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Studio Sessions
11:38 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Bootsy Collins On His Special Blend Of Funk

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 12:03 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. And we're about to get funky with a special rebroadcast.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "GIVE UP THE FUNK")

BOOTSY COLLINS: (Singing) We're going to turn this mother out. We're going to turn this mother out. We're going to turn this mother out...

MARTIN: He played bass for James Brown and George Clinton's Parliament Funkadelic all before striking out on his own. You know who I'm talking about. Bootsy Collins.

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Faith Matters
9:39 am
Fri May 25, 2012

'Ripped Reverend' Finds Joy In Bodybuilding

Amy Richter was slathered up in oil and wearing a sparkling red bikini when she competed in her first bodybuilding contest a few years ago. That was quite a change for an Episcopal priest. Host Michel Martin speaks with the "Ripped Reverend" about keeping the body and spirit strong.

NPR Story
9:37 am
Fri May 25, 2012

'Shop Talk': Does Hazing Consent Matter?

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 9:39 am

The Barbershop guys weigh in on revelations about the death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. Some police documents suggest Champion agreed to undergo hazing that allegedly took his life. The guys also dish on their top picks for the NBA playoffs.

NPR Story
9:37 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Does Race Affect Your Hospital Stay?

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 9:39 am

NPR's "Sick in America" survey found that a lot of Americans are unhappy with the healthcare system. Among those who had a recent serious healthcare experience, nearly half said that a lack of cultural understanding played a big role in the problems with U.S. healthcare quality. Host Michel Martin talks with NPR's Richard Knox and Dr. Kavita Patel of the Brookings Institution.

Remembrances
9:37 am
Fri May 25, 2012

A Tribute To Radio Legend Hal Jackson

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 9:39 am

Host Michel Martin and Tell Me More editor Ammad Omar comb through listener feedback and give news updates from past stories. They remember pioneering African-American broadcaster Hal Jackson, who died this week at age 96. They also give an update on Hikaru Nakamura, who recently won his third U.S. chess championship.

Education
11:53 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Does Tough Love Work With Third Graders?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, an openly transgender athlete is hoping for a spot on the U.S. track and field team for this summer's Olympics. We'll talk about the dilemma that is posing for the athlete and for the sport. We'll speak with Sports Illustrated writer and barbershop regular Pablo Torre about this, about the rules of sports and what they mean for a transgender person.

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Sports
11:53 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Transgender Athlete Competes For Olympic Spot

Keelin Godsey competes as a woman but lives as a man, says reporter Pablo Torre.
Al Tielemans Sports Illustrated

Originally published on Fri May 25, 2012 11:41 pm

A central question of gender and sports is facing officials as they prepare for London's Summer Olympics: In a system that segregates athletic competition by sex for reasons of fairness, where do transgender athletes fit?

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Religion
11:53 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Nine-Year-Old Stands Up To Westboro Baptist Church

Westboro Baptist Church members travel the country holding up signs saying God hates everything from homosexuals to America. Recently, nine-year-old Josef Miles made his own sign which read "God Hates No One," and the photo of him next to the Westboro protesters went viral. Miles and his mother Patty Akrouche talk with host Michel Martin.

Music
11:53 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Dev Patel Finds Hope In Ben Harper's 'I'll Rise'

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now it's time for the feature we call In Your Ear. That's where we talk with some of our guests about the music they love. Today we hear the personal playlist of British actor Dev Patel. He's best known for his role in "Slumdog Millionaire," of course, but more recently starred in, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."

Here's the music that inspires him on and off screen.

DEV PATEL: Hey, guys. My name is Dev Patel, and I play a character called Sonny in the movie "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."

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Game Changers
11:33 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Keys To Success From BJ's CEO: Be Nice, Speak Up

Laura Sen is president and CEO of BJ's Wholesale Club.
Courtesy of BJ's Wholesale Club

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 11:53 am

May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. All month, Tell Me More is talking to people who trace their heritage to that part of the world and have changed the game in various fields.

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