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Sports
11:43 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Former Football Star Defends The Game

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 12:03 pm

Mounting scientific evidence is linking football to brain trauma. While calls to increase safety measures in football are getting louder, players themselves often resist efforts to change the game. Host Michel Martin speaks with former Pro Bowl NFL player LaVar Arrington, who argues that the risks of the sport are worth it.

Behind Closed Doors
12:03 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Sex Abuse Haunts Former Olympic Swim Hopeful

Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 2:30 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We are about halfway through the Summer Olympics and millions of viewers have been thrilled by the feats of the world's athletes. For Americans, it's been especially exciting to watch America's swimmers. Michael Phelps, who set a record for the most medals won by any Olympian, as well as the young upstarts, Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky.

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Around the Nation
11:23 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Sikh Temple Shooting Stuns Congregation, Country

The shooting that left six congregants dead at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin has sparked concerns among Sikhs and other South Asian Americans. Host Michel Martin talks about who Sikhs are and how they're reacting to the tragedy. She's joined by Rajdeep Singh of the Sikh Coalition and Deepa Iyer of South Asian Americans Leading Together.

Around the Nation
11:23 am
Mon August 6, 2012

'Own The Dream' To Aid The Young And Undocumented

The Obama administration has released guidelines outlining which young undocumented immigrants may be eligible to defer deportation. Host Michel Martin speaks with Cristina Jimenez, the managing director of the United We Dream Network. She talks about the group's "Own the Dream" campaign, which aims to help these young people navigate the application process.

Remembrances
11:23 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Chavela Vargas: Putting The Fight In Music

Chavela Vargas was a hard-living, feisty singer from Costa Rica who won fame for defying gender stereotypes in the male-dominated world of Ranchero music. She died on Sunday at age 93. Host Michel Martin looks back on Vargas' life and legacy.

Author Interviews
3:19 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Living The 'Cat Life' In Brazil

Author Clarah Averbuck says Brazil has a long way to go in its treatment of women.
Paula Ragucci Courtesy Clarah Averbuck

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 9:39 am

Camila, the leading lady in Cat Life by Brazilian author Clarah Averbuck, may spend nearly 90 pages pining over the love of her life, Antonio, but that doesn't make her weak.

Averbuck says her heroine is somewhat based on her own life experience. "I fell in love, I was young. ... You know, the first time you realize [it's] not going to work the way you think it's going to work, you get all crushed," she tells Michel Martin, host of NPR's Tell Me More.

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Science
11:52 am
Fri August 3, 2012

For Mars Rover, Curiosity Is The Limit

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 2:53 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Today, we begin our summer BRIC-tion series. That's where we're going to check out literature from countries that are rising on the global stage, the so-called BRICS nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. We're going to start the series with Brazil, and that's in just a few minutes.

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World
11:52 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Living The 'Cat Life' In Brazil

Brazil's economy is fast developing and it will garner more attention as it gears up to host the next summer Olympics in 2016. As part of Tell Me More's series looking at fiction from countries on the rise in the global arena, host Michel Martin speaks with Brazilian author Clarah Averbuck. She's the author of "Cat Life."

BackTalk
11:52 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Back Talk: Get Your Planes Right!

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 2:53 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now it's time for Back Talk. That's where we lift the curtain on what's happening in the TELL ME MORE blogosphere. Usually, our editor Ammad Omar, joins me, but somebody let him have the day off. Go figure. So I'll be shepherding this one.

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Around the Nation
11:52 am
Fri August 3, 2012

In Growing Baltimore, Are Immigrants The Key?

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 2:53 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, we take our weekly visit to the Barbershop, and, yes, we must go there. We are going to ask the guys if Team USA's women are the big winners so far for the U.S., perhaps outshining the men. Just asking.

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