Friday

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Law

Does Race Make A Difference To 'Stand Your Ground' Laws?

People on both sides of the debate over so-called "stand your ground" laws are using the same statistics to bolster their arguments. Host Michel Martin takes a closer look at the actual numbers with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Davis of the Tampa Bay Times.

Does Race Make A Difference To 'Stand Your Ground' Laws?

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Law

Sanford's New Rules Say No Guns On Neighborhood Watch

More than a year and a half after Trayvon Martin was shot in Florida, Sanford's new police chief has issued new guidelines for neighborhood watch groups and volunteers. Host Michel Martin learns more from NPR correspondent Greg Allen.

Sanford's New Rules Say No Guns On Neighborhood Watch

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BackTalk

Appeals Court Blocks Stop-And-Frisk Changes In New York

Tell Me More host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar update law and order stories from New York, Alabama, and Georgia, and they share some listener love for poet Nikki Giovanni.

Appeals Court Blocks Stop-And-Frisk Changes In New York

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Barbershop

Can We Compare Allen Iverson To Muhammad Ali?

The Boston Red Sox win the World Series and basketball bad boy Allen Iverson officially retires. The Barbershop guys weigh in on sports news and the other big stories of the week.

Can We Compare Allen Iverson To Muhammad Ali?

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Thursday

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U.S.

Does The Word "Redskins" Cause Psychological Damage?

Members of the Oneida Nation met with representatives from the NFL on Wednesday to discuss the growing call to change the Washington Redskins name. Host Michel Martin finds out how the meeting went from the Nation's representative, Ray Halbritter.

Does The Word "Redskins" Cause Psychological Damage?

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Music

John Legend On Marriage, Music And 'Genius' Kanye West

Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend is an R&B superstar. His new solo album, Love in the Future, is partly inspired by his wife, model Chrissy Teigen. He speaks with host Michel Martin about working with Teigen and where he draws the line between sexy and sleazy.

John Legend On Marriage, Music And 'Genius' Kanye West

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Wednesday

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Beauty Shop

Jay Z Adds Another Problem To Add To His 99: Barneys

Host Michel Martin talks with the Beauty Shop ladies about the thin line between creative and offensive Halloween costumes. They also discuss claims of racially profiling by retailer Barneys.

Jay Z Adds Another Problem To Add To His 99: Barneys

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Music

Actress Laverne Cox On The Music That Gets Her Dancing

Laverne Cox had a breakout role as transgender prisoner Sophia Burset in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" segment, she shares some of the pop songs that make her want to dance.

Actress Laverne Cox On The Music That Gets Her Dancing

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Tuesday

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U.S.

Sandy Relief: Still Rebuilding A Year Later

One year ago, Superstorm Sandy battered the northeastern coast causing massive damage to homes and businesses. But how does the recovery look today? Host Michel Martin speaks to WNYC reporter Stephen Nessen and New Jersey relief volunteer Jim Davis to find out.

Sandy Relief: Still Rebuilding A Year Later

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Poetry

Poet Nikki Giovanni On The Darker Side Of Her Life

Nikki Giovanni is one of the most celebrated living poets, known for beautiful descriptions of family, friends, politics and even food. Host Michel Martin talks with Giovanni about her "truth telling" and some of the surprises in her latest collection, Chasing Utopia.

Poet Nikki Giovanni On The Darker Side Of Her Life

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Parenting

Pocahontas And Gangstas: Has Halloween Gotten Too PC?

Each year, Halloween brings out the funny, scary and sometimes racist costumes. This year, a young man is getting criticized for wearing blackface to portray slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Our diverse panel of parents gives their take on when dress-up goes too far.

Pocahontas And Gangstas: Has Halloween Gotten Too PC?

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Monday

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National Security

International Bugging: Why The U.S. Snoops

News organizations in France, Germany and Spain have reported wide-spread monitoring by the National Security Agency in their countries. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with journalists from Der Spiegel and Le Figaro, about the recent revelations.

International Bugging: Why The U.S. Snoops

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Theater

A Fresh Face To The Classic 'Juliet'

The daughter of actress Phylicia Rashad stars opposite Orlando Bloom in a new Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet. Condola Rashad speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about this new twist on the classic Shakespearean play.

Condola Rashad: A Fresh Face To The Classic 'Juliet'

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Friday

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Around the Nation

Parents Fight To Reopen Case After Questioning Son's Death

Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a wrestling mat at school earlier this year. Authorities ruled it an accident but his parents and neighbors think there was foul play. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with reporter Fred Rosen.

Parents Fight To Reopen Case After Questioning Son's Death

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Fitness & Nutrition

How To 'Eat Good' In The 'Hood'

Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially if you're on a tight budget. Host Michel Martin asks health guru and rapper Stic, of the rap duo Dead Prez, for his suggestions on eating well while on a so-called "hood" budget.

How To 'Eat Good' In The 'Hood'

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Barbershop

'Shop-And-Get-Frisked' When You Spend $350 At Barneys

A young black man is suing high-end retailer Barneys, saying he was arrested after buying a $350 belt. Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys for a fresh cut on that story and the rest of the week's news.

'Shop-And-Get-Frisked' When You Spend $350 At Barneys

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Thursday

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Wednesday

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Around the Nation

Marketing To Latinos: 'We Don't Fit Into A Box'

Latinos are one of the fastest growing segments of the population, but marketers aren't always keeping up with them. Host Michel Martin speaks with Chiqui Cartagena, the Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Univision, and author of Latino Boom II.

Marketing To Latinos: 'We Don't Fit Into A Box'

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U.S.

Belafonte And MLK Family Take Memorabilia Dispute To Court

Musician and social activist Harry Belafonte is suing the family of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., over documents he claims were given to him by the civil rights leader. Host Michel Martin talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning MLK biographer David Garrow about the case.

Belafonte And MLK Family Take Memorabilia Dispute To Court

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Tuesday

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Parenting

Maryville Case: A Parent's Worst Nightmare

Missouri teen Daisy Coleman says she was raped last year by a high school senior after she snuck out of her house. Tell Me More's parenting roundtable talks about the story and how to keep teenagers safe.

Maryville Case: A Parent's Worst Nightmare

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Monday

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Africa

Burundi Genocide Survivor: Running Eases Mind

Twenty years ago today, Burundi's first democratically elected Hutu president was assassinated by Tutsi extremists. It sparked a genocide. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with survivor Gilbert Tuhabonye about how forgiveness — and running — helped him heal.

Burundi Genocide Survivor: Running Eases Mind

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Law

Combating Domestic Violence: One Size Doesn't Fit All

The numbers are disturbingly high: More than 1 in 3 women in America will experience rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Guest host Celeste Headlee examines how well the justice system serves abused women of color.

Combating Domestic Violence: One Size Doesn't Fit All

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