Michel Martin

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Sen. Tim Scott: Charleston Shooting Was 'A Crime Of Hate'

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., returned to his home state the day after nine people were killed in Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. The crime was emotionally devastating for many of his constituents, and the senator himself lost a friend in the attack. He took time out for a wide ranging conversation ...

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#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

For generations of Americans, Detroit was the place where people made things: powerful cars, amazing architecture, beautiful music. But now Detroit is entering a new chapter. After months of often tense and difficult negotiations, Detroit is now formally out of bankruptcy. Millions of dollars of contributions from private foundations and ...

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#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

For generations of Americans, Detroit was the place where people made things: powerful cars, amazing architecture, beautiful music. But now Detroit is entering a new chapter. After months of often tense and difficult negotiations, Detroit is now formally out of bankruptcy. Millions of dollars of contributions from private foundations and ...

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What's Driving The Motor City Forward Now?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Six months after Detroit emerged from bankruptcy, Michel Martin heads there to hear from the artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs who are shaping the city's future.

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Looting And Rioting? First Responders Remember 1968

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Some first responders are dealing with looting and burning in Baltimore for the first time. But Michel Martin asks whether there's a familiarity for those who were on duty during the riots in 1968.

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What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What if you had to start your school system over almost from scratch? What if most of the buildings were unusable, and most of the teachers had left or been fired? Is that a nightmare, or your dream come true?

In New Orleans, that was the reality after the flooding ...

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New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

After the shooting death of one of his students, Jonathan Johnson was inspired to create a school that gives low-income students practical skills to compete in high-tech fields.

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Fear of Black Men: How Society Sees Black Men And How They See Themselves

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NPR's Michel Martin continues her examination of how the fear of black men plays out in America. She talks with two African-American men about how that fear affects their lives.

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Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates

Monday, March 30, 2015

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with professors Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA and Harry Holzer of Georgetown University about how fears of African-American men are manifested in the criminal justice system.

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Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

Monday, February 23, 2015

Immigration is a subject of intense political debate but it is also the subject of great art. For centuries, American writers and performers of all backgrounds have grappled with what it means to cross land and water — sometimes by choice, sometimes not — to take up life in a ...

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Out Of The Shadows, TV Star Shines A Light On Immigration

Friday, February 06, 2015

Actress Diane Guerrero now stars on shows Jane the Virgin and Orange is the New Black. But when she was a teenager, her parents were deported. She tells Michel Martin how it shaped her life.

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Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best

Monday, January 26, 2015

Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.

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'Going There' in 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

We've been privileged in these last few months to share the stories of many Americans, some of them famous, but most of them not. We came together through some avenues we know well — books, music and theater. Sometimes, we found each other through pathways that have only recently become ...

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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

Sunday, December 07, 2014

African-American clergy, academics and activists will hold a march on Washington this week, protesting the grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo. and New York City and call on the federal government to intervene in the prosecutions of police officers accused of unjustified use of force.

I talked with Reverend Raphael ...

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Ahead Of Midterms, Voting Rights And Wrongs In North Carolina

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The run up to midterm elections has sparked many heated legal and ideological arguments over voting procedures and requirements. To understand the debate, I went to Charlotte, North Carolina for a live community conversation around these voting laws. The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a North Carolina law to go ...

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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sharp observations about race, class and gender plus pure passion for the theater: That's what you get when you ask a distinguished panel of playwrights whether "The Great White Way" is still too white.

Award-winning dramatists David Henry Hwang, Lydia Diamond, Kristoffer Diaz and Bruce Norris are some of America's ...

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The Greene Space

A Broader Way with Michel Martin

Friday, September 19, 2014

7:00 PM

Fri, Sept. 19 | NPR's Michel Martin hosts a conversation with playwrights David Henry HwangBruce Norris, Lydia Diamond and Kristoffer Diaz. With a performance by Stephen McKinley Henderson.

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

OK, I sort of made it to Broadway. It's WNYC's Greene Space in SoHo, the New York City neighborhood.

Friday is date night. But even if you are flying solo, come join us in person, or on Twitter.

We have a terrific lineup of some of the most exciting ...

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Bringing More Color and Diversity to the Great White Way

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NPR’s Michel Martin and playwrights Kristoffer Diaz and Ayad Akhtar discuss race and diversity on Broadway and look at the ways artists are changing theater.

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