Tuesday

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Around the Nation

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing On City's Crisis

Bing is facing a massive financial crisis and population plunge in Detroit. He's also trying to avoid a state takeover of the city. The former businessman and NBA star speaks with host Michel Martin about what it takes to transform the city.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing On City's Crisis

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Arts & Life

Residents Tout Detroit As City Of Ideas, Arts

Member station WDET asked listeners to share what they want the world to know about their city. Tell Me More ends its Motown-based broadcast with comments from some of Detroit's biggest fans.

Residents Tout Detroit As City Of Ideas, Arts

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Monday

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History

Native Americans As Slaves, Slave Owners In North

MacArthur 'Genius' Tiya Miles does pioneering research on the relationship between Cherokee Indians and African-Americans. She speaks with host Michel Martin about shedding light on the unexplored history of Native American and African-American slavery in Michigan.

Native Americans As Slaves, Slave Owners In North

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What happens to a few folks very often is a prelude to what will happen to the many. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Can I Just Tell You?

Your Problem, Not Mine — Until It Is

In her weekly commentary, Michel Martin says the challenges of the minority — including marriage, relationship and education issues — are often a prelude to what will happen to the many. But the many often don't think so until it's too late.

Your Problem, Not Mine — Until It Is

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Friday

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Politics

Rep. Allen West To Black Voters: Give GOP A Chance

Host Michel Martin speaks with Republican Congressman Allen West, who represents Florida's 22nd district. They discuss what voters in the Sunshine State are looking for in Tuesday's primary, and what he's doing to attract more African-Americans to vote Republican.

Rep. Allen West To Black Voters: Give GOP A Chance

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Thursday

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David Oyelowo portrays Joe "Lightning" Little in the movie Red Tails. Oyelowo and other actors got guidance on from real Tuskegee Airmen, some of whom are nearly 100 years old. 20th Century Fox/AP hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Real Tuskegee Airmen Helped 'Red Tails' Take Flight

George Lucas, the executive producer of the World War II saga, said he wanted the movie to be about heroes. So, he brought them in. Actual Tuskegee Airmen advised actors on everything from how to wear their pants to how to move in a cockpit.

Real Tuskegee Airmen Helped 'Red Tails' Take Flight

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A traditional dance troupe performs in New York's Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year. For many children adopted from China, the holiday is a time to learn about their heritage. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

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Politics

Valerie Jarrett: Obama's SOTU A Call To Action

Host Michel Martin speaks with White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett about President Obama's State of the Union speech. Jarrett discusses job loss and growth, and says America is moving in the right direction when it comes to combating unemployment.

Valerie Jarrett: Obama's SOTU A Call To Action

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Tuesday

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Oscars 2012: The 84th Academy Awards

'The Artist,' 'The Help' Take Oscar Nominations

The 84th Academy Award nominees were announced on Tuesday. Host Michel Martin speaks with Boston Globe film critic Wesley Morris about which movies, directors and actors are in the running to take home a little gold statue on Oscar night.

'The Artist,' 'The Help' Take Oscar Nominations

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Voters cast ballots in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. Elections in the U.S. have historically been held on Tuesdays, but some now wonder if the day might prevent some Americans from voting. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images hide caption

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Oscar nominees Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah star in the new film Joyful Noise. Parton wrote a dozen songs for the movie. "Well, I love to write," she says. "Especially when I've got a challenge." Courtesy of Van Redin hide caption

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Movie Interviews

In Tough Times, Dolly Parton Makes A 'Joyful Noise'

The actress and singer's new film follows a small-town church that faces hard times with hallelujahs. Parton, the American icon who came from humble beginnings, says it's a story many people can relate to these days.

In Tough Times, Dolly Parton Makes A 'Joyful Noise'

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