Wednesday

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Education

With Free Tuition, Mich. Students Hear 'You Are Going To College'

The Kalamazoo Promise pays for the higher education of students in the Michigan school district's public education system. It's the latest chapter in Tell Me More's series about paying for college.

With Free Tuition, Mich. Students Hear 'You Are Going To College'

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Tuesday

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Law

Not Guilty Verdict Can Still Lead To Ruined Lives

The criminal justice system can sometimes feed the poverty cycle, even for people who are eventually found not guilty. The Bronx Defenders is helping low-income defendants navigate the justice system.

Not Guilty Verdict Can Still Lead To Ruined Lives

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Arts & Life

Ken Jeong, Leaving Medicine For Movies

Ken Jeong has played Señor Chang on the TV show Community, and Mr. Chow in the film The Hangover. But he was previously known by patients as Dr. Jeong. He talks about getting his big break in acting.

Ken Jeong, Leaving Medicine For Movies

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Parenting

Vaccinating Children: Who Gets To Decide?

Health officials are on edge after outbreaks of measles and whooping cough. Colorado lawmakers want to make it tougher for parents to opt out of immunizing their children. A panel of parents weigh in.

Vaccinating Children: Who Gets To Decide?

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Monday

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U.S.

Fort Hood Shooting: No Simple Link To Mental Illness

The shooting at Fort Hood leaves many people talking about mental health and military culture. Host Michel Martin learns more from veteran Xiomara Sosa; and former Undersecretary of Defense Ed Dorn.

Fort Hood Shooting: No Simple Link To Mental Illness

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Law

Cocaine Case Puts Spotlight On Fetal Harm Prosecutions

A Mississippi judge has thrown out a murder charge against Rennie Gibbs. At age 16, she gave birth to a stillborn child who tested positive for a cocaine byproduct. Tell Me More looks into the case.

Cocaine Case Puts Spotlight On Fetal Harm Prosecutions

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Remembrances

Chuck Stone Remembered For More Than His Newspaper Columns

Pioneering black journalist Chuck Stone died over the weekend. Philip Meyer pays tribute to his former colleague from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Chuck Stone Remembered For More Than His Newspaper Columns

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Friday

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Politics

Enrollment Numbers Put Obamacare Battle To Rest?

The White House passed its enrollment goal for the Affordable Care Act. But will Democrats run on Obamacare or away from it? Republican strategist Lenny McAllister and The Root's Corey Dade weigh in.

Enrollment Numbers Put Obamacare Battle To Rest?

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Movie Interviews

Anthony Mackie Soars As Captain America's Falcon

Anthony Mackie plays Falcon in the new film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He talks about the cultural significance of the Falcon, and how it's "monumental" for his eclectic career.

Anthony Mackie Soars As Captain America's Falcon

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Thursday

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Race

'One Nation Underemployed' Shows Blacks Still In Crisis

The National Urban League's new "State of Black America" report finds that African-Americans are still struggling to find jobs, but there's plenty they can do to recover from the recession.

'One Nation Underemployed' Shows Blacks Still In Crisis

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Health

Cancer Disparity Among Black Women Unresolved

Why are African-American women so much more likely to die of cancer than white women? Former cancer surgeon Dr. Harold P. Freeman took on the issue for the New York Times. He shares his observations.

Cancer Disparity Among Black Women Unresolved

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Around the Nation

Microaggressions: Be Careful What You Say

Psychology professor Derald Sue says some casual, everyday questions and comments can reveal people's unconscious biases, such as "Where are you really from?" and "You don't dress like a gay person."

Microaggressions: Be Careful What You Say

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Author Interviews

How 'Soul Train' Shaped A Generation

For millions of people in the 1970s, the week was not complete without Soul Train. Writer Nelson George captures the legacy of the show and its creator in his new book The Hippest Trip in America.

How 'Soul Train' Shaped A Generation

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Arts & Life

Inflatable Suit Launches Stylist To Stardom

June Ambrose is known for styling some of the biggest celebrities, from Jay Z to Mary J. Blige. She talks about getting her big break by creating the looks for Missy Elliot's "The Rain" music video.

Inflatable Suit Launches Stylist To Stardom

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Wednesday

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Equal Employment Agency No Longer Turning Away Gay Discrimination Claims

The same-sex marriage debate tops headlines, but there's a quieter push to pass employment protections for gays and lesbians. Now the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is getting involved.

Equal Employment Agency No Longer Turning Away Gay Discrimination Claims

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Grad Students Struggle To Pay School Loans While Still Studying

<em>Tell Me More</em> looks at the growing amount of debt that graduate students have taken on, and how it's become difficult for them to pay it off while continuing their studies.

Grad Students Struggle To Pay School Loans While Still Studying

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How Frankie Knuckles Became The Godfather Of House Music

Frankie Knuckles, known as the godfather of house music, passed away earlier this week. The <em>Chicago Tribune</em>'s Greg Kot talks about Knuckles' impact on electronic dance music.

How Frankie Knuckles Became The Godfather Of House Music

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Did Kim And Kanye Deserve Or Disgrace Vogue Cover?

Kim Kardashian is on the cover of Vogue's April issue with her fiancée Kanye West. But some say the reality TV starlet doesn't deserve the coveted spot. The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

Did Kim And Kanye Deserve Or Disgrace Vogue Cover?

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Tuesday

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#TMMPoetry: Muses and Metaphor

'Muses And Metaphor' Kicks Off National Poetry Month

Tell Me More kicks off its annual poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Fernando Espuelas and Connie Schultz share their Twitter poems.

'Muses And Metaphor' Kicks Off National Poetry Month

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Parenting

Taking Your Kid To The Museum Doesn't Have To Be Miserable

Some museums have a reputation for being boring, expensive and not kid friendly. But finding the right museum and planning a family trip there might be easier than you think.

Taking Your Kid To The Museum Doesn't Have To Be Miserable

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Monday

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Behind Closed Doors

Reconnecting With Your Roots And The Cost Of Keeping Them Hidden

Deborah Jiang Stein's adoptive parents didn't want her to know that she was born in prison to a heroin-addicted mother. She talks about how she struggled to overcome the damage of those secrets.

Reconnecting With Your Roots And The Cost Of Keeping Them Hidden

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Indian Classical Music Meets Beat Box In 'Exit 1'

Violinist Nistha Raj is blending classical Hindustani music with modern sounds like beat box and jazz. Raj talks about her debut album Exit 1 in a special performance chat.

Indian Classical Music Meets Beat Box In 'Exit 1'

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Friday

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan Getting New Leader, But Don't Expect Karzai To Disappear

Afghanistan could pick a leader to replace Hamid Karzai next week, but Taliban members are ramping up attacks. Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara talks about the elections and the future of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Getting New Leader, But Don't Expect Karzai To Disappear

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Faith Matters

Asian-American Rabbi Changes The Face Of Judaism

New York's Central Synagogue is one of the most prominent synagogues in the country, and its new leader is going to be an Asian-American woman. Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdal shares her story.

Asian-American Rabbi Changes The Face Of Judaism

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Barbershop

Colbert Went Too Far Or Viewers Can't Take A Joke?

Stephen Colbert is in hot water for his parody of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation. Now the #CancelColbert hashtag is trending. Did he go too far? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

Colbert Went Too Far Or Viewers Can't Take A Joke?

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Thursday

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Economy

What Raising Tipped Workers' Wages Could Mean For Economy

A new White House report says raising the minimum wage for tip-based workers will be a big help to women. Tell Me More hears from the Cato Institute and the Economic Policy Institute.

What Raising Tipped Workers' Wages Could Mean For Economy

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Sports

One Step Closer To Nation's First College Athletes' Union

Northwestern University football players are now considered employees of the college, the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday. ESPN senior writer Pablo Torre explains.

One Step Closer To Nation's First College Athletes' Union

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Sports

Can Coats Quiet Controversy Over Football Team Name?

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder says he has started a foundation to help struggling Native American tribes. But it isn't quieting down the controversy about his team's name.

Can Coats Quiet Controversy Over Football Team Name?

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Movie Interviews

For Actor Michael Peña, A Transformative Role As Cesar Chavez

The new film Cesar Chavez tells the story of the civil rights leader who fought to secure a living wage and better working conditions for farm workers. Michael Peña talks about playing the lead role.

For Actor Michael Peña, A Transformative Role As Cesar Chavez

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