Wednesday

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History

At 50, The Civil Rights Act Creates 'Opportunities For All Americans'

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Michel Martin speaks with historians Charles Cobb and Taylor Branch about the legacy of the Act and what it accomplished.

At 50, The Civil Rights Act Creates 'Opportunities For All Americans'

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Pop Culture

Are Robin Thicke's Public Pleas To His Wife Going Too Far?

The R&B singer says is trying to mend his marriage in unconventional ways. Michel Martin speaks with a pop culture panel to get their take on Thicke's methods and other stories of the week.

Are Robin Thicke's Public Pleas To His Wife Going Too Far?

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Wisdom Watch

Actor Don Cheadle On His Career's Longevity, The Key To Success

Actor Don Cheadle is known for his roles in film and television. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin asks Cheadle if he's hit a career peak and how he'll know when to call it quits.

Actor Don Cheadle On His Career's Longevity, The Key To Success

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Mourning In The Closet: She Was More Than My Best Friend

StoryCorps, the team that brings you conversations between loved ones, is now highlighting voices of the LGBTQ community. OutLoud brings a story about losing a partner while living in the closet.

Mourning In The Closet: She Was More Than My Best Friend

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Tuesday

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Law

What The Supreme Court Rulings Mean For Unions, Religious Freedom

Host Michel Martin speaks with Supreme Court correspondent David Savage, and labor economist Steven Pitts about the high court's rulings on public employee unions and contraception.

What The Supreme Court Rulings Mean For Unions, Religious Freedom

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Money Coach

To Get Kids To Save Their Summer Money, Turn To 'Simple Lessons'

How can parents prevent children from squandering their hard-earned summer cash and save some for the future? Michel Martin gets some tips from financial guru Alvin Hall.

To Get Kids To Save Their Summer Money, Turn To 'Simple Lessons'

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Technology

Facebook's Newsfeed Study: Was It Ethical Or A Violation Of Privacy?

In 2012, Facebook changed its users' newsfeeds without their knowledge for research. Host Michel Martin learns more about the study and why some people aren't happy about it.

Facebook's Newsfeed Study: Was It Ethical Or A Violation Of Privacy?

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Parenting

Kids Dealing With Negative Body Image? Don't Judge, Listen

For kids who worry about their weight or get teased about their looks, swimsuit season can be a challenging time. Tell Me More's parenting panel discusses how to talk children about body image.

Kids Dealing With Negative Body Image? Don't Judge, Listen

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Monday

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Religion

Ramadan In A Warzone: Is This Time Of Reflection Enough To Stop Conflict?

Ramadan is a time of quiet reflection for Muslims around the world. But what is it like for those who find themselves trapped in the middle of violent conflicts? Host Michel Martin finds out.

Ramadan In A Warzone: Is This Time Of Reflection Enough To Stop Conflict?

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Science

NASA Explores A New World: Crowdsourcing Ideas

NASA is asking the public to help it develop new ways to bring their technology to the commercial market. Daniel Lockney of NASA tells us more about this crowdsourcing, profit-sharing initiative.

NASA Explores A New World: Crowdsourcing Ideas

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Television

The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity?

Diane Sawyer announced she's stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. Host Michel Martin finds out what this mean for diversity in television.

The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity?

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Interviews

A Brawl At Bar Brought Michael K. Williams His Big Break

Before Michael K. Williams became known for playing Omar Little on The Wire, he was a dancer in music videos. For NPR's series "My Big Break," he talks about how a scar changed his life.

A Brawl At Bar Brought Michael K. Williams His Big Break

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Music Interviews

Belgian Singer Stromae Hopes To Bring French Flair To The U.S.

The dance music sensation is about to tour America, and many venues are already sold out. Host Michel Martin speaks to the pop star about how life has influenced his music.

Belgian Singer Stromae Hopes To Bring French Flair To The U.S.

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Friday

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Faith Matters

Excommunicated Mormon Says Church Can't Take Away Her Faith

Kathleen Kelly was excommunicated from the Mormon Church for advocating that women be ordained. Host Michel Martin speaks with Kelly about her cause and her future with the Church.

Excommunicated Mormon Says Church Can't Take Away Her Faith

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Thursday

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Politics

Political Chat: Primary Results, Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

Several primary elections wrapped up this week. Host Michel Martin speaks with two seasoned political analysts to learn more about the primary results and the races to watch later this year.

Political Chat: Primary Results, Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

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Politics

Sen. Tim Scott's Mission: Build Wealth Among 'The Most Vulnerable'

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has become a leading conservative voice focused on building wealth among people of color. Scott tells host Michel Martin about his ideas for growing the economy.

Sen. Tim Scott's Mission: Build Wealth Among 'The Most Vulnerable'

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Business

Business Owners Have 'A Special Challenge' To Help Working Families

Business leaders and policymakers gathered at the White House to discuss how working families can get ahead. One participant explains how he feels companies can stay competitive and help families.

Business Owners Have 'A Special Challenge' To Help Working Families

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Interviews

Lupita Nyong'o's Father On His 'Wise' Daughter, Her Rising Fame

Peter Anyang Nyong'o is a Kenyan senator. He's also the father of Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o. He talks to host Michel Martin about his own history and his family's newfound fame.

Lupita Nyong'o's Father On His 'Wise' Daughter, Her Rising Fame

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Wednesday

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Sports

World Cup: As Tournament Heats Up, Protests Simmer Down

American soccer fans are tuning in to the tournament in huge numbers. Host Michel Martin checks in with sports writers Dave Zirin and Ricardo Zuniga about the latest happenings at the World Cup.

World Cup: As Tournament Heats Up, Protests Simmer Down

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Africa

In Nigeria, Pressure Continues To 'Bring Back Our Girls'

It's been more than two months since the Nigerian school girls were kidnapped, and they're still missing. Host Michel Martin learns more about what the government is doing to find them.

In Nigeria, Pressure Continues To 'Bring Back Our Girls'

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Tuesday

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World

'Shameful' Verdict Exposes Egyptian Journalists' Fears

A judge sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to prison on charges of reporting false news. Two Egyptian journalists explain the challenges of reporting in a tense political environment.

'Shameful' Verdict Exposes Egyptian Journalists' Fears

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Money Coach

First-Time Renters: 'Know What's Important To You' When Apartment Hunting

Getting your first apartment can be an exciting, daunting and expensive step. Host Michel Martin talks about how first-time renters can manage their finances with Pat Esswein of Kiplinger.

First-Time Renters: 'Know What's Important To You' When Apartment Hunting

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Business

Interviewing 101: 'See Yourself As A Resource' To Employers

Spring college graduates are swarming the job market. Host Michel Martin gets a refresher course on interviewing from career advisers Richard Bolles and Christine Cruzvergara.

Interviewing 101: 'See Yourself As A Resource' To Employers

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Parenting

What To Do If Your Child Is Not A Happy Camper

Sleepaway camp is a rite of passage for many kids in this country. But what if your kids don't want to go? Tell Me More's parenting panel offers advice for getting kids ready for the experience.

What To Do If Your Child Is Not A Happy Camper

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Monday

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Latin America

Child Detention Centers: A 'Headache' For The Obama Administration

U.S. officials are detaining thousands of immigrant children who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone. Two journalists discuss conditions at detention centers, and what's driving the migrants.

Child Detention Centers: A 'Headache' For The Obama Administration

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Law

Central Park Five Settlement: Was Justice Served?

New York City reached a $40 million settlement with the "Central Park Five," men who were wrongfully convicted of a brutal rape in 1990. Sarah Burns, who wrote a book about the case, offers an update.

Central Park Five Settlement: Was Justice Served?

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Sports

Wimbledon Watches Serena Williams And New Stars

Wimbledon, one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, starts today. Tennis blogger Courtney Nguyen talks about the players to watch and whether the sport is becoming more diverse.

Wimbledon Watches Serena Williams And New Stars

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Wisdom Watch

Hugh Masekela Reminisces On Musical Motivations, Mandela

South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is one of the giants of his continent's music. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin sits down with Masekela to discuss his life and work.

Hugh Masekela Reminisces On Musical Motivations, Mandela

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Music

Anika Noni Rose Gets 'Hype' To 'Radioactive'

Anika Noni Rose was nominated for a Tony Award this year for her performance in A Rasin in the Sun. For Tell Me More's series 'In Your Ear' she shares the music that helps keep her fit and focused.

Anika Noni Rose Gets 'Hype' To 'Radioactive'

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Friday

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Politics

Obama On Iraq: Defense Strategy Or Political Compromise?

President Obama announced that he's prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq. Analysts join guest host Audie Cornish to discuss some of the biggest political stories of the week.

Obama On Iraq: Defense Strategy Or Political Compromise?

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Faith Matters

Baptist Preacher: Compel Congregants, Don't 'Guilt' Them

Pastor Amy Butler will take the helm of New York City's progressive Riverside Church later this year. She discusses her desire to become a faith leader and explains her vision.

Baptist Preacher: Compel Congregants, Don't 'Guilt' Them

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Sports

A Dangerous 'Ritual': Chewing Tobacco In Baseball

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn's death has revived conversations about the use of smokeless tobacco in the sport. Tobacco and baseball researcher Ted Eaves discusses why so many players use it.

A Dangerous 'Ritual': Chewing Tobacco In Baseball

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Barbershop

'Shop' Guys On The World Cup: Can The U.S. Come Out On Top?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on the World Cup, team switching during the NBA off season, electric Harley Davidson motorcycles, and the Washington football team.

'Shop' Guys On The World Cup: Can The U.S. Come Out On Top?

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Thursday

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Iraq

Iraq Turmoil: How Extremists Use Social Media To Gain Support

Government clashes continue in Iraq after an attack on an oil refinery. The extremist group ISIS may be responsible. Tell Me More learns how the militant fighters use technology to win supporters.

Iraq Turmoil: How Extremists Use Social Media To Gain Support

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Sports

Fumbled Patent: Is It Just A Matter Of Business?

The U.S. Patent Office said the name of Washington's pro football team is "disparaging to Native Americans," cancelling its trademark registration. Gabriel Feldman explains more about the decision.

Fumbled Patent: Is It Just A Matter Of Business?

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Music

Miguel Enjoys A Bit Of Storytelling In His Favorite Songs

Singer Miguel recently released a video for his song "Simplethings." He's known for his creative musical style and for Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" series, he shares the music that drives him.

Miguel Enjoys A Bit Of Storytelling In His Favorite Songs

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Arts & Life

Living Openly With HIV: 'We Could Be Those Role Models We Wish We Had'

William Brawner has been HIV-positive for most of his life. He kept his status a secret for years, even from friends and sexual partners. His life is the subject of a new documentary, "25 to Life."

Living Openly With HIV: 'We Could Be Those Role Models We Wish We Had'

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