Host, Post Reports Education: Yale University, BA in African American studies; Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Mass. Martine Powers is the host of "Post Reports," the Post's flagship daily news podcast. She has worked at The Post since 2016, covering transportation and infrastructure, serving as interim host of The Post's "Can He Do That?" politics podcast, and also reporting, writing and hosting a narrative miniseries on midterm elections, "How to Flip the House." Before The Post, Powers worked at the Boston Globe and Politico, and spent a year as a Fulbright fellow in Trinidad & Tobago. Powers is also an audio producer and a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop for audio journalism. Honors & Awards:
National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award, 2014
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Black Journalists
Today, we reconstruct the riot inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 — hearing from the lawmakers, journalists and law enforcement officials who were there, and answering lingering questions about how things went so wrong.
Tear gas is a chemical weapon banned in war. So why do police departments still use it on civilians in the United States? Producer Linah Mohammad and reporter Devlin Barrett examine the history of tear gas and the ethical questions about its use.
Trump’s promise for a smooth transition of power might be too late, amid growing calls to remove him from office. After the attack on the Capitol, lawmakers seemed to come together — but will that last with a 50-50 Senate? And an update from Georgia.