Tuesday

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Education

Parents' Advice On Keeping Kids In School, On Track

Tell Me More continues the conversation on whether school suspensions actually do more harm than good. Host Michel Martin is joined by education reporter Sarah Gonzalez, New Jersey school administrator Brad Currie, and father and former prosecutor Glenn Ivey.

Parents' Advice On Keeping Kids In School, On Track

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Muses And Metaphor

Wrapping Up 'Muses And Metaphor'

Throughout April, Tell Me More has been airing poetic tweets in honor of National Poetry Month. Series curator Holly Bass shares final tweets from celebrated poet Richard Blanco and Canadian listener Bauke Kamstra.

Wrapping Up 'Muses And Metaphor'

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Friday

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Arts & Life

Listeners Tweet Flowers And Fruitfulness

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month by hearing poetic tweets from listeners for the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Today's poems come from Susan Crane of Longmont, Colorado and Phil Boiarski of Galloway, Ohio.

Listeners Tweet Flowers And Fruitfulness

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Thursday

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Science

Not Your Ordinary Science Fair

Today's young people might aim for the sky, but they might not envision a visit to the White House. Host Michel Martin talks with two students, Darius Hooker and Isabella Leighton, about their interest in rocket science and the White House Science Fair.

Not Your Ordinary Science Fair

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Arts & Life

Listener Muses About Visions And Cherry Blossoms

Tell Me More is celebrating National Poetry Month by hearing poetic tweets from listeners for the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Today's poem is about cherry blossoms and it comes from Sarah Jones of Seattle.

Listener Muses About Visions And Cherry Blossoms

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Wednesday

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Arts & Life

Listener Muses About Mom's Love For Dad

Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month by hearing poetic tweets from listeners for the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Today's poem comes from Roberta Beary. She tweets about her mother's loving gestures toward her father — even after his death.

Listener Muses About Mom's Love For Dad

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Tuesday

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U.S.

Double Amputee Has Advice For Boston Victims

Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing who lost limbs are adjusting to a new way of living. To get a sense of what challenges lie ahead, host Michel Martin speaks with Paralympian and double amputee Kari Miller, and physical therapist Ignacio Gaunaurd.

Double Amputee Has Advice For Boston Victims

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Money Coach

Retirement Gone Wrong? How Seniors Can Dig Out Of Debt

Older middle-class Americans are now carrying more credit card debt than younger Americans, according to the AARP. Host Michel Martin speaks with certified financial planner Steve Repak, about ways for seniors to ease the burden.

Retirement Gone Wrong? How Seniors Can Dig Out Of Debt

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Race

Are There Really More Black Men In Prison Than College?

Activists, filmmakers, and even the president invoke the conventional wisdom that there are more black men in prison than in college. Ivory Toldson, a professor at Howard University, says that's a myth; he explains his findings to host Michel Martin.

Are There Really More Black Men In Prison Than College?

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Arts & Life

Listener Muses About 'Mother's Hair,' Also Known As Cornsilk

Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month by hearing poetic tweets from listeners for the 'Muses and Metaphor' series. Today's poem comes from listener Randi Ward, who reads her tweet poem, 'My Mother's Hair.'

Listener Muses About 'Mother's Hair,' Also Known As Cornsilk

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Friday

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Arts & Life

Immigrant Muses About Finding Her Voice

Tell Me More celebrates National Poetry Month with the 'Muses and Metaphor' series — where listeners submit their own poems via Twitter. Today's tweet comes from listener Su Layug. She's an interpreter and translator of the Filipino language, Tagalog.

Immigrant Muses About Finding Her Voice

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BackTalk

Guantanamo Study Gets Replies

Listeners sound off on the program's hottest conversations as editor Ammad Omar joins host Michel Martin for Back Talk. This week listeners respond to a study that says the U.S. tortured detainees after 9/11.

Guantanamo Study Gets Replies

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Thursday

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Politics

Gun Control Battle: Any Room For Political Leeway?

Gun control advocates are regrouping after the Senate's failure to pass new gun regulations on Wednesday. Host Michel Martin talks about the political news of the week with analysts Maria Teresa Kumar, Lenny McAllister and NPR's senior Washington editor, Ron Elving.

Gun Control Battle: Any Room For Political Leeway?

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Arts & Life

Tell Me More Wants Your Poetry!

Listeners are invited to submit short poems on Twitter to celebrate National Poetry Month. Curator and poet Holly Bass gives an update on recent tweets about tragedy in Boston, and other topics.

Tell Me More Wants Your Poetry!

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Wednesday

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Politics

Asa Hutchinson: Gitmo, Guns, And Governorship Plans

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with former Congressman Asa Hutchinson, a Republican. They talk about a report that recommends the use of armed guards in schools, as well as Hutchinson's run for governor of Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson: Gitmo, Guns, And Governorship Plans

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Wisdom Watch

Jazz Great Hugh Masekela, Fresh Because He's Fascinated

The South African trumpeter is one of the giants of African music. Over his long career, he pioneered jazz fusion and even managed to bump the Rolling Stones from the U.S. charts. Still, at age 74, he says, "I feel like I'm just beginning."

Jazz Great Hugh Masekela, Fresh Because He's Fascinated

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