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Mark Pringle

Music

NPR's Quist-Arcton Dusts To Ray Charles

For Tell Me More's occasional series, "In Your Ear," guests talk about the songs that they turn to for inspiration. NPR's Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton shares the tracks she plays on repeat when she's on assignment or when she's at home in Dakar.

NPR's Quist-Arcton Dusts To Ray Charles

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Tuesday

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Money Coach

Retail Sales Jump, But Will Rising Gas Prices Hurt?

July saw the largest retail sales increase in months, according to the Commerce Department. But not all the news is rosy. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax joins guest host Jacki Lyden to take a look at consumer spending and the "back to school" season.

Retail Sales Jump, But Will Rising Gas Prices Hurt?

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Linea Johnson, left, and her mother, Cinda, in May 2012 at the launch of their book on the family's struggle with Linea's bipolar disorder. Tommy Voeten hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Family's Fight Against Bipolar Disorder Leads To Shock Therapy Success

A mother who struggled to help her bipolar daughter says she never expected shock therapy to work.

Family's Fight Against Bipolar Disorder Leads To Shock Therapy Success

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BackTalk

Tell Me More Athletes Come Home With Hardware

Tell Me More spoke with a number of Olympians before they headed to the London Games. Now they're coming home with lots of hardware, in the form of precious metals. Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar talk Olympic updates.

Tell Me More Athletes Come Home With Hardware

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Strange News

It's Not Gold, But Fastest US Texter Wins Big

It may not be an Olympic sport, but Wisconsin teen Austin Wierschke was just named the fastest texter in America. The texting champion was awarded $50,000. Wierschke speaks with host Michel Martin about how he keeps his thumbs in shape.

It's Not Gold, But Fastest US Texter Wins Big

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Fitness & Nutrition

Surgeon General: Don't Let Hair Get In The Way

Dr. Regina Benjamin wants a culture of fitness, and she's asking black women to stop worrying about their hair, and hit the gym. She's promoting a contest for the best gym-friendly hairdos.

Surgeon General: Don't Let Hair Get In The Way

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David Noles

Make Me Laugh

Cristela Alonzo, Making Funny Her Own Way

The comedian got a prized spot on the popular late-night TV show Conan because her no-holds-barred stand-up act makes audiences laugh and think. She steps up to the mic for a talk with Tell Me More host Michel Martin.

Cristela Alonzo, Making Funny Her Own Way

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Remembrances

Chavela Vargas: Putting The Fight In Music

Chavela Vargas was a hard-living, feisty singer from Costa Rica who won fame for defying gender stereotypes in the male-dominated world of Ranchero music. She died on Sunday at age 93. Host Michel Martin looks back on Vargas' life and legacy.

Chavela Vargas: Putting The Fight In Music

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