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A news and public affairs show that focuses on subjects ranging from political to social issues that impact today's headlines.

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12:00pm

Fri February 3, 2012
NPR Story

Las Vegas Principal Hopes To Beat The Odds

Nevada has the lowest high school graduation rate in the country. But now a multi-million dollar federal grant is helping one district turn its schools around. Host Michel Martin speaks with a principal who spent last Saturday knocking on the doors of students who dropped out, encouraging them to come back to school.

12:00pm

Fri February 3, 2012
Faith Matters

Contraception Provision Sets Off Firestorm

The Obama administration reaffirmed its position that certain religious institutions have to provide health coverage that offers free contraception. U.S. Catholic bishops are vowing to fight this rule in Congress, in courts, and in churches. Host Michel Martin speaks with Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times.

12:00pm

Thu February 2, 2012
Pop Culture

RuPaul: Half A Century Of Pure Glamour

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 3:41 pm

RuPaul is the host of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Mathu Andersen

Legendary entertainer RuPaul has been famous for 20 years for his drag persona — sky-high wigs, even higher heels and glamorous dresses.

But even though he's known for his over-the-top outfits, RuPaul says that everyone is performing in drag, one way or another.

"I've had talk show hosts ask me, so why are you wearing women's clothes? And they, of course, are dressed in slacks, a blazer, and you know, a button-down shirt. And people don't get it. The truth is we're all doing it," he tells Tell Me More's Michel Martin.

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12:00pm

Thu February 2, 2012
Music

'Otis' Has Special Meaning for SAG Winner

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We'd like to end the program today with a feature we call In Your Ear. That's where we ask some of our guests to tell us about the music that keeps them going.

Today, we get the personal playlist of Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis. She joined us back in the summer to talk about her role in the film "The Help." Davis has already won top actress honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for that performance. Now we'll hear about the musical performers who inspire her.

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1:20pm

Mon January 30, 2012
Can I Just Tell You?

Your Problem, Not Mine — Until It Is

What happens to a few folks very often is a prelude to what will happen to the many.
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Here's another one of my stories about how the personal gets political. You know how it sometimes happens that without planning it, you and your friends wind up doing the same thing around the same time? Well, it so happened that a number of my friends got married around roughly the same time I did, so as you might imagine, we started comparing notes.

One day I decided to check out the wares in the salon of a famous designer I had heard a lot about. Did I say "salon"? I should have said "showroom," although I've had a better time actually buying the proverbial "used car."

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12:00pm

Mon January 30, 2012
Parenting

America's Supernanny Shares Key To Raising Kids

Films such as Nanny McPhee and Mary Poppins have romanticized the nanny role, but there's no magic umbrella for the star of the reality TV show America's Supernanny. Deborah Tillman visits a home-in-crisis during each episode, helping kids and parents behave. She talks to host Michel Martin.

12:00pm

Mon January 30, 2012
Music Interviews

Life's Common Things At Heart Of K'Jon's R&B Music

Ahead of Tell Me More's Tuesday broadcast from Detroit, the program highlights one of the city's very own — singer and songwriter K'Jon. His 2009 song, 'On the Ocean,' set the record for the longest run on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his hometown, career and upcoming album.

12:00pm

Mon January 30, 2012
Election 2012

How Primary Skirmish Toughens White House Bid

Candidates vying for the GOP nomination will face off at the ballot box on Tuesday during Florida's primary. Host Michel Martin looks at who has momentum heading into the Sunshine State, and what impact the Super PACS are having on the campaign. She talks with U.S. News and World Report Columnist Mary Kate Cary and journalism professor Cynthia Tucker.

12:00pm

Mon January 30, 2012
History

Native Americans As Slaves, Slave Owners In North

MacArthur 'Genius' Tiya Miles does pioneering research on the relationship between Cherokee Indians and African-Americans. She speaks with host Michel Martin about shedding light on the unexplored history of Native American and African-American slavery in Michigan.

12:00pm

Fri January 27, 2012
Politics

Rep. Allen West To Black Voters: Give GOP A Chance

Host Michel Martin speaks with Republican Congressman Allen West, who represents Florida's 22nd district. They discuss what voters in the Sunshine State are looking for in Tuesday's primary, and what he's doing to attract more African-Americans to vote Republican.

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