Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

Rachel Martin appears in the following:

German Election: Merkel Wins 4th Term, Right-Wing Party Has Strong Showing

Monday, September 25, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel has won another term as Germany's head of state and Germany's right-wing party, Alternative for Germany, has won dozens of seats in Parliament.

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Right-Wing Party Wins Historic Gains In German Election

Monday, September 25, 2017

For the first time in 60 years, a right-wing political party will sit in Parliament. Germany's chancellor made it clear that her center-right Christian Democratic Union will not partner with AfD.

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Germans Head To The Polls On Sunday, Merkel Expected To Win Another Term

Friday, September 22, 2017

The federal election this weekend will ultimately decided if Angela Merkel wins a fourth term as chancellor. Merkel is expected to win, but the rise of a right-wing party could complicate her future.

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The Limits Of Free Speech In Germany

Friday, September 22, 2017

Shahak Shapira, an Israeli artist based in Berlin, talks about what it's like to push the boundaries of free speech in Germany.

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The Rise Of The Far-Right In German Politics

Friday, September 22, 2017

German voters go to the polls this weekend in national elections, and although Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to win handily, the right-wing AfD party has been on the rise.

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What It Means To Be German

Friday, September 22, 2017

Germany took in over a million refugees in 2015. Ahead of this weekend's election, we explore the process of becoming a German citizen.

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News Brief: German Election, Trump Vs. GOP In Alabama, Search And Rescue In Mexico

Friday, September 22, 2017

Even if German Chancellor Merkel is re-elected Sunday, there's no guarantee it will be business as usual. Also, a Senate campaign in Alabama is exposing division between Trump and other Republicans.

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Morning News Brief: Hurricane Relief Operations

Thursday, September 14, 2017

An operation is underway for Irma survivors in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Florida gets a visit from President Trump, who displayed more bipartisanship after another meeting with Democratic leaders.

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Author Attica Locke: In America, We Walk 'Side By Side' With Our Past

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Locke's novel Bluebird, Bluebird is set in Texas where her family roots stretch back to slavery. The family didn't go north during the Great Migration, she explains: "We said: No, Texas is ours, too."

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News Brief: Irma Weakens, Clinton Memoir And New iPhone

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

While Irma has weakened, it is still bringing heavy rain to the Southeast. And, there are some big releases on Tuesday: Hillary Clinton's new memoir and Apple's latest iPhone iteration.

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In Tori Amos' New Album, A Return To Nature and Family

Thursday, September 07, 2017

On her new album, the celebrated musician and indomitable seeker moves fluidly between the personal and political, taking stock of the present moment and exploring her familial roots.

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News Brief: Trump Ends DACA, Irma Is A Category 5 Hurricane

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Trump says it's up to Congress to make a plan to keep 800,000 immigrants from being deported. They were children when they entered the U.S. illegally. And, Irma is on a collision course with Florida.

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'It's A Battle For All Of Us': Anquan Boldin Retires To Focus On Activism

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

After 14 years in the NFL, Anquan Boldin has hung up his cleats to focus on human rights activism. He says that events in Charlottesville, Va., led him to decide to change careers.

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News Brief: DACA's Future, Congress Weighs Harvey Recovery Response

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday will announce his policy on the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. And, Houston struggles to get on track after Hurricane Harvey.

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It's Happened: LCD Soundsystem Is Back With 'American Dream'

Friday, September 01, 2017

Writer Lizzy Goodman, who interviewed frontman James Murphy extensively for her book Meet Me In The Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011, discusses the band's return.

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Morning News Brief: Harvey Weakens, Sanctuary Cities Ruling

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Harvey's has been battering the Texas-Louisiana coast for nearly a week. And, a federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas from implementing tough measures on sanctuary cities.

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Stores Full Of Furniture, 'Mattress Mack' Opens His Doors To Flood Victims

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

As Houston started to flood, small-business owner Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale posted a Facebook message urging people who needed shelter to come over. Hundreds streamed in.

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News Brief: More Rain Forecast For Texas, North Korea Launches Missile

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

As rescue efforts continue in flood-stricken Texas, President Trump gets ready to travel there. And, North Korea conducts a missile launch over Japan, further ratcheting up tensions in the region.

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Morning News Brief: Harvey Dumps On Texas, Uber Gets A New CEO

Monday, August 28, 2017

Much of Houston is under water after Hurricane Harvey came ashore. The city spent much of the weekend rescuing people. And, Uber has picked a new CEO after co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned.

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High School Reunion: Making A 'Teachable Moment'

Friday, August 18, 2017

Rachel Martin talks with her former English teacher, Shirley Murphy. Mrs. Murphy was the only African-American teacher at Idaho Falls High School when Rachel attended.

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