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Education

Despite Financial Challenges, HBCUs Fight To Remain A Bargain

Historically black colleges and universities remain a gateway to higher education for millions of students. But how are the institutions and their students weathering difficult financial challenges?

Despite Financial Challenges, HBCUs Fight To Remain A Bargain

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Author Interviews

Walter Mosley: To End Race, We Have To Recognize 'White' Doesn't Exist

Walter Mosley's writing inspired Hollywood filmmakers and a generation of black writers. He's now being honored at the National Black Writers' Conference. He talks about the award and his new book.

Walter Mosley: To End Race, We Have To Recognize 'White' Doesn't Exist

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Africa

Polygamy May Seem Like A Man's Dream, But Kenyan Women Are Not Happy

Kenyan lawmakers recently passed a bill that legalizes polygamy without a wife's consent. Member of Parliament Annah Nyokabi Gathecha explains why she walked out of the voting session.

Polygamy May Seem Like A Man's Dream, But Kenyan Women Are Not Happy

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

The Changing World Of Tech Requires A Woman's Eye

Tell Me More wraps up its "Women in Tech" series looking at the new ideas women are bringing to tech, and how they're encouraging young girls to get into the field. What lessons have been learned?

The Changing World Of Tech Requires A Woman's Eye

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Tuesday

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

Air Force Academy's First Woman Chief Takes On Sexual Assault

Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson is the first woman to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy. She discusses her vision for diversity there, and what can be done about sexual assaults on campus.

Air Force Academy's First Woman Chief Takes On Sexual Assault

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Paying For College

Decoding College Financial Aid

Many high school seniors are hearing from colleges about admissions and financial aid. Scott Juedes, director of Student Financial Services at Wellesley College, gives tips on decoding aid offers.

Decoding College Financial Aid

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Health

Why Alzheimer's Hits Women Harder

New research shows that women make up almost two-thirds of people with Alzheimer's disease. Angela Geiger of the Alzheimer's Association talks about the new findings and clarifies misconceptions.

Why Alzheimer's Hits Women Harder

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Parenting

Beating Video Sparks Discipline Debate

A video described as a dad hitting his 13-year-old daughter has gone viral, sparking a heated debate. Tell Me More's parenting panel discusses whether using physical punishment is ever appropriate.

Beating Video Sparks Discipline Debate

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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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World

Egyptian Women Want To Be Recognized In Revolution

Egyptians are still fighting to shape their country's future. Activist Maissan Hassan talks about trying to secure the place of Egyptian women in the history of the Arab Spring.

Egyptian Women Want To Be Recognized In Revolution

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Children's Health

Were Hundreds Of Innocent Children Lost?

A Miami Herald report suggests that almost 500 Florida children died of abuse and neglect, after authorities failed to protect them. Writer Audra Burch talks about the findings.

Were Hundreds Of Innocent Children Lost?

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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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Barbershop

Can Phil Jackson Turn NY Knicks Into Winners?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their billion dollar bracket picks, Phil Jackson's return to the New York Knicks, and whether singer M.I.A. should pay a hefty NFL fine.

Can Phil Jackson Turn NY Knicks Into Winners?

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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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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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Beauty Shop

Plan Bossy Instead Of Ban Bossy?

The "ban bossy" campaign has support of women CEOs and even Beyonce. But critics say it misses the mark. The beauty shop ladies weigh in: Connie Schultz, Keli Goff, Bridget Johnson and Michele Norris.

Plan Bossy Instead Of 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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Politics

Is Obama Still 'Deporter In Chief'?

Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza recently called President Obama 'deporter in chief.' She discusses the administration's review of deportations with Fernando Espuelas of Univision.

Is Obama Still 'Deporter In Chief'?

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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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Paying For College

Navigating The College Money Maze

How did college get so expensive, and do families have the information they need to manage costs? Stanford University economist Caroline Hoxby and former college dean Marcia Cantarella discuss.

Navigating The College Money Maze

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Media

Media Startups Short On Diversity

Startups are reimagining online news, but they're being criticized for their lack of diversity. Tell Me More hears voices from Columbia Journalism School, the Maynard Institute and CNET en Espanol.

Media Startups Short On Diversity

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Business

Obama Pushes For Overtime Pay Protection

President Obama says he wants to ensure proper payment for overtime work. The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy and NPR's Marilyn Geewax discuss what that could mean for workers and businesses.

Obama Pushes For Overtime Pay Protection

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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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Barbershop

Obama Between Ferns: Funny Or Flop?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on whether the president scored big or dropped the ball in promoting the Affordable Care Act on Zach Galifianakis' Internet comedy show Between Two Ferns.

Obama Between Ferns: Funny Or Flop?

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Religion

Pope Francis' First Year In Review

The Pope has earned praise and criticism for his first year leading the Catholic Church. The National Catholic Reporter's Michael Sean Winters and conservative columnist Gayle Trotter weigh in.

Pope Francis' First Year In Review

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Economy

Gentrification: Progress Or Destruction?

Many cities are undergoing economic change as new residents and businesses move in. We hear from a housing expert and residents on both sides of America's gentrification debate.

Gentrification: Progress Or Destruction?

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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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