Monday

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Politics

Political Rhetoric, From Energizing To Outrageous

The recent Conservative Political Action Conference featured a stream of political zingers. Two former presidential speechwriters weigh in on the rhetoric there and in other political news last week.

Political Rhetoric, From Energizing To Outrageous
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Law

Reconsidering Driver's License Suspensions As Punishment

Suspending a driver's license is a common punishment for many offenses, but critics say the practice contributes to the cycle of poverty. The Atlantic Cities reporter Mike Riggs explains.

Reconsidering Driver's License Suspensions As Punishment
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The Gooey Chocolate Cookie Recipe That's Worth $5,000

Sally's Baking Addiction blogger Sally McKenney admits to making mistakes in the kitchen but says experimenting pays off. She shares the chocolate-and-caramel concoction that won her fans — and cash.

The Gooey Chocolate Cookie Recipe That's Worth $5,000
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Friday

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Law

Civil Rights Nomination Fight Connects To Decades-Old Murder

The Senate voted this week to bar Debo Adegbile from leading the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Law professors Douglas Kmiec and Spencer Overton discuss the case and role of the division.

Civil Rights Nomination Fight Connects To Decades-Old Murder
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Economy

Freezing Weather Put A Chill On Economy, Housing Market?

Spring is a big season for buying and selling homes, but the housing market has a lot of hurdles ahead. NPR's Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax talks about them and the latest job numbers.

Freezing Weather Put A Chill On Economy, Housing Market?
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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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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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Tuesday

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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