Friday

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BackTalk

Should Art Sale Help Save Detroit?

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener mailbox for backtalk. This week, they talk about a controversy surrounding the possible sale of fine art in Detroit to settle the city's debts.

Should Art Sale Help Save Detroit?

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Thursday

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Economy

Serving The Beef For Low Pay: Fast Food Workers Fed Up

Fast food workers have been going on strikes in major cities nationwide. They're demanding higher wages, but some critics are asking why they should have it their way. Host Michel Martin hears from both sides of the debate.

Serving The Beef For Low Pay: Fast Food Workers Fed Up

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Music

Audra McDonald Goes Back Home With New Album

Tony award winning actress and singer Audra McDonald's latest album is titled Go Back Home. Host Michel Martin speaks with McDonald about how being a mother, and losing her father in a plane crash, inspired her new songs.

Audra McDonald Goes Back Home With New Album

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Wednesday

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Books

Chopra Brothers: Separate Paths But Common Bond

Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra both followed in their father's footsteps and became physicians. But while one chose Western medicine, the other took a spiritual approach. Now they've teamed up for a memoir, Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream.

Chopra Brothers: Separate Paths But Common Bond

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Tuesday

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Monday

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Civilian Life Transition Harder For African-American Vets?

For some veterans, the war is not over when they come home. Host Michel Martin speaks with two former servicemen, Benjamin Fleury-Steiner and Leo Dunson, about some of the difficulties African-American veterans face after returning to civilian life.

Civilian Life Transition Harder For African-American Vets?

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Friday

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BackTalk

Famed NY Cop Serpico Calls Out Stop-And-Frisk Defender

Tell Me More host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener inbox. This week, listeners like former NYPD Detective Frank Serpico weigh in on a heated interview about the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

Famed NY Cop Serpico Calls Out Stop-And-Frisk Defender

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Thursday

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Pitbull Gets 'Epic': 'You Constantly Have To Defend Your Success'

Armando Christian Perez — better known as Pitbull or Mr. Worldwide — has sold five million albums and had No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries. He tells NPR's Michel Martin about using music as an escape and playing a well-dressed toad in the animated film Epic.

Pitbull Gets 'Epic': 'You Constantly Have To Defend Your Success'

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Wednesday

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Art & Design

Styling The NBA

Basketball star Carmelo Anthony is known off the court for his signature fashion flare. Host Michel Martin speaks with his stylist, Khalilah Williams-Webb, about what goes into dressing Anthony and other high-profile clients.

Styling The NBA

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iStock

Can I Just Tell You?

Powerball? America Already Hit The Jackpot

Host Michel Martin says America deserves a Bentley for peoples' dedication to do the right thing. She shares her thoughts on wealth and the American dream in her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay.

Powerball? America Already Hit The Jackpot

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Tuesday

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Money Coach

Market At Record Highs, Why Is Investment At Record Lows?

The stock market is hitting record highs. But stock ownership is at record lows, according to a Gallup poll. Host Michel Martin speaks with Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek about how low participation rates could hurt struggling Americans.

Market At Record Highs, Why Is Investment At Record Lows?

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Monday

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Politics

Decades Of History Behind IRS Flap

Host Michel Martin looks into why some non-profits are tax exempt, and how something like the recent IRS flap could happen. She speaks with David Cay Johnston, a columnist for Tax Analysts and reporter Brentin Mock of Colorlines.com.

Decades Of History Behind IRS Flap

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