Michel Martin Named Weekend Host for “All Things Considered”

Longtime National Public Radio host and contributor Michel Martin has been named weekend host for “All Things Considered,” bringing her unique brand of journalism back to the studio beginning October 3. Martin, who spent the past year traveling across the country hosting a series of live events, will host “All Things Considered” on Saturdays and Sundays, joining weekday hosts Kelly McEvers, Audie Cornish, Ari Shapiro, and Robert Siegel.

“For many people, Saturday isn’t a time to relax and unwind, but a day of work,” said the program’s new Executive Producer Kenya Young. “They’re catching up errands, on the news of the week and moving through everyday life. Our program will reflect that and also lay the foundation for a more introspective Sunday vibe.”

Sunday’s program will feature long-form conversations and storytelling around the faith and beliefs that animate people’s lives, bringing closure to the prior week and setting a new one in motion. Martin’s longtime listeners will recognize segments such as “The Barbershop” roundtable segment and her “Can I Just Tell You?” commentary.

“I am very excited,” added Martin. “All Things Considered on the weekend has a strong tradition and legacy. Of course, we will be building on that. We’ve met a lot of great people over the course of the year; we’ve been hearing new ideas and perspectives in our travels, and will bring those across the country and to our listeners, too.”

2 thoughts on “Michel Martin Named Weekend Host for “All Things Considered”

  • February 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm
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    Pulling into my driveway, I had to stop and listen more about Michelle Martin’s commentary on the movie, “Get Out”. Had not heard about this movie before, but what I heard pales compared to my life experience. I will be 76 years old next week, a Fortune 500 retired executive and Veteran. Married in 1969 to a European Professional from the Netherlands, and the father of two very successful sons. My wife died suddenly at the age of 60 ten years ago, and I was somehow blessed to have a grandson three years ago who is every bit of who I thought my sons would be, (a future Obama). This year, I started to write my life story for him, as my sons would not appreciate as much as he would, even at his age of three, born a surrogate in Mumbai. I have many firsts in my life that I want him to know about, and would very much like the opportunity to speak with you about these experiences. I guess my ticket to a conversation with you might be that I’m a successful retired IBM executive, past local government elected official, past member of the Catholic’s Pastoral Council, attended two HBCUs, and an inactive member of The Boule, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. I’m retired and my time is flexible; therefore, if you care to learn more about me, please do not hesitate to respond. I usually remain very low key and plan on continuing that philosophy; however, your NPR plug on that movie more than caught my attention. Thank you for reading this lengthy reply.

    Floyd M. McCoy
    fmccoy@aol.com

  • February 19, 2017 at 6:39 pm
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    Pulling into my driveway, I had to stop and listen more about Michelle Martin’s commentary on the movie, “Get Out”. Had not heard about this movie before, but what I heard pales compared to my life experience. I will be 76 years old next week, a Fortune 500 retired executive and Veteran. Married in 1969 to a European Professional from the Netherlands, and the father of two very successful sons. My wife died suddenly at the age of 60 ten years ago, and I was somehow blessed to have a grandson three years ago who is every bit of who I thought my sons would be, (a future Obama). This year, I started to write my life story for him, as my sons would not appreciate as much as he would, even at his age of three, born a surrogate in Mumbai. I have many firsts in my life that I want him to know about, and would very much like the opportunity to speak with you about these experiences. I guess my ticket to a conversation with you might be that I’m a successful retired IBM executive, past local government elected official, past member of the Catholic’s Pastoral Council, attended two HBCUs, and an inactive member of The Boule, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. I’m retired and my time is flexible; therefore, if you care to learn more about me, please do not hesitate to respond. I usually remain very low key and plan on continuing that philosophy; however, your NPR plug on that movie more than caught my attention. Thank you for reading this lengthy reply.

    Floyd M. McCoy
    fmccoy@aol.com

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