Thursday

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Faith Matters

Russian, Ukranian Faith Leaders Encourage Hope During Crisis

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia are being felt by Orthodox Christians in the US. Ukrainian and Russian religious leaders here discuss how they see their roles in the crisis.

Russian, Ukranian Faith Leaders Encourage Hope During Crisis

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

Global Insight On Drawing Girls To Tech

Tell Me More looks at strategies being used to encourage more young women to enter tech fields in the US, and what the international community is doing differently — for better and worse.

Global Insight On Drawing Girls To Tech

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Beauty Shop

When Do Tweets Cross The Line?

Some people are calling late night host Chelsea Handler a racist after her tweets during the Oscars. But she says the accusation is bogus because she dates black men. The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

When Do Tweets Cross The Line?

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Wednesday

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Politics

A Fighting Chance For Obama's Proposed Military Cuts?

The President's new budget proposes cutting the Army to its lowest troop level since before World War II. Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments weighs in.

A Fighting Chance For Obama's Proposed Military Cuts?

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Television

Midseason TV: What To Watch And What To Skip

Latino comedian George Lopez is back with the new TV show Saint George, which features an interracial family. NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans talks about it and other new programs worth watching.

Midseason TV: What To Watch And What To Skip

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Author Interviews

When Loved Ones Return From The Dead

Jason Mott's novel The Returned is now an ABC television series called Resurrection, which premieres this weekend. The plot was inspired by a dream Mott had about his mother.

When Loved Ones Return From The Dead

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Can I Just Tell You?

The Value Of Storytelling

The Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave tells the heartbreaking story of Solomon Northup, a free man who was sold into slavery. Host Michel Martin reflects on all the powerful, personal stories around us.

The Value Of Storytelling

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Tuesday

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Around the Nation

'The Father Factor' In Kids' Lives

The Atlantic and Deseret News collaborated on a series looking at how fathers affect family stability and the well-being of children. Tell Me More hears from the editor of "The Father Factor."

'The Father Factor' In Kids' Lives

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Your Money

Tax Deductions: Putting More Money In Your Pocket

Experts say Americans might be leaving billions of dollars in uncollected tax deductions. Tax columnist Kevin McCormally sniffs out the surprising ways you could get more money back.

Tax Deductions: Putting More Money In Your Pocket

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Technology

Can Playing Minecraft Teach Kids To Code?

While young Minecraft players are building virtual castles or protecting themselves from monsters, they could also be learning about technology. Tell Me More looks at lessons from the game.

Can Playing Minecraft Teach Kids To Code?

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Parenting

Should Kindergarteners Stop Finger Painting And Start Learning French?

Teachers and parents are wondering how early is too early to focus on academics in school. This week's parenting panel looks how the classroom is changing for young children.

Should Kindergarteners Stop Finger Painting And Start Learning French?

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Food

Calas, The Forgotten Fat Tuesday Treat

Today, many Mardi Gras tables will be filled with good food, including beignets. But there's another Creole treat that's lesser known. Chef Gisele Perez shares a recipe and history of Calas.

Calas, The Forgotten Fat Tuesday Treat

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Monday

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

To Get More Women In Tech, Start At Home And School

Tell Me More celebrates Women's History Month with the series "Women in Tech." Diverse voices will share ideas on bridging the gender gap in tech fields. The series begins with two startup founders.

To Get More Women In Tech, Start At Home And School

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Africa

'Blade Runner' Trial Becomes Media Frenzy

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is on trial in South Africa for the killing of his girlfriend. Parts of the trial will be televised live. The BBC's Nomsa Maseko talks about the latest in the case.

'Blade Runner' Trial Becomes Media Frenzy

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From Our Listeners

Listeners In Uproar About Scott Lively Interview

Listeners were offended by what anti-gay evangelical leader Scott Lively said in a recent interview, and many were angry that he got air time. Tell Me More responds to listeners' concerns.

Listeners In Uproar About Scott Lively Interview

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Music

Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Moves To Missy Elliot

Robert Battle is the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, so music is a big part of his job. He shares the songs that move him for Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" series.

Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Moves To Missy Elliot

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Movies

Best Picture Win For '12 Years A Slave' Sends New Message To Hollywood?

The Oscars brought out the glitz, glamor and gowns in Hollywood. People Magazine's movie critic Alynda Wheat recaps the evening.

Best Picture Win For '12 Years A Slave' Sends New Message To Hollywood?

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Movie Interviews

Actress Alfre Woodard On Truthful Storytelling In '12 Years A Slave'

12 Years a Slave won Best Picture at the Oscars last night. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with actress Alfre Woodard about her work in the film.

Actress Alfre Woodard On Truthful Storytelling In '12 Years A Slave'

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Friday

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Race

Will President's Initiative Be A 'Game-Changer' For Young Men Of Color?

"My Brother's Keeper" is a new White House initiative designed to help young men of color succeed. Law professor Paul Butler and youth advocate Malik Washington discuss the president's new plan.

Will President's Initiative Be A 'Game-Changer' For Young Men Of Color?

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Faith Matters

Rep. Keith Ellison Wonders Why 'People Care' About His Muslim Faith

Rep. Keith Ellison didn't expect all the controversy he caused after becoming the first Muslim elected to Congress. He talks about his faith journey in his new book My Country 'Tis of Thee.

Rep. Keith Ellison Wonders Why 'People Care' About His Muslim Faith

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Latin America

Venezuela Protests Prove President Maduro Lacks Chavez Charisma

Violent protests have filled the streets in Venezuela for the past two weeks. Tell Me More gets the latest from freelance journalist Andrew Rosati in Caracas.

Venezuela Protests Prove President Maduro Lacks Chavez Charisma

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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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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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