Tell Me More http://wjsu.org en Nigerian Activist Chooses Exile Over Life In The Closet http://wjsu.org/post/nigerian-activist-chooses-exile-over-life-closet Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now we'd like to go back to a story that we've turned to a number of times on this program. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:23:00 +0000 editor 26212 at http://wjsu.org Yaya Alafia's Songs Of Strength For Her Baby Boy http://wjsu.org/post/yaya-alafias-songs-strength-her-baby-boy Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Finally today, let's hear from a model and actress who also has Nigerian roots, Yaya Alafia. Last year was a breakout year for her with meaty roles in critically acclaimed films including Lee Daniels' "The Butler" and Andrew Dosunmu's "Mother of George." And she had a baby.<p>But she was nice enough to take time out from her busy schedule to join us as part of our regular feature we call In Your Ear. That's where we invite some of our guest to tell us about the songs they've been listening to. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:23:00 +0000 editor 26213 at http://wjsu.org Can High-Quality Preschool Make A Big Difference Later On? http://wjsu.org/post/can-high-quality-preschool-make-big-difference-later Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now we turn to education for the youngest Americans. We're talking preschool here. President Obama has challenged the country to provide what he calls high-quality preschool for all 4-year-olds. He mentioned this in his last two State of the Union addresses. Here he is earlier this year.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: As Congress decides what it's going want to do, I'm going to pull together a coalition of elected officials, business leaders and philanthropists willing to help more kids access the high-quality pre-K that they need. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:23:00 +0000 editor 26214 at http://wjsu.org 'Cuddly Toy' On Nonstop Rotation For Margaret Cho http://wjsu.org/post/cuddly-toy-nonstop-rotation-margaret-cho Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>And now, the regular feature we call In Your Ear. That's where we invite some of our guest to tell us about the songs on their playlists. We caught up with entertainer Margaret Cho during her latest comedy tour. And she gave us a few of her favorite tunes.<p>MARGARET CHO: My name is Margaret Cho. I am a comedian, an actor, an author and I do lots of other things like music. And part of my obsession with music is that - my love of songs, and I have a lot of favorite songs. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:36:00 +0000 editor 26167 at http://wjsu.org Waxing Poetic About Politics And Jimmy Choos http://wjsu.org/post/waxing-poetic-about-politics-and-jimmy-choos Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>And now it's time for Muses and Metaphor. That's our ode to National Poetry Month. All through April we are featuring original tweet-length poems, 140 characters or less, delivered by Twitter and written by NPR listeners and, new this year, some of our regular contributors.<p>Today, we are hearing from two of our regular Beauty Shop contributors. Bridget Johnson is the Washington, D.C. editor of PJ Media. That's a conservative libertarian news and commentary site. Mikki Kendall is a writer and pop culture critic with HoodFeminism.com. Welcome, ladies. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:36:00 +0000 editor 26168 at http://wjsu.org