Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

Rachel Martin appears in the following:

Don't Call It Nostalgia: ALA.NI's Done This For Years

Monday, June 12, 2017

With a cabaret star for a great-uncle and Julie Andrews as her role model, the British singer has been steeped in classic pop all her life. "I just did what I grew up listening to," she says.


Former FBI Director Comey Testifies On Capitol Hill

Thursday, June 08, 2017

In highly anticipated testimony, Former FBI Director James Comey appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, a month after being fired by President Donald Trump.


Top 20 Percent Of Americans 'Hoard The American Dream'

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Steve Inskeep speaks with Richard V. Reeves, author of the book Dream Hoarders, which argues that the wealthiest 20 percent of Americans unfairly grab opportunities for themselves and their children.


An Illustrated Guide To Master The Elements Of Cooking — Without Recipes

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

In her new cookbook, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Samin Nosrat says the key to good food is learning to balance those elements when cooking — and to trust your instincts.


Obama, Merkel To Discuss Civic Engagement At Brandenburg Gate

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The bishop who will moderate a chat between former President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discusses its theme:"Being Involved in Democracy: Taking on Responsibility Locally and Globally."


In 'Lola's Story,' A Journalist Reveals A Family Secret

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Tizon died suddenly at 57 soon after he finished his story about Lola, writing: "I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized she was my family's slave."


News Brief: North Korea Missile Test, Malware Spreads, Search For FBI Director

Monday, May 15, 2017

North Korea launches a successful missile test that some say is a "game changer." Malicious software that holds data for ransom is infecting computers. Efforts continue to find a new FBI director.


Communities Key To Fighting Opioid Crisis, HHS Secretary Says

Friday, May 12, 2017

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is touring communities that have been hit hard by painkiller overdoses and heroin. He says, when it comes to opioid abuse, "We're losing as a nation."


In 'Music Of The Ghosts,' A Khmer Rouge Survivor Faces 'The Reality Of Cambodia'

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Novelist Vaddey Ratner, herself a Khmer Rouge survivor, tells the story of a Cambodian-American woman looking for answers about her father's disappearance under the regime.


Condoleezza Rice: Institutions Aren't Perfect, But They're The Bedrock Of Democracy

Monday, May 08, 2017

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells NPR that America is still a "bright, shining city on the hill, not because we're perfect but because we struggle in our imperfections every day."


In His Post-Fed Life, Bernanke Talks Taxes, Trump And Partisan Perceptions

Monday, May 01, 2017

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses the contradictory partisan divide in people's views of the economy, the economy's health and the problem of those left behind by economic change.


Gabourey Sidibe's Message To The World: 'Mind Your Own Body'

Monday, May 01, 2017

"I am plus-size, I have dark skin and I am 100 percent beautiful," the actress says. Her new book, This Is Just My Face, is a collection of essays about body image and her rise to fame.


'I'm Not Going To Be Broken': Mary J. Blige On 'Strength Of A Woman'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

"It's a responsibility being Mary J. Blige," the singer says. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about finding catharsis through music — and says that even she works out to her songs.


News Brief: Border Wall Issue, GOP Health Care, North Korea Anniversary

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

U.S.-Mexico wall could violate 1970 treaty. House Speaker Ryan and other GOP leaders work to put final touches on health plan. And, it's the 85th anniversary of the founding of North Korea's military.


News Brief: Congress Returns, Mattis In Afghanistan, French Elections

Monday, April 24, 2017

The White House hopes lawmakers show movement on a tax overhaul and health care. Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Afghanistan. And, 2 French presidential candidates will be in a runoff next month.


In The Senate, A Showdown Over A Rule Change

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Senate is facing a major change to how it considers Supreme Court nominees Thursday morning, as it debates Neil Gorsuch's path to the high court.


Emma Donoghue Helps Kids Deal With Dementia (And Still Has Fun) In 'The Lotterys'

Monday, March 27, 2017

Emma Donoghue tackles a tough topic with light and humor in The Lotterys Plus One, her new kids' book about a boisterous blended family learning to accommodate a difficult grandfather with dementia.


House Intel Committee Leaders Divided As Russia Probe Continues

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rep. Adam Schiff, top House Intelligence Committee Democrat, breaks with chairman Devin Nunes' decision to close some hearings in the panel's probe of President Trump's connections to Russia.


'Out Of Wonder' Aims To Inspire A New Generation Of Poets

Friday, March 17, 2017

Kwame Alexander's new book is a collection of original poems written in the style of 20 famous poets. The aim is to introduce kids to great poetry — and encourage them to write poems of their own.


Trump Signs New Revised Travel Ban

Monday, March 06, 2017

President Trump on Monday signed a new executive order: a revised version of last month's travel ban. A big change is that the list of seven Muslim-majority countries has gone down to six.