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Food

Spicing Up Your Holiday Drink List

It's time to wine and dine! But Christmas drinks don't have to be the typical eggnog and mulled wine. James Beard Award-winning mixologist Dale DeGroff offers some surprising recipes.

Spicing Up Your Holiday Drink List

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Monday

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Education

Racing To The Top, But Leaving Students Of Color Behind In Special Ed

Children of color are reportedly over represented in special education classes in Minnesota and other states. For more on whether anything can be done about it, guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Dan Losen of the The Civil Rights Project at UCLA.

Racing To The Top, But Leaving Students Of Color Behind In Special Ed

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Technology

Free Wifi Promised To Open Opportunities in Harlem

More than 80,000 Harlem residents are being promised free public wireless internet. But similar projects in other cities have run out of fuel. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with the New York City Housing Authority's Dupe Ajayi about the plan.

Free Wifi Promised To Open Opportunities in Harlem

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Around the Nation

Can Urban Farming Brighten Detroit?

Brightmoor is one of many blighted neighborhoods in Detroit, but a small group of people is hoping to save it through farming. For more, guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Riet Schumack, co-founder of Neighbors Building Brightmoor.

Can Urban Farming Brighten Detroit?

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Technology

#NPRBlacksInTech: Creating Technology 'Comes From Passion'

Tell Me More has sparked Twitter discussions around diversity in tech at #NPRBlacksinTech. For more on why there's a racial disparity in tech, host Michel Martin talks with physicist Reginald Farrow, entrepreneur Deena Pierott and middle school student Miles Peterson.

#NPRBlacksInTech: Creating Technology 'Comes From Passion'

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Thursday

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Education

Nation's Report Card Shows Improvement, But Race Still Divides

Cities across the country are receiving the latest numbers on how well their 4th and 8th graders are doing in reading and math. Results are positive, but there's only been incremental changes when it comes to race, gender, and income gaps. Host Michel Martin finds out more.

Nation's Report Card Shows Improvement, But Race Still Divides

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Economy

Why Congress Didn't Extend Unemployment Benefits

The new congressional budget deal does not extend benefits for Americans receiving long-term unemployment. NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax discusses the debate in Congress, and some of the economic implications with host Michel Martin.

Why Congress Didn't Extend Unemployment Benefits

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Wednesday

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Around the Nation

Have A Very Merry Faux Pas-Free Holiday

The holiday season can be a lot of fun, until you make that drunken blunder at the office party. What are the most common etiquette miscues, and how can you avoid them? Columnist and etiquette expert Harriette Cole shares tips with host Michel Martin.

Have A Very Merry Faux Pas-Free Holiday

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Parenting

Tantrums: To Control Or Not To Control?

Going holiday shopping is stressful enough with the crowds and last-minute gift lists. But then somebody's kid starts screaming... Host Michel Martin talks tantrums with parents Caitlin Coakley Beckner, Yvette Young-DeCosta and Gayle Trotter.

Tantrums: To Control Or Not To Control?

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Monday

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Race

Are Black Shoppers More Likely To Be Profiled?

Holiday shopping season is in full swing, but some people might be getting more than they paid for. Host Michel Martin talks about racial profiling, and what to do if you're a target. She's joined by Rutgers professor Jerome Williams and attorney Melba Pearson .

Are Black Shoppers More Likely To Be Profiled?

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Friday

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Faith Matters

In The Midst Of Newtown's Grief, Pastor Says There Is Light

Reverend Matthew Crebbin had to comfort shocked residents after the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that killed 28 people last year. A year later, he speaks with host Michel Martin about the role faith played in keeping the town together.

In The Midst Of Newtown's Grief, Pastor Says There Is Light

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Thursday

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Asia

Did India 'Turn Back The Clock' On Gay Rights?

India's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that gay sex is illegal, four years after the ban was struck down by a lower court. For more on the ruling and how Indians are reacting, host Michel Martin checks in with journalist and LGBT commentator Sandip Roy.

Did India 'Turn Back The Clock' On Gay Rights?

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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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