Tell Me More

Weeknights at 7 p.m.
Michel Martin

Capturing the headlines, issues and pleasures relevant to multicultural life in America, Tell Me More focuses on the way we live, intersect and collide in a diverse world.

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Arts & Life
11:26 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Spring Into #TMMPoetry

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

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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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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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Children's Health
11:26 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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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVAL RECORDING)

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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.

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.

Your Health
10:58 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.

Food
10:57 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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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech
10:57 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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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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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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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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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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