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U.S.

HUD Study Examines Rise In First-Time Homelessness

As more families find themselves displaced by the recession, the face of homelessness in America is changing. HUD recently released a study that offers solutions for dealing with the growing problem. Host Michele Martin talks with Secretary Shaun Donovan about the report.

HUD Study Examines Rise In First-Time Homelessness

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Politics

Female Politicians 'Too Busy' For Affairs

Many male politicians have been embroiled in salacious scandals, but rarely are female politicians caught behaving badly. Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison says that they just don't have the time. NPR Senior News Analyst Cokie Roberts concurs.

Female Politicians 'Too Busy' For Affairs

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Tuesday

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U.S.

Urban League Responds To Disparities Of 'Black America' Report

Host Michel Martin speaks with Marc Morial President and CEO of the National Urban League. The group recently released its annual State of Black America report. Morial discusses the organization's focus on jobs and the inclusion of Latinos in their 2010 report.

Urban League Responds To Disparities Of 'Black America' Report

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Science

Trailblazing Black Scientist Encourages Women To Follow Suit

Host Michel Martin speaks with Shirley Jackson — president of Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute — and the two discuss being a woman in the male-dominated field. Jackson is the first African-American woman to run a top research university.

Trailblazing Black Scientist Encourages Women To Follow Suit

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Can I Just Tell You?

March Madness In Black And White

In her weekly commentary, host Michel Martin explores the racial disparity in graduation rates between male basketball players at institutions competing in the Final Four: Michigan State, Butler, Duke and West Virginia universities.

March Madness In Black And White

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Arts & Life

Trailblazing Ringmaster Brings Diversity To The Circus

Johnathan Lee Iverson has the distinction of being both the youngest and the first African-American for Ringling and Brothers Circus. Iverson talks to guest host Allison Keyes about his job as the leader the of the circus.

Trailblazing Ringmaster Brings Diversity To The Circus

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Music Articles

Meklit Hadero: Ethiopia Meets San Francisco

Hadero's sound is a unique blend of jazz, Ethiopia, artsy San Francisco and visceral poetry. Her first musical performance was only five years ago, and her debut album, On a Day Like This..., is set for an April release.

Meklit Hadero: Ethiopia Meets San Francisco

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Tuesday

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Health Care

Winners And Losers In The New Health System

President Obama today signs the landmark health care bill, but will health care reform leave your wallet on life support? Financial planner Lewis Barajas talks about which groups will come out winners and losers of the bill.

Winners And Losers In The New Health System

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Friday

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Economy

Facing Tough Times, Detroit To Close 44 Schools

Detroit is expected to shut the doors of 44 of its 172 public schools as the district struggles with declining enrollment and a budget deficit of $219 million. Host Michel Martin speaks with Robert Bobb, the district's emergency financial manager.

Facing Tough Times, Detroit To Close 44 Schools

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Arts & Life

Pure Essence: 30 Years Of Black Beauty

For 30 years Mikki Taylor has made sure black women look their very best as the beauty and cover director of Essence magazine. Now she's planning to retire. Host Michel Martin speaks with her about her career.

Pure Essence: 30 Years Of Black Beauty

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