Monday

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Politics

Has Obama Done Enough In Response To Russia's Takeover Of Crimea?

President Obama's European trip is so far dominated by Russia's annexation of Crimea. Former Obama administration staffer Corey Ealons and former Pentagon advisor Mario Loyola weigh in.

Has Obama Done Enough In Response To Russia's Takeover Of Crimea?
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Education

Do Black Frats Need To Clean Up Their Act?

Some African-American fraternities are in the news for brutal hazing. Lawrence Ross, author of The Divine Nine, weighs in. He's joined by Walter Kimbrough, who's covered hazing for The Atlantic.

Do Black Frats Need To Clean Up Their Act?
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Children's Health

Florida Responds To Reports Of Child Abuse And Neglect

Interim Secretary Esther Jacobo of the Florida Department of Children and Families responds to Tell Me More's recent conversation on child abuse and neglect in the state.

Florida Responds To Reports Of Child Abuse And Neglect
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Law

Journalists Say 'Protect And Serve' Became Steal And Abuse

Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker won a Pulitzer Prize for their investigation into police corruption in Philadelphia. They talk about their reporting and new book, Busted.

Journalists Say 'Protect And Serve' Became Steal And Abuse
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Friday

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Remembrances

Westboro Baptist's Fred Phelps: More Than A Hater?

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died on Wednesday. He's best remembered for his anti-gay views, and for leading protests at funerals. But he once was viewed as a fighter for civil rights.

Westboro Baptist's Fred Phelps: More Than A Hater?
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Thursday

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Law

Does Newark's Stop-And-Frisk Stop Crime, Violate Privacy, Or Both?

Different versions of the "stop-and-frisk" policy are playing out in several major cities. Writer Daniel Bergner and educator Gemar Mills discuss how it works in Newark, New Jersey.

Does Newark's Stop-And-Frisk Stop Crime, Violate Privacy, Or Both?
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Around the Nation

For Navajo Veterans, Another Broken Promise

The Navajo Nation promised its veterans housing to thank them for their service. But many are still struggling to live in substandard conditions. The Los Angeles Times' Cindy Carcamo explains.

For Navajo Veterans, Another Broken Promise
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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

Lyndsey Scott: Runway Model And Tech Programmer

Victoria's Secret and Prada model Lyndsey Scott designs apps in her spare time. She talks about what drew her to computer science for Tell Me More's "Women in Tech" series.

Lyndsey Scott: Runway Model And Tech Programmer
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Food

Soaring Lime Prices Put Squeeze On Restaurants, Food Lovers

The price of limes in the U.S. is skyrocketing, and that could have something to do with Mexico's drug war. Gustavo Arellano explains why. He writes the syndicated column "Ask a Mexican."

Soaring Lime Prices Put Squeeze On Restaurants, Food Lovers
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Wednesday

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Around the Nation

When A Family Member Goes Missing, 'Not Knowing' Is Hardest

As the search continues for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, Kelly Murphy talks about her son who's been missing for 13 years. She's joined by the co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation.

When A Family Member Goes Missing, 'Not Knowing' Is Hardest
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Race

Consequences When African-American Boys Are Seen As Older

Many teens are in a hurry to grow up. Now research suggests that African-American boys are more likely to be viewed as adults than white boys. Social psychology professor Phillip Atiba explains.

Consequences When African-American Boys Are Seen As Older
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Around the Nation

New Yorker Writer: 'Don't Ban Bossy'

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg made waves with her "Lean In" campaign. Now she wants to ban the word "bossy" to describe girls. But writer Margaret Talbot explains why she wants to keep that word around.

New Yorker Writer: 'Don't Ban Bossy'
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Tuesday

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Health Care

What You Need To Know As Health Care Deadline Looms

Consumers have until March 31 to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Tell Me More gets the latest from Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News.

What You Need To Know As Health Care Deadline Looms
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Remembrances

Remembering The Late Politician Reubin Askew

The Florida Governor pushed for racial equality in the 1970s, when it was not popular to do so. Ken Rudin, political analyst and host of his own podcast, Ken Rudin's Political Junkie, remembers Askew.

Remembering The Late Politician Reubin Askew
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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

How Parents Are Leading The Revolution For Girls In Tech

Tell Me More learns different ways parents can integrate science and tech into their families from math professor Rachel Levy, her daughter Mimi Kome, and educational technologist Iman Saint Jean.

How Parents Are Leading The Revolution For Girls In Tech
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Author Interviews

Feminism Is Fashionable For Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Adichie might be Africa's best-known young writer, and she's making a big mark on this side of the Atlantic. She talks about her book, Americanah, and the possibility of filming with Lupita Nyong'o.

Feminism Is Fashionable For Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Monday

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History

St. Patrick's Day Beyond 'Kiss Me' Signs and Green Bagels

St. Patrick's Day is known for parades, parties and everything green. But it's also a time to remember what brought so many Irish people to the United States. Historian Christine Kinealy explains.

St. Patrick's Day Beyond 'Kiss Me' Signs and Green Bagels
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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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