Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

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News Brief: Trump Rally, Israel Controversy, Immigrant Workers

Friday, August 16, 2019

President Trump campaigns in New Hampshire. Israel reverses ban on U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib. And, U.S. employers say they have no choice but to rely on immigrants for low-paying jobs.

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Burn, Don't Freeze: Sleater-Kinney On Making Art In The Midst Of Change

Friday, August 16, 2019

The Center Won't Hold casts an uneasy gaze on technology and politics; it's also the band's last album with its longtime drummer. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker.

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News Brief: Recession Fears, Philly Standoff, Hong Kong Protests

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Dow tumbled 800 points on recession worries. Philadelphia police arrest gunman who shot 6 officers. Hong Kong protesters are pushing for more freedoms from China but there are signs of division.

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News Brief: Hong Kong Protests, China Tariffs, Placido Domingo

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Mainland China seems to be ramping up efforts against Hong Kong protesters. The U.S. is delaying some new tariffs against China. One of opera's most popular stars faces sexual misconduct allegations.

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Trump 'Embodies Nearly Every Aspect Of A Racist,' Author Says

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Writer Ibram X. Kendi's new book tackles one of today's most important topics. How to Be an Antiracist lays out his definition of what makes a racist — and what people can do to combat racism.

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Immigration Chief: 'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor Who Can Stand On Their Own 2 Feet'

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, says the new rule, which can deny green cards to immigrants who use government benefits, is part of Trump "keeping his promises."

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News Brief: Immigration Rule, Jail Conditions, Hong Kong Protests

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The U.S. issues a new rule that could dramatically reshape the country's immigration system. Examining the conditions at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Protests resume at Hong Kong's airport.

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News Brief: Epstein's Death, Democrats' Gun Plans, Hong Kong Protests

Monday, August 12, 2019

Financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead inside his Manhattan jail cell Saturday. Democratic presidential candidates release plans for reducing gun violence. Protesters and police clash in Hong Kong.

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President Trump Visits Ohio And Texas After Mass Shootings

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

President Donald Trump visits Ohio and Texas on Wednesday. His visit comes as both states work to recover after mass shootings.

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Austrians Turn Up Their Noses At Attempt To Introduce Eau De Commute On Subway

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

The Vienna transit authority tried out piping four pleasing scents through its trains: green tea, grapefruit, sandalwood and melon. Straphangers said they preferred the air au naturale.

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President Trump Blames Recent Mass Shootings On Mental Health, Video Games, Internet

Monday, August 05, 2019

President Trump spoke to the nation from the White House on Monday and called this weekend's mass shootings barbaric slaughters. He named specific causes for the extremist violence.

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Reaction To Trump's Remarks On Two Mass Shootings

Monday, August 05, 2019

President Trump calls for urgent resolve in trying to prevent massacres like the ones we saw in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend.

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Special Coverage: Trump Delivers Remarks After Two Weekend Mass Shootings

Monday, August 05, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in response to two weekend shootings — one is El Paso, Texas, where a gunman opened fire at a Walmart, The other was in Dayton, Ohio.

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Montgomery County, Ohio, 'Still Trying To Come To Grips With' Mass Shooting

Monday, August 05, 2019

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Commissioner Judy Dodge of Montgomery County, Ohio about Sunday's attack, in which a gunman killed 9 people in 30 seconds before being killed by police.

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Man's Recycling Mistake Nearly Gave New Meaning To 'Going Green'

Monday, August 05, 2019

Workers at a California recycling facility noticed a shoebox leaking something unusual: cash. They were able to return nearly all of the $23,000 life savings a man accidentally set out on the curb.

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Flying Frenchman Leapfrogs English Channel On His Homemade Hoverboard

Monday, August 05, 2019

Franky Zapata made the crossing on his second attempt after after a mishap halfway across sent his first flight plunging into the sea. Zapata says he'll work on a flying car next — after a vacation.

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'We Don't Think People Need These Kind Of Guns,' Dayton Mayor Tells Trump

Monday, August 05, 2019

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Mayor Nan Whaley about the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed nine people and hurt 27 more there early Sunday morning, and what should come from it.

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TikTok, The Internet's Hottest Meme Breeding Ground, Turns 1

Monday, August 05, 2019

TikTok, the social app spawning viral memes and summer hits, launched one year ago. The Atlantic's Taylor Lorenz discusses the cultural impact and future of the platform for posting short videos.

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Tweet Little Lies: Embracing False Selves In The Internet's 'Trick Mirror'

Monday, August 05, 2019

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to New Yorker Staff Writer Jia Tolentino about "Trick Mirror: Reflections On Self-Delusion," her new book of essays about the Internet, marriage, womanhood and more.

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News Brief: Gilroy Shooting, Coats Leaving Administration, Trump Tweets

Monday, July 29, 2019

A gunman killed 3 people in a shooting at a California festival. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is leaving the administration. And, Trump weekend tweets attack Maryland Rep. Cummings.

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