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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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Children's Health
12:26 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Florida Responds To Reports Of Child Abuse And Neglect

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 3:20 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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Barbershop
11:58 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Can Phil Jackson Turn NY Knicks Into Winners?

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 12:34 pm

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.

Remembrances
11:58 am
Fri March 21, 2014

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

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 12:34 pm

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.

Your Health
11:58 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Saturated Fat Is Back!

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 12:34 pm

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
11:57 am
Thu March 20, 2014

For Navajo Veterans, Another Broken Promise

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 3:21 pm

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Food
11:57 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Soaring Lime Prices Put Squeeze On Restaurants, Food Lovers

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 3:51 pm

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech
11:57 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Lyndsey Scott: Runway Model And Tech Programmer

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 3:21 pm

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Beauty Shop
12:26 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Plan Bossy Instead Of Ban Bossy?

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 12:44 pm

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Around the Nation
12:08 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

New Yorker Writer: 'Don't Ban Bossy'

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 12:44 pm

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Race
12:08 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Consequences When African-American Boys Are Seen As Older

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 12:44 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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
11:58 am
Tue March 18, 2014

How Parents Are Leading The Revolution For Girls In Tech

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 1:51 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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
11:58 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Remembering The Late Politician Reubin Askew

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 1:51 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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
11:58 am
Tue March 18, 2014

What You Need To Know As Health Care Deadline Looms

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 1:51 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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
12:08 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Navigating The College Money Maze

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 6:31 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
12:08 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Media Startups Short On Diversity

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 12:32 pm

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History
12:08 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

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

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 12:32 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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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Barbershop
12:01 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Obama Between Ferns: Funny Or Flop?

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 12:27 pm

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech
12:01 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Melinda Gates Tweets About #NPRWIT Series

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 12:27 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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
12:01 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Grilled Cactus, Rice Soup, And Other Food For Lent

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 12:27 pm

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The Impact of War
12:28 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

App Connects Military Families

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This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. I think most people know by now that serving in the military is hard work, and it can be hard on loved ones who are often managing challenges that people in the civilian world often do not face. According to the National Military Family Association, there are thousands of websites designed to help members of the military and their loved ones find resources like housing, counseling and education.

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Economy
12:28 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Gentrification: Progress Or Destruction?

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Television
12:28 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Did Juan Pablo Galavis Bomb As 'The Bachelor'?

Some media critics and television fans hoped that casting Juan Pablo Galavis as The Bachelor would bring diversity to ABC's hit reality show. But now many are asking if his performance was a letdown.

Music
1:55 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Nollywood Filmmaker Sings To His 'African Queen'

Originally published on Wed March 12, 2014 3:19 pm

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World
1:54 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Paralympics In Full Swing In Sochi

Originally published on Wed March 12, 2014 3:19 pm

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NPR Story
1:52 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Nigeria's First Female Finance Minister: Still Big Problems In Soaring Economy

Originally published on Wed March 12, 2014 3:19 pm

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Parenting
12:50 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Former Supernanny Jo Frost Takes On Toddler Years

Originally published on Wed March 12, 2014 4:17 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. Today, we want to focus on the toddler years. They are so cute, and they can be so frustrating. They finally learn words, but that word is often no.

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Your Money
12:50 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Don't Get Caught In A Tax Scam

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U.S.
12:50 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Fight Against Military Sexual Assault Hits New Milestone

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NPR Story
12:49 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

The Gooey Chocolate Cookie Recipe That's Worth $5,000

Sally McKenney sallysbakingaddiction.com

Originally published on Mon March 10, 2014 4:26 pm

Sally McKenney is a self-described "sprinkle lover" and author of a new cookbook based on her popular blog Sally's Baking Addiction. She says baking doesn't have to be intimidating and wants her followers to experiment along with her.

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech
12:15 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

#NPRWIT Wants Your Ideas

Originally published on Mon March 10, 2014 1:23 pm

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