Monday

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Borderland: Dispatches From The U.S.-Mexico Boundary

Stories From The U.S.-Mexico Border

Host Michel Martin talks with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about his "Borderland" series, a reporting road trip along the U.S. - Mexico border.

Stories From The U.S.-Mexico Border

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Behind Closed Doors

Reconnecting With Your Roots And The Cost Of Keeping Them Hidden

Deborah Jiang Stein's adoptive parents didn't want her to know that she was born in prison to a heroin-addicted mother. She talks about how she struggled to overcome the damage of those secrets.

Reconnecting With Your Roots And The Cost Of Keeping Them Hidden

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Music

Hill Harper Moves To 'Fire And Desire'

Hill Harper is known for his TV roles in CSI: New York and Covert Affairs. He's also author of the advice book Letters to an Incarcerated Brother. Harper shares the songs that strike a chord with him.

Hill Harper Moves To 'Fire And Desire'

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Indian Classical Music Meets Beat Box In 'Exit 1'

Violinist Nistha Raj is blending classical Hindustani music with modern sounds like beat box and jazz. Raj talks about her debut album Exit 1 in a special performance chat.

Indian Classical Music Meets Beat Box In 'Exit 1'

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Friday

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan Getting New Leader, But Don't Expect Karzai To Disappear

Afghanistan could pick a leader to replace Hamid Karzai next week, but Taliban members are ramping up attacks. Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara talks about the elections and the future of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Getting New Leader, But Don't Expect Karzai To Disappear

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Health

West Africans Worried About Ebola Outbreak

The deadly Ebola outbreak in the West African country of Guinea has reached the nation's capital. Now healthcare officials are scrambling for answers. Dr. Armand Sprecher explains.

West Africans Worried About Ebola Outbreak

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Faith Matters

Asian-American Rabbi Changes The Face Of Judaism

New York's Central Synagogue is one of the most prominent synagogues in the country, and its new leader is going to be an Asian-American woman. Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdal shares her story.

Asian-American Rabbi Changes The Face Of Judaism

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Barbershop

Colbert Went Too Far Or Viewers Can't Take A Joke?

Stephen Colbert is in hot water for his parody of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation. Now the #CancelColbert hashtag is trending. Did he go too far? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

Colbert Went Too Far Or Viewers Can't Take A Joke?

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Thursday

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Economy

What Raising Tipped Workers' Wages Could Mean For Economy

A new White House report says raising the minimum wage for tip-based workers will be a big help to women. Tell Me More hears from the Cato Institute and the Economic Policy Institute.

What Raising Tipped Workers' Wages Could Mean For Economy

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Sports

One Step Closer To Nation's First College Athletes' Union

Northwestern University football players are now considered employees of the college, the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday. ESPN senior writer Pablo Torre explains.

One Step Closer To Nation's First College Athletes' Union

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Sports

Can Coats Quiet Controversy Over Football Team Name?

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder says he has started a foundation to help struggling Native American tribes. But it isn't quieting down the controversy about his team's name.

Can Coats Quiet Controversy Over Football Team Name?

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Movie Interviews

For Actor Michael Peña, A Transformative Role As Cesar Chavez

The new film Cesar Chavez tells the story of the civil rights leader who fought to secure a living wage and better working conditions for farm workers. Michael Peña talks about playing the lead role.

For Actor Michael Peña, A Transformative Role As Cesar Chavez

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Wednesday

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Education

Despite Financial Challenges, HBCUs Fight To Remain A Bargain

Historically black colleges and universities remain a gateway to higher education for millions of students. But how are the institutions and their students weathering difficult financial challenges?

Despite Financial Challenges, HBCUs Fight To Remain A Bargain

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Author Interviews

Walter Mosley: To End Race, We Have To Recognize 'White' Doesn't Exist

Walter Mosley's writing inspired Hollywood filmmakers and a generation of black writers. He's now being honored at the National Black Writers' Conference. He talks about the award and his new book.

Walter Mosley: To End Race, We Have To Recognize 'White' Doesn't Exist

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Africa

Polygamy May Seem Like A Man's Dream, But Kenyan Women Are Not Happy

Kenyan lawmakers recently passed a bill that legalizes polygamy without a wife's consent. Member of Parliament Annah Nyokabi Gathecha explains why she walked out of the voting session.

Polygamy May Seem Like A Man's Dream, But Kenyan Women Are Not Happy

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

The Changing World Of Tech Requires A Woman's Eye

Tell Me More wraps up its "Women in Tech" series looking at the new ideas women are bringing to tech, and how they're encouraging young girls to get into the field. What lessons have been learned?

The Changing World Of Tech Requires A Woman's Eye

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Tuesday

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

Air Force Academy's First Woman Chief Takes On Sexual Assault

Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson is the first woman to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy. She discusses her vision for diversity there, and what can be done about sexual assaults on campus.

Air Force Academy's First Woman Chief Takes On Sexual Assault

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Paying For College

Decoding College Financial Aid

Many high school seniors are hearing from colleges about admissions and financial aid. Scott Juedes, director of Student Financial Services at Wellesley College, gives tips on decoding aid offers.

Decoding College Financial Aid

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Health

Why Alzheimer's Hits Women Harder

New research shows that women make up almost two-thirds of people with Alzheimer's disease. Angela Geiger of the Alzheimer's Association talks about the new findings and clarifies misconceptions.

Why Alzheimer's Hits Women Harder

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Parenting

Beating Video Sparks Discipline Debate

A video described as a dad hitting his 13-year-old daughter has gone viral, sparking a heated debate. Tell Me More's parenting panel discusses whether using physical punishment is ever appropriate.

Beating Video Sparks Discipline Debate

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Monday

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Politics

Has Obama Done Enough In Response To Russia's Takeover Of Crimea?

President Obama's European trip is so far dominated by Russia's annexation of Crimea. Former Obama administration staffer Corey Ealons and former Pentagon advisor Mario Loyola weigh in.

Has Obama Done Enough In Response To Russia's Takeover Of Crimea?

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Education

Do Black Frats Need To Clean Up Their Act?

Some African-American fraternities are in the news for brutal hazing. Lawrence Ross, author of The Divine Nine, weighs in. He's joined by Walter Kimbrough, who's covered hazing for The Atlantic.

Do Black Frats Need To Clean Up Their Act?

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Children's Health

Florida Responds To Reports Of Child Abuse And Neglect

Interim Secretary Esther Jacobo of the Florida Department of Children and Families responds to Tell Me More's recent conversation on child abuse and neglect in the state.

Florida Responds To Reports Of Child Abuse And Neglect

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Law

Journalists Say 'Protect And Serve' Became Steal And Abuse

Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker won a Pulitzer Prize for their investigation into police corruption in Philadelphia. They talk about their reporting and new book, Busted.

Journalists Say 'Protect And Serve' Became Steal And Abuse

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Friday

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World

Egyptian Women Want To Be Recognized In Revolution

Egyptians are still fighting to shape their country's future. Activist Maissan Hassan talks about trying to secure the place of Egyptian women in the history of the Arab Spring.

Egyptian Women Want To Be Recognized In Revolution

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Children's Health

Were Hundreds Of Innocent Children Lost?

A Miami Herald report suggests that almost 500 Florida children died of abuse and neglect, after authorities failed to protect them. Writer Audra Burch talks about the findings.

Were Hundreds Of Innocent Children Lost?

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Remembrances

Westboro Baptist's Fred Phelps: More Than A Hater?

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died on Wednesday. He's best remembered for his anti-gay views, and for leading protests at funerals. But he once was viewed as a fighter for civil rights.

Westboro Baptist's Fred Phelps: More Than A Hater?

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Barbershop

Can Phil Jackson Turn NY Knicks Into Winners?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their billion dollar bracket picks, Phil Jackson's return to the New York Knicks, and whether singer M.I.A. should pay a hefty NFL fine.

Can Phil Jackson Turn NY Knicks Into Winners?

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Thursday

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Law

Does Newark's Stop-And-Frisk Stop Crime, Violate Privacy, Or Both?

Different versions of the "stop-and-frisk" policy are playing out in several major cities. Writer Daniel Bergner and educator Gemar Mills discuss how it works in Newark, New Jersey.

Does Newark's Stop-And-Frisk Stop Crime, Violate Privacy, Or Both?

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Around the Nation

For Navajo Veterans, Another Broken Promise

The Navajo Nation promised its veterans housing to thank them for their service. But many are still struggling to live in substandard conditions. The Los Angeles Times' Cindy Carcamo explains.

For Navajo Veterans, Another Broken Promise

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

Lyndsey Scott: Runway Model And Tech Programmer

Victoria's Secret and Prada model Lyndsey Scott designs apps in her spare time. She talks about what drew her to computer science for Tell Me More's "Women in Tech" series.

Lyndsey Scott: Runway Model And Tech Programmer

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Food

Soaring Lime Prices Put Squeeze On Restaurants, Food Lovers

The price of limes in the U.S. is skyrocketing, and that could have something to do with Mexico's drug war. Gustavo Arellano explains why. He writes the syndicated column "Ask a Mexican."

Soaring Lime Prices Put Squeeze On Restaurants, Food Lovers

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Wednesday

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Around the Nation

When A Family Member Goes Missing, 'Not Knowing' Is Hardest

As the search continues for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, Kelly Murphy talks about her son who's been missing for 13 years. She's joined by the co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation.

When A Family Member Goes Missing, 'Not Knowing' Is Hardest

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Race

Consequences When African-American Boys Are Seen As Older

Many teens are in a hurry to grow up. Now research suggests that African-American boys are more likely to be viewed as adults than white boys. Social psychology professor Phillip Atiba explains.

Consequences When African-American Boys Are Seen As Older

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Around the Nation

New Yorker Writer: 'Don't Ban Bossy'

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg made waves with her "Lean In" campaign. Now she wants to ban the word "bossy" to describe girls. But writer Margaret Talbot explains why she wants to keep that word around.

New Yorker Writer: 'Don't Ban Bossy'

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Beauty Shop

Plan Bossy Instead Of Ban Bossy?

The "ban bossy" campaign has support of women CEOs and even Beyonce. But critics say it misses the mark. The beauty shop ladies weigh in: Connie Schultz, Keli Goff, Bridget Johnson and Michele Norris.

Plan Bossy Instead Of Ban Bossy?

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Tuesday

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Health Care

What You Need To Know As Health Care Deadline Looms

Consumers have until March 31 to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Tell Me More gets the latest from Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News.

What You Need To Know As Health Care Deadline Looms

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Remembrances

Remembering The Late Politician Reubin Askew

The Florida Governor pushed for racial equality in the 1970s, when it was not popular to do so. Ken Rudin, political analyst and host of his own podcast, Ken Rudin's Political Junkie, remembers Askew.

Remembering The Late Politician Reubin Askew

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

How Parents Are Leading The Revolution For Girls In Tech

Tell Me More learns different ways parents can integrate science and tech into their families from math professor Rachel Levy, her daughter Mimi Kome, and educational technologist Iman Saint Jean.

How Parents Are Leading The Revolution For Girls In Tech

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Author Interviews

Feminism Is Fashionable For Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Adichie might be Africa's best-known young writer, and she's making a big mark on this side of the Atlantic. She talks about her book, Americanah, and the possibility of filming with Lupita Nyong'o.

Feminism Is Fashionable For Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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