clark is unapologetically angry. He tells NPR's Michel Martin what inspired it: "That's what came out as a result of ... life being black in this country."

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Can I Just Tell You: 'Be Prepared' To Face The Facts

Saturday, February 23, 2019

NPR's Michel Martin has two names for those following the Jussie Smollett situation: Charles Stuart and Susan Smith. Both were white people who falsely claimed they had been attacked by black men.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Debuts 'Lazarus' To Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The hour-long piece was created by choreographer Rennie Harris, who formed the first and longest running hip-hop dance touring company. Harris tells NPR's Michel Martin all about the new work.

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Facing Loss Of Accreditation Over Finances, Women's HBCU Raises Millions

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bennett College, a historically black women's college, could lose accreditation due to financial instability. President Phyllis Worthy Dawkins tells NPR's Michel Martin how the school raised millions.

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Former Teacher Blames Education Policymakers For Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Shani Robinson was one of 11 Atlanta teachers convicted of altering standardized test results in 2015. In None of the Above, she pleads her innocence — and points a finger at systemic failure.

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'We Need To Exist In Multitudes': Noname Talks Artistic Independence, Women In Rap

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fatimah Warner, best known as the rapper Noname, has been quietly gaining attention for her feminist and socially aware lyrics. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Warner about her sophomore album, Room 25.

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U.Va. Students Investigate Their Yearbook's Racist History — Starting With Its Title

Sunday, February 10, 2019

In poring through past yearbooks, the student journalists are reckoning with the racist history of both their state and their campus. A historian says the yearbook's title itself refers to blackface.

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'What Men Want' Actor Taraji P. Henson Talks Fighting 'Like A Girl'

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Henson tells NPR what she wants for women who look like her. "You can't tell me that a movie that I'm doing about ... black culture is not going to reach other corners of the world," she says.

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Transcript: Former New York Times Editor Jill Abramson Addresses Book Allegations

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The former New York Times executive editor and author of Merchants of Truth tells NPR's Michel Martin: "I will do everything within my power to correct anything that is imperfect in my book."

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Poor Students More Likely To Play Football, Despite Brain Injury Concerns

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Many wealthy families have chosen not to have their children play football, but for lower-income students, football is still seen as a ticket to a better education.

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