Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday


Rachel Martin appears in the following:

News Brief: COVID-19 Vaccine, HHS Spokesman, Hurricane Aftermath

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Contradicting CDC, Trump says COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of 2020. A top HHS official is on leave after accusing government scientists of sedition. And, Sally brings torrential rain.


'Scientific American' Breaks 175 Years Of Tradition, Endorses A Presidential Nominee

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Laura Helmuth of Scientific American says the decision to break tradition was both unanimous and quick: "We took this decision very seriously. You don't give up 175 years of tradition for nothing."


Yusuf Revisits 'Tea For The Tillerman,' His Landmark Album As Cat Stevens

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Known as Yusuf since becoming a Muslim in the late '70s, the man who was Cat Stevens discusses Tea for the Tillerman 2, a reimagining of his now-50-year-old masterpiece.


News Brief: PPE Shortages, ICE Whistleblower, 737 Max Report

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The U.S. still doesn't have enough personal protective equipment. A nurse blows the whistle on an ICE detention center in Georgia. And, lawmakers are out with a damning report on Boeing and the FAA.


News Brief: Trump Denies Climate Change, Latest Hurricane, Israel-Arab Relations

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In California, President Trump is pressed on climate change. Gulf Coast communities brace for Hurricane Sally. And, Israel is set to sign deals opening formal relations with two Arab nations.


News Brief: Wildfires, Woodward's 'Rage,' Voters In Pa. County Speak Out

Monday, September 14, 2020

Wildfires burn millions of acres in California, Oregon and Washington. Bob Woodward addresses criticism that he should've detailed Trump comments earlier. And, we hear from voters in Erie County, Pa.


News Brief: Oregon Wildfire, Bob Woodward Book, DHS Whistleblower,

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Wildfires burn in every region of Oregon. New book says President Trump downplayed seriousness of COVID-19. And, whistleblower says Homeland Security told him to stop reporting on Russia threat.


'World Of Wonders' Urges Us To Take A Breath And Look Around

Monday, September 07, 2020

Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil's new book aims to show readers how the natural world can support, educate and inspire us; it's inspired by her peripatetic childhood and the plants and animals she loved.


News Brief: Presidential Campaigns, Alexei Navalny, Daniel Prude's Death

Thursday, September 03, 2020

President Trump and Joe Biden hit the campaign trail. Germany says Novichok was used to poison Russian opposition head. And, family shares police video of Black man's death in New York.


Daniel Prude's Death Ruled A Homicide. He Was Restrained By Police

Thursday, September 03, 2020

There's outraged over the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y., which happened in March. Body camera footage from his encounter with police was released Wednesday.


News Brief: Russian Interference, Right-Wing Extremism, CDC Bans Evictions

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Facebook and Twitter remove Russia-backed accounts targeting some voters. An ex-DHS official says the White House failed to take far-right extremism seriously. And, there's a new ban on evictions.


News Brief: Trump Trip, NYC Schools, COVID-19 Hot Spot

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

President Trump travels to Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday. Teachers in New York City schools move closer to a strike. And, India is emerging as the new global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.


Civil Rights Lawyer And George Floyd's Brother On 'Painful' 2020 March On Washington

Friday, August 28, 2020

Ben Crump, who represents the family of Jacob Blake, and Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, share their views on what a March on Washington means in 2020.


News Brief: Laura Roars Ashore, Kenosha Protests, Republican Convention

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Hurricane Laura has made landfall on the Gulf Coast. Protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake continued for a 4th night in Wisconsin. And, highlights of the third night of the GOP convention.


First Season Of HBO's 'I May Destroy You' Comes To A Close

Monday, August 24, 2020

The season finale for the HBO series, I May Destroy You, is Monday night. Episodes of the British comedy-drama began airing in June.


Summer Of Racial Reckoning: The Match Lit

Sunday, August 16, 2020

In Part 1 of a three-part special, NPR examines how George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery became part of a rallying cry that has led the U.S. to confront the racism of its past and present.


Diego Luna Says Shared Meals On 'Pan Y Circo' Transformed Cast And Crew Alike

Friday, August 07, 2020

Scientists, artists, thinkers, activists and journalists gather for meals and conservation in the new Amazon Prime show. "We have to sit at the table," says host Diego Luna.


Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa: 'Journalism Is Activism'

Thursday, August 06, 2020

The documentary A Thousand Cuts focuses on how Ressa and her Rappler news organization navigate Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's attacks on the press. It will be released in the U.S. Aug. 8.


News Brief: Isaias Moves Up The Coast, COVID-19 Poll, TikTok Negotiations

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina. NPR and IPSOS release poll findings on the national response to the pandemic. Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok's U.S. operations.


News Brief: Coronavirus Crisis, Biden's VP Process, SpaceX Landing

Monday, August 03, 2020

Dr. Deborah Birx says COVID-19 has entered a new phase. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is close to naming a running mate. What the successful SpaceX landing means for space exploration.