Monday

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World

Friend Finds Humanity In The Death Of Journalist Daniel Pearl

Journalist Asra Nomani spent years trying to process the death of her good friend, Daniel Pearl, who was killed by terrorists in Pakistan. Host Michel Martin hears why Nomani needed to tell Pearl's final story. This segment originally aired Jan. 28, 2014, on Tell Me More.

Friend Finds Humanity In The Death Of Journalist Daniel Pearl

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Books

Learning About Honest Abe's Life Through Food

You've read about Abraham Lincoln in the history books, but what can cookbooks tell us about Honest Abe? Host Michel Martin speaks with Rae Katherin Eighmey, author of Abraham Lincoln In The Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln's Life and Times.

Learning About Honest Abe's Life Through Food

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Friday

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Politics

Why 'No One is Running With The President In Missouri'

Washington, D.C. is digging out from the snow, but Congress is already long gone on a two week recess. With Congress on a two week recess, host Michel Martin discusses the latest political news.

Why 'No One is Running With The President In Missouri'

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Digital Life

Jay Z Or Jay-Z? BuzzFeed Tells You When To Hyphenate

AP Style Guide and Chicago Manual of Style are the gold standards for questions on grammar or usage. But what if you need to know how to write Jay Z's name? BuzzFeed Copy Editor Emmy Favilla explains.

Jay Z Or Jay-Z? BuzzFeed Tells You When To Hyphenate

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Music

Remembering The Radio Stations That Got Loud With 'Black And Proud'

Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio highlights a time when black radio stations were the only ones playing music by African-Americans. Host Michel Martin talks about the audio documentary with legendary music producer Kenny Gamble, who narrated the project.

Remembering The Radio Stations That Got Loud With 'Black And Proud'

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Barbershop

Did Michael Sam Take A 'Huge Risk' To Come Out Before The Draft?

NFL hopeful Michael Sam recently announced he's gay. But is that why his draft stock has reportedly dropped? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

Did Michael Sam Take A 'Huge Risk' To Come Out Before The Draft?

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Thursday

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U.S.

Can Federal Program Keep Mom And Dad Together?

A federal program is spending millions to keep couples together. But does the Family Expectations program actually work? Host Michel Martin asks Tom Bartlett, who wrote about the program for The Chronicle Review, and Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution.

Can Federal Program Keep Mom And Dad Together?

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Remembrances

Why Stuart Hall Was The 'Godfather Of Multiculturalism'

The late sociologist Stuart Hall is known as the "Godfather of Multiculturalism." Host Michel Martin looks at his legacy with professor Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University.

Why Stuart Hall Was The 'Godfather Of Multiculturalism'

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

From Top Model To Black Panther, Actress Yaya Alafia Is 'Truly African-American'

Whether competing on America's Next Top Model or acting in Lee Daniels' The Butler, Yaya Alafia has never shied away from issues of race and identity.

From Top Model To Black Panther, Actress Yaya Alafia Is 'Truly African-American'

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Music

Afro Latino Music: Reimagining Songs Rooted In The Slave Trade

Afro Latino music is on the rise in Latin America. The music has roots in the slave trade, but artists are putting a modern spin on old songs. Host Michel Martin hears more from AltLatino's Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd.

Afro Latino Music: Reimagining Songs Rooted In The Slave Trade

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Wednesday

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Economy

Fixing Poverty Is More Complicated Than Handing Out Cash

If poverty means not having money, wouldn't giving people cash fix the issue? Host Michel Martin speaks with Mauricio Lim Miller, founder of the Family Independence Initiative, and science writer Moises Velasquez-Manoff, about why it's more complicated than that.

Fixing Poverty Is More Complicated Than Handing Out Cash

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Sports

Winter Olympics: Empty Seats Signify Low Interest?

Host Michel Martin checks in on the Winter Olympics, from the athletes to security. She talks with NPR's Sonari Glinton, and McClatchy's William Douglas, who are in Sochi for the Games.

Winter Olympics: Empty Seats Signify Low Interest?

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Code Switch

Love And Romance: Is One Race More Attractive Than Another?

Interracial marriage in America has risen sharply in recent decades. Are people still bringing old myths to their dating experiences? Tell Me More host Michel Martin speaks with NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam and writers Naima Ramos-Chapman and Noah Cho.

Love And Romance: Is One Race More Attractive Than Another?

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Tuesday

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Author Interviews

Fighting Gender Bias: 'Women Need To Be Savvier Than Men'

Host Michel Martin talks to Rachel Dempsey and Joan Williams, co-authors of What Works For Women At Work about why gender bias is still a major problem, and how to fight it in the workplace.

Fighting Gender Bias: 'Women Need To Be Savvier Than Men'

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

Nigerian-American Writer Teju Cole Shares His Personal Playlist

Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole is as known for his creative Twitter feed as he is for his works of fiction like Open City. For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear," series, he shares his music playlist.

Nigerian-American Writer Teju Cole Shares His Personal Playlist

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Monday

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Health

Fifty Years After Major Report, Surgeons General Work To End Smoking

The first Surgeon General's report on the dangers of smoking came out just over 50 years ago. Now a group of former surgeons generals are finding new ways to prevent smoking. Host Michel Martin speaks with two of them: Dr. Regina Benjamin and Dr. Antonia Novello.

Fifty Years After Major Report, Surgeons General Work To End Smoking

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Behind Closed Doors

The Truth About Miscarriage: Being In 'Gestational Limbo'

Host Michel Martin speaks with Sarah Shemkus about the myths and secrecy around miscarriages. Shemkus recently shared her personal story in a Slate article titled "Losing the Baby: My Week of Gestational Limbo."

The Truth About Miscarriage: Being In 'Gestational Limbo'

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Music

Brazil's Maria Rita Rediscovers Her Mother Through Music

Maria Rita may be the daughter of Ellis Regina, one of Brazil's greatest singers, but she's also a star in her own right. Host Michel Martin speaks to Rita about finding her own voice in the music world.

Brazil's Maria Rita Rediscovers Her Mother Through Music

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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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Barbershop

Is George Zimmerman On A Road To Perdition?

Rapper DMX is talking about stepping into the boxing ring with George Zimmerman. But the Barbershop guys ask whether it would be better for both men to step out of the spotlight.

Is George Zimmerman On A Road To Perdition?

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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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