Friday

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World

Possible To Have Both Fashion And Fairness?

Many people are buying new clothes for Spring. But is the appetite for cheap clothes endangering workers? Tell Me More looks at lessons from the fatal garment factory collapse in Bangladesh.

Possible To Have Both Fashion And Fairness?

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Food

Bringing Back Freshness And Flair To The Easter Table

Before you go whole hog on an Easter ham, deviled eggs or mashed potatoes, you might want to lighten things up with vegan fare. Food experts Bryant Terry and Frederick Douglass Opie share some ideas.

Bringing Back Freshness And Flair To The Easter Table

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#TMMPoetry: Muses and Metaphor

Twitter Poetry: A Little Bit Of Real Estate Says A Lot

Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Chicago poet Malcolm London and writer MK Asante share their Twitter poems.

Twitter Poetry: A Little Bit Of Real Estate Says A Lot

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Thursday

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On 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights, LBJ Remembered As An Opportunist?

It's the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and Capitol Hill is buzzing with activity. Democratic strategist Maria Cardona weighs in, along with The National Review's Kevin Williamson.

On 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights, LBJ Remembered As An Opportunist?

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History

Does 'Cesar Chavez' Ignore Filipino Workers?

The film Cesar Chavez focuses on the Mexican-American activist who helped organize farm workers. But some say the movie ignores the Filipino laborers in that movement. Filmmaker Marisa Aroy explains.

Does 'Cesar Chavez' Ignore Filipino Workers?

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Brain Candy

Boss Says You're Smart...For A Woman

Has a colleague ever said something to you that wasn't outright racist, sexist, or homophobic, but kind of rubbed you the wrong way? Tell Me More looks at how to handle microaggressions at work.

Boss Says You're Smart...For A Woman

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Education

National Hispanic University Shutting Its Doors

The National Hispanic University in California will shut down in the summer of 2015. Tell Me More learns about the history of the university, and what led its current crisis.

National Hispanic University Shutting Its Doors

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Africa

Sex, Style And Success In 'An African City'

If you miss the HBO hit show Sex and the City, there's the new web series, An African City. We get an inside look at its take on friendship and fashion with young women looking for love in Ghana.

Sex, Style And Success In 'An African City'

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Wednesday

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Economy

Will Disclosing Employee Information Make Wages More Equal?

This week, President Obama signed executive orders aimed at narrowing the gender wage gap, but some critics say they don't actually address the issue.

Will Disclosing Employee Information Make Wages More Equal?

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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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Author Interviews

Embracing Atheism After A Wild Journey To Find God

Author Barbara Ehrenreich is known for her work on poverty and other social issues. But her latest book, Living with a Wild God, reveals how she became an atheist.

Embracing Atheism After A Wild Journey To Find God

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Remembrances

Remembering A Defiant, Soaring Performance By Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson, the famous African-American contralto, gave a famous performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago today.

Remembering A Defiant, Soaring Performance By Marian Anderson

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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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Money Coach

Prepaid Debit Cards Not As Simple As They Seem

More people are using prepaid debit cards, but not all the cards work the same way, especially when it comes to the fees they charge. Money Coach Alvin Hall gives some tips.

Prepaid Debit Cards Not As Simple As They Seem

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#TMMPoetry: Muses and Metaphor

Creating An Ecosystem In 140 Characters

Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributor and poet Holly Bass shares her Twitter poem.

Creating An Ecosystem In 140 Characters

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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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Music Interviews

LiV Warfield Lets Her 'Unexpected' Voice Out

For years, LiV Warfield didn't let anybody know she could sing. Warfield talks about her musical journey and performs songs from her new album The Unexpected.

LiV Warfield Lets Her 'Unexpected' Voice Out

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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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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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Law

Rap Lyrics In Court: Art Vs. Evidence

Criminal cases around the country have seen rap lyrics used as evidence. Los Angeles attorney Alan Jackson and Georgetown law professor Paul Butler weigh in on the fine line between art and evidence.

Rap Lyrics In Court: Art Vs. Evidence

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Race

How African-Americans See Their Lives

The well-being of the black family has been the subject of public debate. Ebony and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation are out with the Survey of African American Families. Tell Me More takes a look.

How African-Americans See Their Lives

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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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Borderland: Dispatches From The U.S.-Mexico Boundary

Stories From The U.S.-Mexico Border

Host Michel Martin talks with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about his "Borderland" series, a reporting road trip along the U.S. - Mexico border.

Stories From The U.S.-Mexico Border

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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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Music

Hill Harper Moves To 'Fire And Desire'

Hill Harper is known for his TV roles in CSI: New York and Covert Affairs. He's also author of the advice book Letters to an Incarcerated Brother. Harper shares the songs that strike a chord with him.

Hill Harper Moves To 'Fire And Desire'

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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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