Monday

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Law

Deporting Parents, Good Policy?

Over the last few years, thousands of undocumented parents have been deported or detained by the federal government. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with professor and social worker Monica Faulker, and NPR's Ted Robbins, about the process and its effects.

Deporting Parents, Good Policy?

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Digital Life

Latino Rebels: Getting Stories From The Ground Up

Latinos are making a mark in American media, but a new blog is giving power to the people, not the pundits. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Julio Ricardo Varela about the mission behind his Latino Rebels blog.

Latino Rebels: Getting Stories From The Ground Up

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Music

Music That Moves Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson is an actress, singer and editor-at-large for the Huff/Post50 website. She shares some of the songs that move her — spiritually and physically — for <em>Tell Me More<em>'s "In Your Ear" series.

Music That Moves Rita Wilson

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Friday

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Politics

A Trip Down Government Shutdown Lane

Washington could be headed for another government shutdown. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks NPR's senior political editor Ron Elving whether there are any lessons to be learned from previous shutdowns.

A Trip Down Government Shutdown Lane

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Thursday

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Around the Nation

Are Somali-Americans More Likely To Be Radicalized?

Some experts in the U.S. say Somali-American young people are at greater risk of religious radicalization. Host Michel Martin speaks with homeland security advisor Mohamed Elibiary, and Mark Brunswick of Minnesota's Star Tribune about homegrown terrorism.

Are Somali-Americans More Likely To Be Radicalized?

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World

'Dictator Hunter' Brody: 'It's A Pleasure'

Human rights activist Reed Brody has taken on a huge mission: bringing down dictators across the world. Michel Martin talks with Brody, who has been called a 'bounty hunter' for human justice.

'Dictator Hunter' Brody: 'It's A Pleasure'

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Health Care

MacArthur Fellow Crunches Data To Streamline Health Care

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner was awarded a MacArthur 'Genius' grant this week for improving health care in one of the poorest cities in America: Camden, New Jersey. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Brenner about his experience, and the national health care debate.

MacArthur Fellow Crunches Data To Streamline Health Care

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Race

The Root 100: A Who's Who Of Black America

What do politician Cory Booker, tennis star Serena Williams and rapper Jay Z have in common? They all top this year's "Root 100," an annual list of black "influencers." The Root publisher Donna Byrd talks to host Michel Martin about who else made the list, and why.

The Root 100: A Who's Who Of Black America

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Wednesday

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World

After Siege, Kenyans Left Wondering What Happened

Kenya's president says the siege of a mall in Kenya is now over. Host Michel Martin speaks to The Associated Press's Jason Straziuso in Nairobi for an update on the terror attack.

After Siege, Kenyans Left Wondering What Happened

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National Security

Security Expert: 'We Cannot Live in Fear' About 'Soft' Targets

The deadly attack at a mall in Kenya has a lot of people concerned about "soft targets" here in the U.S. Michel Martin speaks to security expert Clark Kent Ervin for more on how locations like malls, sports arenas and churches can stay safe.

Security Expert: 'We Cannot Live in Fear' About 'Soft' Targets

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Books

David Dinkins: Leading New York Is The 'Greatest Job There Is'

Dinkins served as New York City's first African-American mayor, but his rise through the political ranks came with hard lessons. He chronicles that period, and his political journey, in his new book, A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic.

David Dinkins: Leading New York Is The 'Greatest Job There Is'

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Education

MacArthur 'Genius' On Grit, Self Control And Success

Host Michel Martin speaks with psychologist Angela Duckworth, who was named a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow today. Duckworth's research shows how grit and self-control can predict future life success.

MacArthur 'Genius' On Grit, Self Control And Success

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Music

Syleena Johnson And Musiq Soulchild, Making Music In Nine Days

Take two R&B heavyweights with a love of reggae, put them in the studio for nine days, and what do you get? Host Michel Martin speaks with Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson about their new albumm 9INE.

Syleena Johnson And Musiq Soulchild, Making Music In Nine Days

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Tuesday

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Friday

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Politics

Insider: 'Nobody Wins' In Budget Showdown

A government shutdown could be looming if political leaders can't work out a federal budget deal. Host Michel Martin asks two former White House insiders, Ron Christie and Corey Ealons, what Congress and the president have to do to a shutdown.

Insider: 'Nobody Wins' In Budget Showdown

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U.S.

Frustrated Adoptive Parents Turn To Online 'Exchanges'

An investigative report by Reuters reveals an online haven where frustrated adoptive parents can hand off children to strangers with virtually no oversight. Investigative reporter Megan Twohey speaks with host Michel Martin about the findings.

Frustrated Adoptive Parents Turn To Online 'Exchanges'

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Thursday

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All Tech Considered

How To Spot And Outfake Bogus Twitter Followers

You may want to think twice before bragging about all of those Twitter followers you've racked up. Apps and websites help figure out which followers are real, fake and "inactive" users.

How To Spot And Outfake Bogus Twitter Followers

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Code Switch

Meet Armando, Sesame Street's Newest Neighbor

Armando, also known as Mando, is played by Puerto Rico-born actor Ismael Cruz Cordova. The young actor speaks with host Michel Martin about his role on Sesame Street and the show's new focus on Hispanic heritage.

Meet Armando, Sesame Street's Newest Neighbor

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Arts & Life

'House Of Lies' Star Don Cheadle On How To Make It In Hollywood

Well-known for his roles in the Oscar-nominated films Hotel Rwanda and Flight, Don Cheadle is now up for an Emmy for the TV series House of Lies. He joins Tell Me More to talk about his love of acting, and how he'll know when to call it quits.

'House Of Lies' Star Don Cheadle On How To Make It In Hollywood

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Wednesday

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Around the Nation

Is Nina Davuluri 'American Enough' To Be Miss America?

When Nina Davuluri won the Miss America pageant this past weekend, some people on Twitter said she wasn't "American enough." Host Michel Martin speaks to Davuluri about her title and the reaction to it.

Is Nina Davuluri 'American Enough' To Be Miss America?

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Beauty Shop

What Does 'American' Beauty Look Like?

The new Miss America, Nina Davuluri, has been getting a lot of attention — but not all of it is positive. Host Michel Martin speaks with the ladies of the Beauty Shop about the pageant, and the idea of American beauty.

What Does 'American' Beauty Look Like?

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U.S.

Latinos 'Not Just A Chapter In U.S. History'

The new PBS series Latino Americans takes a look at the 500 year history of Hispanics in North America, and how it's shaped their identities today. Host Michel Martin speaks with award-winning filmmaker Adriana Bosch about the series.

Latinos 'Not Just A Chapter In U.S. History'

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Music

Pitbull On Music From His Latino Side

Cuban-American rapper Pitbull digs funk and hip-hop. But for Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' segment, he talks about some of the songs that speak straight to his Latino side.

Pitbull On Music From His Latino Side

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Tuesday

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Business

Drive To 'Create Stuff' Brings Immigrant Success

Entrepreneur Fernando Espuelas speaks with host Michel Martin about why he thinks more Latino business leaders need to step up to the plate. Espuelas was named by PODER Magazine as one of "The Nation's 100 Most Influential Hispanics" in 2012.

Drive To 'Create Stuff' Brings Immigrant Success

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