Hospitality mogul Bill Marriott transformed his family's modest business into a global empire. Even today in his 80s, Marriott shows little sign of slowing down. He speaks with Michel Martin about the lessons he learned along the way.
The Mountaintop is an award-winning play about the night Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died. But some critics don't love playwright Katori Hall's portrayal of the civil rights icon as a regular guy. Hall tells host Michel Martin why she found it important to focus on the man, not the myth.
Senator Rand Paul is reaching out to African-American voters. He recently visited Howard University, one of the country's most prominent historically black universities. Senator Paul talks to host Michel Martin about why he's reaching out, and what his message is for minorities.
Last December, Jillian Soto got the news that every person dreads. She found out that her sister, Victoria Soto, had been killed. Victoria was one of the victims in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Now, Jillian Soto has traveled to Washington to push for stricter gun control.
The National Urban League releases its annual State of Black America report today. And the group found that - even as African Americans make gains in education - many economic disparities between whites and African-Americans persist. Host Michel Martin finds out why.
Some of the gun measures that were once considered uncontroversial are now facing opposition in the U.S. Congress. For a look at why the political climate has changed, host Michel Martin speaks with Paul Barrett, author of the book Glock:The Rise of America's Gun.
After an abusive marriage that ultimately ended in divorce, Leslie Morgan Steiner found herself emotionally drained and drowning in debt. Steiner speaks with host Michel Martin about how she was able to heal and improve her finances.
Cancer is a scary diagnosis for anyone, and teenagers can have an especially hard time dealing with the news that a parent is sick. To help young people cope with a parent's illness, father and daughter duo Marc and Maya Silver wrote the book My Parent Has Cancer And It Really Sucks. They speak with host Michel Martin.
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