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Michel Martin

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12:00pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Remembrances

Remembering New Jersey's First Black Congressman

New Jersey's first black Congressman, Donald Payne, died today at the age of 77. He was known as a strong advocate for education and civil rights during his 23 years in office. He also championed international causes like HIV prevention, malaria treatment and famine aid. Host Michel Martin remembers Congressman Payne's legacy.

12:00pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Your Money

Retirement Security Means More Than Saving Early

Many Americans start retirement planning too late. But in her book, Joy Compass: How to Make Your Retirement the Treasure of Your Life, author Julia Valentine says that's only one of many pitfalls. Host Michel Martin talks to Valentine about securing your retirement.

12:00pm

Mon March 5, 2012
Sports

NHL Teams Up With Black Colleges

The National Hockey League wants to broaden its reach, particularly to African American students. So the NHL is joining forces with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to offer scholarships to students in hockey programs to attend public historic black colleges and universities. Host Michel Martin talks with Johnny C. Taylor Jr., head of the fund.

12:00pm

Mon March 5, 2012
Music

Ruben Studdard Is Back, Singing Joy And Heartache

Nearly 10 years ago Ruben Studdard won American Idol. Since then he has released gold and platinum albums, but he's also had some personal ups and downs. Now he's putting the finishing touches on a new album, Letters from Birmingham. Host Michel Martin talks with Studdard.

12:00pm

Fri March 2, 2012
BackTalk

Listeners Take Issue With 'Chicks Dig Jerks'

The National Review's Kevin Williamson caused an uproar last week when making comments about Rihanna and Chris Brown. Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar comb through the angry listener feedback and check back with Williamson, who states his case.

12:00pm

Fri March 2, 2012
Barbershop

Shop Talk: Judge Apologizes For Joke ... Enough?

The Barbershop guys preview Super Tuesday and weigh in on Judge Richard Cebull's email that included a joke about President Obama's heritage. Host Michel Martin checks in with freelance journalist Jimi Izrael, columnists Ruben Navarrette and Mario Loyola, and Colorlines.com Editorial Director Kai Wright. Advisory: This segment may not be comfortable for some listeners.

12:00pm

Fri March 2, 2012
Technology

East Africa Tackles Telecom Snafu

People in countries like Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania rely on crucial undersea cables to keep them connected to the internet. A ship's anchor recently sliced one of those cables, so now web traffic is being re-routed to the company Seacom. Host Michel Martin talks with Seacom founder Brian Herlihy.

12:00pm

Fri March 2, 2012
Faith Matters

Reality TV Villain Finds New Calling In Faith

Omarosa Manigault made feisty appearances on The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice, but now she is serving as a Baptist reverend. She talks about her career change with host Michel Martin.

12:00pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Around the Nation

NYPD Spies On Muslims, Stirs National Outcry

The New York Police Department has been monitoring Muslim students in cities as far as Philadelphia, Buffalo and Syracuse, according to the Associated Press. Americans question whether this is a privacy breach or a necessary safety measure. Host Michel Martin speaks with the an AP investigate reporter and a member of the national Muslim Students Association.

12:00pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Books

What It's Like To Write A Woman's Life

Women's History Month starts on Thursday. All through March, Tell Me More will dig into inspiring, bold and sometimes disturbing stories of notable women — from Cleopatra to Coco Channel. To launch the biography series, host Michel Martin talks with two essayists about why it's important to tell women's stories, and how that storytelling has evolved.

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