Thursday

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Law

Troubling Oklahoma Execution Sparks Death Penalty Debate

A botched execution in Oklahoma is raising new questions about the death penalty around the country. Karen Kasler of Ohio's Statehouse News Bureau and The Dallas Morning News' Wayne Slater explain.

Troubling Oklahoma Execution Sparks Death Penalty Debate

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Technology

Does New Hiring Tool Aid Diversity Or Discrimination?

A new tool lets job recruiters filter candidates based on race, gender and veteran status. Civil rights attorney Cyrus Mehri sorts through the legal questions about this program.

Does New Hiring Tool Aid Diversity Or Discrimination?

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Wednesday

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Education

Lawmakers, Educators Target Sexual Assault On Campus

As the White House presses colleges to fight sexual assault, Senator Claire McCaskill explains her stand on the issue. The University of Kentucky's Rhonda Henry shares what has worked on that campus.

Lawmakers, Educators Target Sexual Assault On Campus

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Beauty Shop

V. Stiviano 'Thunderously Unintelligent' In Sterling Scandal?

The NBA has banned L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life after tapes revealed racist comments he made to girlfriend V. Stiviano. The Beautyshop ladies weigh in.

V. Stiviano 'Thunderously Unintelligent' In Sterling Scandal?

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Tuesday

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Education

US High School Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High, Per Report

The biggest gains in graduation rates have been among Hispanic and African-American students. Tell Me More looks at the numbers, and finds out what is holding some students back.

US High School Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High, Per Report

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Code Switch

Autism, Like Race, Complicates Almost Everything

Parenting any child requires getting comfortable with a degree of anxiety. But parenting an autistic child who is black carries a distinct set of challenges, says one mother.

Autism, Like Race, Complicates Almost Everything

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Monday

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Sports

Should Bigotry Get You Kicked Out Of The NBA?

There has been widespread outrage to racist comments allegedly made by L.A. Clippers' owner Donald Sterling. Host Michel Martin learns more from sports columnists William Rhoden and Christine Brennan.

Should Bigotry Get You Kicked Out Of The NBA?

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Sports

Do Fans Have Any Responsibility After Sterling's Comments?

Host Michel Martin speaks with business ethicist Jack Marshall about an appropriate response from the NBA, the players and the public after allegedly racist comments made by the L.A. Clippers' owner.

Do Fans Have Any Responsibility After Sterling's Comments?

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Education

Steve Jobs' Death Inspired Goal To Get Kids Coding

Many public schools do not offer computer science classes, even though tech workers are in high demand. Now 30 public school districts have partnered with the nonprofit Code.org to get kids coding.

Steve Jobs' Death Inspired Goal To Get Kids Coding

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Movies

New Film 'All About Ann' Looks At The Life Of A Texan Leader

A new HBO film, All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State looks at one of the most formidable political figures of her time, and the last Democrat ever to serve as governor of Texas.

New Film 'All About Ann' Looks At The Life Of A Texan Leader

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Friday

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Research News

'Blood Victory' In Medical Research Dispute

The Havasupai Native American tribe celebrated Blood Victory Day this week. That's the anniversary of their legal victory over researchers who misused members' blood samples without proper consent.

'Blood Victory' In Medical Research Dispute

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Thursday

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Digital Life

The Ten Commandments In The Digital Age

From adultery to envy, is social media making it harder to honor the Ten Commandments? Paul Edwards of The Deseret News talks about its series on how the Commandments fit into American life today.

The Ten Commandments In The Digital Age

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Education

First Lady Of Men's Studies Says Passion Is Key

A woman now leads the American Men's Studies Association at a time when some academics are question its future. AMSA president Daphne Watkins talks about what's ahead for the organization.

First Lady Of Men's Studies Says Passion Is Key

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Arts & Life

Debbie Allen On 'Fame,' Stage And Men In Tights

Debbie Allen won Fame for playing an iconic dance teacher in film and television. Now, she's getting new fans for roles on shows like Grey's Anatomy. She talks about the highs and lows of her career.

Debbie Allen On 'Fame,' Stage And Men In Tights

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Wednesday

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Education

Proponents Of Affirmative Action Losing The Battle?

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in public university admissions. Tell Me More looks at the internal debate within the affirmative action movement.

Proponents Of Affirmative Action Losing The Battle?

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Around the Nation

Kansas Residents To First Lady: Stay Out

Guest restrictions and increased security measures are looming as Michelle Obama plans to appear at a Kansas high school graduation next month. Thousands have petitioned to revoke her invitation.

Kansas Residents To First Lady: Stay Out

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Education

Can High-Quality Preschool Make A Big Difference Later On?

President Obama has challenged Congress to provide high-quality preschool for all 4 year olds. NPR's education team traveled to Tulsa, Okla., to learn about the benefits and challenges of the plan.

Can High-Quality Preschool Make A Big Difference Later On?

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Music

Yaya Alafia's Songs Of Strength For Her Baby Boy

2013 was a big year for actress and model Yaya Alafia. She starred in three films and had a baby boy. Alafia shares the songs reflecting those experiences for Tell Me More's series 'In Your Ear.'

Yaya Alafia's Songs Of Strength For Her Baby Boy

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Tuesday

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Your Health

Psychological Consequences Of Calling Obesity A Disease

Does thinking about obesity as a disease lead to bad diet choices? A new study suggests so. Crystal Hoyt talks about her new research. Physician Dr. Leslie Walker also weighs in.

Psychological Consequences Of Calling Obesity A Disease

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Monday

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Economy

President Obama Will Skip China, But Asia Trip Sends A Message

President Obama visits several Asian countries this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with business journalists Sudeep Reddy and Roben Farzad about what the trip could mean for the U.S. economy.

President Obama Will Skip China, But Asia Trip Sends A Message

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Education

A 'Tennessee Promise' To Educate The State's College Students

Richard Rhoda of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission discusses a new program that will cover up to two years of community college tuition for all graduates of the state's high schools.

A 'Tennessee Promise' To Educate The State's College Students

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Around the Nation

No Longer Marching Out To Work, More Mothers Stay Home

A growing number of American mothers are staying home to raise their children, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Listeners share their own stories about making that choice.

No Longer Marching Out To Work, More Mothers Stay Home

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Digital Life

Security Threats Hit Deeper Than Heartbleed Bug

The recent Heartbleed bug may have prompted many people to change their passwords, but as the Huffington Post's Gerry Smith explains, hackers have been taking sensitive information hostage for years.

Security Threats Hit Deeper Than Heartbleed Bug

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Music

Library Of Congress, How Could You Forget Run-DMC?

The Library of Congress recently added 25 new recordings to its National Recording Registry, but none of them were hip-hop or rap songs. Did it miss a beat?

Library Of Congress, How Could You Forget Run-DMC?

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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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