Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

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Banned Books: Maia Kobabe explores gender identity in 'Gender Queer'

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Maia Kobabe set out to express an experience with gender identity. The graphic memoir Gender Queer is now the most banned book in the United States, according to the American Library Association.

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You'll find Alicia Keys' new record, 'Santa Baby,' winking under the mistletoe

Friday, December 16, 2022

The famed singer, songwriter and pianist covers some holiday classics as well as two originals that she hopes will extend the shelf-life of the holiday spirit.

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What would Fido say about you? This community poem takes pets' point of view

Thursday, December 15, 2022

We asked Morning Edition listeners to share what their pets might be thinking about. Then NPR poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander combed through more than 700 submissions to create a community poem.

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The felony tax fraud trial of the Trump Organization is winding down

Friday, December 02, 2022

Closing arguments are underway in the Trump Organization's tax fraud trial in New York. Defense attorneys claim a former senior executive committed crimes to benefit himself.

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South Africa's president is facing calls for his resignation

Friday, December 02, 2022

Cyril Ramaphosa is also facing the threat of impeachment over charges of alleged corruption and a story that centers on a sofa stuffed with cash.

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The Supreme Court puts Biden's student loan relief program on ice for now

Friday, December 02, 2022

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in President Biden's student loan relief program in February. The court's action means the rollout of debt cancellation will remain blocked until then.

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News brief: Trump Organization trial, student loan relief, South Africa scandal

Friday, December 02, 2022

Prosecutors to make closing arguments in Trump Organization trial. Supreme Court to hear Biden's student loan forgiveness plan. Cash-stuffed sofa leads to calls for South Africa's president to resign.

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FTX collapse offers lessons about the cyber risks of cryptocurrency investing

Friday, December 02, 2022

The scandal involving the "King of Crypto" and the crash of his cryptocurrency exchange FTX continues to unfold. Former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is under investigation for financial crimes.

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China is quietly cracking down on mass protests that broke out over the weekend

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The protests drew on deep public dissatisfaction with the country's strict COVID-19 controls. A Chinese government official blamed the unrest on "forces with ulterior motives."

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News brief: China protests, Supreme Court immigration case, U.S.-Iran soccer match

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

China cracks down on protesters. The Supreme Court will hear arguments over how to enforce immigration laws. And, team USA and Iran battle before their World Cup match.

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Chinese protesters demand an end to COVID restrictions and Communist rule

Monday, November 28, 2022

A deadly fire in Urumqi, China, sparked the mass protests that are currently spreading across the country — with residents demanding democratic reform and an end to COVID-19 controls.

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News brief: China protests, Congress' lame duck agenda, Georgia runoff

Monday, November 28, 2022

People in China protest the government's COVID lockdown. Democrats rush to pass bills before Republicans take over the House. Voting starts in Georgia in a runoff for the final unresolved Senate seat.

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Victims of the Colorado LGBTQ club shooting include 2 bartenders and 3 patrons

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Details are coming out about the weekend shooting that killed five people at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. Officials stress the probe is ongoing — including into the shooter's motivation.

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News brief: Colorado shooting, railroad contract, Thanksgiving meal costs

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Latest on the Colorado LGBTQ club shooting. Unions reject a deal brokered by the White House to keep trains running. How much more will a Thanksgiving meal cost? Depends on who's doing the estimate.

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After 20 years, examining the mixed legacy of the Department of Homeland Security

Monday, November 21, 2022

Two decades after Congress authorized the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, there's growing concern about whether DHS is doing enough to combat domestic violent extremism.

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News brief: Colorado Springs shooting, climate summit ends, World Cup begins

Monday, November 21, 2022

Police investigate motive in Colorado LGBTQ club shooting. COP27 closes with one deal to help developing countries but fails to reach one on limiting emissions. Team USA seeks redemption in World Cup.

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Barbra Streisand remembers the first time she 'felt the warmth of a spotlight'

Friday, November 18, 2022

Recorded in 1962, the newly remastered Live at the Bon Soir was meant to be Streisand's debut album, despite the singer's aversion to public performance.

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In a major blow to Putin, Russia says it has fully withdrawn from Kherson

Friday, November 11, 2022

The Russian Defense Ministry says it has completed its withdrawal from the strategically important city of Kherson in southern Ukraine.

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Cryptocurrency exchange FTX files for bankruptcy

Friday, November 11, 2022

One of the world's largest crypto exchanges has filed for bankruptcy. Facing a liquidity crunch, FTX stopped withdrawals, and one of its rivals declined to step in to help.

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Study: Mindfulness-based stress reduction works as well as a popular anxiety drug

Friday, November 11, 2022

A medical study aimed to find out whether meditation is as effective as an antidepressant medication commonly prescribed for generalized anxiety disorder. The findings were published this week.

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