Monday

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News

In California Town, Protests Shed Light On National Immigration Debate

Residents of Murrieta, California blocked buses of undocumented immigrants, forcing them to go to another town. Host Michel Martin learns more about the protests and the influx of immigrants.

In California Town, Protests Shed Light On National Immigration Debate

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Law

Pistorius Trial: Will Judge Buy His 'Tragic Accident' Defense?

The defense is preparing to wrap in South African track star Oscar Pistorius' murder trial. Host Michel Martin learns more about the trial that's captured the nation from reporter Barry Bateman.

Pistorius Trial: Will Judge Buy His 'Tragic Accident' Defense?

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Sports

Despite An Early Exit At Wimbledon, Serena Williams Still A 'Powerhouse'

Host Michel Martin speaks with The Guardian's Hugh Muir about the winners and losers at this year's Wimbledon tennis tournament.

Despite An Early Exit At Wimbledon, Serena Williams Still A 'Powerhouse'

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Music Interviews

For Audra McDonald, Experience And Raw Emotions Make Better Music

McDonald has won more Tony Awards than any other actress in Broadway history. In this encore broadcast, McDonald talks about funneling her personal emotions into the songs she sings on stage.

For Audra McDonald, Experience And Raw Emotions Make Better Music

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Friday

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Author Interviews

'The True American' Reveals A Hopeful, Complicated Country

After the 9/11 attacks, hate crimes against people who were thought to be Muslim caught the country's attention. In "The True American," Anand Giridharadas follows the stories of one of those victims.

'The True American' Reveals A Hopeful, Complicated Country

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Faith Matters

UK Government Minister: Religious Difference Is A Strength For The Country

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the UK's first Minister of State for Faith and Communities, has a lot on her plate. She tells host Michel Martin about balancing the tightrope between church and state.

UK Government Minister: Religious Difference Is A Strength For The Country

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Art & Design

For Designer B. Michael, Mentoring Is Key To Diversifying The Fashion World

B. Michael is one of a few top-tier African-American fashion designers whose designs are worn by some of Hollywood's top names. Host Michel Martin talks with the designer about his inspirations.

For Designer B. Michael, Mentoring Is Key To Diversifying The Fashion World

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Music Interviews

'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday Shares Wisdom On Getting Through Tough Times

Jennifer Holliday won a Tony for her performance in 'Dreamgirls.' But the singer's life wasn't always glamorous. She talks with host Michel Martin about battling depression and her latest album.

'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday Shares Wisdom On Getting Through Tough Times

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Thursday

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Economy

New Jobs Numbers: Has Economic Recovery Reached A Tipping Point?

The economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. NPR's Marilyn Geewax and The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy discuss the latest jobs report.

New Jobs Numbers: Has Economic Recovery Reached A Tipping Point?

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World

Israeli And Palestinian Parents: 'We Need To Stop This Madness'

The deaths of three Israeli teenagers have sparked anger in the region. Two parents who lost children in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict explain why they are now calling for reconciliation.

Israeli And Palestinian Parents: 'We Need To Stop This Madness'

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History

Do We Celebrate Independence Day Too Early?

The Fourth of July is a time for firing up the grill and fireworks. But historian Kenneth C. Davis says Americans celebrate it on the wrong day. It's Independence Day trivia, with host Michel Martin.

Do We Celebrate Independence Day Too Early?

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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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Music

'Tell Me More' Director Finds Inspiration, Emotion In Stevie Wonder's Music

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, staff members are sharing their favorite songs for its 'In Your Ear' series.

'Tell Me More' Director Finds Inspiration, Emotion In Stevie Wonder's Music

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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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Health

Black Men Can Be Emotional Eaters, Too

Kaleb Hill says trauma in his life led him to eat his way to 360 pounds. He tells host Michel Martin about overcoming his mental health struggles, and the importance of asking for help.

Black Men Can Be Emotional Eaters, Too

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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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Can I Just Tell You?

Are We Doing Enough To Protect Our Children?

In her weekly "Can I Just Tell You?" essay, host Michel Martin reflects on the thousands of children who have tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border without an adult.

Are We Doing Enough To Protect Our Children?

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Music

Soca Musician Bunji Garlin's Favorite Music Takes Him To 'Dreamland'

In honor of National Caribbean American Heritage Month, Garlin shares music that moves him for an encore "In Your Ear" conversation.

Soca Musician Bunji Garlin's Favorite Music Takes Him To 'Dreamland'

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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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