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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Sports
1:55 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Is The World Cup Commentary Racist?

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Sports
1:55 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

What Does Body Ink Say About NBA Players' Pain And Personalities?

Wilson Chandler of the Denver Nuggets has cartoons all over his legs.
Jack Dempsey AP

Ethan Swan, who runs an art gallery in downtown Los Angeles, believes that "so much of art is about the creation of meaning through image." He also believes that "tattoos are a great way to mark pain."

So Swan is naturally interested in how body ink plays out for others. It's become what he admits is a quest.

As the founder of the blog NBA Tattoos, Swan tells NPR's Michel Martin that in 2010, he got a new cable package and started watching a lot of basketball.

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Around the Nation
1:55 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Watch Out For Bridezilla: Avoiding A Wedding Etiquette Blunder

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Switching gears now. It's wedding season. You might be invited to a wedding or two or three. Yesterday we talked about how engaged couples should start talking about money before the wedding, so if you'd like to catch up on that conversation, go to npr.org.

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Health
11:04 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Educate And Ask: Key To Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 11:34 am

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Movies
11:04 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Man Freed After Confessing To Killing Son During Interrogation

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 11:34 am

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Money Coach
11:04 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Coupling Finances: The First 'I Do' For Newlyweds?

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 11:34 am

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Sports
11:04 am
Tue June 17, 2014

World Cup Fever: Despite Protests, Partying Mood Takes Over Brazil

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 11:34 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let's check in, now, on one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. After Monday's USA-Ghana match, the U.S. has reason to celebrate because 21-year-old defender John Brooks Jr. scored the goal that put the Americans up 2-to-1 in their victory over Ghana. Here he is after the game.

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Music
11:29 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Bon Iver's 'Holocene': A Perfect Song To Write To

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Now we're going to hear from Andy Marra - a transgender activist who writes about different kind of freedom - freedom from wondering about her roots and fear of not being accepted. She spoke to us about finding her birth mother in Korea after coming out as transgender. For a regular segment we call In Your Ear, she shared some of the songs that helped her write that story.

ANDY MARRA: My name is Andy Marra and I am listening to "Lullabies" by Yuna.

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Freedom Summer Books
11:29 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Remembering The Victories Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act

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Around the Nation
11:29 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Activist Janet Mock: Please Respect Transgender Teens

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