Friday

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World

Russia Hopes Sochi Ceremonies Stop 'Toilet Tweeting'

As the Winter Olympic Games get underway in Sochi, host Michel Martin speaks with Russian culture expert Jennifer Eremeeva about what the opening ceremonies can teach us about Russia and its people.

Russia Hopes Sochi Ceremonies Stop 'Toilet Tweeting'
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Thursday

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Technology

Hackathon Organizers Ask, Could A Smart Phone App Have Saved Trayvon?

Could a smart phone app have saved Travyvon Martin? Organizers of an Oakland, California hackathon are asking that question. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ayori Selassie and Kalimah Priforce about Startup Weekend Oakland.

Hackathon Organizers Ask, Could A Smart Phone App Have Saved Trayvon?
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Code Switch

Mean Girls Online: Can We Draw A Line In Social Media?

An article about the ugly side of feminist activism set off a heated debate online.

Mean Girls Online: Can We Draw A Line In Social Media?
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Wednesday

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Sports

Sochi Has Diversity But 'Blackness' Isn't Part Of It

Host Michel Martin gets a preview of the Winter Olympics, from the athletes to the accommodations. She talks with NPR's Sonari Glinton, and McClatchy's William Douglas, who are in Sochi for the Games.

Sochi Has Diversity But 'Blackness' Isn't Part Of It
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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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