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Around the Nation

Juggling Work And Motherhood On A Shoestring Budget

Millions of families under the poverty line are headed by single mothers. One of those women, Katrina Gilbert, is featured in the upcoming HBO documentary Paycheck to Paycheck.

Juggling Work And Motherhood On A Shoestring Budget

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Children's Health

In Syria, Not Just Bullets And Bombs Harming Children

It's been nearly three years since the uprising began in Syria. Now Save The Children is out with a new report about how war has affected the health of Syria's youngest residents.

In Syria, Not Just Bullets And Bombs Harming Children

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

Nigeria's First Female Finance Minister: Still Big Problems In Soaring Economy

Nigeria is set to overtake South Africa as the continent's biggest economy. Tell Me More looks at that growth with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the country's first female Finance Minister.

Nigeria's First Female Finance Minister: Still Big Problems In Soaring Economy

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Music

Nollywood Filmmaker Sings To His 'African Queen'

Nigeria's film industry is now the second largest in the world. Jeta Amata has been part of Nollywood since its beginning. He shares the music that moves him for Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series.

Nollywood Filmmaker Sings To His 'African Queen'

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Tuesday

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

Investing In Women Entrepreneurs

Tell Me More looks at how to connect investors to women-owned businesses. Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann and Pipeline Fellowship's Natalia Oberti Noguera share their ideas.

Investing In Women Entrepreneurs

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U.S.

Fight Against Military Sexual Assault Hits New Milestone

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill on Monday to curb sexual assault in the military, but some critics say the proposal doesn't go far enough. Leo Shane III of The Military Times explains.

Fight Against Military Sexual Assault Hits New Milestone

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Parenting

Former Supernanny Jo Frost Takes On Toddler Years

Many people know Jo Frost as the strict childcare expert on the ABC show Supernanny. Now she's back with a new book titled Jo Frost's Toddler Rules: Your Five-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior.

Former Supernanny Jo Frost Takes On Toddler Years

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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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Children's Health

Why Kids Leave The E.R. With Concussions

Emergency rooms could do a lot more to treat children with concussions, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics. Dr. Shireen Atabaki, one of the study's lead authors, explains.

Why Kids Leave The E.R. With Concussions

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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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Around the Nation

A Beauty Queen Steps Out Of The Closet

Djuan Trent was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2010, and last week she came out as "queer" on her personal blog. Trent talks about being both a beauty queen and a member of the LGBT community.

A Beauty Queen Steps Out Of The Closet

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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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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

#NPRWIT Wants Your Ideas

Throughout March, Tell Me More is engaging with women innovators across the globe as they live-tweet a day in their lives on Twitter. Email your thoughts to tellmemore@npr.org or use hashtag #NPRWIT.

#NPRWIT Wants Your Ideas

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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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History

New Look At The Man Behind Black Power

Stokely Carmichel popularized one of the best known and most polarizing phrases of the civil rights era: "black power." Historian Peniel Joseph shares his new book Stokely: A Life.

New Look At The Man Behind Black Power

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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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Barbershop

Barbershop Guys Dig Into Hollywood Beef

Screenwriter John Ridley won an Oscar for 12 Years A Slave, but he's being criticized for an old essay about black people. The barbershop guys give their own speeches on the topic.

Barbershop Guys Dig Into Hollywood Beef

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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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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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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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Actor Joe Morton has appeared in films like Speed and Terminator 2 and TV shows like Law & Order and The Good Wife. Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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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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