Monday

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Remembrances

Remembering The Victims Of Sandy Hook Elementary

Services are taking place today for some of the young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Host Michel Martin remembers those who lost their lives.

Remembering The Victims Of Sandy Hook Elementary

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Friday

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Barbershop

Unions — Who Needs 'Em?

In this week's Barbershop, the guys weigh in on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration for secretary of state. They also discuss Michigan's right-to-work law and whether unions are still relevant today.

Unions — Who Needs 'Em?

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Remembrances

Remembering Ravi Shankar

The legendary Indian sitar player, Ravi Shankar, died this week at the age of 92. His music touched a wide range of people - from rock musicians to international ambassadors. Host Michel Martin pays tribute to Shankar's musical legacy.

Remembering Ravi Shankar

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Wednesday

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Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, speaks in Lagos, Nigeria, this year. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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Wisdom Watch

Africa's Wisdom, Woes Occupy Soyinka's Existence

Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka was the first black African to win the Nobel Prize in literature, in 1986. He tells NPR's Michel Martin that the best part about it was the money. His latest work, Of Africa, is a study of the continent that has dominated his career.

Africa's Wisdom, Woes Occupy Soyinka's Existence

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Tuesday

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Economy

You're Hired! Apprenticeships And Unemployed Youth

Tired of seeing young people unemployed or underemployed? Young people currently suffer from one of the highest jobless rates in the nation. Host Michel Martin speaks with Robert Lerman of the Urban Institute about solving youth unemployment through apprenticeships.

You're Hired! Apprenticeships And Unemployed Youth

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Monday

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Africa

Ghana: Model Of Democracy?

President John Dramani Mahama won Ghana's election, despite complaints from the country's main opposition leaders. Host Michel Martin speaks with journalist Kojo Oppong Nkrumah about the election and how democracy is working in the West African country.

Ghana: Model Of Democracy?

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Friday

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BackTalk

What Rep. Allen West And Obama Have In Common

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar open up the listener inbox for BackTalk. This week, they fact check a comment Representative Allen West made on the program, comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln. But West is not the only politician who has done that.

What Rep. Allen West And Obama Have In Common

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Remembrances

Remembering Brubeck's Christmas

Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck passed away earlier this week. He was 91 years old. Host Michel Martin revisits Brubeck's conversation about a Christmas he spent as a soldier during World War II.

Remembering Brubeck's Christmas

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Thursday

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Theater

'Pullman Porter Blues' Travels Back In Time

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with actor Larry Marshall and playwright Cheryl West about Pullman Porter Blues, a play that tells the story of three generations of African-American railway porters in 1937.

'Pullman Porter Blues' Travels Back In Time

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Wednesday

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Africa

Rebels Hold The Cards In DR Congo

Congolese soldiers returned to Goma after a withdrawal by rebel troops. But rebels warn they will retake the city if the government fails to meet their demands. Host Michel Martin speaks with Reuters correspondent Jonny Hogg about the unrest.

Rebels Hold The Cards In DR Congo

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Money Coach

Small Businesses: "Show Me The Credit"

Record low interest rates are boosting corporate and government coffers. However, Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad explains why this reasonably priced credit remains so hard to get for small businesses. He speaks with host Michel Martin.

Small Businesses: "Show Me The Credit"

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