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Economy

The Changing Face Of The Working Poor

The latest employment figures are out and they show gains in hiring. The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy joins host Michel Martin to talk about the report, and the millions of working Americans who still fall below the poverty line.

The Changing Face Of The Working Poor

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Barbershop

By Coming Out, Has Jason Collins Changed The Game?

A lot of people have called basketball player Jason Collins a hero for coming out as the first openly gay male athlete in a major American sport. But the Barbershop guys ask if it's heroism or hype.

By Coming Out, Has Jason Collins Changed The Game?

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Wednesday

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Health Care

Deported While Unconscious

American hospitals have essentially deported hundreds of undocumented immigrant patients, according to reports. This includes a few who were unconscious at the time. Host Michel Martin speaks to David Pitt of The Associated Press, about the practice.

Deported While Unconscious

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Asia

The Real Costs Of Cheap Fashion

The collapse of a Bangladesh clothing factory building has renewed worries about the ethics of the fashion industry. Host Michel Martin speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning fashion critic Robin Givhan about the real costs of cheap fashion.

The Real Costs Of Cheap Fashion

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Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate And Billie Holiday Fan

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka of Nigeria was recently awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement prize from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, Soyinka shares the music that inspires him.

Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate And Billie Holiday Fan

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Tuesday

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Education

Parents' Advice On Keeping Kids In School, On Track

Tell Me More continues the conversation on whether school suspensions actually do more harm than good. Host Michel Martin is joined by education reporter Sarah Gonzalez, New Jersey school administrator Brad Currie, and father and former prosecutor Glenn Ivey.

Parents' Advice On Keeping Kids In School, On Track

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Muses And Metaphor

Wrapping Up 'Muses And Metaphor'

Throughout April, Tell Me More has been airing poetic tweets in honor of National Poetry Month. Series curator Holly Bass shares final tweets from celebrated poet Richard Blanco and Canadian listener Bauke Kamstra.

Wrapping Up 'Muses And Metaphor'

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Arts & Life

Listeners Tweet Flowers And Fruitfulness

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month by hearing poetic tweets from listeners for the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Today's poems come from Susan Crane of Longmont, Colorado and Phil Boiarski of Galloway, Ohio.

Listeners Tweet Flowers And Fruitfulness

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Science

Not Your Ordinary Science Fair

Today's young people might aim for the sky, but they might not envision a visit to the White House. Host Michel Martin talks with two students, Darius Hooker and Isabella Leighton, about their interest in rocket science and the White House Science Fair.

Not Your Ordinary Science Fair

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Arts & Life

Listener Muses About Visions And Cherry Blossoms

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month by hearing poetic tweets from listeners for the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Today's poem is about cherry blossoms and it comes from Sarah Jones of Seattle.

Listener Muses About Visions And Cherry Blossoms

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Arts & Life

Listener Muses About Mom's Love For Dad

Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month by hearing poetic tweets from listeners for the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Today's poem comes from Roberta Beary. She tweets about her mother's loving gestures toward her father — even after his death.

Listener Muses About Mom's Love For Dad

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U.S.

Double Amputee Has Advice For Boston Victims

Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing who lost limbs are adjusting to a new way of living. To get a sense of what challenges lie ahead, host Michel Martin speaks with Paralympian and double amputee Kari Miller, and physical therapist Ignacio Gaunaurd.

Double Amputee Has Advice For Boston Victims

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Money Coach

Retirement Gone Wrong? How Seniors Can Dig Out Of Debt

Older middle-class Americans are now carrying more credit card debt than younger Americans, according to the AARP. Host Michel Martin speaks with certified financial planner Steve Repak, about ways for seniors to ease the burden.

Retirement Gone Wrong? How Seniors Can Dig Out Of Debt

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Race

Are There Really More Black Men In Prison Than College?

Activists, filmmakers, and even the president invoke the conventional wisdom that there are more black men in prison than in college. Ivory Toldson, a professor at Howard University, says that's a myth; he explains his findings to host Michel Martin.

Are There Really More Black Men In Prison Than College?

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Arts & Life

Listener Muses About 'Mother's Hair,' Also Known As Cornsilk

Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month by hearing poetic tweets from listeners for the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Today's poem comes from listener Randi Ward, who reads her tweet poem, 'My Mother's Hair.'

Listener Muses About 'Mother's Hair,' Also Known As Cornsilk

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