Tuesday

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Politics

House Republicans' New Immigration Proposals: 'Trap' or Opportunity?

House Republicans recently rolled out a set of immigration "principles" at their annual retreat. Fernando Espuelas of Univision, and National Review columnist Mario Loyola, tell host Michel Martin their thoughts on the proposals.

House Republicans' New Immigration Proposals: 'Trap' or Opportunity?

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Money Coach

MyRA and IRA: Understanding Options For Your Retirement Savings

Host Michel Martin talks with financial planner Louis Barajas about how IRAs work, and how investors can use them to help people prepare for retirement.

MyRA and IRA: Understanding Options For Your Retirement Savings

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On Aging

Not Dead Yet: Aging Parents Also Struggle With Caretaking

There's a lot to be said about the difficulties of caring for an aging parent, but writer Judy Oppenheimer says things are hardest for the actual aging parent. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her Slate article "Not Dead Yet."

Not Dead Yet: Aging Parents Also Struggle With Caretaking

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Parenting

Calling Kids With Disabilities 'Heroes' Can Be Damaging, Says Parent

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn's young daughter has a disability, but she says that doesn't make her toddler a hero. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with Orsborn and fellow mother, Eliana Tardio.

Calling Kids With Disabilities 'Heroes' Can Be Damaging, Says Parent

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Can I Just Tell You?

Why Doing The Right Thing Doesn't Always Work In A 'Rules World'

Host Michel Martin shares her thoughts on rules and how they trap people from following their instincts, in her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay.

Why Doing The Right Thing Doesn't Always Work In A 'Rules World'

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Monday

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Television

Seinfeld, Coca-Cola and Cheerios: Which Super Bowl Ads Scored?

The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Super Bowl, but for some people, the ads stole the show. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans to find out which commercials hit the mark, and which fell short.

Seinfeld, Coca-Cola and Cheerios: Which Super Bowl Ads Scored?

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Friday

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Faith Matters

How One Woman's Faith Stopped A School Shooting

Antoinette Tuff prevented a mass shooting at an elementary school last year by calming down the mentally ill gunman. Tuff speaks with host Michel Martin about her new memoir Prepared for a Purpose, and that fateful day in Georgia.

How One Woman's Faith Stopped A School Shooting

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Thursday

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Music

'Spirit Of Family' Unites Ladysmith Black Mambazo

South Africa's award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been singing its message of peace and unity for 50 years. The group joins host Michel Martin for a special performance chat.

'Spirit Of Family' Unites Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Wednesday

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President Shows A 'Different Attitude' At State Of The Union

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said America needs a raise. Host Michel Martin checks in with journalists from Minnesota, California, and Missouri - to see how the President's speech played out across the country.

President Shows A 'Different Attitude' At State Of The Union

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Tuesday

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Law

New Orleans' Former Mayor Ray Nagin In Court For Corruption

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is on trial, facing federal bribery charges. Host Michel Martin speaks with New Orleans reporter Eileen Fleming about the case, and the controversial man at the center of the storm.

New Orleans' Former Mayor Ray Nagin In Court For Corruption

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Monday

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Politics

Where Is The Line Between Political Scandal And Corruption?

What happens when state politicians get caught in hot water? Tell Me More looks at the scandals involving former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Texas state Senator Wendy Davis.

Where Is The Line Between Political Scandal And Corruption?

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Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, one of Africa's leading literary figures, publicly declared his homosexuality in an online essay last weekend. In an interview with NPR's Tell Me More, he said the recent anti-gay legislation in Africa influenced his decision to come out. He's shown here after giving a television interview in Nairobi on Wednesday. AP/Ben Curtis hide caption

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Parallels

Why Kenya's Best-Known Writer Decided To Come Out

Binyavanga Wainaina made the announcement in an online essay on his 43rd birthday. He says the recent anti-gay legislation in Uganda and Nigeria influenced his decision to speak out now.

Why Kenya's Best-Known Writer Decided To Come Out

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Race

People Assumed I Was A Tech Whiz Because I'm Asian

Philip Guo was on the fast track with his computer programming career. But he says that's because he's Asian and people assumed he was a whiz. He talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about benefiting from racial profiling.

People Assumed I Was A Tech Whiz Because I'm Asian

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Wednesday

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Komla Dumor, who hosted the BBC program Focus on Africa and was perhaps the best-known journalist on the continent, died of a heart attack last Saturday in London at age 41. BBC World Service/Flickr hide caption

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