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Radio Diaries 'Made Me Feel Important'

Radio Diaries has helped people record and tell their own stories for more than a decade. Host Michel Martin speaks with Melissa Rodriguez, a single mom who recorded her "teen diary" 16 years ago, and again this year.

Radio Diaries 'Made Me Feel Important'

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Music

Chrisette Michele's Music To Make Her Days Better

Grammy-winning R&B musician Chrisette Michele spoke with Tell Me More earlier this year about her latest album Better. For Tell More's occasional segment "In Your Ear," she talks about the songs in rotation on her playlist.

Chrisette Michele's Music To Make Her Days Better

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World

In Dominican Republic, An Emotional Fight Over Citizenship

Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic are being stripped of their citizenship by that country. Host Michel Martin talks to Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles about why Dominicans of Haitian ancestry are denouncing the decision.

In Dominican Republic, An Emotional Fight Over Citizenship

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Two female Marines carry a mock wounded person as they participate in a drill at Camp Lejeune, N.C. They were among the first female participants to receive this training after the military lifted its ban on women serving in combat roles. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Code Switch

Navigating Military Service, Parenting And The Brass Ceiling

Being a woman in the service has its rewards, and it has its challenges. Two female veterans turned authors have new books they hope will reach those who might follow in their boot steps.

Navigating Military Service, Parenting And The Brass Ceiling

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U.S.

Forget The 50 States; The U.S. Is Really 11 Nations, Author Says

Author Colin Woodard says it's better to think of the U.S. as 11 distinct nations instead of 50 states. He speaks with Tell Me More about how those nations came about, and why they play a role in everything from gun control to tax policy.

Forget The 50 States; The U.S. Is Really 11 Nations, Author Says

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Books

Africana Book Awards: There's More To Africa Than Animals

The Africana Book Awards are supposed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children's literature about Africa. Guest host Celeste Headleee speaks to award winners Karen Leggett Abouraya and Ifeoma Onyefulu.

Africana Book Awards: There's More To Africa Than Animals

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Barbershop

Should Jonathan Martin 'Man Up' Or 'Leave It On The Field?'

The Barbershop guys meet us in St. Louis this week. They'll weigh in on the Miami Dolphins' bullying debate, and ask whether a California high school's mascot is offensive.

Should Jonathan Martin 'Man Up' Or 'Leave It On The Field?'

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Texas Tangled In Hair Braiding Controversy

For women, hair care can be a sensitive issue. But now one woman is picking a fight over hair care with the state of Texas. Host Michel Martin speaks with Isis Brantley who is suing the state for the right to teach hair braiding.

Texas Tangled In Hair Braiding Controversy

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Comediennes Of Color: 'I Am Funny'

Two comediennes of color, Anjelah Johnson, and Debra Wilson, both formerly of Fox's sketch comedy series MADtv, spoke with Tell Me More host, Michel Martin about the discussion on the lack of diversity at Saturday Night Live.

Comediennes Of Color: 'I Am Funny'

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News

Disgust Or Pity For Crack-Smoking Toronto Mayor?

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's use of crack has embarrassed the city he serves and made his name into a punch line. In her "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin looks beyond the jokes, to what Ford's situation says about addiction.

Disgust Or Pity For Crack-Smoking Toronto Mayor?

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Middle East

Syrian Humanitarian Crisis As Bad As Rwanda?

The U.S. says the Syrian humanitarian crisis is spiraling out of control. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Anne Richard, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State.

Syrian Humanitarian Crisis As Bad As Rwanda?

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Law

Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based On Principle

A new billboard in D.C. is asking jurors to forget about the law, and go with their gut when it comes to acquitting defendants. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with two former federal prosecutors about the pros and cons of jury nullification.

Jury Nullification: Acquitting Based On Principle

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