Tuesday

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News

Former Terror Expert: 'Very Confident' Case Will Be Solved

Investigators are following every lead after yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. Host Michel Martin speaks with Don Borelli, a former FBI special agent on terrorism, to hear how investigators piece together a crime like this, and determine who is responsible.

Former Terror Expert: 'Very Confident' Case Will Be Solved

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The Sequester: Cuts And Consequences

Sequester And Budget Add Up To Education Confusion

Host Michel Martin talks with NPR education correspondent Claudio Sanchez about how the competing forces of sequestration and the president's budget proposal are affecting schools.

Sequester And Budget Add Up To Education Confusion

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History

'Letter From Birmingham Jail' 50 Years Later

Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail, one of the most iconic documents of the civil rights movement. Host Michel Martin explores the letter's historical significance, and what it means 50 years later.

'Letter From Birmingham Jail' 50 Years Later

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Arts & Life

Listener Muses About Juggling Patients And Motherhood

Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series — where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's poem comes from mother — and doctor — Kaya Oyejide.

Listener Muses About Juggling Patients And Motherhood

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Monday

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Games & Humor

Finding Some Laughs On Dreaded Tax Day

Today is 'Tax Day,' and that means misery for lots of people. Tell Me More wants to lighten things up with some tax humor. The Capitol Steps are a political satire troupe in Washington D.C., and their repertoire includes some songs poking fun at taxes.

Finding Some Laughs On Dreaded Tax Day

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Arts & Life

Poet Elizabeth Alexander Muses About Spring

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series, where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's poem comes from renowned poet Elizabeth Alexander, who tweeted the poem First House Fly.

Poet Elizabeth Alexander Muses About Spring

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Friday

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Arts & Life

Listener Muses About Walking In Mother's Shoes

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series, where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's poem comes from NPR's Kat Chow, who tweets about remembering her mother by wearing her shoes.

Listener Muses About Walking In Mother's Shoes

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Sports

Mascots Help Predict NCAA Winners

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar reveal the results of the Tell Me More madness college basketball picking contest. Winner Marcus Gilmer tells us the secret of his success — which has more to do with scary mascots than basketball.

Mascots Help Predict NCAA Winners

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Barbershop

Barbershop Guys Weigh In On 'Accidental Racist'

Country star Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J joined forces to drop a track called Accidental Racist. The Barbershop guys give their take on whether the song lives up to its name all too well.

Barbershop Guys Weigh In On 'Accidental Racist'

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Thursday

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Books

Hotel Magnate Bill Marriott On Life's Lessons

The hospitality mogul transformed his family's modest business into a global empire. Even today in his 80s, Marriott shows little sign of slowing down. He speaks with Michel Martin about the lessons he learned along the way.

Hotel Magnate Bill Marriott On Life's Lessons

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Arts & Life

Listener Muses About Tobacco, Parcheesi, and Espresso Cups

Tell Me More continues to celebrate National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. It's where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's tweet is about a bazaar and comes from listener Chris Johnston, who tweets under the name Boinkaz.

Listener Muses About Tobacco, Parcheesi, and Espresso Cups

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Wednesday

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Politics

Gun Control: Why We Can't All Just Get Along

Some of the gun measures that were once considered uncontroversial are now facing opposition in the U.S. Congress. For a look at why the political climate has changed, host Michel Martin speaks with Paul Barrett, author of the book Glock:The Rise of America's Gun.

Gun Control: Why We Can't All Just Get Along

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Sports

UConn Sank Louisville In Women's NCAA Matchup

An exciting women's NCAA basketball tournament ended with a dominant win by UConn in Tuesday's final game. ESPN's Pablo Torre talks with host Michel Martin about the game and other sports news.

UConn Sank Louisville In Women's NCAA Matchup

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Race

New Report On Black America Reveals 'A Tale of Two Truths'

The National Urban League releases its annual State of Black America report today. And the group found that - even as African Americans make gains in education - many economic disparities between whites and African-Americans persist. Host Michel Martin finds out why.

New Report On Black America Reveals 'A Tale of Two Truths'

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Tuesday

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Politics

Social Security Will 'Lose Credibility' If We Do Nothing

President Obama will announce his annual budget proposal this Wednesday. He's expected to propose cuts to Social Security. Host Michel Martin talks with former Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue about how cuts might affect those Americans who rely on the program.

Social Security Will 'Lose Credibility' If We Do Nothing

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Sports

Sports Roundup: 'Smarmy' Pro Golf And A Maddening March

Tell Me More host Michel Martin recaps the big stories in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. She's joined by Tell Me More editor Ammad Omar, who's a heartbroken Michigan fan, and sports columnist Kevin Blackistone.

Sports Roundup: 'Smarmy' Pro Golf And A Maddening March

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Your Money

Protecting Yourself And Your Credit From Abuse

After an abusive marriage that ultimately ended in divorce, Leslie Morgan Steiner found herself emotionally drained and drowning in debt. Steiner speaks with host Michel Martin about how she was able to heal and improve her finances.

Protecting Yourself And Your Credit From Abuse

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Monday

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Education

Even 'Highly Motivated' Students Aren't Ready For College

Low-performing high school students are often unprepared for college. But some analysts say even gifted students are falling behind. Host Michel Martin discusses why many students, across the board, aren't hitting the mark.

Even 'Highly Motivated' Students Aren't Ready For College

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Race

From Dishwashers To Head Chefs

Chef John Besh wanted to help minorities in the New Orleans restaurant industry move up the ladder in the city's top kitchens. So he co-founded Chefs Move, which provides scholarships to students for culinary school and career opportunities.

From Dishwashers To Head Chefs

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Arts & Life

Poker Player Muses About Mondays

Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series — where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's tweet comes from professional poker player, Joel Dias-Porter.

Poker Player Muses About Mondays

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Friday

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Barbershop

Rutgers Coach Firing: Have We Gotten Too Soft?

Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for abusive actions towards players on the practice court. Did he go too far, or should people toughen up? Host Michel Martin asks the Barbershop guys for their take.

Rutgers Coach Firing: Have We Gotten Too Soft?

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Thursday

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Arts & Life

Muses And Metaphor: Egyptian Poet 'Spins A Word-Shaped Web'

Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series — where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's tweet comes from listener Yahia Lababidi.

Muses And Metaphor: Egyptian Poet 'Spins A Word-Shaped Web'

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Wednesday

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Education

'Anger' In Atlanta As Cheating Scandal Investigated

A local newspaper investigation in Atlanta uncovered widespread cheating in standardized testing, which school officials were indicted for last week. Host Michel Martin gets the latest from NPR Correspondent Kathy Lohr.

'Anger' In Atlanta As Cheating Scandal Investigated

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Can I Just Tell You?

When Players Step Off The Court, Should Colleges Step Up?

Basketball player Kevin Ware was released from the hospital after a gruesome injury in an NCAA tournament game on Sunday. In her Can I Just Tell You essay, host Michel Martin questions how fans and colleges treat players on and off the court.

When Players Step Off The Court, Should Colleges Step Up?

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