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War On Poverty, 50 Years Later

Sen. Scott: Democrats Too Focused On Symptoms Of Poverty?

Today, few political leaders are putting the war against poverty at the top of their lists. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is the exception. He talks about his conservative approach to ending poverty.

Sen. Scott: Democrats Too Focused On Symptoms Of Poverty?

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Beauty Shop

Jay Z Has Another Problem To Add To His 99

Social media is still buzzing about the video of Beyonce's younger sister Solange attacking Jay Z while leaving a party. But is it any of our business? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

Jay Z Has Another Problem To Add To His 99

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Can I Just Tell You?

'Too Crisp And Self-Assured?' Take It As A Compliment, Ladies

Tell Me More host Michel Martin reflects on the retirement of legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters, and what her career says about how society treats smart, ambitious women and girls.

'Too Crisp And Self-Assured?' Take It As A Compliment, Ladies

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Tuesday

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Law

Gay Marriage Around The Country: Not All Judges Say 'I Do'

Same-sex couples in Arkansas are now lining up to get their marriage licenses, while Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is being challenged. Tell Me More gets a breakdown of similar cases nationwide.

Gay Marriage Around The Country: Not All Judges Say 'I Do'

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Money Coach

Here's How You Protect Your Kids From Identity Theft

Child identity theft cases sometimes continue for years before they're discovered. Adam Levin, of Identity Theft 911, explains how this happens, and what to do about it.

Here's How You Protect Your Kids From Identity Theft

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Parenting

Parents Draw The Line On Teen Relationships And Social Media

Teen performer Willow Smith's mom says the Instagram photo of her daughter laying in bed with an older shirtless man is no big deal. But some say it's creepy. Tell Me More's parenting panel weighs in.

Parents Draw The Line On Teen Relationships And Social Media

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Monday

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Education

Asian-Americans Are Successful, But No Thanks To Tiger Parenting

Contrary to popular stereotypes, Asian-Americans don't achieve academic success just because it's just in their genes. These students perform well because of community resources and teacher support.

Asian-Americans Are Successful, But No Thanks To Tiger Parenting

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Digital Life

Clouds Are Convenient, But Be Paranoid To Protect Personal Data

For many of us, data clouds like Google Drive and Dropbox have replaced clunky hard-drives and easy-to-lose USB sticks. But how secure is our data in these clouds?

Clouds Are Convenient, But Be Paranoid To Protect Personal Data

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Books

Congressman Clyburn Reflects On A Life Of 'Blessed Experiences'

South Carolina Representative James Clyburn's new memoir Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black shares lessons learned on his way from the Jim Crow South to a top spot on Capitol Hill.

Congressman Clyburn Reflects On A Life Of 'Blessed Experiences'

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Friday

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Economy

Controversy Over Spouses Of Tech-Saavy Immigrants Working In US

What does the new plan mean for the tech industry and the economy? Host Michel Martin speaks with immigration lawyer Laura Murray-Tjan and Vinny Lingham, entrepreneur and immigrant from South Africa.

Controversy Over Spouses Of Tech-Saavy Immigrants Working In US

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Faith Matters

Kidnappers In Nigeria Distorting Muslim Faith?

Boko Haram claims that its kidnapping of Nigerian girls was a decree from Allah. But The Islamic Monthly's Arsalan Iftikhar says the group must take a closer look at what the religion actually says.

Kidnappers In Nigeria Distorting Muslim Faith?

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Health

Midwifery: A Profession Of Passion, For Men Too

There's a growing demand for midwives — and 'mid-men' around the world. Host Michel Martin speaks with midwives from Uganda and Washington DC about the joys and challenges of their jobs.

Midwifery: A Profession Of Passion, For Men Too

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International Outrage Grows Over Nigeria Kidnapping

Nigerian officials are offering a $300,000 reward for anyone who can help locate the more than 200 girls who were kidnapped from school. BBC journalist Tomi Oladipo shares the latest from Nigeria.

International Outrage Grows Over Nigeria Kidnapping

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Barbershop Staple 'Jet' Magazine To Print Its Last Page

The magazine documented African-American news and culture for more than 60 years. It recently announced that it's going digital. Richard Prince of Journal-isms talks about Jet's legacy.

Barbershop Staple 'Jet' Magazine To Print Its Last Page

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Movies

The Arab Activists Who Refuse To Bow To The Giant

A new film We Are The Giant follows six people during the Arab Spring. Tell Me More's Celeste Headlee speaks to co-producer Razan Ghalayini and activist Maryam Al Khawaja.

The Arab Activists Who Refuse To Bow To The Giant

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Books

Rat Pack's Sammy Davis Jr. Lives On Through Daughter's Stories

Many people considered Sammy Davis Junior the greatest entertainer of his era. His daughter Tracey Davis shares stories from her book Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father.

Rat Pack's Sammy Davis Jr. Lives On Through Daughter's Stories

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Listening On The Road With Brazil's Maria Rita

Brazilian singer Maria Rita is the daughter of a musical legend, but also a star in her own right. For Tell Me More's series 'In Your Ear,' she shares the music that she listens to on her travels.

Listening On The Road With Brazil's Maria Rita

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Law

Justice Delayed Brings Freedom For Missouri Man

Mike Anderson has been reunited with his family after spending almost a year behind bars. A clerical error left him free after he'd been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Anderson shares his story.

Justice Delayed Brings Freedom For Missouri Man

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Africa

South Africa's 'Born-Frees' Look Beyond Mandela's Party

South Africans go to the polls today, on the 20th anniversary of their first post-apartheid election. Journalist Ferial Haffajee talks about how young people feel as they vote for the first time.

South Africa's 'Born-Frees' Look Beyond Mandela's Party

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Education

Professor Launches Academic Boot Camp

Many underprivileged students come to college unprepared to handle the coursework and then drop out. Now a Washington, D.C professor is giving students a boost through a summer boot camp for math.

Professor Launches Academic Boot Camp

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Education

Sexual Assault On Campus Challenges Students

The federal government is investigating 55 colleges for mishandling sexual assault claims. But how is sex and sexual abuse being talked about on campus? Students from around the country weigh in.

Sexual Assault On Campus Challenges Students

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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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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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