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11:25am

Tue March 25, 2014
Education

Decoding College Financial Aid

Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 12:13 pm

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12:26pm

Mon March 24, 2014
Law

Journalists Say 'Protect And Serve' Became Steal And Abuse

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 5:07 pm

photo by Jessica Griffin

About six years ago, drug user Benny Martinez knew his life was in danger. But he was running out of options.

He couldn't turn to the police after he burned his bridge as an informant. And he couldn't turn to his street friends — since he'd been snitching on them. So he turned to the press.

The ensuing investigation by Philadelphia Daily News reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman uncovered allegations of corruption within the police department's narcotics squad, including falsified warrants, robbing innocent store owners and sexual assault.

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12:26pm

Mon March 24, 2014
Children's Health

Florida Responds To Reports Of Child Abuse And Neglect

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 3:20 pm

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Now we'd like to update you on a story that aired on this program last Friday. We heard from the Miami Herald about its investigative series called "Innocence Lost." Reporters there documented nearly 500 children who had some contact with Florida's Department of Children and Families and later died of abuse or neglect. My colleague Jennifer Ludden spoke with writer Audra Burch about how so many children fell through the cracks at the agency.

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11:55am

Mon March 24, 2014
Arts & Life

Spring Into #TMMPoetry

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 3:20 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Switching gears now. It is almost April and that means it is time for TELL ME MORE's annual tribute to National Poetry Month. This is the fourth year of our Muses and Metaphor series. Throughout the month we will combine two of our passions - poetry and social media. We ask that you hop on Twitter and tweet us your original poems. Poems using no more than 140 characters of course. If you are not quite sure how all this works, take a listen to some of our favorite submissions from last year.

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11:58am

Fri March 21, 2014
Barbershop

Can Phil Jackson Turn NY Knicks Into Winners?

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 12:34 pm

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their billion dollar bracket picks, Phil Jackson's return to the New York Knicks, and whether singer M.I.A. should pay a hefty NFL fine.

11:58am

Fri March 21, 2014
Remembrances

Westboro Baptist's Fred Phelps: More Than A Hater?

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 12:34 pm

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died on Wednesday. He's best remembered for his anti-gay views, and for leading protests at funerals. But he once was viewed as a fighter for civil rights.

11:58am

Fri March 21, 2014
Your Health

Saturated Fat Is Back!

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 12:34 pm

Americans have long been told to stay away from foods high in saturated fats. But new research suggests they might not be as bad for you as once thought.

11:57am

Thu March 20, 2014
Around the Nation

For Navajo Veterans, Another Broken Promise

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 3:21 pm

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11:20am

Thu March 20, 2014
Food

Soaring Lime Prices Put Squeeze On Restaurants, Food Lovers

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 3:51 pm

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11:20am

Thu March 20, 2014
#NPRWIT: Women In Tech

Lyndsey Scott: Runway Model And Tech Programmer

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 3:21 pm

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