NPR's "Tell Me More" http://wvasfm.org en In Troubled Times, Find Freedom Through Faith And Forgiveness http://wvasfm.org/post/troubled-times-find-freedom-through-faith-and-forgiveness Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for Faith Matters, that's the part of the program where we talk about matters of faith and spirituality in our lives. Today, we bring you an encore of Wisdom Watch conversation we've had with one of the most prominent religious leaders in America. Bishop TD Jakes leads a congregation of some 30,000 people at the Potter's House Church in Dallas. But his influence reaches far beyond his church. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 51262 at http://wvasfm.org Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina? http://wvasfm.org/post/avoiding-border-obamas-hurricane-katrina Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for our weekly visit to the Barbershop, where the guys talk about what's in the news and what's on their minds. Sitting in the chairs for a shape-up this week are writer Jimi Izrael, with us from Cleveland - Arsalan Iftikhar, founder of themuslimguy.com, is with us from Chicago. Lenny McAllister is a Republican strategist and the host of "Get Right With Lenny McAllister," on KDKA NewsRadio, with us from Pittsburgh. And in our Washington, D.C. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 51259 at http://wvasfm.org Expat Producer Finds A Sense Of 'Home' In Music http://wvasfm.org/post/expat-producer-finds-sense-home-music Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now as this program winds down - the last broadcast is scheduled for August 1 - we thought it would be nice to hear about the music members of our staff are listening to as part of our series, In Your Ear. Producer Freddie Boswell has spent most of her life living and traveling outside of the U.S. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 51261 at http://wvasfm.org Twitter Turns World Cup Into A 'Global Sports Bar' http://wvasfm.org/post/twitter-turns-world-cup-global-sports-bar Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>You might remember that Twitter and other forms of social media have been a hotbed for discussion about Nigeria's missing girls. Now we move to a different conversation that's taken over social media for the past few weeks. We're talking about World Cup. Argentina beat the Netherlands yesterday to advance to the final where they will face Germany. The Germans dismantled Brazil 7-1 on Tuesday which sparked a social media firestorm. Twitter says the match was the site's most discussed sporting event ever. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:39:00 +0000 editor 51188 at http://wvasfm.org In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy' http://wvasfm.org/post/central-america-attempts-cross-us-border-feeding-frenzy Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Today we want to return to a story that's become both a political and a humanitarian crisis. We're talking about the surge of border crossings into the U.S., particularly of unaccompanied children. Yesterday, President Obama met with Texas Governor Rick Perry and faith leaders in the state to talk about the issue. Some are wondering why President Obama didn't take the opportunity to see the situation for himself though, by visiting one of the detention centers or the border itself. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:39:00 +0000 editor 51189 at http://wvasfm.org Nigeria Schoolgirls Still Missing, President Seems Detached http://wvasfm.org/post/nigeria-schoolgirls-still-missing-president-seems-detached Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We'd like to bring you up to date on another important story we've been following. It's been nearly three months since more than 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Chibok, northern Nigeria. There was some relief in the country this week at the news that another 63 women and girls who'd been abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram managed to escape their captors. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:39:00 +0000 editor 51192 at http://wvasfm.org TMM Editor Says The Song 'Take It Easy' Captures Spirit Of Show http://wvasfm.org/post/tmm-editor-says-song-take-it-easy-captures-spirit-show Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>And finally today as this program winds down, our last broadcast is scheduled for August first. We thought it would be nice to hear some of the music that members of our staff like to listen to, as part of our series In Your Ear. Alicia Montgomery is our editorial guru on the program. Let's hear what's on her playlist.<p>ALICIA MONTGOMERY: Hi, I'm Alicia Montgomery the supervising editor of TELL ME MORE and here's what's playing in my ear.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TAKE IT EASY")<p>FUGEES: (Singing) I got moxie, I'm so damn foxy. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:39:00 +0000 editor 51193 at http://wvasfm.org 'Busted' Blurs The Line Between Good And Bad Philadelphia Police http://wvasfm.org/post/busted-blurs-line-between-good-and-bad-philadelphia-police Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Today, we're bringing you an encore of a conversation about a true crime story where it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. In 2009, two reporters of the Philadelphia Daily News turned a tip from a frightened police informant into a 10-month series that exposed corruption in the city's police department. They learned about officers routinely making up evidence, robbing innocent storeowners and sexually assaulting women. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:39:00 +0000 editor 51194 at http://wvasfm.org After A Bad Bike Crash, Lessons In Limits And Love http://wvasfm.org/post/after-bad-bike-crash-lessons-limits-and-love My last hill ride was epic — just not in the way I'd hoped it would be. I'll always remember the date: June 7. The route was called "Hell's Delight." Seventy miles of the steepest hills I had ever done. And trust me, I've done a lot.<p>But "Hell's Delight" was a new kind of suffering. And, although we road racers enjoy suffering, that day I went too far. About 5 miles before the finish, I crashed. My jaw and left cheekbone broke. Half my face was bleeding; so was my brain. There were abrasions on my arms, shoulders, neck, and left leg. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Amy Ta 51117 at http://wvasfm.org After A Bad Bike Crash, Lessons In Limits And Love Brazilian Singer Comes Out From Her Mother's Shadow, Honors Her Legacy http://wvasfm.org/post/brazilian-singer-comes-out-her-mothers-shadow-honors-her-legacy Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now to Brazil, which is still mourning their team's 7-1 defeat against Germany at World Cup yesterday. Despite the loss on the pitch, the country still has many fans off of it, not least because of its rich musical legacy. So we thought it would be worth revisiting our conversation with one of their best-known and most successful stars. Maria Rita has won seven Latin Grammys. She's sold more than 2.5 million albums. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:29:00 +0000 editor 51120 at http://wvasfm.org