Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

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Rachel Martin appears in the following:

News Brief: Coronavirus Pandemic, Biden Transition, Census Court Case

Monday, November 30, 2020

Health experts warn of another surge in COVID-19 cases. President-elect Biden's team announces more picks for administration posts. And, the Supreme Court hears another case over the 2020 census.

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Peter Guralnick Is 'Looking To Get Lost' In The Stories Of American Music Icons

Monday, November 30, 2020

Rachel Martin speaks with the celebrated writer about Looking to Get Lost, an essay collection based on his interviews with legends of early rock and roll, blues and country.

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Kwame Alexander Offers New Poems On Race And Hope As 'Psalms And Balms' For The Soul

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

In Light For The World To See: A Thousand Words On Race And Hope, Kwame Alexander writes of the killing of George Floyd, Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protests, and the election of Barack Obama.

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Boston Doctor Laments That Recent COVID-19 Surge Was Preventable

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Dr. Abraar Karan of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston tells Morning Edition that it's frustrating that more than 250,000 Americans have died from the virus.

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News Brief: Pandemic Deaths, Remote Learning, Unproven Injection Device

Thursday, November 19, 2020

U.S. reaches record deaths from COVID-19. New York City public schools return to online learning. Plus, a small firm is expected to get a government loan to produce an injection device for vaccines.

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News Brief: Christopher Krebs, Pentagon Shake-Up, COVID-19 Jobless Benefits

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

President Trump fires the nation's election security czar. A recent shake-up in Pentagon senior leadership raises many questions. Up to 12 million Americans could lose jobless benefits after Dec. 25.

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News Brief: COVID-19 Restrictions, Vaccine Cold Storage, Troop Drawdown

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise, states order restrictive measures. Why temperature matters for leading vaccines. Plus, Trump is expected to order major troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia.

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Iowa Doctor Says Money And Staffing Needed To Handle Coronavirus In Nursing Homes

Monday, November 16, 2020

Dr. Glenn Hurst says hospitalizations are growing in part because of a nursing home "bottleneck." Many people rehabilitate at nursing homes after leaving the hospital.

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News Brief: Pandemic Surges, Texas COVID-19 Cases, Ethiopia's Civil War

Monday, November 16, 2020

There is no sign COVID-19 cases are slowing. Texas is the first state to have more than a million coronavirus cases. Plus, fighting in Ethiopia's conflict appears to have crossed into Eritrea.

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News Brief: Transition Progresses, ACA Challenge, Biden's Education Plan

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Biden team presses on with transition despite Trump's roadblocks. Obamacare likely to survive another challenge in the Supreme Court. And, Biden's education agenda must start by confronting COVID-19.

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News Brief: Ballot Counting Presses On In Key States

Friday, November 06, 2020

Joe Biden is increasingly likely to get to the 270 electoral college votes needed to become president. President Trump is making false claims and casting doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

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News Brief: Ballot Counting Continues In Tight Presidential Race

Thursday, November 05, 2020

The winner of the presidential election is still unclear. The Trump campaign wants counting stopped in Michigan until observers get more access. And, the role the economy played in voters' choices.

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News Brief: Trump Tries To Claim Victory, Biden Says Votes Being Tallied

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

It's the morning after Election Day and we're still waiting for all the results. It is down to a handful of states, and both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are each optimistic about an eventual victory.

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News Brief: After Months Of Campaigning, Election Day Is Here

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

President Trump and Joe Biden will get in their final campaign stops on Tuesday. More than 100 million people have already voted — more than 70% of the total turnout for the 2016 election.

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News Brief: Election Nears, As COVID-19 Cases Surge, Restrictions Return

Monday, November 02, 2020

Presidential campaigns keep up their drive to attract undecided voters. Coronavirus cases surge in the U.S. And, COVID-19 numbers are up in the U.K. too, where a second lockdown will go into effect.

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News Brief: Tech Shield Hearing, Voting Days Dwindle, Philadelphia Unrest

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Senate reconsiders legal shield protecting tech industry. Presidential campaign schedules reveal who's on offense; who's on defense. And, more protests in Philadelphia after police killed a Black man.

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News Brief: Trump-Biden Campaigns, Facebook Ads, COVID-19 Surge

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Presidential campaigns are in high gear with Election Day a week away. At the same time, Facebook stops political ads. And, European countries reinstate curfews and closures as COVID-19 cases spike.

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News Brief: Barrett Vote, Election Disinformation, COVID-19 Cases

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Senate is to vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination. Disinformation campaigns try to sway minds as voters head to the polls. And, COVID-19 cases reach record highs in many states.

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FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Process Is 'Thoughtful And Deliberate,' Says Former FDA Head

Friday, October 23, 2020

Rachel Martin speaks with former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Mark McClellan about this week's FDA advisory panel on COVID-19 vaccine research.

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Poet Kevin Young Says Thinking About Black Culture, Like Writing Poetry, Is A Calling

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Young will take over as the next director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in January. He tells NPR, "We're in this really exciting Black renaissance."

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