Wednesday

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Author Interviews

After Tiananmen Square, New Lives On A New Continent

After the democracy protests were crushed in 1989, many thought China would turn inward. Instead, a million Chinese citizens moved to Africa. Howard French discusses his book China's Second Continent.

After Tiananmen Square, New Lives On A New Continent
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Economy

What's Keeping Some Graduates From Getting Hired?

This year's college graduates may have better job prospects than those in recent times, but not everyone is landing their dream job. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax shares more.

What's Keeping Some Graduates From Getting Hired?
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Economy

There's Trouble In The Job Market For Black College Graduates

If you're a black college graduate, a degree won't guarantee success in the job market. That's according to a recent report by the Center for Economic Policy Research. Host Michel Martin learns more.

There's Trouble In The Job Market For Black College Graduates
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Theater

Anika Noni Rose Breathes New Life Into Classic 'Raisin In The Sun'

The latest Broadway revival of one family's quest for a better life has been nominated for five Tony Awards this year. Michel Martin speaks with actress Anika Noni Rose.

Anika Noni Rose Breathes New Life Into Classic 'Raisin In The Sun'
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Tuesday

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Education

New Orleans District Moves To All-Charter School System

New Orleans' Recovery School District will soon have the nation's first all-charter school system. Michel Martin explores whether that will boost achievement, or leave the most vulnerable kids behind.

New Orleans District Moves To All-Charter School System
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Monday

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Technology

Google 'Courageous' For Admitting Diversity Problem, So What Now?

Tech giant Google recently owned up to a lack of gender and ethnic diversity amongst its staff. Host Michel Martin is joined by two members of the industry to discuss what it means for the tech world.

Google 'Courageous' For Admitting Diversity Problem, So What Now?
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U.S.

'Harvest Of Shame': Farm Workers Struggle With Poverty 50 Years On

The documentary Harvest of Shame was revolutionary in its raw portrayal of poverty amongst migrant farm workers. NPR's Elizabeth Blair discusses the film's legacy and the state of migrant work today.

'Harvest Of Shame': Farm Workers Struggle With Poverty 50 Years On
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Friday

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Around the Nation

Jeopardy Champ Arthur Chu On Nerds, Entitlement And Elliot Rodger

Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodger declared that he resorted to violence because women weren't attracted to him. Blogger Arthur Chu says the storyline sounds all too familiar and must be rethought.

Jeopardy Champ Arthur Chu On Nerds, Entitlement And Elliot Rodger
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Thursday

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Should Elliot Rodger's Bigotry Have Raised Alarm Bells?

The shooting in Isla Visa, California reignited questions about mental illness, violence and bigotry. Ron Honberg of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and psychiatrist Dr. Carl Bell discuss.

Should Elliot Rodger's Bigotry Have Raised Alarm Bells?
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'We Will Get Them, God Willing,' Nigerian Official Says Of Missing Girls

The Nigerian military says it knows where the more than 250 missing girls are, but Dr. Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, says bringing them home is complicated.

'We Will Get Them, God Willing,' Nigerian Official Says Of Missing Girls
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Movies

'Belle': Romance, Race And Slavery With Jane Austen Style

After the success of movies about the brutality of slavery, the film Belle brings a new perspective. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw talks about her role as a mixed-race 18th century heroine.

'Belle': Romance, Race And Slavery With Jane Austen Style
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Wednesday

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Beauty Shop

#YesAllWomen Puts Spotlight On Misogyny

As details emerge about a Santa Barbara college student who killed six people, Americans are raising questions on social media about misogyny, sex and entitlement. The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

#YesAllWomen Puts Spotlight On Misogyny
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Can I Just Tell You?

Choosing To Stay When 'Tell Me More' Ends

Host Michel Martin reflects on the mission of Tell Me More as the program prepares to end production in August.

Choosing To Stay When 'Tell Me More' Ends
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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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