Tell Me More

Weekdays 1-2 p.m.
Michel Martin

Grounded in lively interviewing and compelling storytelling, Tell Me More seeks to present diverse new voices, cross borders, challenge conventional wisdom and discover how other people think.

Tell Me More airs its final broadcast on 8/1/14 from the NPR studio. 
NPR's On Point will take over this time slot on 8/4/14.

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World
9:17 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Malala Yousafzai Continues To Push For Equality And Justice

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 9:51 am

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Pop Culture
9:17 am
Thu July 17, 2014

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

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 9:51 am

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Politics
11:41 am
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 Interviews
11:41 am
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 12:41 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
11:41 am
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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Music Lists
9:20 am
Tue July 15, 2014

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

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Finally today, it's time for the feature we call In Your Ear. Throughout our years on the air, we've been asking our guests to share the music that inspires them. In our final weeks on air, we thought it'd be nice to hear about the songs members of our staff are listening to. Today, editor Amita Parashar Kelly tells us what's on her playlist.

AMITA PARASHAR KELLY, BYLINE: I'm Amita Parashar Kelly and I'm an editor here at TELL ME MORE. The first song playing in my ear is Paul Simon's "Obvious Child."

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Parenting
9:20 am
Tue July 15, 2014

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

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Remembrances
9:20 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Writer Nadine Gordimer Was An 'Ambassador' For African Literature

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Music
10:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

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

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Finally today it's time for the feature we call In Your Ear. Throughout our years on the air we've been asking some of our guests to share the music that inspires them. And in our final weeks on the air we thought it would be nice to hear about the songs members of our staff are listening to. Editor Tanya Ballard Brown advises us on All Things Digital but we wanted to hear what's on her playlist.

TONYA BALLARD BROWN, BYLINE: I'm Tonya Ballard Brown an editor with npr.org, and this is what's playing in my ear.

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Music Interviews
10:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

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

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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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