Rachel Martin

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We Are Repeating The Discrimination Experiment Every Day, Says Educator Jane Elliott

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Elliott created the blue-eyes/brown-eyes classroom exercise in 1968 to teach students about racism. Today, she says, it's still playing out as the U.S. reckons with racial injustice.

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News Brief: School Reopenings, Trump Niece's Book, U.S.-Mexico Meeting

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

White House action will affect students from kindergarten through graduate school. NPR obtained a copy of a book written by President Trump's niece. And, Trump will meet with Mexico's president.

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Dana Canedy Is 1st Black Person To Head Major Publishing Imprint

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Simon & Schuster has named Dana Canedy executive vice president and publisher of its namesake imprint. She is the first Black person and the third woman to hold that position.

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News Brief: COVID-19 Cases Surge, Economy Struggles, Trump Reelection Bid

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Florida hospitals are impacted by a surge in COVID-19 cases. Economic comeback could be short-circuited by a jump in coronavirus cases. And, does racial reckoning fit into Trump's reelection strategy?

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News Brief: Trump Rhetoric, Pandemic Research, Israeli COVID-19 Cases

Monday, July 06, 2020

In speeches, the president painted a picture of a divided America. Scientists examine other ways COVID-19 can spread. And, Israel criticized for focusing on West Bank annexation rather than COVID-19.

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Have Questions About Voting? A Law Professor Tells You 'What You Need To Know'

Thursday, June 25, 2020

In a new book, Kim Wehle explains voting basics. She tells NPR, "if we don't go to the polls to protect democracy itself, it could fail. And I believe that's what's on the ballot in November."

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News Brief: Texas' COVID-19 Spike, Colleges' Fall Semester, Police Reform

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Coronavirus cases surge in Texas. As more young people contract COVID-19, colleges plan to welcome students back this fall. Capitol Hill lawmakers want to vote on police reform. Where do things stand?

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News Brief: Trump Trip To Arizona, Primary Elections, Gene-Editing Patient

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

President Trump travels to Arizona to talk about his southern border wall. Five states hold primary elections. And, an update on the first U.S. patient to get treatment from a gene-editing technique.

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News Brief: Bolton's Book, A Health Warning, Noose Found In Bubba Wallace's Garage

Monday, June 22, 2020

John Bolton's tell-all book is out Tuesday. As COVID-19 cases rise, health officials warn people to be vigilant. And, a noose was found in the garage stall of NASCAR's only black driver.

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Nursing Homes Are Reopening In West Virginia, But Not Everyone Can Visit Yet

Monday, June 22, 2020

After three months of restrictions, nursing homes in the state are beginning to allow visitors again. Families are learning that the experience of reopening won't be the same for everyone.

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Phoebe Bridgers On Her New Album 'Punisher,' Surprise Released A Day Early

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The LA singer-songwriter talks about her second solo album, which includes guest appearances from peers like Conor Oberst, copying ideas from her heroes and the way lyrical specificity mimics poetry.

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Many Day Camps Are Choosing To Reopen, But Should Your Child Attend?

Thursday, June 18, 2020

NPR's Rachel Martin explores how day camps that have decided to open this summer will operate during the pandemic, and how parents are weighing the risks of sending their children to one.

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Former Defense Secretary Gates: Pushing Away Peaceful Protesters Was 'A Bad Mistake'

Friday, June 12, 2020

Gates also told NPR on Thursday that it's time to change the names of Confederate bases. "There comes a moment when things become possible and people ought to seize a moment when it presents itself."

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News Brief: Trump Disparities Plan, Police Overhaul, COVID-19 Vaccine

Friday, June 12, 2020

President Trump outlines plan to address disparities in black communities. Examining efforts to overhaul policing. And, Operation Warp Speed aims to get a vaccine on the market far sooner than normal.

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News Brief: George Floyd Funeral, N.Y. Police Bills, State Environmental Records

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Houston hosts funeral services today for George Floyd. New York's legislature passes a first wave of bills overhauling police. And, states face requests for environmental leniency during the pandemic.

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News Brief: Floyd Memorial, Plans To Overhaul Police Departments

Monday, June 08, 2020

A memorial service in Houston will honor George Floyd. Minneapolis City Council intends to dismantle its police department. And, Democrats have plans for wide-ranging changes to police departments.

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News Brief: Protests Escalate Across U.S., Trump Executive Order

Friday, May 29, 2020

Violence escalates over the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody, and a black woman killed by police in Louisville. And, the president signs an order to weaken social media companies.

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News Brief: Pandemic Deaths, China's Move On Hong Kong, Minneapolis Protests

Thursday, May 28, 2020

More than 100,000 Americans die from COVID-19. China moves closer to criminalizing dissent from Hong Kong. And, violent protests continue in Minneapolis after a black man died in police custody.

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WHO Warns Of A 'Second Peak' In Countries That Reopen Too Quickly

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

So far, there is no seasonal pattern to coronavirus outbreaks, the WHO's Dr. Margaret Harris says. Lockdowns may not be necessary, she says, but infections rise when restrictions are relaxed rapidly.

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News Brief: Minn. Protests, Texas COVID Testing Sites, Trump Tweet

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Four officers are fired after a Black man dies in Minneapolis police custody. Texas' minority neighborhoods have fewer COVID-19 testing sites. And, Twitter points users to fact checks on Trump tweet.

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