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Barbershop

Does The NFL's Proposed Settlement Change The Game?

The National Football League has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in a settlement over concussion-related injuries. But the league also denies any wrongdoing. So is it a victory for the players? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

Does The NFL's Proposed Settlement Change The Game?

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Thursday

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Music

Summer Songs: Professor Longhair's Daughter

Tell Me More's 'Summer Songs' series samples new versions of old classics. This week, Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, shares a daughter's rendition of her father's song: Henry Roeland 'Professor Longhair' Byrd's Cry to Me.

Summer Songs: Professor Longhair's Daughter

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Wednesday

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The March On Washington At 50

Behind March On Washington's 'Sunny Reputation,' A Deep Fear

Even though the March on Washington was nonviolent, many braced for riots. Host Michel Martin speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch about the story behind the march.

Behind March On Washington's 'Sunny Reputation,' A Deep Fear

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Tuesday

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Education

Sec. Of Education: Graduation Rates 'Nothing We Can Be Proud Of'

Tell Me More checks in with the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, about the biggest challenges educators, parents and students face in schools today. He talks with host Michel Martin about education as a civil rights issue.

Sec. Of Education: Graduation Rates 'Nothing We Can Be Proud Of'

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Monday

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Education

Former Sec. Of Education Wants More Support For Teachers

Education has been called the top civil rights issue of the 21st century. Host Michel Martin asks former U.S. Secretary of Education of Education Rod Paige about whether the nation is winning the battle for equality in schools.

Former Sec. Of Education Wants More Support For Teachers

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Remembrances

Remembering Tell Me More's Teshima Walker Izrael

Host Michel Martin pays tribute to a woman who kept Tell Me More real: NPR executive producer Teshima Walker Izrael. She passed away recently after battling cancer. Martin explains why 'attention must be paid.'

Remembering Tell Me More's Teshima Walker Izrael

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Friday

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Race

What Do Asian-Americans Owe The Civil Rights Movement?

As the US prepares to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, guest host Celeste Headlee speaks to Scot Nakagawa. He recently wrote an article called "Three Things Asian-Americans Owe to the Civil Rights Movement."

What Do Asian-Americans Owe The Civil Rights Movement?

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Arts & Life

Broadway Star 'Comfortable' With Album Of Intensely Personal Songs

Tituss Burgess gained fame as the outrageous character D'Fwan on 30 Rock. But he's also a Broadway singer who's recorded two albums. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Burgess about his latest album Comfortable.

Broadway Star 'Comfortable' With Album Of Intensely Personal Songs

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Barbershop

Are There 'Blurred Lines' Over Summer's Hottest Song?

Robin Thicke may have the hit song of the summer, but Marvin Gaye's family says it sounds too familiar — like the melody in Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Both sides are lawyering up, and the Barbershop guys weigh in on the dustup.

Are There 'Blurred Lines' Over Summer's Hottest Song?

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Children's Health

Florida Deaths Raise Questions About Child Welfare System

At least 20 children, on the radar of child protective services in Florida, have died since April, according to the Miami Herald. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks why it's happening, and what can be done.

Florida Deaths Raise Questions About Child Welfare System

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Movies

Film Shows Ali's Battles Outside The Ring

The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a new documentary that looks at the battles boxing's biggest star faced outside of the ring. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to the director, Bill Siegel, and journalist Dave Zirin.

Film Shows Ali's Battles Outside The Ring

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Music

Summer Songs: Led Zeppelin Reinvented, Acoustic Style

Tell Me More's 'Summer Songs' series samples contemporary artists who've remade old classics. This week, Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, shares an acoustic version of a hit by the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Summer Songs: Led Zeppelin Reinvented, Acoustic Style

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Wednesday

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Law

Ad Dramatizes Trayvon Martin Shooting

The shooting of Trayvon Martin is dramatized in a controversial ad by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Executive Director Josh Horwitz, talks with guest host Celeste Headlee about trying to overturn 'stand your ground' laws.

Ad Dramatizes Trayvon Martin Shooting

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Tuesday

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Education

Is It Time To Get Rid of IQ Tests In Schools?

Schools have long used IQ tests to group students. But some experts say labels like 'gifted' or 'disabled' are following students throughout their education — for better and worse. Guest host Celeste Headlee finds out more.

Is It Time To Get Rid of IQ Tests In Schools?

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