Can I Just Tell You? Can I Just Tell You? NPR's Michel Martin gives a distinct take on news and issues

Nineteenth century bilboes typically found on slave ships are displayed at the Smithsonian's new exhibit: "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty." Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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The protest spirit managed to sneak into the Martin household during a recent holiday dinner. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Many recent graduates are struggling to find their way through today's tough economic landscape. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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How many times have we seen potential crimes happening but stood by and acted as if they had nothing to do with us? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A student who identified herself as "Hannah" works at a bake sale led by the Berkeley College Republicans on Sept. 27 at the University of California campus in Berkeley, Calif.

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Host Michel Martin says that in her opinion, what Americans really don't know how to talk about is money, even though we talk about that all the time. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Hard times are hitting many Americans in this economy. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Does the American justice system examine and punish street crimes and corporate crimes equally? istockphoto.com hide caption

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