Wednesday

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World

Who Is The Next Mandela?

As Nelson Mandela is laid to rest, guest host Celeste Headlee asks if there's another activist who might galvanize the world in the same way. She speaks with Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times and Human Rights First's Brian Dooley.

Who Is The Next Mandela?

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Digital Life

'Civic Tech' Skips The Red Tape

If you've ever spent a day on hold with a government agency, you know there has to be a better way. Now, the emerging field of 'civic tech' is trying to find it. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Roxann Stafford of SecondMuse to learn more.

'Civic Tech' Skips The Red Tape

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Tuesday

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Money Coach

Skip The Dealer: 'There's Gold In Those Jalopies'

It's easy to trade in your old car at a dealer, but that might mean missing out on a lot of money. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad about changes in the used car market.

Skip The Dealer: 'There's Gold In Those Jalopies'

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Monday

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Economy

Why A 'Living' Wage Doesn't Add Up

A new study suggests that while most people want jobs that pay more, most of the jobs currently available are low wage. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Ben Henry of the Alliance for a Just Society and Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times.

Why A 'Living' Wage Doesn't Add Up

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Money Coach

Sharing Matters Most When Trying To Buy Happiness

Every holiday season, people splurge on gift items to make their loved ones smile - but does buying all that stuff really make people happy? Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax about buying happiness.

Sharing Matters Most When Trying To Buy Happiness

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Music

Actress Naomie Harris Dances To 'Brown Girl In The Ring'

For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' segment, actress Naomie Harris shares the music she grew up with. Harris' portrays Winnie Mandela in the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Actress Naomie Harris Dances To 'Brown Girl In The Ring'

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History

Recalling Nelson Mandela's 'Funny And Humble' Side

As the world mourns Nelson Mandela, many Americans are remembering their involvement in his life. Celeste Headlee speaks to Sharon Gelman, of Artists for a New South Africa, which was founded in 1989 by actors like Alfre Woodard and Danny Glover, to fight apartheid.

Recalling Nelson Mandela's 'Funny And Humble' Side

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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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World

Mandela Suffered The Most So He Could Ask The Most, Says Ambassador

The world is reacting to news that Nelson Mandela has passed away. Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa's Ambassador to the United States, met Mandela in prison and he's been inspired by him ever since. Rasool speaks to host Michel Martin about Nelson Mandela's life and legacy.

Mandela Suffered The Most So He Could Ask The Most, Says Ambassador

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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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World

Abortion In Haiti: Dangerous And Illegal

In Haiti, abortion is illegal and women are turning to dangerous ways to end unwanted pregnancies. Host Michel Martin talks with Jacqueline Charles, of the Miami Herald, about the issue.

Abortion In Haiti: Dangerous And Illegal

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Africa

Female Doctor Beats Odds To Bring Air Ambulance To Nigeria

Experts said Dr. Ola Orekunrin's dream to create air ambulance service in Nigeria was impossible. But as a doctor and helicopter pilot, she had the skills and dedication to make it work. Orekunrin tells host Michel Martin about Flying Doctors Nigeria.

Female Doctor Beats Odds To Bring Air Ambulance To Nigeria

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Food

'King Cocktail' Serves Up Prohibition History, Hangover Cure

Prohibition ended 80 years ago today. To mark the occasion, Dale DeGroff, the man many credit with reviving the art of the cocktail, joins NPR to talk about the era's lasting effect on American life, current trends in bartending, and to share a few of his favorite recipes.

'King Cocktail' Serves Up Prohibition History, Hangover Cure

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Movie Interviews

Gyptian: New Album 'Like Insanity'

Although Jamaica is a small island, it packs a big punch in the world of music. Host Michel Martin speaks with dancehall reggae artist Gyptian about his latest album Sex, Love & Reggae.

Gyptian: New Album 'Like Insanity'

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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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Immigration Activists Push For Reform With Water-Only Diet

Immigration activists across the country are fasting to pressure Congress into action. Host Michel Martin speaks with one of the activists, Rudy Lopez, along with NPR Correspondent Ted Robbins about the Fast For Families movement, and the prospects for immigration reform.

Immigration Activists Push For Reform With Water-Only Diet

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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

Jimmie 'J.J.' Walker's Dynomite! Songs

You might remember Jimmie "J.J." Walker from his starring role on the legendary sitcom Good Times. But there's more to him than his signature tagline. For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" series, he talks about some of the songs that mean something to him.

Jimmie 'J.J.' Walker's Dynomite! Songs

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Technology

#NPRBlacksinTech Launches

Tell Me More's Twitter series "A Day in the Life" launches today, and it allows you to experience, in real time, the imprint that African-Americans are making in our country's technology engine. You can follow the conversation: #NPRBlacksinTech.

#NPRBlacksinTech Launches

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Friday

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Music

Music Is Motivation For Olympian John Carlos

For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" series, 1968 Olympic medalist John Carlos tells listeners about the music that's inspired him over the years. His favorites include Billie Holiday and Curtis Mayfield. This segment initially aired July 30, 2012 on Tell Me More.

Music Is Motivation For Olympian John Carlos

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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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