Wednesday

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Beauty Shop

What Does Cantor's Loss Say About The Republicans' Future?

In a surprising defeat, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to Tea Party challenger David Brat. But what does this mean for Republicans going forward? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

What Does Cantor's Loss Say About The Republicans' Future?
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Beauty Shop

'Washington Post' Op-Ed Tone Deaf On View Of Sexual Assault?

The Beauty Shop ladies continue their discussion of this week's hot news by debating George Will's controversial opinion piece that questions the validity of sexual assault claims on campus.

'Washington Post' Op-Ed Tone Deaf On View Of Sexual Assault?
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Economy

Could Detroit's Automakers Save Its Art Treasures?

Chrysler, General Motors and Ford offered up a multi-million dollar deal to help the bankrupt city of Detroit. But are there any strings attached to the cash and will it be enough to save the city?

Could Detroit's Automakers Save Its Art Treasures?
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Summer Reads: Freedom

The Difficulty And Drama Of Building A Top Black Magazine

Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, say that the road to building the brand had many twists and turns.

The Difficulty And Drama Of Building A Top Black Magazine
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Can I Just Tell You?

Do You Want The Truth, Or Do You Just Like Your Story Better?

In her "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin warns against letting an assumed narrative overtake the facts of a story.

Do You Want The Truth, Or Do You Just Like Your Story Better?
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Tuesday

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Law

Supreme Court: Immigrant Children Lose Place In Line At Age 21

The Justices ruled that young people who turn 21 while waiting for visas must start the process over from scratch. Michel Martin learns more from Muzaffar Chishti, of the Migration Policy Institute.

Supreme Court: Immigrant Children Lose Place In Line At Age 21
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Technology

Arab Entrepreneurs Head To Silicon Valley To Grow Their Ventures

As they seek to scale their businesses to the next level, innovators from the Middle East and North Africa are hacking, pitching to venture capitalists and brainstorming with CEOs.

Arab Entrepreneurs Head To Silicon Valley To Grow Their Ventures
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Parenting

Dad Advice: How to Quiet Your 'Inner Screaming' And Survive

When a woman becomes a mom, she gets lots of advice. But what about dad, who's also trying to figure out what each cry means? Tell Me More hears from dads about lessons learned in fatherhood.

Dad Advice: How to Quiet Your 'Inner Screaming' And Survive
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Monday

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Health Care

An 'Integrity Problem' at Veterans Affairs?

How can the Department of Veterans Affairs recover after its scandal? The Cato Institute's Michael Cannon and Ed Dorn, former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, offer suggestions.

An 'Integrity Problem' at Veterans Affairs?
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Author Interviews

One Man's Search For His Personal Narrative And 'Asian Self'

After Alex Tizon emigrated to the U.S., he grew up feeling that Asian men were considered 'less than' in America. He shares his experience in a new memoir, Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self.

One Man's Search For His Personal Narrative And 'Asian Self'
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Friday

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Faith Matters

Rabbi: American Jews Should Not Worry About Anti-Semitism

A new survey from the Anti-Defamation League estimates that nearly one in 10 Americans are prejudiced against Jews. But Rabbi Eric Yoffie says American anti-Semitism is not a real threat.

Rabbi: American Jews Should Not Worry About Anti-Semitism
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Barbershop

NBA Finals: Did The Heat Take Down Miami?

A faulty air conditioning system spiked temperatures during the first game of the NBA finals, and the San Antonio Spurs took the win. The Barbershop guys talk sports, politics and pop culture.

NBA Finals: Did The Heat Take Down Miami?
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Thursday

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Around the Nation

Values Collide In Texas Over 'Open Carry' Protests

Texan gun advocates have been visibly bringing guns into stores and restaurants as part of "open carry" protests, but some business owners are unhappy. What does this mean for Texas gun politics?

Values Collide In Texas Over 'Open Carry' Protests
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Sports

When LeBron James Speaks, Do People Stop And Listen?

NBA star player LeBron James and his Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs in the finals today. But The New York Times columnist William Rhoden says James is also gaining influence off the court.

When LeBron James Speaks, Do People Stop And Listen?
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Arts & Life

Couple Goes High-Tech And Low Cost For Their Big Day

Putting on a wedding in New York City can be financial suicide. But one young couple, profiled in Fast Company, say they priced their upcoming celebration at just $10,000 by using online startups.

Couple Goes High-Tech And Low Cost For Their Big Day
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Summer Reads: Freedom

'Guns Kept People Alive' During The Civil Rights Movement

In his book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, former activist Charles Cobb Jr. says weapons kept people and communities safe during that era.

'Guns Kept People Alive' During The Civil Rights Movement
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Music

With 'So Much Trouble In The World,' Music Calms Theater Director

As Center Stage's artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah has brought British talent and style to Baltimore. For Tell Me More's series 'In Your Ear,' he shares the music that soothes him.

With 'So Much Trouble In The World,' Music Calms Theater Director
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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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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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