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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Health
10:55 am
Fri March 28, 2014

West Africans Worried About Ebola Outbreak

The deadly Ebola outbreak in the West African country of Guinea has reached the nation's capital. Now healthcare officials are scrambling for answers. Dr. Armand Sprecher explains.

Sports
10:55 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Can Coats Quiet Controversy Over Football Team Name?

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 11:59 am

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Movie Interviews
10:55 am
Thu March 27, 2014

For Actor Michael Peña, A Transformative Role As Cesar Chavez

Michael Pena as Cesar Chavez
Pantelion Films

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 11:59 am

The new film Cesar Chavez brings to life the famed civil rights leader, who organized farm laborers and fought to secure a living wage and better working conditions in the fields. He founded the United Farm Workers union in California in 1962, and his work inspired millions of people in the U.S. and internationally. Actor Michael Peña, who plays Chavez, spoke with Tell Me More host Michel Martin about how he prepared for the role and what it meant to him and his family.

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Sports
10:54 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Boxed In, Then Leaving NFL At Age 26

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 11:59 am

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Africa
10:48 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Polygamy May Seem Like A Man's Dream, But Kenyan Women Are Not Happy

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 11:41 am

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Technology
10:46 am
Wed March 26, 2014

The Changing World Of Tech Requires A Woman's Eye

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 1:09 pm

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Author Interviews
10:46 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Walter Mosley: To End Race, We Have To Recognize 'White' Doesn't Exist

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 11:41 am

Walter Mosley's writing inspired Hollywood filmmakers and a generation of black writers. He's now being honored at the National Black Writers' Conference. He talks about the award and his new book.

Parenting
10:25 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Beating Video Sparks Discipline Debate

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I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but maybe you just need a few moms and dads in your corner. Every week, we check in with a diverse group of parents for their common sense and savvy advice. Today, we want to talk about a new video that's making the rounds on social media. And, no, sadly, it has nothing to do with cute cats.

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Health
10:25 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Why Alzheimer's Hits Women Harder

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Education
10:21 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Decoding College Financial Aid

Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 11:13 am

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Law
11:26 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Journalists Say 'Protect And Serve' Became Steal And Abuse

photo by Jessica Griffin

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 4:07 pm

About six years ago, drug user Benny Martinez knew his life was in danger. But he was running out of options.

He couldn't turn to the police after he burned his bridge as an informant. And he couldn't turn to his street friends — since he'd been snitching on them. So he turned to the press.

The ensuing investigation by Philadelphia Daily News reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman uncovered allegations of corruption within the police department's narcotics squad, including falsified warrants, robbing innocent store owners and sexual assault.

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Arts & Life
10:55 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Spring Into #TMMPoetry

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 2:20 pm

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Switching gears now. It is almost April and that means it is time for TELL ME MORE's annual tribute to National Poetry Month. This is the fourth year of our Muses and Metaphor series. Throughout the month we will combine two of our passions - poetry and social media. We ask that you hop on Twitter and tweet us your original poems. Poems using no more than 140 characters of course. If you are not quite sure how all this works, take a listen to some of our favorite submissions from last year.

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Children's Health
10:55 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Florida Responds To Reports Of Child Abuse And Neglect

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 2:20 pm

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Now we'd like to update you on a story that aired on this program last Friday. We heard from the Miami Herald about its investigative series called "Innocence Lost." Reporters there documented nearly 500 children who had some contact with Florida's Department of Children and Families and later died of abuse or neglect. My colleague Jennifer Ludden spoke with writer Audra Burch about how so many children fell through the cracks at the agency.

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Remembrances
10:58 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Westboro Baptist's Fred Phelps: More Than A Hater?

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 11:34 am

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died on Wednesday. He's best remembered for his anti-gay views, and for leading protests at funerals. But he once was viewed as a fighter for civil rights.

Barbershop
10:58 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Can Phil Jackson Turn NY Knicks Into Winners?

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 11:34 am

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their billion dollar bracket picks, Phil Jackson's return to the New York Knicks, and whether singer M.I.A. should pay a hefty NFL fine.

Your Health
10:16 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Saturated Fat Is Back!

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 11:34 am

Americans have long been told to stay away from foods high in saturated fats. But new research suggests they might not be as bad for you as once thought.

Around the Nation
10:57 am
Thu March 20, 2014

For Navajo Veterans, Another Broken Promise

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 2:21 pm

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech
10:20 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Lyndsey Scott: Runway Model And Tech Programmer

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 2:21 pm

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Food
10:20 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Soaring Lime Prices Put Squeeze On Restaurants, Food Lovers

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 2:51 pm

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Beauty Shop
11:26 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Plan Bossy Instead Of Ban Bossy?

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 11:44 am

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Around the Nation
11:08 am
Wed March 19, 2014

New Yorker Writer: 'Don't Ban Bossy'

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 11:44 am

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Race
11:08 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Consequences When African-American Boys Are Seen As Older

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 11:44 am

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I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're going to spend the next part of the program talking about some new conversations people are having about the way we look and talk about kids, both boys and girls. In a few minutes, we'll dip into the debate over whether we should stop calling some girls bossy as Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg suggests we should. She says it dampens girls' desire for leadership. We're going to have a variety of opinions about that.

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech
10:58 am
Tue March 18, 2014

How Parents Are Leading The Revolution For Girls In Tech

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 12:51 pm

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I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but maybe you just need a few moms and dads in your corner. Every week, we check in with a diverse group of parents for their common sense and savvy advice. This March for Women's History Month, we've been talking with women innovators, entrepreneurs and educators in the STEM fields. Once again, that's science, technology, engineering and math.

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Remembrances
10:58 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Remembering The Late Politician Reubin Askew

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 12:51 pm

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Now we'd like to remember the life of a man who expanded the American political landscape in ways that are still felt today. Former Florida governor Reubin Askew died recently at the age of 85. He was a Democrat who served as governor in a largely conservative Florida in the 1970s. While in that office, he took a progressive stance on racial equality and pushed through legislation to overhaul ethics and taxes.

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Health Care
10:58 am
Tue March 18, 2014

What You Need To Know As Health Care Deadline Looms

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 12:51 pm

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This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. The Obama administration announced yesterday that 5 million Americans have now enrolled in the Affordable Care Act, and that might be surprising news for some who tried to sign up and were met by major website problems early in the rollout. If you are not one of those 5 million, you still have about two weeks to sign up or figure out if you might be able to stay in a plan you already have.

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Paying for College
11:32 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Navigating The College Money Maze

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 5:31 pm

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It's that time of year again for anxious students and their families. College acceptance letters are coming in, and federal financial aid forms are going out. That means thousands of students and families are starting down the road of deciding where to go and how to pay for it all.

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Media
11:32 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Media Startups Short On Diversity

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History
11:32 am
Mon March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Beyond 'Kiss Me' Signs and Green Bagels

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This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. People around the world are celebrating St. Patrick's Day today. It's known here in the U.S. for big parades, booze and green everything, and I do mean everything. But it's also a good time to remember exactly why the Irish diaspora and its traditions spread so far. So we called upon Christine Kinealy. She is a professor of history and director of the Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, and Professor Christine Kinealy is with us now. Welcome, thanks much for joining us.

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech
11:01 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Melinda Gates Tweets About #NPRWIT Series

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 11:27 am

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Now we'd just like to give you a brief update on our Women in Tech series. All this month we've been talking to women entrepreneurs, innovators, coders and engineers about their work. We've been talking about why women still represent a small fraction of science and tech workers in America and, frankly, around the world. To that end, women innovators from around the world have been sharing about a day in their lives on Twitter using the hashtag #NPRWIT. And women in tech are taking notice.

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Faith Matters
11:01 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Grilled Cactus, Rice Soup, And Other Food For Lent

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 11:27 am

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