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WDET staff members and Tell Me More producers help host Michel Martin prepare for her broadcast from Detroit.
January 31, 2012 Tell Me More shares highlights from Tuesday's broadcast in Detroit, Mich.
December 2, 2010 Guest blogger and David Walker tells how he bounced back from the recession and went from being unemployed to owning his own business.
November 29, 2010 This week on Tell Me More, a special series focuses on how to get the U.S. economy to show real and accurate signs of moving forcefully ahead.
November 25, 2010 Guest blogger Noelle Beaumon became homeless in July after losing her job in corporate America. The divorced mother of two writes about life in a homeless shelter and her struggle to land back on her feet.
November 2, 2010 As term-limited Jennifer Granholm prepares her exit as Michigan’s first female governor, guest blogger Quinn Klinefelter offers analysis on what some say is a mixed legacy.
October 8, 2010 Guest blogger Dani Tucker says being middle class didn't mean much to her until the recession hit and she couldn't purchase a home.
October 6, 2010 NPR’s Kimberly Jones asks, what does it really mean to be middle class in America? She realizes that it's less about what you've got, and more about what you do with what you’ve got.
A band plays as they walk in a jazz funeral to honor Katrina victims on Wednesday in New Orleans.
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August 26, 2010 In the years after Hurricane Katrina, writer Malik Washington traveled to New Orleans to help the city's residents rebuild. He reflects on the lessons learned about the spirit of the Crescent City.
The Mardi Gras Indians have paraded in the annual New Orleans celebration since the mid-19th century.
August 24, 2010 Almost five years have passed since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. NPR producer Emily Ochsenschlager says reporting from the region taught her about the power of resilience.
August 3, 2010 Still waiting for American Airlines to respond. Why did I get stuck on the tarmac for six hours?
March 29, 2010 Are you struggling with your mortgage? Send us your questions. We'll try our best to pass them along to our money coach.
January 4, 2010 I have a particular interest in housing because it was my first national beat, when I worked at the Wall Street Journal. And it also coincided with my purchase of my first home. I remember very well the sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when I...
December 8, 2009 We were happy to deliver some good news about jobs on the program. Damond Smart, one of the people we've been following for over a year now, lives in an Indiana community that's one of the areas most affected by unemployment. Today, he told us he ...
December 3, 2009 Now let me just say in advance I know this kind of story is catnip to racists. They'll have a lot to say about why black men just can't cut it. And you know what? There's nothing you can say to people who want to think ill of black people or women...
December 2, 2009 A significant number of American households — nearly 8 percent, or 9 million, to be exact — are "unbanked," meaning they have no bank account. This, according to a recent report by The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
September 7, 2009 Okay, I've interviewed a lot of different people over the past two decades, including a bona fide "star" here or there. So when the TMM folks told me they'd booked Elmo (of Sesame Street), I didn't think much of it. ... Cute gimmick. Sure, I'll pl...
August 31, 2009 Have you decided to "skip" college because it's too expensive? Are you afraid of getting into debt with student loans in a tough economy? If so, drop us a line and tell us your story.
August 10, 2009 We caught up with Damond Smart from Elkhart, Indiana. We've been checking in on Mr. Smart occasionally to see how things are going for him throughout the recession. Smart, who works in a beauty salon and also designs T-shirts, enrolled in the food...
July 6, 2009 It profiled a young dad named Bobby who became a father at 19 and is--was--seemed to be--determined to try to live up to what he thinks that role and title mean. At the time Laura caught up with him, he was taking care of three small children, one...
May 29, 2009 I grew up in Columbia, Tenn., just down the road from Spring Hill, a place you never would have heard of if General Motors hadn't picked it as the site for its revolutionary Saturn plant back in 1985. ... It's strange to think how much one busines...
April 3, 2009 And, what's with all the Michelle Obama frenzy across the pond? Europe is going nuts over the new first lady ...
March 23, 2009 What books should we dig into this summer? Let us know and if we pick your idea we'll try finding a way to include you in our conversations.
March 3, 2009 Hi. Cheryl Corley, here ... sitting in for Michel.
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