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African-American Woman To Run Humorous 'Harvard Lampoon' Magazine

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon was founded in 1876, but for the first time, an African-American woman will run things. Host Michel Martin talks with President-elect Alexis Wilkinson and Vice President-elect Eleanor Parker about their plans for the magazine.

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Is Beyonce Still The Queen?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pop star Beyonce's new surprise album has been getting a lot of buzz, but is it all it's cracked up to be? Beauty shop ladies Bridget Johnson, Aisha Harris, Danielle Belton and Anne Ishii weigh in.

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Student Is Charged In Harvard Bomb Scare

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Four buildings were evacuated and tensions were high at the university on Monday after officials received messages about "shrapnel bombs." With exams scheduled for that day, many thought that perhaps a nervous student was trying to avoid taking a test. The FBI alleges that's what happened.

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Ga. Woman Claims 1 Of 2 Winning Mega Millions Tickets

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Georgia woman will split the $363 million jackpot with an as yet unidentified winner in California.

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How This Bay Area Tech Boom's Different From The Last One

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Finite rental stock and the latest tech boom are combining to squeeze a lot of San Franciscans out of their homes. One Bay Area writer explains how it's not the same as the last time around.

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'Rapture' Prophet Harold Camping Dies

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

In 2011 the radio preacher famously said — twice — that the world was about to end. Thousands of people professed their belief in his warnings. After they didn't prove true, he conceded that his predictions were "incorrect and sinful."

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The Case Against Multivitamins Grows Stronger

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Vitamin deficiencies can cause deadly diseases like scurvy, and other major health problems like spina bifida. But for most people, adding a multivitamin to their daily routine doesn't affect their health at all, studies say. Still, 40 percent of Americans continue to take multivitamins.

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Are Americans Getting Smarter About Obesity?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

For the first time in decades, America's obesity rate remained flat this past year, according to the United Health Foundation. Tell Me More host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Reed Tuckson about the report. Marquette University Professor Andrew Williams, who is developing a robot to help children exercise and make better nutritional choices, also joins the conversation.

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Have A Very Merry Faux Pas-Free Holiday

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The holiday season can be a lot of fun, until you make that drunken blunder at the office party. What are the most common etiquette miscues, and how can you avoid them? Columnist and etiquette expert Harriette Cole shares tips with host Michel Martin.

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Tantrums: To Control Or Not To Control?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Going holiday shopping is stressful enough with the crowds and last-minute gift lists. But then somebody's kid starts screaming... Host Michel Martin talks tantrums with parents Caitlin Coakley Beckner, Yvette Young-DeCosta and Gayle Trotter.

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Medicare Names Best And Worst Hospitals For Joint Replacements

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Among the thousands of hospitals in the U.S., Medicare has identified 95 where elderly patients were most likely to suffer significant setbacks and another 97 hospitals where patients tended to have the smoothest recoveries.

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Bipartisan Budget Deal Passes Key Test In Senate

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday's vote was not as close as some expected. Some Republicans joined with Democrats to move the plan forward. The two-year deal avoids any more government shutdowns until at least 2015.

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Community And Police Tension Boils Over In Miami Gardens

Monday, December 16, 2013

The police chief in Miami Gardens, Florida, has stepped down and the force is facing allegations of racial profiling. For more why the department is under fire and how residents are responding, host Michel Martin speaks with Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown and pastor Horace Ward.

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Twitter Battle Over Sexy Stars

Monday, December 16, 2013

#FastTailedGirls on Twitter is raising questions about stereotypes when it comes to sexuality, and how those misconceptions can affect young girls. Host Michel Martin talks with Mikki Kendall, who started the hashtag, along with The Root's Keli Goff, and Salon's Prachi Gupta.

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Sriracha: First, The Crisis. Now, The Movie

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Can't get enough of that extraordinarily popular hot sauce? Now you can eat it up with your eyes. A new 33-minute documentary traces the rise of Sriracha and the man behind the condiment phenomenon.

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Cincinnati Wants A Hippo For Christmas

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Cincinnati Zoo hasn't had a hippopotamus for a long time, but it's building a new exhibit and hopes to acquire a breeding pair. It'll take another $6 million to bring the hippos home, so this year, zookeepers are singing "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" to raise the money. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to zoo director Thane Maynard.

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Oh My, Ohio! Five States Named 'Most Likely To Curse'

Sunday, December 15, 2013

All those customer service calls — the ones where you wait and wait and maybe even swear a little — get recorded. A recent study revealed which states curse a blue streak best. Topping the charts: those salty-mouthed Buckeyes.

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A Grieving Newtown Mother's Motto: 'Love Wins'

Saturday, December 14, 2013

As a therapist, Nelba Márquez-Greene has spent a career counseling mentally ill and troubled young people. But she'll never understand what drove a young man to take the life of her 6-year-old daughter and 25 others. A year later, she is trying to prevent violence and promote healing.

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A Common Story: Bullet's Trajectory Interrupts Child's Path

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ka'nard Allen, 11, has been caught in New Orleans crossfire — twice. He survived, but his extraordinary story made him a symbol of the toll violence takes on children in American cities. What happens after the bullets stop flying? How does a child get up after being gunned down?

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Draining The Daring From A High School Production Of 'Rent'

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Recently, the principal of Trumbull High School in Connecticut canceled a student production of Rent. The rock musical, about a group of young people living in New York, features characters dealing with drugs, sexuality and AIDS.

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