August 28, 2009 A recent report showing that a growing number of baby boomers struggle with addiction prompted listeners to respond with their own stories of how substance abuse has affected their lives. Also, hear why one listener says some gay men should blame themselves for why straight women see them as the perfect tag-along accessory. Guest host Jennifer Ludden and digital media producer Lee Hill comb through listener feedback.
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August 27, 2009 I loved my grandmother, but she was a product of her times. I don't think I've ever eaten a Brazil nut, but I know about them because Grandma called them "nigger's toes." I have some vague memory of her using the term "darkie," but really, I'm no...
August 24, 2009 Muslims are celebrating Ramadan this month and we talk about whether older children should take part in the ritual fast — that would be no food, or even water, from sunup to sundown. You'll hear from one dad with who has two teenage sons. They bo...
Luis Jimenez in 2003, after being deported from Florida's Martin Memorial Medical Center to Guatemala City, Guatemala.
July 31, 2009 A Florida jury recently decided that a hospital acted "reasonably" when it deported a patient who was an illegal immigrant to Guatemala. Some experts think the case could make hospitals warier in the future about treating undocumented patients.
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July 27, 2009 Under civil rights laws, health care providers who accept federal money must provide interpretation for patients who can't speak English. But the law doesn't compel the government or insurers to pay for it. As Congress debates a health care overhaul, medical providers are hoping that will change.
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July 22, 2009 For more than a decade, U.S. administrations have struggled with whether immigrants who are victims of domestic violence can qualify for asylum in the U.S. In a new legal brief, the Obama administration says it supports asylum in some abuse cases.
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July 13, 2009 Some in the Hispanic community hope to undermine efforts to count illegal immigrants in next year's census. They want undocumented immigrants to boycott the count to send a protest message to Congress. But boycott opponents say it won't make a difference.
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July 8, 2009 As Congress wrangles with overhauling the country's health care system, there is one population that isn't being discussed. No proposal for a national health plan would cover the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
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June 26, 2009 Years ago, Jim Crawford of New Morning Farm noticed that rhubarb had fallen out of favor. His Pennsylvania neighbors were letting the tart perennial languish in their gardens. But Crawford has seen a resurgence in demand for rhubarb, often fueled by nostalgia.
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June 24, 2009 While immigration has been thrown on the back burner in favor of issues like health care, President Obama will meet with members of Congress to discuss changes he promised on the trail. But his vision for immigration policy may not be politically viable.
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June 17, 2009 Growing up in a largely Hispanic neighborhood in the Bronx, Sonia Sotomayor has said, she never saw herself as a minority. But the culture shock of being one of the first Latinas to attend Princeton helped forge her commitment to community service and social justice.
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June 4, 2009 Census workers are already preparing for next year's once-in-a-decade count. In New York City, the census response rates have lagged behind the national average. This year, officials are promoting it early, with mailings, a press conference and targeted messages for ethnic media.
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May 29, 2009 I grew up in Columbia, Tenn., just down the road from Spring Hill, a place you never would have heard of if General Motors hadn't picked it as the site for its revolutionary Saturn plant back in 1985. ... It's strange to think how much one busines...
May 29, 2009 The Tell Me More audience sounds off on a recent conversation exploring tensions between black immigrants to the U.S. and African Americans. Also, listeners share personal stories in response to a discussion about mothers who became pregnant after age 40, and weigh in on the famous life coach and author Iyanla Vanzant's story of pain and loss.
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May 28, 2009 He said Ghanaians' view of blacks in America came mostly through the media — they saw rich movie and music stars, and had little understanding of the daily racism many African Americans endure — and so, they just didn't get why these Americans ...
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