Monday

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Arts & Life

A Bittersweet Goodbye To A Month Of Poetic Tweets

Writer and poet Holly Bass joins host Michel Martin to wrap up Tell Me More's poetry series, Muses and Metaphor. In celebration of National Poetry Month, listeners and friends of the program were invited to tweet poems no longer than 140 characters, via Twitter.

A Bittersweet Goodbye To A Month Of Poetic Tweets

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Friday

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Barbershop

Shop Talk: 20 Years On, Do We Now All Get Along?

Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys about the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots and whether a "post-racial" America is possible. They also weigh in on controversy in the National Hockey League.

Shop Talk: 20 Years On, Do We Now All Get Along?

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Thursday

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Law

Sybrina Fulton: 'I Can Wait A Year' For Justice

The mother of Trayvon Martin tells NPR she has "a hole" in her heart after the death of her son, an unarmed Florida teenager who was killed in February. His shooter, George Zimmerman, was freed on bail this week and awaits trial on a second-degree murder charge.

Sybrina Fulton: 'I Can Wait A Year' For Justice

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Arts & Life

Philly Poet Likens Twitter To Modern-Day Scrolls

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin shares a poetic tweet from Philadelphia poet and English professor, Kelly McQuain. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.

Philly Poet Likens Twitter To Modern-Day Scrolls

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Wednesday

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Can I Just Tell You?

In Rush To Punish, Are We Missing Something?

The recent documentary Bully and a series of tragic stories have brought national attention to the issue. NPR's Michel Martin asks whether there's something important missing from the conversation: the question "why?"

In Rush To Punish, Are We Missing Something?

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Tuesday

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Arts & Life

Poker Player's Poem Offers A Winning Hand

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin shares a poetic tweet from poet and poker player Joel Dias-Porter. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.

Poker Player's Poem Offers A Winning Hand

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Monday

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Food

Can Outsiders Appreciate The 'Bawlmer' Berger?

Baltimore residents have long cherished the city's classic Berger cookies. But now that they're available beyond city limits, Baltimore native Andrew Reiner asks whether non-Baltimoreans can truly appreciate the venerated cookie. He speaks with host Michel Martin.

Can Outsiders Appreciate The 'Bawlmer' Berger?

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Friday

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Faith Matters

Parishioner Takes Church Case Straight To Vatican

After Bishop Richard Lennon of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese announced he was closing several churches, one parishioner took her church's case straight to the Vatican and won. Host Michel Martin speaks with Christine La Salvia of St. James Catholic Church.

Parishioner Takes Church Case Straight To Vatican

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World

'Racist' Cake Episode Cuts The Wrong Way

When Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Sweden's culture minister, cut into a cake last Sunday, she had no idea the act would spark an international incident.

'Racist' Cake Episode Cuts The Wrong Way

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Arts & Life

Pennsylvania Poet Delves Into Metaphors, Myths

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin shares a poetic tweet from poet and adjunct English professor, Sorina Higgins. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.

Pennsylvania Poet Delves Into Metaphors, Myths

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Thursday

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Arts & Life

Egyptian-American Poet: Bodies Are Like Poems

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin shares a poetic tweet from freelance writer and poet Yahia Lababidi. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.

Egyptian-American Poet: Bodies Are Like Poems

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Studio Sessions

For Rashida Jolley, A Harp To Make More Than Music

Singer-songwriter Rashida Jolley uses the harp to accompany her fusion of pop, hip-hop, R&B and classical music. The Washington native's debut album is called Tales of My Heart. She shares her music and her musical inspirations with host Michel Martin.

For Rashida Jolley, A Harp To Make More Than Music

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Wednesday

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Arts & Life

California Poet Opens Up About Solitude, Aging

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin shares a poetic tweet from land surveyor and poet Brandon Montero of Ripon, California. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.

California Poet Opens Up About Solitude, Aging

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Tuesday

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