Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

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Rachel Martin appears in the following:

News Brief: Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Senate Race In Texas

Friday, September 21, 2018

Lawyers for the woman accusing the Supreme Court nominee of assault is discussing terms of her Senate panel appearance. And, it's been decades since a Democrat won a statewide race in Texas.

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The Gift Of Posthumous Prince Music

Friday, September 21, 2018

Rachel Martin talks to NPR Music critic Ann Powers about Piano & a Microphone 1983, Prince's first posthumous album of previously unreleased material, out now.

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Trump: Ford Should Accept Invitation To Testify Before Senate Panel

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

On Wednesday President Donald Trump said Christine Blasey Ford should accept the Senate Judiciary Committee's invitation to testify to discuss her sexual abuse allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

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Khaled Hosseini Says A Succinct 'Sea Prayer' For A Refugee's Journey

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The novelist known for his epic works about Afghanistan turns his attention to the human impact of the Syrian refugee crisis in a slim, poetic, illustrated book.

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In North Carolina, Some Communities Face New Post-Hurricane Florence Dangers

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

It has been days since Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas. But in some parts of the state, the worst may be yet to come. The Cape Fear River, which borders Fayetteville, could crest to 62 feet.

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Kavanaugh Again Denies Sexual Assault Allegation

Monday, September 17, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reportedly visited the White House Monday and has issued another strong denial of a sexual assault allegation. Democrats call for a delay on the nomination vote.

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News Brief: Brett Kavanaugh, Hurricane Florence And Typhoon Mangkhut

Monday, September 17, 2018

A vote on Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination may be delayed after a woman said he attempted to sexually assault her decades ago. Florence is downgraded and a typhoon threatens parts of Asia.

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With Wallpaper, 'Whiskey' And Women, Reese Witherspoon Celebrates The South

Monday, September 17, 2018

The actress' book title, Whiskey in a Teacup, comes from a phrase her grandmother used to describe Southern women: Like whiskey in a teacup, they're beautiful on the outside and fierce on the inside.

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Paul Manafort Concludes Plea Deal

Friday, September 14, 2018

Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, will plead guilty to charges brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. An arraignment and plea agreement hearing is scheduled on Friday.

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Bradley Cooper On The Personal Story Behind 'A Star Is Born'

Friday, September 14, 2018

In his directorial debut, the actor plays an aging musician who falls for and mentors an up-and-coming talent — played by Lady Gaga — even as his own troubles surface.

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Morning News Brief

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Scientists say one of the biggest threats posed by Hurricane Florence is rain. The Trump White House takes credit for a strong economy. Millions of Syrians could be in the path of a bombing campaign.

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Morning News Brief

Monday, September 10, 2018

Ahead of midterms, ex-President Obama returns to the campaign trail. After harassment allegations, CBS CEO Les Moonves is out. In tennis, there was controversy at the women's final at the U.S. Open.

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Morning News Brief: Brett Kavanaugh, Alex Jones

Friday, September 07, 2018

It's Day 4 of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings. Twitter bans conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. New York and New Jersey launch probes into Catholic Church sex abuse allegations.

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News Brief: Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings, Woodward's Book

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Hearings continue for the Supreme Court nominee. Bob Woodward's latest book: Fear: Trump in the White House. Facebook and Twitter officials appear before a Senate panel to address election meddling.

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A Syrian Orphan Alone In Brussels In 'Nowhere Boy'

Monday, September 03, 2018

Katherine Marsh's book Nowhere Boy is the story of a 14-year-old Syrian refugee in Brussels, and his friendship with an American boy. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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A Memoir Of An '80s California Childhood — And Being Steve Jobs' Daughter

Friday, August 31, 2018

In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs insists that hers is a universal story about growing up with an artistic, itinerant single mom — and the co-founder of Apple, before he was ready to be her father.

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Don McGahn, White House Lawyer, To Step Down

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

President Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that White House Counsel Don McGahn will leave his position in the fall. NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith explains.

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Morning News Brief

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Results are in for primary elections that were held in Arizona and Florida. NAFTA negotiations are underway in Washington, D.C. And, President Trump accuses Google of suppressing conservative voices.

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In 'Operation Finale,' Ben Kingsley Summons The Evil Of A Holocaust Architect

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A new film sees the veteran actor portraying Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi SS officer responsible for transporting millions of Jews to death camps, as he is brought to justice well after World War II.

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Morning News Brief: Florida Shooting, Sen. McCain Dies

Monday, August 27, 2018

A gunman at a gaming tournament at a mall in Jacksonville opened fire on Sunday — killing two people and himself. And, remembering Arizona Sen. John McCain, who died on Saturday at the age of 81.

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