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12:00pm

Mon April 16, 2012
Arts & Life

I Want To Be Surprised With Language, Curator Says

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12:00pm

Mon April 16, 2012
Your Money

Do You Get Warm, Fuzzy Feelings When Paying Taxes?

If you don't, you're not alone. Attitudes over taxes have soured over the years, but there were times when Americans felt a sense of duty to pay taxes. Host Michel Martin discusses the history of taxes with Joseph Thorndike, a columnist for Tax Analysts and co-author of War and Taxes.

12:00pm

Fri April 13, 2012
NPR Story

Newark Mayor Enters Fire In 'Come To Jesus Moment'

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Switching gears now, often, stories about politicians in their off hours take on kind of a scandalous turn. Not this one. When Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker went home last night, his neighbor's house was on fire. A woman who had escaped the inferno told him that her daughter was trapped inside and what happened next is something really out of an action movie, with Cory Booker in the starring role.

Here's Newark Fire Director Fateen Ziyad describing the scene to New York station WABC.

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12:00pm

Fri April 13, 2012
Barbershop

Shop Talk: Coaches Behaving Badly

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I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for our weekly visit to the Barber Shop, 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 freelance journalist Jimi Izrael. He's with us from Cleveland. Here with us in Washington, D.C., civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar, NPR digital news correspondent Corey Dade, and sports editor for the Nation magazine, Dave Zirin.

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12:00pm

Fri April 13, 2012
Arts & Life

Tagalog Translator Reminisces On Rivers, Mountains

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin shares a poetic tweet from translator and writer Susan Layug of Chicago, Illinois. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.

12:00pm

Thu April 12, 2012
NPR Story

What Does 2nd Degree Murder Mean?

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We turn now from the arrest of George Zimmerman to the potential trial ahead. As we mentioned, George Zimmerman is facing second degree murder charges in the death of Trayvon Martin. And to make sense of what that means and what we might expect in the courtroom, we turn to Professor Paul Butler. He's with the George Washington University Law School and he's a former federal prosecutor. Professor, thanks for coming back on the program.

PAUL BUTLER: Hey. It's great to be back.

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12:00pm

Thu April 12, 2012
NPR Story

Will Americas' Summit Signal Shift In Drug War?

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VIVIANA HURTADO, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Viviana Hurtado. Michel Martin is away.

Coming up, the new TV drama, "Scandal," follows the life of a Washington fixer who helps politicians and celebrities survive scandals. We'll talk to Judy Smith, the real life crisis manager who is the inspiration behind the show.

But first, we turn to Colombia. More than 30 government leaders, including President Obama, are meeting this weekend in the coastal city of Cartagena. It's the sixth Summit of the Americas.

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12:00pm

Thu April 12, 2012
NPR Story

Judy Smith, Real Life Inspiration Behind 'Scandal'

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Next, we'll hear from a woman whose ability to manage even the most headline-grabbing scandal has earned her the respect of CEOs, celebrities and heads of states. And now it's made her famous.

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12:00pm

Wed April 11, 2012
Arts & Life

Virginia Author Remembers Nostalgic Summers

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, guest host Viviana Hurtado shares a poetic tweet from author and professor Luisa Igloria of Norfolk, Virginia. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.

12:00pm

Wed April 11, 2012
Music

David Oyelowo Loves Celebrating 'Brownness'

Actor David Oyelowo played Joe "Lightning" Little in the movie Red Tails. The film is based on the story of America's first black fighter pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen. As part of Tell Me More's series, "In Your Ear," Oyelowo offers up his personal playlist.

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