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NPR Story
12:00 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Teen Violence: Can It Be Prevented?

Teenager T.J. Lane was charged for killing three students at Chardon High School in Ohio. The incident left many parents wondering what motivated the attack, and what can be done to protect their kids. Host Michel Martin speaks with three experts about why young people become violent and how to prevent it.

Remembrances
12:00 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Remembering New Jersey's First Black Congressman

New Jersey's first black Congressman, Donald Payne, died today at the age of 77. He was known as a strong advocate for education and civil rights during his 23 years in office. He also championed international causes like HIV prevention, malaria treatment and famine aid. Host Michel Martin remembers Congressman Payne's legacy.

Your Money
12:00 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Retirement Security Means More Than Saving Early

Many Americans start retirement planning too late. But in her book, Joy Compass: How to Make Your Retirement the Treasure of Your Life, author Julia Valentine says that's only one of many pitfalls. Host Michel Martin talks to Valentine about securing your retirement.

Food
12:00 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Vegan Soul Food With A Side Of Soulful Music

In his new book, Inspired Vegan, chef Bryant Terry writes about how healthy eating can start in your backyard. He also offers up soulful vegan recipes paired with the music that inspires his cooking. Host Michel Martin talks with Bryant Terry about delicious vegan cuisine.

Sports
12:00 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

NHL Teams Up With Black Colleges

The National Hockey League wants to broaden its reach, particularly to African American students. So the NHL is joining forces with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to offer scholarships to students in hockey programs to attend public historic black colleges and universities. Host Michel Martin talks with Johnny C. Taylor Jr., head of the fund.

Music
12:00 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Ruben Studdard Is Back, Singing Joy And Heartache

Nearly 10 years ago Ruben Studdard won American Idol. Since then he has released gold and platinum albums, but he's also had some personal ups and downs. Now he's putting the finishing touches on a new album, Letters from Birmingham. Host Michel Martin talks with Studdard.

Faith Matters
12:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Reality TV Villain Finds New Calling In Faith

Omarosa Manigault made feisty appearances on The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice, but now she is serving as a Baptist reverend. She talks about her career change with host Michel Martin.

BackTalk
12:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Listeners Take Issue With 'Chicks Dig Jerks'

The National Review's Kevin Williamson caused an uproar last week when making comments about Rihanna and Chris Brown. Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar comb through the angry listener feedback and check back with Williamson, who states his case.

Barbershop
12:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Shop Talk: Judge Apologizes For Joke ... Enough?

The Barbershop guys preview Super Tuesday and weigh in on Judge Richard Cebull's email that included a joke about President Obama's heritage. Host Michel Martin checks in with freelance journalist Jimi Izrael, columnists Ruben Navarrette and Mario Loyola, and Colorlines.com Editorial Director Kai Wright. Advisory: This segment may not be comfortable for some listeners.

Technology
12:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

East Africa Tackles Telecom Snafu

People in countries like Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania rely on crucial undersea cables to keep them connected to the internet. A ship's anchor recently sliced one of those cables, so now web traffic is being re-routed to the company Seacom. Host Michel Martin talks with Seacom founder Brian Herlihy.

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