Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

Rachel Martin appears in the following:

News Brief: Brett Kavanaugh And Mitch McConnell

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Sources say results of the FBI's supplemental background check into the Supreme Court nominee will be delivered to the Senate Thursday. The Senate Majority Leader scheduled a confirmation vote Friday.

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News Brief: Trump Wealth, Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

According to Forbes magazine, Donald Trump has tried and failed to profit from his presidency. Democrats and Republicans warn the fight over Kavanaugh's nomination could have a lasting impact.

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New Book Looks At Why Women Have The Right To Be 'Good And Mad'

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

In an interview with Rachel Martin, author Rebecca Traister talks about her book Good and Mad, why she chose to look at women's anger in history, and what the Kavanaugh hearings mean for the future.

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News Brief: Brett Kavanaugh, Indonesia Tsunami, DOJ Sues California

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

The scope of the FBI's probe into the Supreme Court nominee. The death toll is expected to rise after a Tsunami in Indonesia. DOJ sues California over its law regulating internet service providers.

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News Brief: Brett Kavanaugh, Indonesia Tsunami, Trade Deal

Monday, October 01, 2018

Where do things stand with the Supreme Court nomination? More than 800 people are dead after a tsunami in Indonesia. After weeks of talks, Canada will stay in a trade pact with the U.S. and Mexico.

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'We Had To Do It Ourselves': Joan Jett Looks Back On Being A Conduit For Women In Rock

Friday, September 28, 2018

Joan Jett shredded her way through rock and roll's glass ceiling from the 1970s on. Jett and her longtime producer, Kenny Laguna, talk about leaving a rock legacy and the new documentary, 'Bad Reputation.'

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News Brief: Brett Kavanaugh, Trump At U.N., Attorney General Sessions

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Supreme Court nominee talks publicly for the first time since misconduct allegations were made against him. Trump addresses the U.N. General Assembly. Sessions talks to state attorneys general.

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In 'Waiting For Eden,' Grief With No Guarantee Of Closure

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Author Elliot Ackerman is a veteran, and his latest novel is about an injured soldier just regaining consciousness. But it's really about something else. "This book really isn't about war," he says.

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Rosenstein Heads To The White House In Wake Of Report He Secretly Recorded Trump

Monday, September 24, 2018

Reports suggest that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may be leaving the Justice Department. This follows a New York Times story he suggested secretly recording President Trump.

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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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