Friday

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Education

15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.

15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

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Faith Matters

To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.

To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

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Faith Matters

New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

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Faith Matters

Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea?

A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.

Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea?

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Barbershop

Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

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Thursday

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Law

Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream

Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?

Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream

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Politics

Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

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Health Care

'Miserable' Doctors Prescribe A Different Career

A lot of children grow up wanting to be doctors, but now some physicians are discouraging others from joining the profession. What has changed over the years?

'Miserable' Doctors Prescribe A Different Career

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Media

Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

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Wednesday

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Extremist Attacks Show Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere

The abduction of more than 100 schoolgirls in Nigeria may be just the latest act of terror from extremist group Boko Haram. We take a closer look at that organization's campaign of violence.

Extremist Attacks Show Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere

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Code Switch

Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

When Syreeta McFadden was young, she dreaded being photographed. Cameras made her skin look darkened and distorted. Now a photographer herself, she's learned to capture various hues of brown skin.

Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

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Tuesday

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Around the Nation

A Year After Boston Marathon Bombing, How Does Public Grief Help?

Flowers, running shoes and posters were sent to Boston after the marathon bombing happened. Tell Me More asks how public expressions of grief help people, even when they are far away from the tragedy.

A Year After Boston Marathon Bombing, How Does Public Grief Help?

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Parenting

Teen Sexting Not So Bad?

Many parents probably hope their teens will never share explicit cellphone messages or photos. But some researchers and parents now say sexting might just be a normal part of teen development.

Teen Sexting Not So Bad?

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Monday

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Health

Why Do More Latina Teens Get Pregnant?

U.S. teen pregnancies have declined for years, but Latinas still have the highest rate. Health expert Jane Delgado explains, along with teacher and former teen mother Christina Martinez.

Why Do More Latina Teens Get Pregnant?

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Health

Getting Enough Vitamin D: More Than Milk And Sunshine

New research finds that people with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. Nutrition professor and author Marion Nestle explains.

Getting Enough Vitamin D: More Than Milk And Sunshine

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Race

Is A Beating In Detroit A Hate Crime?

Police are investigating whether the recent beating of a white motorist in Detroit was a hate crime. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with WDET's Jerome Vaughn and Quinn Klinefelter about the case.

Is A Beating In Detroit A Hate Crime?

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Your Money

The Dangers Of Defaulting On Student Loans

Loans allow many students to attend college, but they also leave graduates with big debt. The Urban Institute's Sandy Baum explains how skipping a loan payment could be more trouble than it's worth.

The Dangers Of Defaulting On Student Loans

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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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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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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 SeƱor 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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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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