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Michel Martin

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12:00pm

Thu December 8, 2011
World

Undocumented Status, No Bar To Big Dreams

Maria Luna's parents are U.S. residents, but she was born and abandoned in Mexico. Her grandmother brought her to the U.S. at 3 days old. As a teen, she found out she was undocumented, and could not legally work, obtain a driver's license or go to college. She speaks with host Michel Martin as part of Tell Me More's series 'In Limbo.'

12:00pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Education

Parents Of Deceased Drum Major Say 'Enough'

Robert Champion, Jr. died after a Florida A&M University football game last month. He was part of the school's legendary marching band. Hazing is suspected in Champion's death, and his parents say the university hasn't done enough to eradicate the practice. Host Michel Martin speaks with his parents, Pamela and Robert Champion, Sr.

12:00pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Music

Music From 'The Mistress Of Heartache'

Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 3:31 pm

Rachel Yamagata's latest album is titled Chesapeake.
Courtesy Of The Artist

Rachael Yamagata's sultry, gentle voice has been featured in soundtracks of films and television series for years. That includes How I Met Your Mother, Brothers and Sisters and Grey's Anatomy on television, and In Her Shoes and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on the cinema screen.

As a lyricist, Yamagata seems to have her fingers on the pulse of each heartache. Yamagata does not focus on separation or the challenges of a love affair, but on the process.

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12:00pm

Wed December 7, 2011
Sports

Olympian John Carlos: No Regrets On Olympic Salute

The long fight against injustice was symbolized by the image from the 1968 Olympics — when two African-American sprinters stood on the medal podium with their heads bowed and single fists thrust into the air. The moment turned the men into outcasts in their own country.

12:00pm

Wed December 7, 2011
World

Polish Family Faces Heartbreak, Immigration

Tell Me More's 'In Limbo' series continues with Tony and Janina Wasilewski. In 1989, Tony came to the U.S. on a work visa and Janina came in pursuit of political asylum from then-communist Poland. They got married and had a baby. In 2007, Janina was denied asylum and got deported. Host Michel Martin explores their odyssey.

12:00pm

Wed December 7, 2011
Music

In Your Ear: Maria Bustillos

As part of Tell Me More's occasional series 'In Your Ear,' freelance journalist and author Maria Bustillos shares songs that she enjoys listening to with her daughter. Bustillos wrote Act Like a Gentleman, Think Like a Woman.

12:00pm

Wed December 7, 2011
World

Sen. Daniel Inouye On Pearl Harbor, After 70 Years

On Dec. 7, 1941, Senator Daniel Inouye, D-Haw., witnessed Japan bomb the naval base at Pearl Harbor. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his memories of that day, and what motivated him to serve in the Army once the government lifted restrictions designating all Japanese Americans as 'enemy aliens.'

12:00pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Your Money

Know How To Decode Insurance Benefits?

For many workers, December means open enrollment time. To learn about the differences between an HMO and a PPO, host Michel Martin speaks with Michelle Andrews, a consumer columnist for Kaiser Health News.

12:00pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Parenting

Men Rethink Boundaries Of Mentoring

In light of the child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State, host Michel Martin explores the challenges of mentoring and how that role is changing. She speaks with a diverse panel of mentors: two fathers and a young journalist.

12:00pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Politics

Thousands Flood D.C. For 'Take Back The Capitol'

Protesters hope to draw attention to what they call a government that favors the wealthy over the middle class. They will be taking their message to Congress, lobbyists and other Washington power brokers. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rev. C.J. Hawking, a Methodist minister from Chicago, who is in Washington for the protests.

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