Friday

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Economy

2013 A Good Year For Housing And Auto Industries

The economy was still sluggish in 2013, but the housing and auto industries performed well. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR reporter Sonari Glinton, and senior business editor Marilyn Geewax about those booming sectors.

2013 A Good Year For Housing And Auto Industries

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Architecture

Architect's Dream House: Less Than 200 Square Feet

Macy Miller, an architect from Idaho, built her tiny home from scratch for just $11,000. She says the 2,500-square-foot home she downsized from wasn't really her style.

Architect's Dream House: Less Than 200 Square Feet

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Harlem In Photographs: Troubled Neighborhood To Source Of Pride

Camilo José Vergara says documenting a "world of losing ... a world where things diminish" is "awfully good training for life." His new photo book, Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto, shows the neighborhood's transormation over 40 years.

Harlem In Photographs: Troubled Neighborhood To Source Of Pride

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Thursday

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Around the Nation

Struggling Food Banks Find New Ways To Fight Hunger

Food banks are struggling to provide dwindling supplies to a bigger base of recipients. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad about how food banks are coming up with new ways to feed the hungry.

Struggling Food Banks Find New Ways To Fight Hunger

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Africa

Revealing The Sometimes Ugly Truth Of Nigeria

Chinelo Okparanta was born in Nigeria and raised in the U.S. as a Jehovah's Witness. She talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about sharing the truth of her home country, even if it's ugly.

Revealing The Sometimes Ugly Truth Of Nigeria

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Arts & Life

The Surprising Vision of Artist Faith Ringgold

Legendary artist Faith Ringgold began her career in 1963 — the same year as the March on Washington. She talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about her life, work and why no one originally wanted to hear her story.

The Surprising Vision of Artist Faith Ringgold

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Wednesday

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Arts & Life

How Blind Voice Over Artist 'Reads'

Pete Gustin has voiced over national ads but he can't read scripts - he's legally blind. As he tells Tell Me More guest host Celeste Headlee, he didn't let his disability deter his talent.

How Blind Voice Over Artist 'Reads'

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Music

Musician Oliver Mtukudzi Digs Deep In 'Sarawoga'

At 60, Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi now has more albums to his name than birthdays. His latest, Sarawoga, is an emotional response to the death of his son. Mtukudzi joins guest host Celeste Headlee in studio for a special performance chat.

Musician Oliver Mtukudzi Digs Deep In 'Sarawoga'

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Music

At 60, Oliver Mtukudzi Still 'Giving Life To The People' With Music

Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi often says that you don't get to sing a song if you have nothing to say. He talks with guest host Celeste Headlee, and shares a few tunes.

At 60, Oliver Mtukudzi Still 'Giving Life To The People' With Music

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Tuesday

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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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Friday

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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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Tuesday

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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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