Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

Rachel Martin appears in the following:

Morning News Brief: Immigration Debate, CFPB Changes

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Senate takes the unusual step of starting an open-ended debate on immigration. The agency that makes sure consumers get a fair deal with financial institutions will make some radical changes.

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What Not To Say To The Terminally Ill: 'Everything Happens For A Reason'

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Kate Bowler has lived with stage 4 cancer for years. Her new memoir details what she's found out about herself and suffering. "You have to learn to be present, even when things are absurd," she says.

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As U.S. Stock Market Opens, Uncertainty Reigns

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The sharp drop in the stock market has sparked concern about the U.S. economy. NPR's Jim Zarolli tells Rachel Martin the plunge appears to be a natural correction.

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News Brief: Stock Markets Drop, Democrats' Counter Memo

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial average finished the day down 4.6 percent. And, a House panel votes to release the democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo. The White House must decide if it will block it.

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In 'The Afterlives,' Holograms And Ghosts Give Meaning To Life After Death

Monday, February 05, 2018

In Thomas Pierce's novel, a loan officer dies — but only temporarily, and uneventfully. "[He's] looking for some kind of bedrock in a world that does feel so full of mirage," Pierce says.

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Unpacking The Reaction To Plans To Release The Nunes Memo

Friday, February 02, 2018

Plans to release a memo critical of the FBI probe of the Trump campaign is supported by the president and many congressional GOP but is criticized by Democrats and many in the intelligence community.

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A Syrian Teen, Forced To Flee 'A Land Of Permanent Goodbyes'

Friday, February 02, 2018

After her first book, journalist Atia Abawi was inspired to write a young adult novel about the Syrian refugee crisis. "It seems very dark, but it's a situation that happens all the time," she says.

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Morning News Brief: Republican Memo, Myanmar Mass Graves

Thursday, February 01, 2018

The FBI has concerns about the possible release of a GOP memo that alleges the bureau abused its surveillance powers. An investigation by the AP details mass graves in Myanmar of Rohingya Muslims.

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CDC Chief Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is stepping down. This follows reports that she invested in tobacco company stocks after she began leading the agency.

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New Study Shows A Grave Lack Of Gender Diversity In The Music Industry

Friday, January 26, 2018

Among other findings, more than 90 percent of Grammy nominees in the past six years have been men.

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Tsunami Warning Sends Alaskans To Seek Higher Ground

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The gulf coast of Alaska awakened early Tuesday morning to a tsunami warning. The warning was eventually downgraded, but not before many Alaskans evacuated their communities for higher ground.

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News Brief: Government Reopens, Deal Goes Through Feb. 8

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The government shutdown is over but there is still a lot to be worked out in the coming weeks. The deal gives lawmakers until Feb. 8 to reach an agreement on government spending and immigration.

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Pence: U.S. Embassy Will Open In Jerusalem Before End Of 2019

Monday, January 22, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence spoke Monday at the Israeli Knesset about the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and about Israel working toward peace with Palestine.

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Morning News Brief: Government Shutdown Enters 3rd Day

Monday, January 22, 2018

The federal government remains partially closed with the Senate scheduled to vote at noon on a short-term fix. Essential employees have been told to report to work, but paychecks are on hold.

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News Brief: Government Shutdown Threat Looms, Hush Money Payments

Friday, January 19, 2018

The House approved a short-term spending bill that would keep the government open. Will the Senate follow suit? And, media are reporting allegations that President Trump had an affair in 2006.

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News Brief: DACA Deal Is Stalled, North Korea Talks

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Immigration talks stalled after President Trump reportedly used vulgar language to describe African countries during a meeting. The U.S. and Canada host talks about North Korea's nuclear threat.

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A Modern Day Long-Distance Love Story

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A couple years ago, Elizabeth Schunck was living near Detroit, stuck in an unhappy marriage — feeling more lonely than she says she'd ever been. Looking for connection, she went on a random chat app.

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News Brief: Trump Comment Causes A Stir, Immigration Plan

Friday, January 12, 2018

Trump used vulgar language to refer to African countries. Six senators think they have a bipartisan solution for DACA. And, Trump must decide Friday whether to keep the U.S. in the Iran nuclear deal.

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News Brief: Issa To Retire, Trump To Decide On Iran Sanctions

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa announced on Wednesday that he won't seek re-election. And, President Trump, facing a deadline, deliberates whether to again waive sanctions against Iran.

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Funk Carves Out A Groove At The Funk Music Hall Of Fame In Ohio

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center honors genre greats like the Ohio Players, Isaac Hayes, James Brown and more.

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