Monday

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Media

NPR's New CEO Hopes To Improve Diversity At The Network

Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's new chief executive officer, Jarl Mohn, about his vision for the organization and the state of diversity at the network.

NPR's New CEO Hopes To Improve Diversity At The Network

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Money Coach

In Times Of Transition, Get Practical About Your Finances

Life transitions, from expanding families to job losses and promotions, can be financially stressful. Host Michel Martin speaks with money coaches about what to do when you are facing big changes.

In Times Of Transition, Get Practical About Your Finances

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Wisdom Watch

Iyanla Vanzant: Clarity, Forgiveness Key To Tackling Big Transitions

The bestselling author and life coach has counseled hundreds of people through big life changes. Host Michel Martin asks Vanzant for her advice on getting through transitions.

Iyanla Vanzant: Clarity, Forgiveness Key To Tackling Big Transitions

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Friday

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Politics

The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.

The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

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Education

Before Passing The Baton, Spelman President Reflects On Tough Choices

Host Michel Martin speaks with Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum about her final year leading the oldest historically black college for women.

Before Passing The Baton, Spelman President Reflects On Tough Choices

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Barbershop

In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Separate 'Poor Door' Segregation?

New York City officials approved a plan for a separate entrance for low-income residents in a luxury building. Is the decision smart economics or discrimination? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Separate 'Poor Door' Segregation?

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Thursday

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Health

Effective New HIV Treatment Makes Researcher 'Hopeful' In Fighting Epidemic

The 20th annual International AIDS Conference is currently being held in Australia. Host Michel Martin speaks with AIDS researcher Dr. Anthony Fauci about the news coming out of the conference.

Effective New HIV Treatment Makes Researcher 'Hopeful' In Fighting Epidemic

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Media

Racially-Charged Casting Call: 'Surprising' But Not Shocking To Insiders

A casting call asked for attractive light-skinned women of any race but black women who looked "poor" and "not in good shape." A panel of industry insiders weighs in.

Racially-Charged Casting Call: 'Surprising' But Not Shocking To Insiders

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Interviews

Performer Rita Moreno's Famed Career Was 'Meant To Be'

Rita Moreno is the only Latina to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. In this encore conversation, host Michel Martin speaks to her about the highlights and challenges of her long career.

Performer Rita Moreno's Famed Career Was 'Meant To Be'

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Music

Erykah Badu's 'Tyrone' Gives TMM Producer Amazing Stage Presence

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

Erykah Badu's 'Tyrone' Gives TMM Producer Amazing Stage Presence

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Wednesday

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Economy

Part-Time Work, Unpredictable Schedules: What's The Fix?

Many part-time workers have to manage unpredictable hours and schedules, which can take a toll on employees. Host Michel Martin learns about how some government officials are addressing the concern.

Part-Time Work, Unpredictable Schedules: What's The Fix?

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Wisdom Watch

Two Prominent Museum Directors Encourage 'New Ways Of Thinking'

Host Michel Martin speaks with the directors of the National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of the American Indian. Both institutions are celebrating important anniversaries this year.

Two Prominent Museum Directors Encourage 'New Ways Of Thinking'

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Music Interviews

'Traces Of Blue' Blends Jazz And Pop To Create Unique Sound

The a capella group began in a college class and went on to find fame on a TV talent show. In this encore broadcast, the group performs and discusses juggling school and a future in music.

'Traces Of Blue' Blends Jazz And Pop To Create Unique Sound

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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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