Friday

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National Security

Bradley Manning: Whistleblower Or Traitor?

Army Private Bradley Manning was convicted after turning over thousands of sensitive documents to Wikileaks. He may now face more than 100 years in prison. Host Michel Martin talks about what comes next with NPR's Arun Rath.

Bradley Manning: Whistleblower Or Traitor?

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Barbershop

Barbershop Guys Take A Swing At Sports Controversies

The NFL slapped Philadelphia Eagle Riley Cooper on the wrist for an offensive slur he made off the field. But will his fellow players let him off so easily? The Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other sporting news.

Barbershop Guys Take A Swing At Sports Controversies

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Thursday

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Politics

Former Commerce Secretary: Doing Nothing On Immigration Is 'De Facto Amnesty'

Much of the political debate over immigration reform has raged within the Republican party. Host Michel Martin talks to former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez about the solutions his group, Republicans for Immigration Reform, has to offer.

Former Commerce Secretary: Doing Nothing On Immigration Is 'De Facto Amnesty'

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Television

A Drama-Free Show For Black Women?

Reality television often portrays black women as drama queens. But a new talk show is hoping to challenge that image. Host Michel Martin speaks to actress Malinda Williams about co-hosting the new program Exhale on the Apsire network.

A Drama-Free Show For Black Women?

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Music

Tailor Ozwald Boateng On Songs That Inspire Style

Ozwald Boateng was the first black tailor to have a shop on London's prestigious Savile Row. His tailored suits now cost up to $30,000. For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, he shares the songs that inspire his dapper look.

Tailor Ozwald Boateng On Songs That Inspire Style

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Wednesday

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Health Care

New Health Exchanges: What You Need To Know

On October 1st, online health insurance exchanges open up as part of the Affordable Care Act. Kaiser Health News' Mary Agnes Carey speaks to host Michel Martin about what will change, and how you can prepare for the roll-out.

New Health Exchanges: What You Need To Know

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Tuesday

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Law

What's Behind Falling Incarceration Rates?

New statistics show the number of prisoners in the United States continues to fall. So what's behind the new trend, and is it here to stay? Host Michel Martin speaks with Vikrant Reddy from Right on Crime, and Nicole Porter from The Sentencing Project.

What's Behind Falling Incarceration Rates?

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Africa

After 3 Decades Of Mugabe, Could Zimbabwe Get A New Leader?

Zimbabwe is gearing up for elections this week, and 89-year-old President Robert Mugabe is hoping to continue his grip on power. NPR's Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is in Harare for the vote. She joins host Michel Martin to talk more about what's at stake.

After 3 Decades Of Mugabe, Could Zimbabwe Get A New Leader?

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U.S.

Cities On The Brink: Lessons From Detroit

Municipal leaders from across the country are trying to draw lessons from Detroit's bankruptcy. Host Michel Martin speaks with writers David Sirota and Mario Loyola about whether bad politics, or bad luck, got the motor city stuck in neutral.

Cities On The Brink: Lessons From Detroit

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Parenting

Widows: Getting Your Kids On Board With The Dating Game

Dating after losing a spouse can come with a world of complications. And if you're a parent, it can be especially hard to explain new relationships to children. Two moms who lost their husbands share how they ventured back into dating and how their children reacted.

Widows: Getting Your Kids On Board With The Dating Game

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Music

'Life Goes On' For Author Benjamin Alire Saenz

Author Benjamin Alire Saenz's teen-lit novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe won big at this year's American Library Association awards. For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, he shares the songs that inspire him.

'Life Goes On' For Author Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Monday

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Law

Alberto Gonzales: Voting Rights Laws 'Have to Be Reasonable'

The U.S. Justice Department is coming after states like Texas for their voting laws. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to hear his thoughts.

Alberto Gonzales: Voting Rights Laws 'Have to Be Reasonable'

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Books

'Coming Clean' About Growing Up In A Hoarding Household

Kimberly Rae Miller grew up among piles of junk. Doors wouldn't close, stacks of paper turned to sludge, and the pool was filled with muck; her father was an extreme hoarder. In her new memoir, Coming Clean, Miller writes candidly about the chaos in her home.

'Coming Clean' About Growing Up In A Hoarding Household

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Friday

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Race

What's On The National Urban League's Agenda This Year?

Jobs are the focus of this year's National Urban League Conference in Philadelphia. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with President and CEO Marc Morial, about how the League has progressed on that front, and asks about the biggest issues facing African-Americans today.

What's On The National Urban League's Agenda This Year?

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Race

Can Race, Immigration Status Help Predict Child Well-being?

The well-being of kids in America may be tied to their race and the immigrant status of their parents. Donald Hernandez talks about the Foundation for Child Development's new report with guest host Celeste Headlee.

Can Race, Immigration Status Help Predict Child Well-being?

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Barbershop

Have New Yorkers Seen Too Much Of Anthony Weiner?

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has apologized for 'sexting' again, and he vows to move forward. The Barbershop guys ask whether he should step back from politics, and they weigh in on other news of the week.

Have New Yorkers Seen Too Much Of Anthony Weiner?

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Thursday

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Politics

White House Talks Income Gap: New Ideas About Old Problems?

President Obama's economic speaking tour seems reminiscent of campaign speeches in 2008. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks NPR's Ron Elving why the White House is sending this message again.

White House Talks Income Gap: New Ideas About Old Problems?

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Race

If You Have To Ask If It's Racist, It Probably Is

Talking about race can be difficult. But not for Andrew Ti, creator of the Yo, Is This Racist? blog and podcast. He bluntly takes on questions about racial sensitivity. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks Ti if he thinks he's helping or hurting the national conversation.

If You Have To Ask If It's Racist, It Probably Is

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Food

When Asian And Latin Food Collide: Spicy, Tasty Or Confused?

Asian-Americans and Latinos trace their roots half a world away from each other — literally. But their cultures, and especially the foods they love, have more in common than you might think.

When Asian And Latin Food Collide: Spicy, Tasty Or Confused?

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Code Switch

Jorge Ramos On Latinos And The Future Of U.S. Politics

Spanish-language newscaster Jorge Ramos has been a vocal — and influential — proponent of an immigration overhaul. He has words of caution for John Boehner and the Republican Party.

Jorge Ramos On Latinos And The Future Of U.S. Politics

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Law

Immigration Path Too Slow To Follow The Rules?

Much of the debate about immigration reform has centered around undocumented workers. But the system poses plenty of challenges to immigrants here legally. Host Celeste Headlee examines the path they trudge.

Immigration Path Too Slow To Follow The Rules?

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Music

'Left Alone,' Oliver Mtukudzi Sees Music As Therapy

At 60, Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi now has more albums to his name than birthdays. His latest album, Sarawoga — which means "left alone" — is a response to the death of his son. Mtukudzi joins Tell Me More for a special performance chat.

'Left Alone,' Oliver Mtukudzi Sees Music As Therapy

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Technology

Observing Ramadan, On Your Smartphone?

During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, more and more Muslims are turning to digital apps and gadgets to guide prayers and share in the fast. Host Michel Martin talks with Arsalan Iftikhar, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, to learn more.

Observing Ramadan, On Your Smartphone?

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World

Examining Jamaica's Homophobia

Jamaica is known for beaches and warm weather, but for many gay and lesbian people living on the island, it's a place of hatred. A new documentary, The Abominable Crime shines a light on homophobia and anti-gay violence in Jamaica.

Examining Jamaica's Homophobia

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