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Books

From Fame's Leroy To Jay-Z

Michel Martin speaks to Mark Anthony Neal about his new book, Looking For Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities. It looks at some of the ways black men have been portrayed in pop culture throughout history.

From Fame's Leroy To Jay-Z
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Little League baseball players in New York, where donations have helped teams and leagues get the 2013 season started. Pitch In For Baseball hide caption

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BackTalk

Immigration Comments Touch Nerve With 'Diverse' Canadians

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar dip into Tell Me More listeners' letters to get their take on the week's top stories. This week, Canadian listeners take exception to a comment made on Thursday's show.

Immigration Comments Touch Nerve With 'Diverse' Canadians
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Movies

Tina Gordon Chism On Directing Her Star-Studded 'Peeples'

The writer of Drumline and ATL makes her directorial debut with the new comedy Peeples. It has the backing of hit filmmaker Tyler Perry and features some major stars. Chism talks to host Michel Martin about her career and new film.

Tina Gordon Chism On Directing Her Star-Studded 'Peeples'
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Washington Insider Escapes Politics With Gospel And Eminem

Former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk shares his play list for Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' segment. His favorites include Jekalyn Carr's gospel song 'Greater Is Coming,' and rapper Eminem's 'Lose Yourself.'

Washington Insider Escapes Politics With Gospel And Eminem
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Race

Missing Ohio Women Found But Bigger Message About Race?

Charles Ramsey helped save three missing women from a home in Cleveland, Ohio. But he said something interesting about why he answered their call for help. Host Michel Martin explores what Ramsey's comments may say about race in America.

Missing Ohio Women Found But Bigger Message About Race?
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