Tuesday

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Race

Ta-Nehisi Coates On Reparations: 'We're Going To Be In For A Fight'

In his latest think piece, Coates writes that "until the U.S. pays its moral debts to African-Americans, our country will never be whole." He discusses his latest essay for The Atlantic.

Ta-Nehisi Coates On Reparations: 'We're Going To Be In For A Fight'

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Religion

How Much Clout Does Pope Francis Have In The Middle East?

The pontiff made a symbolic gesture when he visited the Middle East recently, adding his presence to peace and reconciliation efforts. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli talks more about the visit.

How Much Clout Does Pope Francis Have In The Middle East?

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Around the Nation

Making Playtime A Priority In America's Cities

Darell Hammond of "KaBoom!" is partnering with the Humana Foundation to develop a national movement called Playful City USA, which honors communities that give kids easy access to play.

Making Playtime A Priority In America's Cities

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Parenting

New York City's First Lady A Bad Mom ... Or Just An Honest One?

Chirlane McCray, wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio and mother of two, sparked a controversy recently when she said it took her a while to get used to being a mom. Tell Me More's parenting panel weighs in.

New York City's First Lady A Bad Mom ... Or Just An Honest One?

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Monday

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U.S.

After Decades Without Recognition, The Ultimate Military Honor

Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris received the highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, from President Obama. Morris may have been passed over for the award because of his race and ethnicity.

After Decades Without Recognition, The Ultimate Military Honor

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Politics

Faith And Patriotism Coexist For First Muslim Representative

When Keith Ellison became the first Muslim elected to Congress in 2006, he faced anti-Islam sentiments. The Democrat from Minnesota talks about his his book My Country, 'Tis of Thee.

Faith And Patriotism Coexist For First Muslim Representative

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Friday

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Race

Does The 'Bamboo Ceiling' Shut Asian Americans Out Of Top Jobs?

Many people of color say they hit a glass ceiling when it comes to leadership positions in the workplace. But do Asian Americans face additional hurdles because they're seen as model minorities?

Does The 'Bamboo Ceiling' Shut Asian Americans Out Of Top Jobs?

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Faith Matters

Protestant Churches Grapple With Growing Sexual Abuse Crisis

The conservative nature of many Protestant schools and churches has been blamed for shielding child abusers. Journalist Kathryn Joyce talks efforts to bring them to light.

Protestant Churches Grapple With Growing Sexual Abuse Crisis

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Barbershop

Did Dallas Mavericks Owner Drop The Ball On Sterling Controversy?

Critics took Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to task for sharing his thoughts on hoodies and tattoos. But Cuban says said that everyone has some prejudice. Is he right? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

Did Dallas Mavericks Owner Drop The Ball On Sterling Controversy?

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Thursday

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Health Care

Congresswoman And Veteran 'Appalled' By VA Scandal

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth lost her legs in combat during the Iraq War, and still gets health care from Veterans Affairs. She discusses allegations that agency hid how long veterans wait for care.

Congresswoman And Veteran 'Appalled' By VA Scandal

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Around the Nation

Teenage Mischief Can Lead To Jail Time In Tennessee

Teenagers get in trouble for skipping school, breaking curfew or buying cigarettes, but in one Tennessee county, that can mean jail. Susan Ferriss reported on this for the Center for Public Integrity.

Teenage Mischief Can Lead To Jail Time In Tennessee

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Economy

In Charge Of Nearly $20 Trillion, Are Women The New Global Players?

A new report Harnessing the Power of the Purse: Female Investors and Global Opportunities for Growth points out that women create and influence more than a quarter of the world's wealth.

In Charge Of Nearly $20 Trillion, Are Women The New Global Players?

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Games & Humor

Does Smuggling A Cow Into School Make You A Creative Genius?

Before graduating, some seniors take time to pull off the perfect prank. But it's not just childish behavior. Journalist Annie Murphy Paul says pranks showcase creativity and attention to detail.

Does Smuggling A Cow Into School Make You A Creative Genius?

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Wednesday

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Politics

In Primary Races, Republicans Fight Back Tea Party

Six states held primaries on Tuesday, and the results were good for the GOP establishment. Host Michel Martin learns more about the results from NPR Politics Editor Charles Mahtesian.

In Primary Races, Republicans Fight Back Tea Party

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Africa

Nigerians Fear 'Things Are Falling Apart Right Before Their Eyes'

Five weeks after hundreds of Nigerian school girls were abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram, bomb blasts have hit two cities. Journalist Chika Oduah gives an update on the volatile situation.

Nigerians Fear 'Things Are Falling Apart Right Before Their Eyes'

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Asia

Are India's Elections A Wake Up Call For The Diaspora?

An overwhelming win for India's conservative opposition party could profoundly change the direction of the world's largest democracy. But what do Indian Americans think?

Are India's Elections A Wake Up Call For The Diaspora?

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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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