Friday

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BackTalk

Is The NFL Weakening Defense Of Redskins' Name?

Tell Me More host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener inbox for Backtalk. This week, they talk about the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins' team name.

Is The NFL Weakening Defense Of Redskins' Name?

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Politics

Rand Paul On Syria: 'I Think There's Evil On Both Sides'

Republican Sen. Rand Paul is one of Congress' leading skeptics of U.S. military strategy, including possible strikes on Syria. He tells NPR why he opposes a strike, and what he thinks the U.S. should do.

Rand Paul On Syria: 'I Think There's Evil On Both Sides'

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Around the Nation

Do Americans Feel A Responsibility To Act In Syria?

How are Americans reacting to the crisis in Syria, and President Obama's speech Tuesday night? Host Michel Martin speaks with three editors - in Denver, Dallas and New York - to talk about the regional reactions to the situation.

Do Americans Feel A Responsibility To Act In Syria?

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Books

'Buck' Tells Of Wild Childhood In 'Killadelphia'

MK Asante grew up in in north Philadelphia or as he calls it, "Killadelphia." In his new memoir, Buck, he details how he went from a drug dealing delinquent to becoming a poet and professor. Host Michel Martin talks to Asante about why he turned his life around.

'Buck' Tells Of Wild Childhood In 'Killadelphia'

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Tuesday

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Could The ICC Stop Another Chemical Attack?

If diplomatic talks fail, and an outright attack is off the table, is there a third option to stop another chemical weapons attack in Syria? It may be the International Criminal Court. Host Michel Martin talks with the former ICC chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo.

Could The ICC Stop Another Chemical Attack?

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Affordable Care Act Q & A: Medicare And Medicaid

You might be concerned about how programs like Medicare and Medicaid will fare as the Affordable Care Act is rolled out. Host Michel Martin talks to health reporter Mary Agnes Carey about the nuances consumers will have to remember with the ACA.

Affordable Care Act Q & A: Medicare And Medicaid

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'Mean Girls' Inspiration Reveals The Secret To Raising Boys

A new book explores the world of teenage boys and debunks the myth that parents raising boys have it easier. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rosalind Wiseman about her new book Masterminds and Wingmen.

'Mean Girls' Inspiration Reveals The Secret To Raising Boys

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Monday

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Sports

Monday Night Marked By Redskins Name Debate

The Oneida Nation wants the Washington Redskins to change their name and mascot - and they're hoping sports fans will help sway team owners. Host Michel Martin talks with Oneida Nation representative Ray Halbritter.

Monday Night Marked By Redskins Name Debate

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Code Switch

Angry Asian Man Not So Angry

When Phil Yu started 'Angry Asian Man' in 2001, he had no idea it would become wildly popular and the go-to source on all things Asian-America.

Angry Asian Man Not So Angry

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Music

Blitz The Ambassador: Fighting Against Invisibility

Blitz the Ambassador grew up listening to Public Enemy in Ghana. Now he's bringing an African flavor to American hip-hop. He speaks to host Michel Martin about what his latest release, The Warm Up, says about the U.S. immigrant experience.

Blitz The Ambassador: Fighting Against Invisibility

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Barbershop

Gearing Up For Football Season

The Barbershop guys are talking football. Plus, they chat about the dust-up between New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and a bakery customer. Did Weiner win back some street cred or act like a jerk - again?

Gearing Up For Football Season

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Thursday

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Politics

Progressive Democrats Doubt Syria Strategy

Host Michel Martin hears from two members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus about why they're reluctant to approve a U.S. strike on Syria. She's joined by Representative Barbara Lee of California and Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland.

Progressive Democrats Doubt Syria Strategy

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Movies

Autism: Film Shows Education Challenges For Young Adults And Families

Best Kept Secret is a film that follows a group of young adults with autism during their last year of high school. Host Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Samantha Buck and Janet Mino, a special education teacher.

Autism: Film Shows Education Challenges For Young Adults And Families

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Education

Ranking Schools Based On What Matters

President Obama recently proposed a new college ranking system, based on more than test scores. The Washington Monthly has been doing that for years. Host Michel Martin finds out more.

Ranking Schools Based On What Matters

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Music

Pfister Sisters Bring Fun To Old Jazz Standard

In the final installment of Tell Me More's 'Summer Songs' series, Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, tells Michel Martin about a 'grown' girl group, The Pfister Sisters, singing the jazz standard Everybody Loves My Baby.

Pfister Sisters Bring Fun To Old Jazz Standard

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Wednesday

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Beauty Shop

Who Are The Smartest People On Twitter?

Host Michel Martin gets a fresh take on some of this week's top stories from the ladies of the Beauty Shop. This week they discuss Fast Company's list of the 25 Smartest Women on Twitter.

Who Are The Smartest People On Twitter?

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Economy

Syria: The Money Effect

The uncertain future of American military action in Syria is causing ripple effects in the world market. Host Michel Martin speaks with economic reporter Sudeep Reddy of The Wall Street Journal, about the relationship between the Syrian conflict and oil.

Syria: The Money Effect

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Money Coach

Managing Money: There's An App For That

An endless number of personal finance apps help consumers keep track of their money. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lisa Gerstner of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, about the different options for tracking savings and spending on mobile devices.

Managing Money: There's An App For That

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Parenting

Are Cops Properly Trained To Deal With People With Disabilities?

Ethan Saylor, a young man with Down Syndrome, died after an altercation with police. The case has raised questions about the way cops deal with people who have mental disabilities. Host Michel Martin discusses Saylor's case with parents and a former policeman.

Are Cops Properly Trained To Deal With People With Disabilities?

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Around the Nation

Diana Nyad: Dream Accomplished

Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. This was Nyad's fifth attempt and it took her 53 hours. Host Michel Martin spoke with her three years ago, about not giving up.

Diana Nyad: Dream Accomplished

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