Friday

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Research News

'Shacking Up' Leads To Divorce? Maybe Not

Conventional wisdom has suggested that couples who live together before marriage are more likely to get divorced. Sociology professor Arielle Kuperberg discusses research challenging that assumption.

'Shacking Up' Leads To Divorce? Maybe Not
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Faith Matters

Grilled Cactus, Rice Soup, And Other Food For Lent

Many of the world's Christians are now observing the solemn period of Lent. Food blogger and historian Frederick Douglass Opie offers a taste of the different food traditions of Lent.

Grilled Cactus, Rice Soup, And Other Food For Lent
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Thursday

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Television

Did Juan Pablo Galavis Bomb As 'The Bachelor'?

Some media critics and television fans hoped that casting Juan Pablo Galavis as The Bachelor would bring diversity to ABC's hit reality show. But now many are asking if his performance was a letdown.

Did Juan Pablo Galavis Bomb As 'The Bachelor'?
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Wednesday

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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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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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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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#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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