Wednesday

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Health Care

Red State Hospitals Pressured To Care For The Poor Without More Medicaid

About two dozen states refused to expand their Medicaid programs, leaving some hospitals wondering how they're going to treat the poor. Michel Martin speaks with reporters from Mississippi and Texas.

Red State Hospitals Pressured To Care For The Poor Without More Medicaid
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Around the Nation

'Loud Music' A Case Of 'Testosterone, Guns, And Florida'

Michael Dunn fired into an SUV back in 2012, killing one of the teens inside: Jordan Davis. Host Michel Martin hears more perspectives on the "loud music" case from three different writers.

'Loud Music' A Case Of 'Testosterone, Guns, And Florida'
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Can I Just Tell You?

Michael Dunn And Miami Dolphins Show It's Time To Step Up

Host Michel Martin draws parallels between two high-profile stories in Florida, suggesting now is the moment for allies to come forward and parents to be heard.

Michael Dunn And Miami Dolphins Show It's Time To Step Up
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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

Stromae's Lyrics 'Show A Different Vision Of The World'

Stromae has become a music sensation in Europe with his catchy rhythms and lyrics evoking real-life struggles. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his work and personal story.

Stromae's Lyrics 'Show A Different Vision Of The World'
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Tuesday

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Economy

Long-Term Unemployed End Up Earning Less After They Get A Job

Long-term unemployment can have a crushing impact on how much money people earn, even after they get a job. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sudeep Reddy of The Wall Street Journal about the limited options available to unemployed people.

Long-Term Unemployed End Up Earning Less After They Get A Job
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Monday

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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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Thursday

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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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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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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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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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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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