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11:52am

Thu April 3, 2014
Around the Nation

Microaggressions: Be Careful What You Say

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 10:23 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

So where are you from? No, where are you really from? To some people, that might sound like a harmless question. But to a person of color, it might sound like a micro-aggression - a question, a comment, even an intended compliment sometimes that nevertheless suggests something demeaning.

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11:50am

Wed April 2, 2014
NPR Story

Did Kim And Kanye Deserve Or Disgrace Vogue Cover?

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 12:28 pm

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11:50am

Wed April 2, 2014
NPR Story

How Frankie Knuckles Became The Godfather Of House Music

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 12:28 pm

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11:50am

Wed April 2, 2014
NPR Story

Grad Students Struggle To Pay School Loans While Still Studying

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 12:28 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. It's spring, a time of new beginnings, but for many students, time for big decisions about college admissions and aid. So this season we're joining our colleagues at Morning Edition to bring you stories about paying for college. We'd like to try to help you navigate that higher education money maze. Today, though, we want to focus on financing graduate school.

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11:09am

Tue April 1, 2014
BackTalk

Listeners Weigh In On Parents Using Physical Discipline

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 12:26 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now we'd like to turn to Backtalk. That's where we hear from you about to the week's stories. And it happens that we got a very spirited response to last week's parenting conversation about physical discipline. Editor Amita Parashar Kelly joins us now to review some of those comments. Welcome back, Amita.

AMITA PARASHAR KELLY, BYLINE: Hi, Michel.

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11:08am

Tue April 1, 2014
Parenting

Taking Your Kid To The Museum Doesn't Have To Be Miserable

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 12:26 pm

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11:08am

Tue April 1, 2014
Arts & Life

'Muses And Metaphor' Kicks Off National Poetry Month

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 5:26 pm

Melanie Taube

Tell Me More kicks off its annual ode to poetry month with the Muses and Metaphor series.

Throughout April we'll feature Twitter poems submitted by NPR fans and hear from poets and writers from all over the country.

But to shake things up, regular contributors to Tell Me More's Beauty Shop, Barbershop and Political Chats are also trying their hands at verses and rhymes while following the submissions on Twitter.

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11:11am

Mon March 31, 2014
Behind Closed Doors

Reconnecting With Your Roots And The Cost Of Keeping Them Hidden

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 12:36 pm

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11:11am

Mon March 31, 2014
NPR Story

Stories From The U.S.-Mexico Border

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 12:36 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. You might've heard that our colleague, Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, and a team of producers traveled along the entire U.S.-Mexico border. Along the way, they've brought us stories of the people, the products and the cultural ideas that travel across the border. We had to get a piece of this for ourselves, so we asked Steve Inskeep to come on by. And he's with us now. Welcome. Thanks so much for joining us.

STEVE INSKEEP, BYLINE: Oh, delighted to be here.

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11:11am

Mon March 31, 2014
Music

Hill Harper Moves To 'Fire And Desire'

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 12:36 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now we hear from a man who says a relationship he built with a prison inmate changed his own life for the better. Actor Hill Harper documented his friendship and the advice he shared in his book "Letters to an Incarcerated Brother." When we spoke with him about the book last year, we also spoke with him for the regular feature we call In Your Ear. That's where we invite some of our guests to tell us about the songs they've been listening to. And he told us about what he listens to when he wants to unwind.

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