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.

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NPR Story
9:09 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Immigration Activists Push For Reform With Water-Only Diet

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later this hour, we're going to spend some time talking about money management in the season of giving. We'll talk about some of the scams that always seem to crop up at this time of year, and we'll talk about how you can spot them and avoid them.

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Health Care
9:15 am
Mon December 2, 2013

HealthCare.gov Back On Track?

Originally published on Thu December 5, 2013 7:58 am

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Art & Design
9:15 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Designer B Michael On Bringing Color To The Runway

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Originally published on Tue December 3, 2013 6:56 am

After a brief career on Wall Street, veteran designer B Michael followed his calling to the world of fashion. He got his start as a millinery designer for the '80s soap opera Dynasty. Soon after, he began designing couture gowns leading him to work with an extensive client list that includes Cicely Tyson, Angela Basset, Lena Horne, Whitney Houston, and Cate Blanchett — to name a few.

After spending decades in the business B Michael says, "Every successful story will tell you they've had to reinvent themselves."

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Health
9:15 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Black Churches And HIV: 'Sex Is A Reality ... We Gotta Deal With It'

African-Americans are the racial group most affected by HIV in the U.S., and many black churches are stepping in to do something about it. Pastor Timothy Sloan of Texas talks with host Michel Martin about destigmatizing the disease from the pulpit.

Music
9:15 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Jimmie 'J.J.' Walker's Dynomite! Songs

You might remember Jimmie "J.J." Walker from his starring role on the legendary sitcom Good Times. But there's more to him than his signature tagline. For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" series, he talks about some of the songs that mean something to him.

Books
9:29 am
Wed November 27, 2013

A Year Inside The New York Jets

Originally published on Thu November 28, 2013 6:17 am

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Music Interviews
9:20 am
Wed November 27, 2013

John Legend On Marriage, Music And 'Genius' Kanye West

Originally published on Mon December 2, 2013 9:27 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. My next guest needs little introduction because John Legend is, at a young age, already an R&B legend. His musicianship, impeccable phrasing, versatility and buttery sound have earned him nine Grammy awards. But it's been a while since he's delivered a solo. But now he's back with a new disc of original material titled "Love in the Future."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ALL OF ME")

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Around the Nation
9:20 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Tell Me More Hosts 'Friendsgiving'

Originally published on Thu November 28, 2013 6:17 am

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Religion
8:42 am
Wed November 27, 2013

How Hannukah Got Americanized

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 9:03 am

Contrary to what some Americans believe, Hanukkah traditionally isn't one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dianne Ashton, author of the book Hanukkah in America, about how and why the holiday has gained more importance in this country over the decades.

Technology
8:39 am
Wed November 27, 2013

A Day In The Life: Blacks At The Cutting Edge Of Innovation

NPR Staff

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 10:17 am

NPR's Tell Me More is again using social media to reach out to a new community of leaders — this time, to recognize black innovators in technology. African-Americans represent just 5 percent of America's scientists and engineers, according to a 2010 study by the National Science Foundation.

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