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From the opinions of global newsmakers to listeners' personal experiences of life-changing travel…the wisdom of renowned thinkers, activists and spiritual leaders and intimate dispatches of daily life around the world from NPR News correspondents on the ground the NPR talk show Tell Me More brings fresh voices and perspectives to public radio.

Capturing the headlines, issues and pleasures relevant to multicultural life in America, the daily one-hour series is hosted by award-winning journalist Michel Martin. Tell Me More marks Martin's first role in hosting a daily program. She views it as an opportunity to focus on the stories, experiences, ideas and people important in contemporary life but often not heard.

Tell Me More focuses on the way we live, intersect and collide in a culturally diverse world. Each day's show features a variety of segments examining U.S. and international news, ideas and people; its range of topics covers politics, faith and spirituality, the family, finance, arts and culture and lifestyle. Some of the regular features include:

  • Dispatches - "on the ground" reports from NPR News correspondents based in Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas
  • Political Chat - a political roundtable of analysts, editorial writers and columnists
  • Wisdom Watch – featuring thoughts of distinguished "elder statespeople," including thinkers, scholars and activists
  • Faith Matters – a forum of spiritual leaders from the major faith traditions sharing opinion on issues of public concern
  • Postcards – listener-contributed content about life-changing travel experiences
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Can I Just Tell You?
1:30 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Making Space For People Who Are Out Of the Spotlight

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Amy Ta NPR

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 2:47 pm

A very smart person I know, a long time civil rights activist, told me once that "gratitude is overrated."

Now, I know that sounds harsh, but what I think she meant was that some people, especially, in her view, women, are too often too quick to settle for less than they deserve. She was talking about people who are so conditioned to have nothing, that they are just too happy when they get even a little.

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Education
1:30 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

When Searching For Mentors, Look 'Beyond Race'

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Beauty Shop
1:30 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Beauty Shop Ladies Weigh In On The Importance Of Mentors

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Parenting
2:00 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

After 7 Years, Moms Panelists Share How They've Changed

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Arts & Life
2:00 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Poet Nikki Giovanni On Change: 'Approach It With A Smile'

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Parenting
2:00 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Where Do Dads Go For Parenting Advice?

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Wisdom Watch
12:22 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Iyanla Vanzant: Clarity, Forgiveness Key To Tackling Big Transitions

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Money Coach
12:22 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

In Times Of Transition, Get Practical About Your Finances

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Music Lists
12:22 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

NPR CEO Appreciates The Unique Sound Of Future's 'Look Ahead'

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Barbershop
12:28 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Separate 'Poor Door' Segregation?

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Music Lists
12:28 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Rapping 'Ice Ice Baby,' TMM Producer Doesn't Miss A Beat

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Education
12:28 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Before Passing The Baton, Spelman President Reflects On Tough Choices

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Music Lists
12:23 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Erykah Badu's 'Tyrone' Gives TMM Producer Amazing Stage Presence

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Interviews
12:23 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Performer Rita Moreno's Famed Career Was 'Meant To Be'

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Media
12:23 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Racially-Charged Casting Call: 'Surprising' But Not Shocking To Insiders

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Music Interviews
12:24 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

'Traces Of Blue' Blends Jazz And Pop To Create Unique Sound

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Music
12:24 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Host Michel Martin Takes Musical Cues From Directors

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Wisdom Watch
12:24 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Two Prominent Museum Directors Encourage 'New Ways Of Thinking'

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Author Interviews
2:03 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Despite Disability, One Mountain Climber Reflects On His Advantages

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Parenting
12:07 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

When It Comes To Other People's Kids, Should Parents Intervene?

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News
12:07 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination

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Technology
12:07 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?

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Technology
1:53 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
1:53 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.

Music
1:53 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

For TMM Intern, Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' Expands Category Of Hip-Hop

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, intern Miles Johnson shares his favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

Barbershop
1:07 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
1:07 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.
1:07 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.

Music
12:17 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

TMM Producer Relishes 'Fresh Attitude, Young Body'

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 12:51 pm

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World
12:17 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Malala Yousafzai Continues To Push For Equality And Justice

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