Michel Martin

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'I Wasn't Sure If It Was True': John David Washington On The 'BlacKkKlansman' Story

Saturday, August 11, 2018

In director Spike Lee's latest film, BlacKkKlansman, John David Washington plays Ron Stallworth, a black police detective who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s.

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Kenny Chesney's Love Note To Caribbean After Disaster: It's About The Moving Forward

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Country star Kenny Chesney went into the studio as therapy after hurricanes tore through the U.S. Virgin Islands, the place he calls home. Those sessions became his latest album, Songs for the Saints.

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In 'Blindspotting,' A Cinematic Love Letter To A Changing Oakland

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Actors and spoken-word artists Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal wrote and star in a buddy comedy finely attuned to race and class politics. Of course, they set it in their hometown.

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T.I. Is Dreaming Big For Atlanta's Future

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Atlanta rapper wants to tackle big issues affecting his native city, from affordable housing and employment opportunities to better education.

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GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick: 'The President Was Manipulated By Vladimir Putin'

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Pennsylvania congressman served in the FBI and says he has full confidence in the U.S. intelligence community. Days ago, GOP Rep. Will Hurd of Texas came to the same conclusion.

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Ex-World Cup Final Referee Talks About This Critical Role Ahead Of Croatia Vs. France

Saturday, July 14, 2018

On the eve of the World Cup Final, NPR's Michel Martin chats with former FIFA Referee Howard Webb about what it takes to referee one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

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NPR's Foreign Correspondents On Trump's Criticism Of Europe's Immigration Policy

Saturday, July 14, 2018

President Trump has blasted establishment politicians as he travels through Europe. In the "Barbershop," Michel Martin asks NPR correspondents if his populist messaging is affecting European politics.

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FEMA Internal Report Cites Problems With Agency's Response To Hurricane Maria

Saturday, July 14, 2018

An internal report released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency has concluded the agency was unable to provide adequate support to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico last year.

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Lawmaker In 'Canvassing While Black' Incident: 'You Can't Legislate Humanity'

Sunday, July 08, 2018

A neighborhood resident called 911 on Oregon state Rep. Janelle Bynum, who is a black woman, while she was canvassing. Bynum does not think legislation is the fix for reducing such police encounters.

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Folk Duo Maria i Marcel Shines Light On The 'Very Real Taboo' Of Spain's Civil War

Saturday, July 07, 2018

The Catalan musicians use their culture's tradition to connect difficult memories of the Spanish Civil War to Spain's democracy today.

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'Ain't Too Proud' Playwright Dominique Morisseau Tackles The Temptations Origin Story

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Award-winning Detroit native Morisseau authored a new musical that goes behind the scenes of the Motown quintet's signature smooth tunes, as told through the eyes of founding member, Otis Williams.

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'I Lived Through All That?': The Temptations Musical Hits The High And The Low Notes

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The memoir of the Motown group's co-founder, Otis Williams, plays out in Ain't Too Proud. Although the successes of the fractious group came at a cost, Williams says the power of their music lives on.

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Turkey Elections: Erdogan And Rival Ince Face Off

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Turkey votes Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that could indicate what path the contentious U.S. ally takes for the future.

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Immigration Legislature And Politics

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Legislative plans to tackle immigration are up in the air, as President Trump tells Congress to wait until after the midterms, and tweets about doing away with immigration judges.

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Priscilla Renea Refuses To Be Quiet About Racism In Country Music

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dolly Parton, one of Renea's favorite singers, says you have to stay quiet to make it in show business. But Renea refuses to downplay her experiences as a black woman in country music.

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Why The Contradictions Of XXXTentacion Are 'Difficult To Square'

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Music critic Lindsay Zoladz explains how and why music fans are grappling with art and violent life of Florida rapper XXXTentacion, following his murder.

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Jefferson's Monticello Makes Room For Sally Hemings

Saturday, June 16, 2018

As part of a restoration initiative to interweave Monticello's dynamic history, a new exhibit at Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate gives humanity to an enslaved woman who bore six of his children.

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After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican Women Embrace Their Natural, Curly Hair

Sunday, June 03, 2018

When Hurricane Maria cut off access to electricity and water on the Caribbean island and U.S. territory, some women started to change how they styled their hair.

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Is Puerto Rico Prepared For This Hurricane Season?

Friday, June 01, 2018

A study from Harvard University estimates the actual death count in Puerto Rico to be closer to 5,000 rather than the official government count of 64. But, as the official hurricane season begins Friday, is the island prepared for more storms?

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No Nerves From 19-Year-Old Royal Wedding Cellist

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a rising star in the U.K. classical world, wants to serve as an inspiration for musicians even younger than he is.

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