Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

Rachel Martin appears in the following:

The 2017 NPR Book Concierge: Get Your Read On

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

NPR launches its 2017 Book Concierge on Tuesday, pulling together a year's worth of favorite reads from staff and critics. NPR Books editor Petra Mayer talks about some of this year's selections.

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What Will Be The Impact Of The GOP Tax Bill?

Monday, December 04, 2017

Rachel Martin talks with Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about the Senate tax bill and the impact he expects for Americans.

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Taking Breakfast Matters Into Your Own Hands

Monday, December 04, 2017

A guy named Alex Bowen went into a Waffle House at 2 a.m., but the lone employee was asleep. So he made his own breakfast.

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Nation's Largest Court Case Inches Along In Guantanamo Bay

Monday, December 04, 2017

A war court convenes this morning in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where five Middle Eastern men face death penalty charges for allegedly plotting and facilitating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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CVS Aquisition Of Aetna Likely To Shake Up Health Insurance Industry

Monday, December 04, 2017

CVS announced it will buy health insurer Aetna for $69 billion, an acquisition that would be one of the largest such mergers in the history of health care.

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Michael Flynn Expected To Plead Guilty To Charge He Made False Statements To FBI

Friday, December 01, 2017

President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is expected to plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his discussions with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

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Morning News Brief: Tax Overhaul Plan, Pope Francis In Myanmar

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

President Trump has lunch on Capitol Hill Tuesday as he and GOP leaders aim to pass a tax bill by Christmas. And, Pope Francis, who's visiting Myanmar, meets with the country's civilian leader.

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Sen. Al Franken Takes His Name Off Sexual Assault Bill

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sexual harassment allegations against Sen. Franken have been complicated for Abby Honold. She's a rape survivor who had asked Franken to sponsor sexual assault legislation.

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Morning News Brief

Monday, November 27, 2017

Rep. John Conyers stepped down from his ranking membership on the House Judiciary Committee after sexual misconduct allegations. And, who's in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

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News Brief: CBS's Rose Accused Of Harassment, AT&T's Merger In Question

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CBS suspended Charlie Rose after several women told The Washington Post of sexual harassment by the TV host. And, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.

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Social Media Posts May Complicate Prosecution Of Sexual Assault

Monday, November 20, 2017

Social media has played a prominent role in surfacing many of the sexual assault and harassment cases that dominate headlines. But those posts may hinder bringing criminal charges in these cases.

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News Brief: Ala. Election Draws Near, Court Rules On Kenya's Election

Monday, November 20, 2017

Three Alabama newspapers urged voters not to elect GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who's accused of sexual misconduct. In Kenya, judges dismissed a pair of petitions challenging the Oct. 26 vote.

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News Brief: Accusations Against Franken, House Tax Overhaul Win

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Los Angeles radio host says now-Sen. Al Franken forced himself on her while the two were on a USO tour in 2006. And, the House has passed its massive 1.4 trillion dollar tax overhaul.

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News Brief: Tax Plan Vote, 2 Women Describe Moore's Advances

Thursday, November 16, 2017

House Republicans hope to vote Thursday on their tax overhaul legislation. The Senate's measure is working its way through committee. And, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore faces new allegations.

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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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