Tuesday

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Technology

Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?

As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.

Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?

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U.S.

For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination

More than 35 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their guidelines. Host Michel Martin learns more.

For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination

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Author Interviews

Despite Disability, One Mountain Climber Reflects On His Advantages

Spencer West was born with a genetic disorder that led to both his legs being amputated. West tells host Michel Martin about how he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro using just his hands and arms.

Despite Disability, One Mountain Climber Reflects On His Advantages

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Parenting

When It Comes To Other People's Kids, Should Parents Intervene?

A South Carolina mother was jailed on charges of child neglect because her 9-year-old daughter was found playing at a park by herself. Should she have been punished? A panel of parents weigh in.

When It Comes To Other People's Kids, Should Parents Intervene?

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Monday

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World

Understanding The Basics Of the Conflict In Gaza

Fighting between Israel and Hamas escalated over the weekend as Israeli forces shelled the town of Shejaia in Gaza. Host Michel Martin learns the latest from Zack Beauchamp of Vox.

Understanding The Basics Of the Conflict In Gaza

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World

Could The Conflict In Ukraine Turn Into A Regional War?

Nearly 300 people died after a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed near the Russian-Ukrainian border. European security expert F. Stephen Larrabee explains what this might mean for the volatile region.

Could The Conflict In Ukraine Turn Into A Regional War?

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Politics

Longtime LGBT Activist Reflects On The Early Days Of Her Advocacy

In 1972, Madeline Davis argued for the Democratic party to embrace gay rights. In this encore broadcast, Davis remembers her historic speech and the evolution of the gay rights movement.

Longtime LGBT Activist Reflects On The Early Days Of Her Advocacy

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Books

Phyllis Schlafly Explains Why Feminism Has Made Women Unhappy

Phyllis Schlafly is best known for her successful 1973 campaign to stop the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Host Michel Martin speaks to the conservative activist about her life and career.

Phyllis Schlafly Explains Why Feminism Has Made Women Unhappy

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Technology

Why Diversity In Tech Matters: 'People Solve Problems That They See'

Host Michel Martin talks to a roundtable of activists and innovators about the future of technology, and recruiting the next generation of African-Americans and Latinos into the tech field.

Why Diversity In Tech Matters: 'People Solve Problems That They See'

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Music

For TMM Intern, Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' Expands Category Of Hip-Hop

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, intern Miles Johnson shares his favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

For TMM Intern, Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' Expands Category Of Hip-Hop

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Friday

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U.S.

From Middle-Class To Poverty In A Mercedes

Darlena Cunha sparked a heated debate online when she wrote about driving a luxury car to pick up her WIC benefits. Host Michel Martin talks to Cunha about her piece and the reaction to it.

From Middle-Class To Poverty In A Mercedes

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U.S.

New Chief: NAACP Is Oldest And Best Civil Rights Organization

The nation's oldest civil rights organization, will begin its annual convention this week under new leadership. Civil rights attorney Cornell William Brooks shares his vision for the organization.

New Chief: NAACP Is Oldest And Best Civil Rights Organization

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Pop Culture

Anthony Mackie: Marvel Brings Humanity To Its Characters

Step aside Steve Rogers, the Falcon is the new Capt. America. Anthony Mackie plays Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and he talks to about the character's cultural significance.

Anthony Mackie: Marvel Brings Humanity To Its Characters

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Barbershop

Does Le Return Of LeBron Signal A Comeback For Cleveland?

From LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers to longtime NFL reporter Pam Oliver being sidelined from the sidelines, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the latest news.

Does Le Return Of LeBron Signal A Comeback For Cleveland?

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Thursday

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U.S.

In Climb Up The Economic Ladder, African-Americans Getting Left Behind

A 25-year-long Baltimore study finds that low-income whites were more able to move up than low-income African-Americans. Researcher Karl Alexander and writer D. Watkins explain.

In Climb Up The Economic Ladder, African-Americans Getting Left Behind

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World

Malala Yousafzai Continues To Push For Equality And Justice

The global icon traveled to Nigeria to visit with schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram militants. In this encore broadcast, she talks about what drives her activism to change the lives of women.

Malala Yousafzai Continues To Push For Equality And Justice

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Wednesday

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World

Arts Program Makes Israeli And Palestinian Youth Hopeful For Future

The most recent violence between the Israelis and Palestinians has affected young people on both sides of the conflict. Guest host Jacki Lyden learns how one group is using art to foster peace.

Arts Program Makes Israeli And Palestinian Youth Hopeful For Future

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Politics

Cory Booker Wants To Help Ex-Offenders Be Economically Productive

Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul have proposed legislation that would overhaul the American criminal justice system. For more about the REDEEM act, guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Booker.

Cory Booker Wants To Help Ex-Offenders Be Economically Productive

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Art & Design

Does Donna Karan's Ramadan Line Border On Cultural Commodification?

From Donna Karan designing a line for Ramadan to the death of modeling agency pioneer Eileen Ford, The Washington Post's Robin Givhan talks about the latest news in fashion.

Does Donna Karan's Ramadan Line Border On Cultural Commodification?

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Music Interviews

Shared Musical Traditions Of Russia And Iran In 'East Of Melancholy'

The two countries share more than just a border, they also share a rich musical history. Classical pianist Tara Kamangar explores this relationship in her new album.

Shared Musical Traditions Of Russia And Iran In 'East Of Melancholy'

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Music

TMM Senior Producer Enjoys 'Powerful Musicality' In Her Favorite Songs

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, senior producer Davar Ardalan shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

TMM Senior Producer Enjoys 'Powerful Musicality' In Her Favorite Songs

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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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Music

TMM Editor: Esperanza Spalding's 'I Know You Know' Is My Theme Song

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, editor Tanya Ballard Brown shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

TMM Editor: Esperanza Spalding's 'I Know You Know' Is My Theme Song

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Friday

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Sports

With Brazil Out Of The World Cup, Was The Price Tag Worth It?

Host Michel Martin learns more about what's happening at the World Cup, both on and off the field, in the days leading up to the final match on Sunday.

With Brazil Out Of The World Cup, Was The Price Tag Worth It?

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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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