Monday

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Economy

Holiday Sales: Gloomy or Merry And Bright?

Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday, Black Friday... will all the steals and deals be enough to actually boost the nation's economy? To find out, host Michel Martin speaks with Sudeep Reddy of The Wall Street Journal.

Holiday Sales: Gloomy or Merry And Bright?
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Health

Black Churches And HIV: 'Sex Is A Reality ... We Gotta Deal With It'

African-Americans are the racial group most affected by HIV in the U.S., and many black churches are stepping in to do something about it. Pastor Timothy Sloan of Texas talks with host Michel Martin about destigmatizing the disease from the pulpit.

Black Churches And HIV: 'Sex Is A Reality ... We Gotta Deal With It'
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Art & Design

Designer B Michael On Bringing Color To The Runway

B Michael is one of few top-tier African-American fashion designers. His work has been described as "politely sexy" and is worn by some of Hollywood's top names. Host Michel Martin talks with the veteran designer about his inspirations.

Designer B Michael On Bringing Color To The Runway
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Friday

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Thursday

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Music Interviews

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

Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend is an R&B superstar with a new marriage and a new album, Love in the Future. He talks with host Michel Martin about his life and work. This segment initially aired Oct. 31, 2013 on Tell Me More.

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

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Food

Mashing Up Holiday Favorites For The 'Thanksgivukkah' Table

The second night of Hanukkah is converging with Turkey Day this year, forming a rare and delicious holiday that's being called "Thanksgivukkah."

Mashing Up Holiday Favorites For The 'Thanksgivukkah' Table
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Technology

A Day In The Life: Blacks At The Cutting Edge Of Innovation

Every day until Dec. 20, African-American tech thinkers will live-tweet about their day and answer questions in a special Twitter series hosted by NPR's Tell Me More. Join the conversation at @TellMeMoreNPR or #NPRBlacksinTech.

A Day In The Life: Blacks At The Cutting Edge Of Innovation
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Tuesday

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Religion

Meet Mensch On A Bench, Jewish Counterpart To Elf On The Shelf

The popular holiday toy Elf on the Shelf now has a Jewish counterpart. It's called Mensch on a Bench. Host Michel Martin talks to the creator, Neal Hoffman, about how he came up with the idea.

Meet Mensch On A Bench, Jewish Counterpart To Elf On The Shelf
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Monday

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Education

Reporters' Notebook: Philadelphia, A Laboratory For Hybrid Schools

Michel Martin talks with NPR education correspondents Claudio Sanchez and Eric Westervelt, about a new NPR series looking at problems within Philadelphia's public school system, and the lessons the rest of the country can take from Philly.

Reporters' Notebook: Philadelphia, A Laboratory For Hybrid Schools
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Movie Interviews

Winnie: Not 'Just The Woman Who Stood By Mandela's Side'

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is the latest biopic about former South African president Nelson Mandela. Host Michel Martin speaks to Naomi Harris who plays his former wife, Winnie, in the film.

Winnie: Not 'Just The Woman Who Stood By Mandela's Side'
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Friday

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Thursday

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On Disabilities

Autistic Kids At Risk Of Wandering: How To Keep Them Safe

The case of a missing teenager in New York has sparked a national conversation about keeping autistic children safe. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from the National Autism Association's Lori McIlwain.

Autistic Kids At Risk Of Wandering: How To Keep Them Safe
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Music

Author Anton Treuer On Native American Tunes

Anton Treuer is the author of the book Everything You Wanted To Know About Indians But Were Afraid To Ask. During this Native American Heritage Month, he recommends some tunes for Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series.

Author Anton Treuer On Native American Tunes
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Wednesday

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Digital Life

Selfies: The World Is More Interesting Because I'm In It

"Selfie" is the new word of the year, chosen by Oxford Dictionaries. Tell Me More and NPR's Social Media Project Manager Kate Myers talk about why people love sharing "selfies."

Selfies: The World Is More Interesting Because I'm In It
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Tuesday

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Books

'Coolie Woman' Rescues Indentured Women From Anonymity

When slavery was outlawed in the Caribbean, indentured servitude took over. Host Michel Martin speaks with author Gauitra Bahadur. Her book Coolie Woman traces her great-grandmother's roots from India to Guyana.

'Coolie Woman' Rescues Indentured Women From Anonymity
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