Can I Just Tell You?

Can I Just Tell You?Can I Just Tell You?

NPR's Michel Martin gives a distinct take on news and issues

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Sparking A Better Political Discourse

In her weekly commentary, host Michel Martin wonders what it would take to make debate more civil and relevant to the issues that should inform presidential campaigns.

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Lessons From Michel Martin's Bad Break

After a recent injury, the Tell Me More host discusses the courage of people who have endured physical and emotional pain without help or acknowledgment.

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