Tuesday

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Health Care

Waiting At VA Hospitals: A Matter Of Life And Death

The Department of Veterans Affairs is under scrutiny after reports say it makes patients wait too long to see doctors. NPR correspondent Quil Lawrence discusses what happened and the possible fallout.

Waiting At VA Hospitals: A Matter Of Life And Death

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Sports

Can Donald Sterling Save Himself From The NBA?

The NBA is taking official steps to kick the LA Clippers owner out of the league. ESPN's Pablo Torre talks about Sterling's legal options and whether this story is overshadowing the playoff games.

Can Donald Sterling Save Himself From The NBA?

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Your Money

Wait! Don't Spend That Graduation Cash Just Yet

Graduates are receiving wads of cash and checks this season, and it may be burning a hole in their pockets. Personal finance counselor Louis Barajas gives ideas on how to use the money wisely.

Wait! Don't Spend That Graduation Cash Just Yet

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Parenting

Breaking Your Kid's Picky Eating Habits

If your child's dinner menu starts at crackers and ends at chicken nuggets, you might have a picky eater on your hands. Tell Me More's parenting panel says that can be changed.

Breaking Your Kid's Picky Eating Habits

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Monday

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Economy

3 Million Young People Missing From Housing Market? It's Everyone's Problem

Fewer young adults are buying homes today compared with a decade ago. The National Housing Conference's Lisa Sturtevant and NPR's Marilyn Geewax explain worries that it could harm the housing market.

3 Million Young People Missing From Housing Market? It's Everyone's Problem

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Media

'New York Times' Upheaval: Is This A Barack Vs. Hillary Moment?

The New York Times has fired Jill Abramson, making Dean Baquet the paper's first African-American executive editor. The move has sparked a debate about newsroom diversity and 'editing while female.'

'New York Times' Upheaval: Is This A Barack Vs. Hillary Moment?

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Digital Life

In Europe And America, New Internet Rules Up For Debate

Rey Junco of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society breaks down recent developments on net neutrality and the control of information online.

In Europe And America, New Internet Rules Up For Debate

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Television

New Sitcom 'Unapologetically Embraces' Asian-American Family Life

Fresh Off the Boat will be one of the first network sitcoms in decades to feature an Asian-American cast. Critic Jeff Yang, whose son plays the lead, talks with host Michel Martin.

New Sitcom 'Unapologetically Embraces' Asian-American Family Life

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Friday

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Education

Does It Matter if Schools Are Racially Integrated?

Sixty years ago, the historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling was supposed to level the field for all students. But some educators say we haven't made a lot of progress.

Does It Matter if Schools Are Racially Integrated?

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Barbershop

Is It Donald Sterling's Right To Fight For His Team?

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling will reportedly fight the NBA to keep his team. The Barbershop guys weigh in on that feud, and Solange and Jay-Z's elevator dust-up.

Is It Donald Sterling's Right To Fight For His Team?

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Thursday

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Education

Educating Girls: Big Payoff For $45 A Year

Girls without an education are six times more likely to marry young than those who've finished high school, according to a new report from the World Bank Group. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more.

Educating Girls: Big Payoff For $45 A Year

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Betty Reid Soskin, 92, is the oldest active full-time National Park Service ranger in the United States. She and her colleagues at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park are preparing to unveil new permanent exhibits at the park on May 24. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Wisdom Watch

Oldest National Park Ranger Shares 'What Gets Remembered'

Betty Reid Soskin has seen World War II, the civil rights movement, and lived "lots and lots of lives." The 92-year-old shares what she's learned with guest host Celeste Headlee.

Oldest National Park Ranger Shares 'What Gets Remembered'

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Around the Nation

The Pact That Turned A Juvenile Delinquent Into A Medical Doctor

Not so long ago, Dr. Sampson Davis found himself in detention for a crime that could have sent his life in a completely different direction. He shares how his big break turned things around.

The Pact That Turned A Juvenile Delinquent Into A Medical Doctor

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Music

Breaking Up Helped Ledisi Find 'The Truth' In Her Music

Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi pulls no punches when talking about a failed relationship. She says it even became the inspiration of her latest album.

Breaking Up Helped Ledisi Find 'The Truth' In Her Music

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Wednesday

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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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Thursday

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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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Wednesday

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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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