Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

Rachel Martin appears in the following:

More Texas Voters Begin To Change The Way They Think On Gun Issues

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Texas is a red state and the Second Amendment is sacrosanct there. But the shooting in Parkland, Fla., has changed things. We meet two people who are thinking about guns on this primary election day.

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Morning News Brief: Trump Tariffs, Texas Primary

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The president has dug in on the issue of raising tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, but GOP lawmakers are lobbying him to back down. Midterm elections kick off Tuesday with the primary in Texas.

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Morning News Brief

Monday, March 05, 2018

President Trump appears to be on course to impose new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. And, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visits the White House Monday — for the 5th time.

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Dessa Separates Head From Heart, With A Little Help From Science

Thursday, March 01, 2018

The Minnesota rapper and singer explains why she enlisted a team of neuroscientists on the path to creating her latest album, Chime.

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News Brief: Jared Kushner, Students Return To Classes Post Shooting

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Reports say Jared Kushner has lost his interim top-level security clearance. And, students return to classes at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School — 2 weeks after a mass shooting left 17 people dead.

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Morning News Report

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

President Trump, while meeting with governors, reaffirmed his commitment to ban bump stocks and arm teachers. A Florida House panel considers a bill that would raise the age to buy a rifle to 21.

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Condoleezza Rice's Film Grapples With What, If Anything, Unifies America

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In a documentary premiering on PBS, ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy explore the idea of whether we still have a unifying American creed.

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Supreme Court Won't Review DACA Case

Monday, February 26, 2018

The court on Monday declined to take up a key case dealing with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying the case has to wind its way through the appeals process first.

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News Brief: School Safety, Democrats' Countermemo Released

Monday, February 26, 2018

President Trump meets on Monday with a bipartisan group of governors on school safety. And, a redacted memo drafted by Democrats on the House intelligence committee was released over the weekend.

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Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood On The Music Of 'Phantom Thread'

Monday, February 26, 2018

The guitarist and arranger for one of the world's biggest rock bands is also a composer, whose work on Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film is up for an Oscar.

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Rick Gates, Former Trump Campaign Official, Expected To Plead Guilty

Friday, February 23, 2018

Rick Gates, the business partner of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is expected to change his plea to guilty as early as Friday and begin cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.

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At CPAC, Trump Reiterates Support For Arming Teachers To Prevent School Shootings

Friday, February 23, 2018

In remarks to conservative activists on Friday, President Trump again suggested arming some teachers with guns. He said declaring schools gun-free zones puts students "in far more danger."

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Morning News Brief

Friday, February 23, 2018

The investigation into the law enforcement response to the mass shooting in Florida continues, and so does the debate in Washington over exactly how laws could change to keep it from happening again.

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Morning News Brief

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Florida's House rejected a measure banning assault-style rifles, like the one used in last week's shooting. The president is directing the Justice Department to develop regulations to ban bump stocks.

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Remembering The 17 Victims Who Died In This Week's School Shooting

Friday, February 16, 2018

As the nation looks for ways to honor the victims of this week's school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., we offer a remembrance of those who died.

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President Trump Reacts To Florida High School Shooting

Thursday, February 15, 2018

President Trump on Thursday issued a proclamation honoring the victims in Wednesday's Florida high school shooting and also tweeted about the suspect's mental health.

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News Brief: Florida School Shooting, Latest On Immigration Plan

Thursday, February 15, 2018

In Parkland, Florida, 17 people were killed and a suspect is in custody. And, Thursday appears to be the last day for senators to come up with an immigration deal before their next recess begins.

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House Oversight Launches Investigation Into Rob Porter's Employment

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy has opened an investigation into Rob Porter's employment at the White House. Gowdy has sent letters to the FBI and the White House requesting information.

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News Brief: Senate Panel Hearing, Iraq Aid Conference

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Senate Intelligence Committee focuses on threats to the nation's security during a Tuesday hearing. And, Kuwait hosts a conference on getting aid to rebuild Iraq now that ISIS has been driven out.

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Classical Music's Greatest Love Stories, On And Offstage

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Just in time for Valentine's Day, commentator Miles Hoffman highlights the most notable of classical music couples.

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