Thursday

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World

North American Summit Like 'A Long But Rushed Lunch'

President Obama is back home after a meeting with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts at the summit of North American leaders. But one observer says the meeting was short on substance.

North American Summit Like 'A Long But Rushed Lunch'

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Sports

Russia After Olympic Hockey Loss: 'Like A Massive Death In The Family'

Russian fans are devastated after their men's hockey team crashed out of the Olympics without a medal. William Douglas of the McClatchy news service updates Michel Martin on the latest from Sochi.

Russia After Olympic Hockey Loss: 'Like A Massive Death In The Family'

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

New Show Challenges Idea That 'Nobody Cares About The Caribbean'

Former Jamaican Beauty Queen and Bloomberg journalist, Zahra Burton set up her own news show. Burton tells host Michel Martin about 18 Degrees North which brings news of the Caribbean to the world.

New Show Challenges Idea That 'Nobody Cares About The Caribbean'

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

Bunji Garlin: Tears For Fears Reminds Me Of Childhood

Trinidadian musician Bunji Garlin's songs might be the sound track for Carnival this March, but what's he listening to at home? Garlin tells us what's playing in his ear.

Bunji Garlin: Tears For Fears Reminds Me Of Childhood

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Africa

Former Gadhafi Basketball Player Recalls Escaping Libya

Alex Owumi's dream of playing professional basketball led him to Libya, where he played on Moammar Gadhafi's team. Then the Arab Spring happened, and Owumi had to escape.

Former Gadhafi Basketball Player Recalls Escaping Libya

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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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World

Is Egypt Cracking Down On Freedom Of Press?

Reporters in Egypt are facing terrorism charges, but they say they were just doing their job. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sherif Mansour of the Committee to Protect Journalists and NPR's Leila Fadel about press freedom in Egypt, and other parts of the world.

Is Egypt Cracking Down On Freedom Of Press?

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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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