Tell Me More

M-Th 10-11 p.m.
Michel Martin

  Tell Me More is at the forefront of conversations Americans are having now—about themselves, their families, their neighborhoods and the world.

Tell Me More is energized to offer a platform to new voices on public radio and across social media, that connects communities of color with the traditional public radio audience. "Tell Me More lets me bring together two longtime passions," says Martin. "The intimacy and warmth you experience with powerful radio, and the lively, sharp debate that I enjoy having with friends of diverse backgrounds about things going on in the world."

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Money Coach
12:01 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

In A Tough Market For Old Furniture, Manage Your Expectations

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Parenting
12:01 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Why Aren't Men Asked If They Can 'Have It All'?

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Music
12:32 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Pink's 'Try' Encourages 'Tell Me More' Executive Producer

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 12:44 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And finally it's time for the feature we call In Your Ear. That's the part of the program where we ask some of our guests what they're listening to these days. But as this program winds down, our last broadcast is scheduled for August 1st, we thought it would be nice to hear what members of our staff are listening to. What they like to have playing as they workout, or chill out, or put the show together. So let's hear what the big boss, our executive producer Carline Watson, has on her playlist.

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Music Interviews
12:32 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

For Audra McDonald, Experience And Raw Emotions Make Better Music

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 12:44 pm

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Sports
12:32 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Despite An Early Exit At Wimbledon, Serena Williams Still A 'Powerhouse'

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 12:44 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now we head to London, where the Wimbledon tennis wrapped up on Sunday, with Novak Djokovic beating former champ Roger Federer. On Saturday, Petra Kvitova beat out Eugenie Bouchard to earn her second Wimbledon title. It was a tournament with plenty of drama and upsets. Joining us to tell us more about that is Hugh Muir. He's an editor with The Guardian and he covered Wimbledon for them. He's with us now from a studio at the paper. Welcome, thank you so much for joining us.

HUGH MUIR: You're absolutely welcome, Michel.

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Music Interviews
11:31 am
Fri July 4, 2014

'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday Shares Wisdom On Getting Through Tough Times

Jennifer Holliday won a Tony for her performance in 'Dreamgirls.' But the singer's life wasn't always glamorous. She talks with host Michel Martin about battling depression and her latest album.

Art & Design
11:31 am
Fri July 4, 2014

For Designer B. Michael, Mentoring Is Key To Diversifying The Fashion World

B. Michael is one of a few top-tier African-American fashion designers whose designs are worn by some of Hollywood's top names. Host Michel Martin talks with the designer about his inspirations.

Faith Matters
11:31 am
Fri July 4, 2014

UK Government Minister: Religious Difference Is A Strength For The Country

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the UK's first Minister of State for Faith and Communities, has a lot on her plate. She tells host Michel Martin about balancing the tightrope between church and state.

Barbershop
12:40 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Is Robin Thicke Just A 'Creepy Crooner'? The 'Shop' Guys Weigh In

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 12:41 pm

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History
12:40 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Do We Celebrate Independence Day Too Early?

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 12:41 pm

The Fourth of July is a time for firing up the grill and fireworks. But historian Kenneth C. Davis says Americans celebrate it on the wrong day. It's Independence Day trivia, with host Michel Martin.

World
12:40 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Israeli And Palestinian Parents: 'We Need To Stop This Madness'

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 12:41 pm

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Economy
12:40 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

New Jobs Numbers: Has Economic Recovery Reached A Tipping Point?

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 4:13 pm

The economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. NPR's Marilyn Geewax and The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy discuss the latest jobs report.

Wisdom Watch
11:51 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Actor Don Cheadle On His Career's Longevity, The Key To Success

Actor Don Cheadle is known for his roles in film and television. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin asks Cheadle if he's hit a career peak and how he'll know when to call it quits.

Pop Culture
11:51 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Are Robin Thicke's Public Pleas To His Wife Going Too Far?

The R&B singer says is trying to mend his marriage in unconventional ways. Michel Martin speaks with a pop culture panel to get their take on Thicke's methods and other stories of the week.

StoryCorps
11:51 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Mourning In The Closet: She Was More Than My Best Friend

Patty Woods, right, speaks to Cedar Lay for StoryCorps.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 2:22 pm

OutLoud, a new StoryCorps project, records and amplifies the voices of the LGBTQ community.

Now 70, Patty Woods looks back to the late 1970s, when she met a woman who would become her partner — and leave a long-lasting mark on her life, despite the fact they were not able to be open about their relationship.

"I was working in a restaurant and she would come in every day for lunch. I was like, 'Oh my God, I want to know her,' " Woods tells her friend, 22-year-old Cedar Lay.

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History
11:51 am
Wed July 2, 2014

At 50, The Civil Rights Act Creates 'Opportunities For All Americans'

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Michel Martin speaks with historians Charles Cobb and Taylor Branch about the legacy of the Act and what it accomplished.

Money Coach
12:25 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

To Get Kids To Save Their Summer Money, Turn To 'Simple Lessons'

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 1:20 pm

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Music
12:25 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

'Tell Me More' Director Finds Inspiration, Emotion In Stevie Wonder's Music

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 1:20 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN: And finally, it's time for the feature we call In Your Ear. That's the part of the program where we typically ask some of the guests what they listen to, but as this program winds down - our last program is scheduled for August 1st, we thought it would be nice to hear what members of our staff are listening to - what they're playing when they aren't producing our groundbreaking show of course. So to start us off, let's hear the musical selections of one of our original and longest serving staff members - our director. Here's what's playing in his ear.

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Parenting
12:25 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Kids Dealing With Negative Body Image? Don't Judge, Listen

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 1:20 pm

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Technology
12:25 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Facebook's Newsfeed Study: Was It Ethical Or A Violation Of Privacy?

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 1:20 pm

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Science
1:37 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

NASA Explores A New World: Crowdsourcing Ideas

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We'd like to turn now to a new initiative from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA. NASA wants to know how their technologies can best be applied commercially and they are asking you for ideas. Daniel Lockney is here to tell us more about this. He is NASA's technology transfer program executive and he was nice enough to stop by our Washington, D.C., studios. Welcome. Thanks for joining us.

DANIEL LOCKNEY: Absolutely. Thanks for having me.

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Music Interviews
12:54 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Belgian Singer Stromae Hopes To Bring French Flair To The U.S.

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 1:37 pm

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Finally today, we're ending on a musical note. You might remember my conversation earlier this year with recording artist Stromae. He's already one of the biggest names in dance music in Europe. You're going to be hearing more about him because he is heading out on his first major North American tour later this year. Before then, though - soccer fans take note - he wrote Belgium's World Cup anthem, "Ta Fete." And you might catch it when the Belgians play Team USA tomorrow.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TA FETE")

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My Big Break
12:54 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

A Brawl At Bar Brought Michael K. Williams His Big Break

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 1:37 pm

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Television
12:54 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity?

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 12:58 pm

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Barbershop
11:13 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Are Tight Pants On Men 'Gross'? The Guys Weigh In

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 11:25 am

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Health
11:13 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Black Men Can Be Emotional Eaters, Too

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 11:25 am

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Sports
11:13 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Are Americans Bothered By Soccer?

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 11:25 am

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And I do want to mention that we reached out to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and they said their response to the situation was explained in the letter that was sent to Kelly that we talked about on the program, and they have no further comment.

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Interviews
12:47 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o's Father On His 'Wise' Daughter, Her Rising Fame

Peter Anyang Nyong'o is a Kenyan senator. He's also the father of Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o. He talks to host Michel Martin about his own history and his family's newfound fame.

Business
12:47 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Business Owners Have 'A Special Challenge' To Help Working Families

Business leaders and policymakers gathered at the White House to discuss how working families can get ahead. One participant explains how he feels companies can stay competitive and help families.

Politics
12:47 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Sen. Tim Scott's Mission: Build Wealth Among 'The Most Vulnerable'

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has become a leading conservative voice focused on building wealth among people of color. Scott tells host Michel Martin about his ideas for growing the economy.

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