Tuesday

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Law

Controversy Over Title IX Protecting Transgender Students

The Department of Education declared that transgender students are protected under Title IX. But there are questions about how that will work on campuses, and what the legal complications might be.

Controversy Over Title IX Protecting Transgender Students

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Your Money

Is Bitcoin Where The Smart Money Is Now?

There's been a lot of news about Bitcoin, including new guidance from the IRS. So is it time to get some of that digital cash? The Wall Street Journal's Michael Casey speaks with host Michel Martin.

Is Bitcoin Where The Smart Money Is Now?

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Behind Closed Doors

Advice Columnist Couldn't Reveal His Secret ... Until Now

Advice and etiquette columnist Steven Petrow has long helped readers navigate sticky situations, especially involving LGBT relations. But for years, he kept a troubling secret about his childhood.

Advice Columnist Couldn't Reveal His Secret ... Until Now

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Parenting

Foster Kids Can Be Torn Between Worlds On Mother's Day

The day is tough for foster children who feel loyal to the biological moms who aren't able to raise them. It's hard for the foster mothers, too.

Foster Kids Can Be Torn Between Worlds On Mother's Day

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Television

Viewers Not Laughing About SNL Slavery Skit

A skit about slavery by Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones outraged many of the show's black viewers. NPR television critic Eric Deggans talks about the joke and the backlash.

Viewers Not Laughing About SNL Slavery Skit

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Monday

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Africa

Nigerians Urge Leaders: Forget Politics, Find Our Girls Now

Nigerians are outraged that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls still haven't been found. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton and journalist Chika Oduah give the latest developments.

Nigerians Urge Leaders: Forget Politics, Find Our Girls Now

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Digital Life

#BringBackOurGirls Reaches Activists Around The World

Nigerians are turning to social media to demand the safe return of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. Human rights activist Nicole Lee discusses how Twitter has helped keep the focus on the crisis.

#BringBackOurGirls Reaches Activists Around The World

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Race

Post-Sept. 11 Hate Crime Reveals A 'Hurting' America

In his new book The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, journalist Anand Giridharadas follows both the victim and the perpetrator of a brutal crime after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Post-Sept. 11 Hate Crime Reveals A 'Hurting' America

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Media

How A Disgraced Reporter Tested The Public's Trust In Journalism

New York Times rising star Jayson Blair was busted in spring 2003 for plagiarizing and making up stories. Filmmaker Samantha Grant's new documentary, A Fragile Trust, sheds light on the scandal.

How A Disgraced Reporter Tested The Public's Trust In Journalism

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Technology

Teen's App Helps Pay Family's Bills

Seventeen-year-old entrepreneur Michael Sayman took center stage at Facebook's conference for developers. He talks about how he got into tech and developed his popular 4SNAPS app.

Teen's App Helps Pay Family's Bills

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Friday

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Politics

Obama Administration Lost Overseas?

The jobs report meant good news for the White House, but Secretary of State John Kerry is tending to a crisis in South Sudan. The Political Chat focuses on foreign and domestic challenges.

Obama Administration Lost Overseas?

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NPR Ed

Tough Lessons On Debt For College Students

This Spring, Tell Me More and Morning Edition have helped listeners navigate the higher education money maze. David Greene and Michel Martin do a wrap of the "Paying for College" series.

Tough Lessons On Debt For College Students

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Faith Matters

Yiddish Culture Takes Center Stage

An effort to preserve the Yiddish language is getting a boost from the theater world. The artistic director of the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene talks about preserving the language through art.

Yiddish Culture Takes Center Stage

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Barbershop

Does 'Rich Bigot' Sterling Deserve A Break?

The NBA could push Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his team over statements he made about African-Americans. But is he being unfairly chastised? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

Does 'Rich Bigot' Sterling Deserve A Break?

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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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Paying For College

Tribal Colleges Do More With Less

Native Americans face unique challenges to paying for college, including high poverty rates. We hear how tribal and other colleges are finding new ways to help these students succeed.

Tribal Colleges Do More With Less

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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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Books

Playwright Pearl Cleage Opens Up

Many people keep their own youthful experiences with drugs and sex secret from their kids. Not author and activist Pearl Cleage. She talks about her new memoir Things I Should Have Told My Daughter.

Playwright Pearl Cleage Opens Up

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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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#TMMPoetry: Muses and Metaphor

Caine Prize Winners Close Out #TMMPoetry

Tope Folarin and Binyavanga Wainaina share their Twitter poems and read some of their favorites from Tell Me More's National Poetry Month series "Muses and Metaphor."

Caine Prize Winners Close Out #TMMPoetry

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Your Money

Getting Back Your Unclaimed Cash

People often have money waiting for them that they don't know about, like those coins beneath the sofa cushions, only better. Consumer columnist Sheryl Harris explains how to find and claim your cash.

Getting Back Your Unclaimed Cash

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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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Law

What's Next For Divided Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court handed down major decisions on some controversial cases this week. David Savage of the Los Angeles Times and Amy Howe of SCOTUSblog discuss the rulings and what's next.

What's Next For Divided Supreme Court?

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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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Sports

Cleveland Fans Confront Racist Traditions

Native American-themed mascots are at the center of a growing national debate, including the Cleveland Indians mascot, Chief Wahoo. Sports blogger Pete Pattakkos talks about pushing for change.

Cleveland Fans Confront Racist Traditions

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Barbershop

Cliven Bundy, #myNYPD: Public Relations Fails?

Both rancher Cliven Bundy and the New York Police Department had a rough week in the spotlight. The Barbershop guys weigh in on the risks of talking or tweeting too much.

Cliven Bundy, #myNYPD: Public Relations Fails?

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Thursday

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Law

Is Drug Testing For Welfare Fair?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plan to drug test state workers and welfare recipients ran into trouble in the courts. Law professor Pauline Kim and reporter Curt Anderson discuss the drug testing battle.

Is Drug Testing For Welfare Fair?

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Food

Food Tech Leaves Rural People Behind

Technology enhanced food production has come a long way, but nearly an eighth of the population still suffers from chronic hunger. The United Nations' Kanayo Nwanze discusses what might help.

Food Tech Leaves Rural People Behind

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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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Africa

Nigerian Activist Chooses Exile Over Life In The Closet

Ten years ago, Bisi Alimi came out on national television in Nigeria. He says the move alienated him from his family and forced him out of the country.

Nigerian Activist Chooses Exile Over Life In The Closet

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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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