Friday

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Africa

South Africans Mourn Loss Of 'Father' Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was an inspirational figure around the world for decades. Host Michel Martin talks with Ferial Haffajee, editor at City Press in Johannesburg, about the immediate reactions from South Africans to Mandela's passing.

South Africans Mourn Loss Of 'Father' Nelson Mandela

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Africa

Ghana's President: Mandela's Long Walk Became Africa's Journey

As the world pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, Ghana's president, John Dramani Mahama, remembers the effect the elder statesman had on his own political career. Mahama shares his memories with host Michel Martin.

Ghana's President: Mandela's Long Walk Became Africa's Journey

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Barbershop

What Madiba Meant To The Barbershop Guys

The Barbershop guys share their take on Nelson Mandela: what his life meant to them and how he will be remembered by the world. Writer Jimi Izrael, professor Sean Jacobs, and journalists Corey Dade and Michael Skolnik weigh in.

What Madiba Meant To The Barbershop Guys

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Thursday

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Code Switch

New York City's Fire Commissioner On Extinguishing Racial Gap

Two years after a federal judge ruled that New York City's fire department's tests discriminated against blacks and Hispanics, nearly 62 percent of graduates from the most recent class of the FDNY's training academy are minorities.

New York City's Fire Commissioner On Extinguishing Racial Gap

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Wednesday

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Your Money

Shopping With Your Values In Mind

Shopping is on everyone's mind during the holiday season — not just what to buy, but where you buy it. Host Michel Martin speaks with columnists David Sirota and Mario Loyola about shopping with your values in mind.

Shopping With Your Values In Mind

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Economy

Retirees Fear Losing Pensions In Bankrupt Detroit

A federal judge has given Detroit the green light to enter bankruptcy. Host Michel Martin speaks with Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley about what it means for Motown residents.

Retirees Fear Losing Pensions In Bankrupt Detroit

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Tuesday

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The Season Of Giving... And Getting Scammed?

It's the season of giving, but scammers are trying to take as much as they can this holiday season. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sheryl Harris, consumer columnist for The Plain Dealer, about avoiding seasonal scams.

The Season Of Giving... And Getting Scammed?

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Sylvia Porter: Right On The Money

Before there was personal finance guru Suze Orman, there was Sylvia Porter, a pioneer in the genre. Host Michel Martin speaks with Tracy Lucht, the author of Sylvia Porter: America's Original Personal Finance Columnist.

Sylvia Porter: Right On The Money

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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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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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