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Rachel Martin is taking some time off following the birth of her second child. A series of guest hosts will be heard until her return.

Latest Headlines

Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit

Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many faith leaders there have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.


The Day The Niagra Stopped Falling

Last week brought very cold weather to much of the country. Nate DiMeo, creator of The Memory Palace podcast, tells a story of another cold snap more than a century ago that stopped a town in its tracks.


U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

Vice President Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on strengthening the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.


Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."


Why People Take Risks To Help Others: Altruism's Roots In The Brain

In the face of natural disasters and disease, there are always people who step forward to help. Their brains may tell why. This story originally aired on Sept. 22 on Morning Edition.


Reviving 'Allegro': Even Rodgers And Hammerstein Had Flops

Allegro arrived on Broadway with a cast of close to 100 and the biggest advance ticket sales in Broadway history at the time. But reviews were mixed and the musical only lasted a season.


MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas

New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.


Podcast On WWI Builds A Week-By-Week Horror Story

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Indy Neidell about his four-year history project. It's a podcast called The Great War, which looks at World War I week by week.


How John Safran Lost A Year In Mississippi

God'll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran.


Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.



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