Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

Rachel Martin appears in the following:

News Brief: China Lavishes Trump With Red-Carpet Treatment

Thursday, November 09, 2017

President Trump and his Chinese counterpart held bilateral meetings in Beijing and then made a joint appearance before the press. And, how do ordinary Chinese view America and the president?

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News Brief: Texas Church Shooting, Trump's Asia Trip

Monday, November 06, 2017

Twenty-six people are dead after a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church. The suspect was later found dead. President Trump is monitoring developments from Japan, while on a trip to Asia.

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I Don't 'Remember Much' About Papadopoulos Meeting, President Says

Friday, November 03, 2017

Trump's remarks involve a meeting he attended last year with campaign workers that included George Papadopoulos, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the Russia matter.

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Manafort, Gates Indicted By Mueller Special Investigation

Monday, October 30, 2017

Three people have been indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, including former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas has the latest.

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With Whitefish Deal Canceled, What's Next For Puerto Rico's Recovery?

Monday, October 30, 2017

Puerto Rico is canceling the controversial $300 million contract for work rebuilding the island's electric grid. How does that affect recovery efforts, and who's now going to rebuild the power lines?

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Southwest Airlines To Offer (Inflict?) Live Music On Select Flights

Monday, October 30, 2017

Picture it. You've just settled in for your flight, ordered yourself a glass of wine. All of a sudden, your moment of plane zen is interrupted by a guitar. As in a band, on your plane, playing music.

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It's A Big Week For Trump's Tax Overhaul, But Russia Looms

Monday, October 30, 2017

It could be a pivotal week in Washington, D.C., as Republicans unveil their bill to overhaul the tax system. Investigations into Russian involvement in the 2016 election will also be back in the news.

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Facebook's Blind Spot: Connecting The World, For Better Or Worse

Monday, October 30, 2017

Facebook measures how much you like, click, share. But the company has been slow to record the harm that occurs when people are connected, like through fake news and hate speech. Here's a closer look at Mark Zuckerberg's blind spot.

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News Brief: Niger Firefight, Trump Has Lunch With GOP Senators

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Many questions remain about the ambush in Niger that led to the deaths of four American soldiers. President Trump heads to the Capitol to sell his agenda during lunch with Republican senators.

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'Like Electricity': Jascha Heifetz Made His American Debut 100 Years Ago

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Music commentator Miles Hoffman remembers the remarkable Carnegie Hall debut of the violinist, considered by many to be one of the greatest in history.

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News Brief: The White House Refocuses, Bergdahl's Sentencing Hearing

Monday, October 23, 2017

President Trump plans to tackle taxes and the opioid crisis this week. And, former Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be sentenced after pleading guilty to desertion charges.

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News Brief: Trump's Call To Widow, Border Wall With Mexico

Friday, October 20, 2017

The White House is bogged down in controversy surrounding a call President Trump made to a military widow. Near San Diego, the administration is constructing prototypes of the proposed border wall.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly's Latest Mission: A Book

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

After a year in space, Kelly says, writing a book was harder than he thought — but still, he adds, "If I write a bad sentence people are only going to get angry with me. They're not going to die."

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Decision Not To Publish Weinstein Story Roils NBC

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Before the New York Times broke the Harvey Weinstein story, journalist Ronan Farrow gave the story to NBC News. NPR's David Folkenflik says they rejected it, despite Farrow having ample evidence.

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'It's Sorrow You Can Jam To': St. Vincent On 'Masseduction'

Thursday, October 12, 2017

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Annie Clark about David Bowie, bad interview questions and her moody, emotionally direct fifth album as St. Vincent.

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Morning News Brief: Wine Country Fires, Clean Power Plan

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

At least 10 people have died in wildfires, forcing residents in wine country north of San Francisco to flee as homes went up in flames. And, the EPA plans to withdraw from the Clean Power Plan.

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Poet Rupi Kaur: 'Art Should Be Accessible To The Masses'

Monday, October 09, 2017

Rupi Kaur came to Canada from India when she was four years old and didn't learn English well for years; she says her raw, minimalist poems are tailored for readers like her, with limited English.

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State Department Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The State Department is ordering the Cuban embassy in Washington to downsize, expelling 15 Cuban officials. They have 7 days to leave.

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Bill Murray And Jan Vogler Take Us To 'New Worlds' On Their New Theatrical Album

Monday, October 02, 2017

After the comedian and cellist met on a flight, the two struck up a friendship and decided to release an album on which Murray sings and reads American classics accompanied by a classical trio.

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News Brief: 'Middle Class Miracle' Unveiled, Puerto Rico In Dire Need Of Aid

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Questions remain about how President Trump and lawmakers are going to pull off the broad tax overhaul plan. Life in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is difficult — compounded by severe fuel shortages.

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