There's hearing. There's listening. And then there's Michel Martin. An award-winning NPR journalist, Michel has spent more than 25 years knocking down the barriers between subject and reporter to let the true story come out. She brings together people from different backgrounds, who live in different realities and hold different ideologies, for meaningful interactions that increase understanding and enrich lives.
With her signature style, she manages to be at once interviewer, challenger and confidant to people who come to her with stories to tell. She hears what is being said, and sometimes what is not being said, and uses her uniquely personal journalistic style to make sure the story always comes out. That different perspectives are heard. And understood.
Every day there are important conversations about issues that affect us all -- happening from coast to coast, taking place outside the ear of the national media in places like coffee shops, barbershops, at water coolers and kitchen tables, wherever people are gathering.
Michel wants to hear from the people having these conversations. People who deserve to be heard, who need to be heard. People who need to be connected to each other in order to create one larger cohesive and constructive conversation.
Michel is Going There. Join her.