Tuesday

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Movie Interviews

In 'Underwater Dreams,' Robotics Team Puts Lens On Immigration Debate

The new documentary, produced by Jeb Bush Jr., explores the topic of immigration reform through the lives of undocumented students who win an underwater robotics competition.

In 'Underwater Dreams,' Robotics Team Puts Lens On Immigration Debate

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Author Interviews

For Caine Prize Winner, Writing Went From Phase To Way Of Life

The Caine Prize for African Writing was awarded on Monday to Kenyan Okwiri Oduor. Oduor joins guest host Jacki Lyden, along with last year's winner, Tope Folarin, to talk about the prize.

For Caine Prize Winner, Writing Went From Phase To Way Of Life

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Remembrances

Writer Nadine Gordimer Was An 'Ambassador' For African Literature

The South African novelist died Sunday, leaving behind a powerful legacy in her country and around the world. Professor Neelika Jayawardane talks about how Gordimer will be remembered.

Writer Nadine Gordimer Was An 'Ambassador' For African Literature

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Parenting

With Elder Care Planning, Start Early To Avoid Conflicts And Crises

Tell Me More's parenting panel discusses the challenges of caring for an elderly parent or loved one, especially when it comes to needing guardianship.

With Elder Care Planning, Start Early To Avoid Conflicts And Crises

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Music

TMM Editor Says Paul Simon's 'Obvious Child' Gets Her Up In The A.M.

As "Tell Me More" enters its final weeks of production, editor Amita Parashar Kelly shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

TMM Editor Says Paul Simon's 'Obvious Child' Gets Her Up In The A.M.

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Monday

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Faith Matters

Preachers Call For Compassion In Dealing With Immigrant Surge

Host Michel Martin speaks with religious leaders about how faith organizations are responding to the recent surge of immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Preachers Call For Compassion In Dealing With Immigrant Surge

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U.S.

A Year After Trayvon-Zimmerman Verdict, What's Changed?

It's been one year since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. Michel Martin asks a roundtable of commentators for their reflections on the anniversary.

A Year After Trayvon-Zimmerman Verdict, What's Changed?

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Music Interviews

Singer Sheryl Crow: Learning To Feel Helped Me Make Better Music

In this encore presentation, Grammy Award-winning singer Sheryl Crow talks about her music, motherhood, love, breast cancer and what she's learned from it all.

Singer Sheryl Crow: Learning To Feel Helped Me Make Better Music

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Friday

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Faith Matters

In Troubled Times, Find Freedom Through Faith And Forgiveness

T.D. Jakes was once called "America's Best Preacher" by Time magazine. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with him about how he found his calling to become a pastor.

In Troubled Times, Find Freedom Through Faith And Forgiveness

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Barbershop

Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

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Thursday

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News

In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy'

Thousands of Central American children are crossing the border and ending up in detention facilities. Host Michel Martin learns more about why so many children are fleeing Central America.

In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy'

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Africa

Nigeria Schoolgirls Still Missing, President Seems Detached

More than 60 women and girls escaped Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria this week. Host Michel Martin catches up on the latest news from the country with the BBC's Tomi Oladipo.

Nigeria Schoolgirls Still Missing, President Seems Detached

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Sports

Twitter Turns World Cup Into A 'Global Sports Bar'

The Brazil vs. Germany World Cup semifinal created more Twitter activity than any other recent sporting event. Host Michel Martin learns about how social media has changed the tournament experience.

Twitter Turns World Cup Into A 'Global Sports Bar'

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Author Interviews

'Busted' Blurs The Line Between Good And Bad Philadelphia Police

A tip from an informant helped two reporters discover what they call rampant corruption within Philadelphia's police department. Their award-winning reporting is the subject of the book Busted.

'Busted' Blurs The Line Between Good And Bad Philadelphia Police

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Music

TMM Editor Says The Song 'Take It Easy' Captures Spirit Of Show

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, Supervising Editor Alicia Montgomery shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

TMM Editor Says The Song 'Take It Easy' Captures Spirit Of Show

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Wednesday

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Sports

NFL Players Association Still Not Satisfied By Concussion Settlement

A federal judge gave preliminary approval to a concussion settlement involving thousands of former NFL players. Host Michel Martin learns more about what it could mean for players and the game.

NFL Players Association Still Not Satisfied By Concussion Settlement

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Beauty Shop

Getting Married: Should You Wait Until You Can Afford It?

The U.S. wedding industry generates more than $53 billion each year. But many couples' desire to have an expensive wedding might be keeping them from getting married. The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

Getting Married: Should You Wait Until You Can Afford It?

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Can I Just Tell You?

After A Bad Bike Crash, Lessons In Limits And Love

In a guest commentary, Tell Me More producer and road cyclist Amy Ta says she didn't believe in limits until she pushed her body too far.

After A Bad Bike Crash, Lessons In Limits And Love

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Music Interviews

Brazilian Singer Comes Out From Her Mother's Shadow, Honors Her Legacy

Maria Rita is the daughter of Elis Regina, one of Brazil's greatest singers, but she's also a star in her own right. In an encore broadcast, Rita talks about finding her own voice in the music world.

Brazilian Singer Comes Out From Her Mother's Shadow, Honors Her Legacy

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Tuesday

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Money Coach

In A Tough Market For Old Furniture, Manage Your Expectations

If you're downsizing, you might have a hard time getting rid of your heirlooms and furniture. Host Michel Martin speaks with Kate Grondin about what to do with your old stuff.

In A Tough Market For Old Furniture, Manage Your Expectations

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Parenting

Why Aren't Men Asked If They Can 'Have It All'?

PepsiCo's CEO Indra Nooyi generated buzz when she said women pretend they can have it all but really can't. Tell Me More's parenting panel weighs in on the latest entry in the work-life debate.

Why Aren't Men Asked If They Can 'Have It All'?

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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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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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StoryCorps

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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