Thursday

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Religion

Uganda Punishing Gays: 'Sodomy Is Not A Human Right' Says Evangelical Leader

Lawmakers in Uganda have passed an anti-gay law that imposes harsh punishments for homosexual acts. Critics say some American evangelists are to blame. Evangelical leader Scott Lively responds.

Uganda Punishing Gays: 'Sodomy Is Not A Human Right' Says Evangelical Leader

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Education

Community Colleges Missing The Mark For Men Of Color

Community college is seen as a good option for students who can't afford four-year colleges. But a recent report finds community colleges aren't effectively serving male students of color.

Community Colleges Missing The Mark For Men Of Color

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U.S.

In Parts Of Vermont, Heroin Is 'The Easiest Drug To Get'

Vermont might be known as an idyll of small towns and maple syrup, but it's also dealing with a major heroin crisis. Journalist Gina Tron, who grew up there, says it doesn't surprise her.

In Parts Of Vermont, Heroin Is 'The Easiest Drug To Get'

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Wisdom Watch

Dangerous Dad Of 'Scandal' Turns The Tables

Actor Joe Morton is probably best-known these days as one of TV's toughest dads, playing Rowan Pope on Scandal. Morton talks about the show's return, plus his 40-year career in film, TV and theater.

Dangerous Dad Of 'Scandal' Turns The Tables

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Remembrances

Chokwe Lumumba: From 'Radical' To 'Revolutionary'

Jackson Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba passed away this week. Host Michel Martin learns more about the civil rights attorney and the activists he mentored.

Chokwe Lumumba: From 'Radical' To 'Revolutionary'

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Wednesday

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Africa

Ugandan Gay Activist: President Will Have No Problem Putting Me In Jail

Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality. Host Michel Martin gets reaction to the law from Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha.

Ugandan Gay Activist: President Will Have No Problem Putting Me In Jail

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Decades Later, Veteran Finally Gets His Due With Medal Of Honor

Melvin Morris will receive the highest military honor next month from President Obama. Morris is one of 24 honorees who may have initially been passed over because of race and ethnicity.

Decades Later, Veteran Finally Gets His Due With Medal Of Honor

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

Going 'Afro Global' For Black History Month

Tell Me More wraps up its Black History Month "Afro Global" series with staff members Freddie Boswell and Carline Watson.

Going 'Afro Global' For Black History Month

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Tuesday

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Money Coach

Understanding How Employers May Change Your Retirement Fund

Employers are making some changes to how they contribute to employee retirement funds, but some financial experts say it could mean a smaller nest egg for retirees.

Understanding How Employers May Change Your Retirement Fund

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Parenting

Paternity Leave: Why Men Don't Take It, But Should

New mothers usually take at least some time off after delivering a baby, but dads are less likely to take leave. Advocates are pushing more dads to take paternity leave, and employers to offer it.

Paternity Leave: Why Men Don't Take It, But Should

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Monday

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Book News & Features

Rosie Perez: 'I Refused The Limitations That Were Set Upon Me'

Before Rosie Perez was an actress or Soul Train dancer, she survived an abusive childhood. Perez talks about that in her new memoir, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life.

Rosie Perez: 'I Refused The Limitations That Were Set Upon Me'

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Black History Month: #AfroGlobal

Black, British And 'Brain Drained': Playwright Takes Charge In Baltimore

As part of Black History Month, host Michel Martin asks actor, playwright and theater director Kwame Kwei-Armah why he, and so many other British actors, have chosen careers in the U.S.

Black, British And 'Brain Drained': Playwright Takes Charge In Baltimore

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Friday

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World

Being A World Away When Your Country Is In Crisis

The international community is struggling to respond to violence in Ukraine, and alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea. But what's it like for people with loved ones living there?

Being A World Away When Your Country Is In Crisis

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Law

Voting Rights: Time To Think Differently For Those Who've Done Time?

Attorney General Eric Holder wants states to restore voting rights to felons after they complete their sentences. Legal analysts Spencer Overton and Hans von Spakovsky look at the debate.

Voting Rights: Time To Think Differently For Those Who've Done Time?

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Faith Matters

From Buddhism to Baha'i: Black Faith Spreads Across All Religions

Most African-Americans have historically embraced Christianity as their religion. But host Michel Martin hears stories that show the broad diversity of faith experiences for African-Americans.

From Buddhism to Baha'i: Black Faith Spreads Across All Religions

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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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