Monday

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Middle East

Iraq Violence: Is There an End In Sight?

As the violence in Iraq begins to close in on Baghdad, host Michel Martin learns more about the conflict from The Wall Street Journal's Farnaz Fassihi, and former U.S. interpreter Tariq Abu Khumra.

Iraq Violence: Is There an End In Sight?

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Education

Is Educational Change Coming For Native Americans?

President Obama is promoting new initiatives to improve education for Native American students. Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, has the details.

Is Educational Change Coming For Native Americans?

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Around the Nation

Activist Janet Mock: Please Respect Transgender Teens

When singer R. Kelly's teenager revealed himself as a transgender boy, the blogosphere erupted. Writer and activist Janet Mock discusses the do's and don'ts of writing about transgender minors.

Activist Janet Mock: Please Respect Transgender Teens

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Summer Reads: Freedom

Remembering The Victories Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act

Law professor Randall Kennedy's memories of the Jim Crow South include his mother packing food to avoid stopping on long trips. He says the symbolism of these little moments is still important today.

Remembering The Victories Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act

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Music

Bon Iver's 'Holocene': A Perfect Song To Write To

Andy Marra writes passionate essays about her experiences as a transgender woman. For the regular segment 'In Your Ear,' she shares some of the jams that help get her thoughts on paper.

Bon Iver's 'Holocene': A Perfect Song To Write To

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Friday

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Politics

Stories Of President George H.W. Bush, From 41 Closest Friends

President George H.W. Bush turned 90 this week. A new CNN documentary 41 On 41 speaks to 41 of his closest family and colleagues. Michel Martin learns more from Executive Producer Mary Kate Cary.

Stories Of President George H.W. Bush, From 41 Closest Friends

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Arts & Life

Remembering Ruby Dee: 'Think Of Me And Feel Encouraged'

In remembrance of the life of actress and activist Ruby Dee, Tell Me More presents an encore broadcast of Michel Martin's 2007 interview with the legendary actress and activist.

Remembering Ruby Dee: 'Think Of Me And Feel Encouraged'

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Barbershop

The World's Watching Soccer, But Basketball Is On The Barbershop's Brain

The most popular global sporting event, the World Cup, kicked off this week in Brazil. But the Barbershop guys are fired up about games closer to home: the NBA finals.

The World's Watching Soccer, But Basketball Is On The Barbershop's Brain

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Thursday

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Politics

Did Eric Cantor Forget That All Politics Are Local?

The House majority leader says he will step down from that post after a surprise loss. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Univision's Fernando Espuelas.

Did Eric Cantor Forget That All Politics Are Local?

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Education

Is Teacher Tenure Really The New Brown V. Board Of Education?

A California judge ruled that the state's teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional because they disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students. Education Week's Stephen Sawchuk explains.

Is Teacher Tenure Really The New Brown V. Board Of Education?

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Education

President's Student Loan Action Might Be Too Little, Too Late

President Obama signed an order that will cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of income for millions of borrowers. Georgetown University's Anthony Carnevale discusses whether it will help.

President's Student Loan Action Might Be Too Little, Too Late

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Around the Nation

How Dreaming Big Led One TV Star To His Big Break

Before Cesar Millan became a TV personality, he was a homeless, undocumented immigrant from Mexico with a dream. He reveals how his career took off as part of NPR's series, "My Big Break."

How Dreaming Big Led One TV Star To His Big Break

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Education

Who Runs The World? Rutgers Says Beyonce

Rutgers University students now have a homework assignment they might look forward to: Listening to Beyonce. Professor Kevin Allred discusses his course, Politicizing Beyonce.

Who Runs The World? Rutgers Says Beyonce

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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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U.S.

Children Flood U.S.-Mexico Border, Overwhelm Patrol Agency

There's been a dramatic influx of unaccompanied minors showing up at the border. Dianne Solis of The Dallas Morning News talks about what's behind the numbers.

Children Flood U.S.-Mexico Border, Overwhelm Patrol Agency

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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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Mental Health

When A Killer Comes From Your Family

Mass killings carried out by disturbed young people are frightening for the public. Along with the grief of victims' families, we explore how families of the killers deal with the trauma.

When A Killer Comes From Your Family

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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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Music

The Wailers Carry On Bob Marley's Legacy

The Wailers have sold more than 250 million albums. As they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic album Legend, the group shares what it's like to carry on Bob Marley's legacy.

The Wailers Carry On Bob Marley's Legacy

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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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Latin America

World Cup Makes Brazilians Crazy, But Soccer's Not To Blame

While workers scramble to prepare stadiums and airports for visiting fans, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says many Brazilians are angry and frustrated.

World Cup Makes Brazilians Crazy, But Soccer's Not To Blame

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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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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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Parenting

Diverse Summer Reading Picks For Kids

School is ending, so what can parents do to keep their kids reading this summer? Our parenting guests share book recommendations for young readers, with a focus on Latino writers and characters.

Diverse Summer Reading Picks For Kids

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