Tell Me More

Mornings, 10am - 11am
with Michel Martin

From the opinions of global newsmakers to listeners...personal experiences of life-changing travel...the wisdom of renowned thinkers, activists and spiritual leaders... and intimate dispatches of daily life around the world from NPR News correspondents on the ground...the NPR talk show Tell Me More brings fresh voices and perspectives to public radio.

Capturing the headlines, issues and pleasures relevant to multicultural life in America, the daily one-hour series is hosted by award-winning journalist Michel MartinTell Me More marks Martin's first role in hosting a daily program. She views it as an opportunity to focus on the stories, experiences, ideas and people important in contemporary life but often not heard.

"Tell Me More lets me bring together two longtime passions: the intimacy and warmth you experience with powerful radio and the lively, sharp debate about things going on in the world that I enjoy having with friends of diverse backgrounds. That can mean such diverse topics as immigration, gun control, the impact of shock jocks and international adoption," said Martin. "I seeTell Me More as a gathering place for dialogue about the important issues facing the country. But we also talk about the challenges and opportunities we all face living in a fast-paced, complicated society. And we are a home for conversations with NPR News' outstanding correspondents around the world, such as Ofeibea Quist-Arcton and Juan Forero."

Tell Me More focuses on the way we live, intersect and collide in a culturally diverse world. Each day's show features a variety of segments examining U.S. and international news, ideas and people; its range of topics covers politics, faith and spirituality, the family, finance, arts and culture and lifestyle.

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Arts & Life
11:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Tweet A Poem For Tell Me More

April is National Poetry Month and Tell Me More is asking you to tweet your original poetry. Poems that are 140 characters or less can be tagged #TMMPoetry. And some of the poetic tweets will be aired throughout the month of April.

Books
11:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Writing The Messy Life Of A Sexual Health Pioneer

Margaret Sanger founded the organization that became Planned Parenthood. Her work around sexual health made her one of the most celebrated and vilified figures in women's history. Host Michel Martin explores Sanger's complex life and drive for her work with Jean Baker, author of the biography Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion.

Music
11:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Young Racer Driven By Adele, Soulja Boy

As part of Tell Me More's occasional In Your Ear series, 16-year-old Annabeth Barnes, an up-and-coming race car driver, shares the music that inspires her.

Books
1:07 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Coco Chanel: The Unlikely Fashion Icon

Penguin Books

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 2:59 pm

Fashion designer Coco Chanel has been credited with developing the "modern woman." She once said, "I had rediscovered honesty, and in my own way, I made fashion honest." By loosening waistlines, shortening hemlines and embracing pants, Chanel redefined women's style. She was inspired by men's wear: shirts with clean collars, simple sweaters and loose belted jackets. She liberated women from constrictive clothing by making clothes that women could move in. Her designs were a symbol of the independent woman she was.

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Race
11:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

How Race Shapes National Health Debate

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, Covergirl pokes fun at actress Sophia Vergara's accent in a new ad. We'll ask the ladies in the beauty shop if they're laughing and we'll get their take on results in the Illinois primary. That's just ahead. But first, as you may know, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments about the healthcare overhaul next week. Later this week, we are going to talk more about what critics and supporters of the measure are going to be saying.

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Beauty Shop
11:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Does Ethnicity Of Trayvon Martin's Killer Matter?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the shooting death of that unarmed 17 year old in Florida last month has been much on our minds. It's sparked some personal thoughts by me, which I'll tell you about in my weekly, Can I Just Tell You essay that's later in the program.

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Can I Just Tell You?
9:50 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Trayvon Martin Was Afraid, Too

Do you mind if I take a few minutes to tell you about my son? He has three beautiful sisters but right now I'll just tell you about him. He is 8 now and he loves anything that involves dirt, any ball, and running around. He still has deliciously long eyelashes and long musician's fingers; he is learning to play the guitar. He likes to act like he's older than he is — a couple days ago he asked me if I thought his Nerf basketball set was "old school" and if his next babysitter could be "hot"; whatever that means.

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Arts & Life
11:00 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Tell Us More: Share Your Inner Poet

Originally published on Tue March 20, 2012 5:00 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now, this programming note. April is coming and it's not just bringing showers. It's bringing poetry. We had so much fun with our Muses and Metaphors series last year, we decided to do it again. To remind you, we decided to commemorate National Poetry Month by combining two of our passions, poetry and social media. And we need your help. Go to Twitter and tweet us your original poetry using fewer than 140 characters and the hash tag #TMMPoetry.

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Parenting
11:00 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Son's Bullying Experience Hurt Mom To The Core

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but maybe you just need a few moms in your corner. Every week, we check in with a diverse group of parents for their common sense and savvy parenting advice.

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NPR Story
10:25 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Ringing In Norouz, A Time For Family And Good Eats

Courtesy of Algonquin Books

It's the first day of spring, and for most people, that means, longer days outside, getting out the garden tools, and the beginning of barbecue season. But for Iranian-Americans and for others from the Middle East, Central and South Asia, today is the beginning of a New Year.

The holiday is called Norouz. In Persian, it literally means a "new day." It's seen as a time of rebirth and renewal, and like most holidays, Norouz is all about spending time with family, and eating lots of great food.

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