Wednesday

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Beauty Shop

How Did Zimmerman Trial Interviewees Come Across On TV?

After television appearances from Rachel Jeantel and Juror B37, the Zimmerman verdict is leading the conversation in this week's Beauty Shop. Host Michel Martin is joined by Clutch Magazine's Danielle Belton, PJ Media's Bridget Johnson, and The Root.com's Keli Goff.

How Did Zimmerman Trial Interviewees Come Across On TV?

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Rachel Jeantel, the witness who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin just before he was killed, gives her testimony during George Zimmerman's trial in Sanford, Fla., last month. Jacob Langston/AP hide caption

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Can I Just Tell You?

Is It Time To See Each Other's Tears?

NPR's Michel Martin says Americans sometimes have an empathy gap when it comes to other people's pain.

Is It Time To See Each Other's Tears?

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Arts & Life

Howard Students Go From 'The Sing-Off' To Success

Traces of Blue is an a capella jazz group that started in class at Howard University, before catching national fame on a TV talent show. Now they're hard at work on their debut album.

Howard Students Go From 'The Sing-Off' To Success

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Tuesday

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Movie Interviews

For R&B's Ron Isley, Music Is 'Just Like Magic'

Ron Isley began as one of the Isley Brothers, recording hits like "Shout" before embarking on a successful solo career. He's been R&B royalty for more than half a century. Host Michel Martin speaks to Isley about his latest album, This Song Is for You.

For R&B's Ron Isley, Music Is 'Just Like Magic'

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Monday

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Race

What Does Race Have To Do With It?

Host Michel talks about the role race played — or didn't play — in the criminal trial of George Zimmerman. She speaks with Corey Dade, contributing editor for TheRoot.com, and Roger L. Simon, founder of PJ Media.

What Does Race Have To Do With It?

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Around the Nation

Robert Zimmerman: 'Respect Jury's Decision'

Host Michel Martin talks to Robert Zimmerman Jr. about the acquittal of his younger brother, George Zimmerman, in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

Robert Zimmerman: 'Respect Jury's Decision'

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Friday

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Faith Matters

As Muslim Call To Prayer Echoes On TV, Some Brits Tune Out

England's Channel 4 is airing the Muslim call to prayer every morning during the month of Ramadan. It's a decision that's caused controversy among both Muslims and non-Muslims. Host Michel Martin speaks with BBC radio host Sheetal Parmar about the issue.

As Muslim Call To Prayer Echoes On TV, Some Brits Tune Out

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World

After Fifteen Years, 'Dictator Hunter' Sees Justice In Chad

Known as 'Africa's Pinochet,' former dictator of Chad Hissene Habre has finally been charged with crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture. Michel Martin speaks to Reed Brody, the Human Rights Watch lawyer who spent the past 15 years trying to bring him to justice.

After Fifteen Years, 'Dictator Hunter' Sees Justice In Chad

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Barbershop

As Zimmerman Trial Goes To Jury, How Would The Barbershop Rule?

The barbershop guys talk about the George Zimmerman trial, and weigh in on Jay-Z's latest album, Magna Carta... Holy Grail. Host Michel Martin talks with law professor Paul Butler, sports writer Pablo Torre, Bostonian Neil Minkoff and culture critic Jimi Izrael.

As Zimmerman Trial Goes To Jury, How Would The Barbershop Rule?

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Thursday

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U.S.

Is Owning A Home Still A Good American Dream?

Tell Me More continues the conversation with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. Host Michel Martin asks if Americans should still value home ownership.

Is Owning A Home Still A Good American Dream?

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Race

Study: Whites Think Black People Feel Less Pain

Racial disparities exist, but what causes them can be complicated. Harvard anthropology student Jason Silverstein says it has to do with a lack of empathy. Host Michel Michel Martin talks with Silverstein about a Slate article he wrote titled, 'I Don't Feel Your Pain.'

Study: Whites Think Black People Feel Less Pain

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Movie Interviews

Fatal Shooting At 'Fruitvale Station' Hits Home For Film's Stars

The new film tells the story of Oscar Grant, an unarmed young black man who was fatally shot by an Oakland, Calif., transit police officer in 2009. Stars Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer discuss the film, and how the shooting affected them.

Fatal Shooting At 'Fruitvale Station' Hits Home For Film's Stars

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Wednesday

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Law

Zimmerman Trial: The View From Inside The Courtroom

The George Zimmerman trial is expected to wrap up this week. Zimmerman shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin last year in what he said was self-defense. Host Michel Martin checks in with Orlando Sentinel reporter Rene Stutzman about her view from inside the courtroom.

Zimmerman Trial: The View From Inside The Courtroom

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Law

Is The Zimmerman Prosecution Legally 'Weak?'

George Zimmerman's defense team is wrapping up its case. Host Michel Martin talks with law professors Paul Butler and Pamela Bucy Pierson about some of the legal strategies at play so far, and if this case could affect self-defense laws across the country.

Is The Zimmerman Prosecution Legally 'Weak?'

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Race

Zimmerman Trial In The Court Of Public Opinion

As George Zimmerman's trial wraps up, host Michel Martin talks with a roundtable of social media watchers about public opinion of the case. They discuss how the courtroom proceedings are playing out in living rooms around the U.S.

Zimmerman Trial In The Court Of Public Opinion

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Tuesday

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World

Do Egyptians Consider Morsi's Ousting A 'Coup?'

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation about Egypt's turmoil and its future. She speaks with Abderrahim Foukara of Al-Jazeera, and Egyptian protestor Heba Gamal.

Do Egyptians Consider Morsi's Ousting A 'Coup?'

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Money Coach

Why Summer Is A Good Time To Talk Cash With Kids

Summertime isn't just for lollygagging. Many teens are working hard to pick up a few dollars. But how can parents prevent kids from squandering hard-earned cash and save some for the future? Host Michel Martin gets tips from financial expert Alvin Hall.

Why Summer Is A Good Time To Talk Cash With Kids

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Monday

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Law

New Voting Laws: Forward-looking Or A Step Back?

Several state legislatures are moving to amend voting laws after a controversial Supreme Court decision limited enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. Host Michel Martin gets an overview of the future of voting rights across the states.

New Voting Laws: Forward-looking Or A Step Back?

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Religion

After Rulings, Faith Leader Continues To Fight Gay Marriage

Reverend Derek McCoy fought hard against the legalization of same-sex marriage, calling it a morality issue. He speaks to host Michel Martin about how his congregation feels about the rulings and what it plans to do next.

After Rulings, Faith Leader Continues To Fight Gay Marriage

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On Aging

Winning Gold In Their Golden Years

Age of Champions is a documentary about athletes who, in their golden years, compete at the National Senior Olympics. Michel Martin speaks to the film's producer, Keith Ochwat, and John Tatum, a 94-year-old swimmer.

Winning Gold In Their Golden Years

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Friday

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Economy

Four Years On, Economic Recovery Still Sluggish

June job numbers are out, and the unemployment rate is still 7.6%. As the U.S. enters its fifth year of recovery, guest host Celeste Headlee asks Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal where we go from here.

Four Years On, Economic Recovery Still Sluggish

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Thursday

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History

How Slavery Almost Made It Into The Declaration

More than any other day of the year, the Fourth of July is a time to take pride in American history. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks to author Kenneth C. Davis about what you shouldn't forget this Independence Day.

How Slavery Almost Made It Into The Declaration

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U.S.

As Americans, We Stand ... Divided?

The American Values Survey finds that citizens of the U.S. think they're more divided today than they were a decade ago. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Don Baer about whether we're really as different as we believe we are.

As Americans, We Stand ... Divided?

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Food

Just As American As Chorizo

The Fourth of July is full of parades, fireworks and food. But how did barbecuing become our national tradition? Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with culinary historian Jessica B. Harris about how migration and culture has shaped what Americans eat.

Just As American As Chorizo

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Arts & Life

Does Macklemore Really Thrift Shop?

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are chart-topping rap sensations. In a special rebroadcast, they sat down last year with guest host Celeste Headlee to talk about their latest album 'The Heist' a few months before their fame hit its biggest heights.

Does Macklemore Really Thrift Shop?

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