Tell Me More

Weekdays, 4pm - 5pm
Michel Martin

Bold, honest, engaging, Tell Me More is a new interview show from NPR News. Host Michel Martin welcomes guests to a safe place for difficult conversations and invites us to listen in. From international newsmakers to everyday people, from spiritual leaders to foreign correspondents, Tell Me More strives to reveal whole stories from many, different perspectives.

Tell Me More is a gathering place for dialogue about the important issues facing the country,” says Martin. “But we also talk about the challenges and opportunities we all face living in a fast-paced, complex society.”

When a story emerges in the news, Tell Me More asks “Are we getting the truth? Is that real?” The show digs in to pursue stories and ideas that uncover, explain, and portray experiences and people that are rarely given voice yet speak to how we live.

Two mothers share the grief of losing children to gun violence, yet they’re opposed on the issue of gun control. They join Martin for a frank conversation about their experiences and opinions.

A man leaves his office job after 20 years to play classical guitar in the New York subway. A commuter drops him a $20 tip. A homeless man pays him with cheese. Hear his story in his own words.

Tired of being a baseball widow, a woman embarks on a quest to become a sports fan over the course of a season. She tells Martin how she did it, and what she learned about fandom.

A church in California faces a challenge when a sex offender asks to join the community. Listen in as the minister and members of the congregation talk to Martin about how the decision of whether to welcome him, and how each of them is dealing with it.

Tell Me More lets me bring together two longtime passions,” says Martin, “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.”

Tune in to Tell Me More with Michel Martin every weekday for an hour of open conversation. And participate in the show online at www.npr.org/tellmemore.

About Michel Martin.  Martin brings award-winning skills to Tell Me More, her first hosting role. She spent 15 years at ABC News as a correspondent for Nightline and other programs and specials, including a critically acclaimed AIDS documentary and the ongoing series America in Black and White. Prior to joining ABC, Martin covered state and local politics for the Washington Post and was White House correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

 

 

 

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Code Switch
3:02 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

Syreeta McFadden has learned to capture various hues of brown skin.
Syreeta McFadden Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 4:42 pm

When Syreeta McFadden was a child, she dreaded taking pictures after a family photo made her skin appear dulled and darkened.

"In some pictures, I am a mud brown, in others I'm a blue black. Some of the pictures were taken within moments of one another," she wrote in a story for Buzzfeed, digging into an "inherited bias" in photography against dark skin.

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11:57 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Teen Twitter Threats: A New Forum For Stupid?

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 3:02 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

I'm Celeste Headlee and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. And it's time yet again for a visit to the Beauty Shop, where our panel of women journalists and commentators take a fresh cut on the week's news.

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11:57 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Rwanda Genocide's Tough Lessons On 'Othering'

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 3:02 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. The nation of Rwanda is marking 20 years since the genocide that claimed more than 800,000 lives. And decades after the killing, survivors on both sides are learning how to forgive and how to be forgiven. But it's a complicated, painful process for everyone involved.

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11:57 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Extremist Attacks Show Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 3:02 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. We start today in Nigeria. Africa's most populous country is continuing its fight against Boko Haram. That's an extremist group whose name means Western education is forbidden.

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Parenting
9:47 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Teen Sexting Not So Bad?

Rodolfo Arguedas (sadeugra) iStockphoto

Originally published on Tue April 15, 2014 2:52 pm

Most parents who have seen their teenagers glued to a phone have wondered what, exactly, they're doing. Maybe they're texting about the next party or dance. And most parents hope they're not sending sexually explicit photos or messages.

But some researchers see sexting as a normal part of a teenager's sexual awakening.

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