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Education
12:00 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Advice For College Applicants And Their Families

As thousands prepare recommendation letters, essays and financial aid forms, guest host Tony Cox gets advice on how parents and students can succeed in navigating the college admissions process. Cox speaks with Joy St. John, director of admission at Wellesley College.

Around the Nation
12:00 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Unintended Consequences Of Alabama Immigration

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 12:03 pm

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TONY COX, HOST:

I'm Tony Cox and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, a severe drought in the Horn of Africa has claimed thousands of lives this year and it has also brought millions to the brink of starvation. But now, the United Nations is saying efforts to alleviate the disaster are finally paying off. We will get the latest from on the ground in Somalia in just a few moments. But first, we go to Alabama, the state that has supplanted Arizona as ground zero of the immigration debate.

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World
12:00 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Promising Drought Relief In Somalia Threatened?

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 12:03 pm

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TONY COX, HOST:

I'm Tony Cox and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. In a moment, are you fretting over college applications? We'll have some advice for parents and students on how to navigate through those essays and financial aid options.

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Law
12:00 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Imminent Changes To Alabama Immigration Law?

Some GOP lawmakers in Alabama say that changes to the state's immigration law may be necessary. They're considering tweaking the provision that makes it a crime for Alabama residents to lend charitable aid to anyone who is illegally in the state. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with John Archibald of Birmingham News.

Music
12:00 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

After 20 Years, No End Of The Road For Boyz II Men

Nathan Morris (left), Wanya Morris (center) and Shawn Stockman (right) are Boyz II Men.
Amy Ta NPR

Boyz II Men members Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman and former member Michael McCary began cementing themselves in R&B history in 1991. Their single "Motownphilly" became a hit and was followed by a series of other chart-topping songs. The group has earned four Grammy Awards, performed around the world and sold tens of millions of albums.

Their latest album, Twenty, features 10 new songs and 10 past hits. It marks their two decades of entertaining a generation of loyal fans.

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Politics
12:00 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Gingrich Takes GOP Lead, Takes On 'Occupy'

A new poll says Newt Gingrich is the front-runner of the GOP presidential primary race. How did his popularity surge, and what are chances of him winning? Meanwhile, 'Occupy' organizers are trying to harness their political power amid tougher responses from police. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with journalists Cynthia Tucker and Mary Kate Cary.

Health
12:00 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Fighting Over Rights Of Sperm Donor Babies

Many children born through donor insemination may never meet their fathers or know that they have numerous half siblings. Guest host Tony Cox explores the renewed debate over regulating reproductive services and the issues facing donors and their offspring. He hears from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Donor Sibling Registry.

Law
12:00 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Using Donated Sperm: What Does The Law Say?

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 12:04 pm

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TONY COX, HOST:

For a legal perspective now on the reproductive medicine industry, we turn to Naomi Cahn. She is a professor of law at the George Washington University, specializing in family law and reproductive technology. She is also the author of the book, "Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation."

Professor Cahn, nice to have you.

NAOMI CAHN: Thank you very much.

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BackTalk
12:00 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Listeners Criticize Gov. Walker, Cheer Jarana Beat

Tell Me More editor Ammad Omar and host Michel Martin comb through comments about a recent interview with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who defended his record and called recall efforts a power grab. Listeners also had lots to say about coverage of Mexican band Jarana Beat and the Wampanoag tribe's revival of their near-extinct language.

Barbershop
12:00 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Shop Talk: 'Occupy' Is More Trouble Than Progress?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on the Occupy Wall Street movement and the standoff between NBA players and owners. Host Michel Martin speaks with author Jimi Izrael, civil rights attorney and author Arsalan Iftikhar, sports writer Kevin Blackistone and National Review writer Mario Loyola.

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