Friday

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Africa

Love Lost Between Africa And President Obama?

President Obama continues his weeklong trip in Africa. Host Michel Martin speaks to Africa expert Howard French, of Columbia University, about the significance of the visit and whether Africa's love affair with President Obama is waning.

Love Lost Between Africa And President Obama?

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Africa

Blog From The Bedroom Brings Pillow Talk to Africans

Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women is not just a blog about sex. It's considered a safe digital space where women are finding their voice. Host Michel Martin finds out more from the blog's founders, Nana Darkoa Sekiyamah and Malaka Grant.

Blog From The Bedroom Brings Pillow Talk to Africans

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Barbershop

Culture Clash Between Africans And African-Americans?

It's a special Africa-themed Barbershop this week. Host Michel Martin checks in with the guys to get their take on President Obama's visit, the culture clash between Africans and African-Americans, and the life of Nelson Mandela.

Culture Clash Between Africans And African-Americans?

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Thursday

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Law

SCOTUS: What Else Happened This Term?

The Supreme Court handed down major decisions on voting rights, affirmative action, and gay marriage. But what about some of the lower-profile rulings this term? Host Michel Martin runs through those cases with Robert Barnes of the Washington Post.

SCOTUS: What Else Happened This Term?

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Digital Life

Student Facebook Use Might Affect Future Success

Nearly every college student uses Facebook, according to a recent study, but not every student uses it the same way: some game, some chat, some post. Purdue University Professor Rey Junco talks to host Michel Martin about his study.

Student Facebook Use Might Affect Future Success

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Around the Nation

A Fond Farewell To Talk Of The Nation

After 21 years on the air, today is the final broadcast of NPR's Talk of the Nation. Host Michel Martin speaks with Neal Conan, the host of the program, about his 12 years in the host chair, and 36 years at the network.

A Fond Farewell To Talk Of The Nation

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Wednesday

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Law

From Death Row To Free Man

Kirk Bloodsworth left death row 20 years ago. He was the first death row inmate in the U.S. proven innocent using DNA evidence. He talks with host Michel Martin about his time in prison, and his mission to end the death penalty.

From Death Row To Free Man

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Tuesday

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Law

Voting Rights Act: Supreme Court Says Times Have Changed

The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act today. Host Michel Martin speaks with two court watchers about what the decision means.

Voting Rights Act: Supreme Court Says Times Have Changed

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Books

Can Infidelity Make A Relationship Better?

About 40 percent of marriages are rocked by affairs, according to a new book, but no one wants to admit it. Psychiatrist Dr. Scott Haltzman shares some hard truths and common misconceptions about infidelity in his new book The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity.

Can Infidelity Make A Relationship Better?

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Around the Nation

Infidelity: Break Up Or Make Up?

Tell Me More continues the conversation on infidelity by talking with a panel of people who have been there. They discuss why a person would cheat, and what goes into the decision to stay or leave a relationship after an affair.

Infidelity: Break Up Or Make Up?

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Monday

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Law

What Does Supreme Court Ruling Mean For Affirmative Action?

The Supreme Court sent one of the most highly-anticipated cases this term back to a lower court. The case questioned whether race can be used in undergraduate college admissions. Host Michel Martin speaks with two court watchers about the decision.

What Does Supreme Court Ruling Mean For Affirmative Action?

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Music Interviews

Macy Gray: 'I Still See My Voice As Odd'

The multiplatinum artist has one of the most distinctive voices in the music industry, but says she's "still in turmoil" about it. In an interview with Tell Me More, she discusses her voice, creative process and new tour with saxophonist David Murray.

Macy Gray: 'I Still See My Voice As Odd'

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Friday

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Barbershop

Humble Pie And Doughnut Burgers In The Barbershop

The NBA finals, obesity, George Zimmerman's jury, and Paula Deen. It's all up for discussion in the Barbershop. Guest host Celeste Headlee gets the lowdown on the week's news with the Barbershop guys.

Humble Pie And Doughnut Burgers In The Barbershop

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Thursday

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Alt.Latino

Vem Pra Rua: The Music Of Brazilian Protest

Brazil has erupted in protest over government corruption and price hikes. We discuss the country's rich history of protest music, as well as the movement known as "Tropical Spring."

Vem Pra Rua: The Music Of Brazilian Protest

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Wednesday

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Middle East

To Arm, Or Not To Arm The Syrian Rebels?

The White House says the United States will arm Syrian rebels, but a new poll shows most Americans don't like the idea. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Shadi Hamid of The Brookings Institution, about America's current and future involvement in Syria.

To Arm, Or Not To Arm The Syrian Rebels?

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History

Exhibit Explores U.S. History of 'Rights' Versus 'Privileges'

The National Archives' upcoming exhibit 'The Record of Rights' is about the human rights struggles faced by women, African-Americans and immigrants in the U.S. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with one of the exhibit's curators about some of the more unique items on display.

Exhibit Explores U.S. History of 'Rights' Versus 'Privileges'

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Tuesday

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Education

New Report Finds Many Teachers Aren't Ready To Teach

The quality of teacher education is falling flat in the United States, according to a new report. Host Michel Martin speaks with Stephanie Banchero of The Wall Street Journal about why some teachers say they're not well prepared.

New Report Finds Many Teachers Aren't Ready To Teach

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Money Coach

Fixing Credit Report Errors: More Hassle Than It's Worth?

One in five consumers has an error on their credit report, according to the Federal Trade Commission. How can you keep from being one of them? Personal finance expert Louis Barajas weighs in.

Fixing Credit Report Errors: More Hassle Than It's Worth?

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Parenting

Books Your Kid Might Give Up Video Games To Read

It's finally summer and for many kids that means swimming, video games and vacations. But a lot of parents hope their kids will to do some extra reading during the break. Host Michel Martin is joined by three moms in the literary world with summer book suggestions

Books Your Kid Might Give Up Video Games To Read

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Monday

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Law

SCOTUS And Affirmative Action: Who Is Abigail Fisher?

The Supreme Court is weighing a decision on Abigail Fisher's affirmative action case against the University of Texas. Host Michel Martin speaks with ProPublica writer Nikole Hannah-Jones about Fisher's motivation and what's behind the landmark case.

SCOTUS And Affirmative Action: Who Is Abigail Fisher?

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Movies

'Talladega Nights' Revs Up Actress Paula Patton

The comedy Talladega Nights hits actress Paula Patton's funny bone. For the NPR series 'Movies I've Seen A Million Times,' Patton tells listeners why she finds herself quoting from the flick on a daily basis.

'Talladega Nights' Revs Up Actress Paula Patton

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