Tell Me More

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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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Technology
12:53 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Why Diversity In Tech Matters: 'People Solve Problems That They See'

Host Michel Martin talks to a roundtable of activists and innovators about the future of technology, and recruiting the next generation of African-Americans and Latinos into the tech field.

Books
12:53 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Phyllis Schlafly Explains Why Feminism Has Made Women Unhappy

Phyllis Schlafly is best known for her successful 1973 campaign to stop the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Host Michel Martin speaks to the conservative activist about her life and career.

Barbershop
12:07 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Does Le Return Of LeBron Signal A Comeback For Cleveland?

From LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers to longtime NFL reporter Pam Oliver being sidelined from the sidelines, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the latest news.

Pop Culture
12:07 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Anthony Mackie: Marvel Brings Humanity To Its Characters

Step aside Steve Rogers, the Falcon is the new Capt. America. Anthony Mackie plays Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and he talks to about the character's cultural significance.

U.S.
12:07 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

New Chief: NAACP Is Oldest And Best Civil Rights Organization

The nation's oldest civil rights organization, will begin its annual convention this week under new leadership. Civil rights attorney Cornell William Brooks shares his vision for the organization.

World
11:17 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Malala Yousafzai Continues To Push For Equality And Justice

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 11:51 am

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Pop Culture
11:17 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Are White Gay Men Stealing 'Culture' From Black Women?

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 11:51 am

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Music
11:17 am
Thu July 17, 2014

TMM Producer Relishes 'Fresh Attitude, Young Body'

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Music Interviews
1:41 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Shared Musical Traditions Of Russia And Iran In 'East Of Melancholy'

Kamangar uses classical music to bridge the gap between Russia and Iran.
Lisa-Marie Mazzuco

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 2:41 pm

Classical pianist and composer Tara Kamangar's new album, East of Melancholy, guides us along the border between Iran and Russia.

The two countries share a 1,200 mile border as well as a rich cultural history in the area of the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus mountains dating back to 4000 BC.

In both countries, music has been a passion and articulation of identity.

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Art & Design
1:41 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Does Donna Karan's Ramadan Line Border On Cultural Commodification?

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Now we shift our focus from the political to the sartorial. And there's no one better for sartorial splendor and sense than Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan, who's aesthetic and economic and historical perspectives inform her commentary. Robin joins me to discuss a range of headlines, seemly and not, from the fashion world from her office at The Washington Post. Robin, welcome to the program.

ROBIN GIVHAN: Hi, Jacki. It's good to be here.

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Politics
1:41 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Cory Booker Wants To Help Ex-Offenders Be Economically Productive

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This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden. Michel Martin is away.

Cory Booker was in the political spotlight long before he was sworn in as New Jersey's junior senator in 2014. His first campaign to become mayor of Newark was the focus of an award-winning documentary. Part of his term in that office was chronicled in a television series for the Sundance Channel.

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Music Lists
11:20 am
Tue July 15, 2014

TMM Editor Says Paul Simon's 'Obvious Child' Gets Her Up In The A.M.

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Parenting
11:20 am
Tue July 15, 2014

With Elder Care Planning, Start Early To Avoid Conflicts And Crises

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Remembrances
11:20 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Writer Nadine Gordimer Was An 'Ambassador' For African Literature

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Music
12:06 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

TMM Editor: Esperanza Spalding's 'I Know You Know' Is My Theme Song

Originally published on Sun October 26, 2014 5:58 pm

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Music Interviews
12:06 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Singer Sheryl Crow: Learning To Feel Helped Me Make Better Music

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This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. As we head toward production of our final program on August 1, we've been bringing you encores of some of our favorite conversations. Today, we're hearing again from Grammy-winning recording artist Sheryl Crow. She's been a rock star for more than a decade. Her breakthrough came in 1993 with her debut album, "Tuesday Night Music Club," and the monster hit "All I Want To Do." Well, seven albums and nine Grammys later, she's got a new concert video out featuring the late Johnny Cash.

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U.S.
12:06 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

A Year After Trayvon-Zimmerman Verdict, What's Changed?

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We'd like to return now to a story that sparked a great deal discussion, soul-searching and emotion last year. A year ago, July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of all charges in the 2012 shooting death of the unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. The verdict sparked protests and intense emotion for many different people, but most especially the family of the teenager who was shot by the neighborhood watch volunteer while walking home from an errand. Here's Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, speaking after the verdict.

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Barbershop
11:24 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

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Music
11:24 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Expat Producer Finds A Sense Of 'Home' In Music

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Now as this program winds down - the last broadcast is scheduled for August 1 - we thought it would be nice to hear about the music members of our staff are listening to as part of our series, In Your Ear. Producer Freddie Boswell has spent most of her life living and traveling outside of the U.S. from Kenya and Tanzania to (unintelligible) and England, and that definitely informs what's on her playlist.

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Faith Matters
11:24 am
Fri July 11, 2014

In Troubled Times, Find Freedom Through Faith And Forgiveness

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Sports
11:39 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Twitter Turns World Cup Into A 'Global Sports Bar'

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 3:00 pm

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Africa
11:39 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Nigeria Schoolgirls Still Missing, President Seems Detached

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 3:00 pm

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News
11:39 am
Thu July 10, 2014

In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy'

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 3:00 pm

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Music
11:39 am
Thu July 10, 2014

TMM Editor Says The Song 'Take It Easy' Captures Spirit Of Show

Originally published on Sun October 26, 2014 5:58 pm

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Author Interviews
11:39 am
Thu July 10, 2014

'Busted' Blurs The Line Between Good And Bad Philadelphia Police

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Can I Just Tell You?
11:43 am
Wed July 9, 2014

After A Bad Bike Crash, Lessons In Limits And Love

Tell Me More producer Amy Ta in racing mode.
John Clark Jr. Courtesy of Amy Ta

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 12:50 pm

My last hill ride was epic — just not in the way I'd hoped it would be. I'll always remember the date: June 7. The route was called "Hell's Delight." Seventy miles of the steepest hills I had ever done. And trust me, I've done a lot.

But "Hell's Delight" was a new kind of suffering. And, although we road racers enjoy suffering, that day I went too far. About 5 miles before the finish, I crashed. My jaw and left cheekbone broke. Half my face was bleeding; so was my brain. There were abrasions on my arms, shoulders, neck, and left leg. I needed surgery to fix my jaw.

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Beauty Shop
11:29 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Getting Married: Should You Wait Until You Can Afford It?

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Music Interviews
11:29 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Brazilian Singer Comes Out From Her Mother's Shadow, Honors Her Legacy

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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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News
12:01 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

For Residents, Chicago Violence Is 'Very Personal'

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I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're going to begin today in Chicago. Last night, a 19-year-old woman was killed and at least eight others were injured in shootings throughout the city. Now that was just Monday night. Those shootings came after the Fourth of July weekend, during which more than 80 people were shot and at least 14 people were killed.

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