Tell Me More http://wrvo.org en Tell Me More will leave WRVO's midday schedule; Q with Jian Ghomeshi moves in http://wrvo.org/post/tell-me-more-will-leave-wrvos-midday-schedule-q-jian-ghomeshi-moves <p>Earlier this year, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/20/314256024/npr-to-end-tell-me-more-lay-off-28-people">NPR announced it would end production of <em>Tell Me More</em> with Michel Martin</a>. Currently heard each Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. on WRVO, the last episode of <em>Tell Me More</em> will air on Friday, August 1.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:47:03 +0000 Leah Landry 59185 at http://wrvo.org Tell Me More will leave WRVO's midday schedule; Q with Jian Ghomeshi moves in 'Traces Of Blue' Blends Jazz And Pop To Create Unique Sound http://wrvo.org/post/traces-blue-blends-jazz-and-pop-create-unique-sound <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=%27Traces+Of+Blue%27+Blends+Jazz+And+Pop+To+Create+Unique+Sound&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 59325 at http://wrvo.org Host Michel Martin Takes Musical Cues From Directors http://wrvo.org/post/host-michel-martin-takes-musical-cues-directors <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Host+Michel+Martin+Takes+Musical+Cues+From+Directors&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 59326 at http://wrvo.org Two Prominent Museum Directors Encourage 'New Ways Of Thinking' http://wrvo.org/post/two-prominent-museum-directors-encourage-new-ways-thinking <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Two+Prominent+Museum+Directors+Encourage+%27New+Ways+Of+Thinking%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 59327 at http://wrvo.org Despite Disability, One Mountain Climber Reflects On His Advantages http://wrvo.org/post/despite-disability-one-mountain-climber-reflects-his-advantages Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now we'll hear from a man who's been overcoming bias and doubts for his entire life. Spencer West was born with a genetic disorder that affected his legs. Minutes after he was born, a physician told his parents he would probably never walk. And by the age of five, both of his legs had been amputated. But he spent a lifetime challenging himself and challenging the way people think about physical disability. In the past year, West completed a 300 kilometer trek across Canada in a wheelchair and on his hands. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:03:00 +0000 editor 59253 at http://wrvo.org For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination http://wrvo.org/post/pregnant-women-new-guidelines-aim-reduce-workplace-discrimination Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We're going to spend much of the rest of this program today talking about issues in parenting. In a few minutes, our parenting roundtable will take on the issue of when to step in if you think a child is in danger. As you might imagine, we're talking about this because there have been a number of stories about parents being arrested for things like leaving a child in a park unattended when another parent believes the child to be in danger. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:07:00 +0000 editor 59245 at http://wrvo.org Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting? http://wrvo.org/post/tweeting-conflict-zone-does-it-help-or-hurt-news-reporting Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We begin today with a look at how social media is affecting the way we learn about war. If you haven't seen for yourself how Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have revolutionized the way the media does its job, you cannot miss it now. We're also seeing more information, photos and videos than ever from activists, aid workers and even what we might call ordinary people who happen to be on the frontlines of conflict. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:07:00 +0000 editor 59246 at http://wrvo.org When It Comes To Other People's Kids, Should Parents Intervene? http://wrvo.org/post/when-it-comes-other-peoples-kids-should-parents-intervene Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. They say it takes a village to raise a child but maybe you just need a few moms and dads in your corner. Every week, we check in with a diverse group of parents for their common sense and savvy advice. Today, we want to talk about public interventions into other people's parenting. And we're talking about this because it seems as though we're seeing more of this these days. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:07:00 +0000 editor 59247 at http://wrvo.org Phyllis Schlafly Explains Why Feminism Has Made Women Unhappy http://wrvo.org/post/phyllis-schlafly-explains-why-feminism-has-made-women-unhappy Phyllis Schlafly is best known for her successful 1973 campaign to stop the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Host Michel Martin speaks to the conservative activist about her life and career. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:53:00 +0000 editor 59195 at http://wrvo.org For TMM Intern, Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' Expands Category Of Hip-Hop http://wrvo.org/post/tmm-intern-robert-glaspers-black-radio-expands-category-hip-hop As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, intern Miles Johnson shares his favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:53:00 +0000 editor 59193 at http://wrvo.org Why Diversity In Tech Matters: 'People Solve Problems That They See' http://wrvo.org/post/why-diversity-tech-matters-people-solve-problems-they-see Host Michel Martin talks to a roundtable of activists and innovators about the future of technology, and recruiting the next generation of African-Americans and Latinos into the tech field. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:53:00 +0000 editor 59194 at http://wrvo.org Does Le Return Of LeBron Signal A Comeback For Cleveland? http://wrvo.org/post/does-le-return-lebron-signal-comeback-cleveland From LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers to longtime NFL reporter Pam Oliver being sidelined from the sidelines, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the latest news. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:07:00 +0000 editor 59087 at http://wrvo.org Anthony Mackie: Marvel Brings Humanity To Its Characters http://wrvo.org/post/anthony-mackie-marvel-brings-humanity-its-characters Step aside Steve Rogers, the Falcon is the new Capt. America. Anthony Mackie plays Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and he talks to about the character's cultural significance. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:07:00 +0000 editor 59088 at http://wrvo.org New Chief: NAACP Is Oldest And Best Civil Rights Organization http://wrvo.org/post/new-chief-naacp-oldest-and-best-civil-rights-organization The nation's oldest civil rights organization, will begin its annual convention this week under new leadership. Civil rights attorney Cornell William Brooks shares his vision for the organization. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:07:00 +0000 editor 59089 at http://wrvo.org TMM Producer Relishes 'Fresh Attitude, Young Body' http://wrvo.org/post/tmm-producer-relishes-fresh-attitude-young-body <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=TMM+Producer+Relishes+%27Fresh+Attitude%2C+Young+Body%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzMzQ2MjAyMDEyMzk4MTU1MDg3ZmM3MQ010)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>And finally, as you may have heard, our last broadcast is scheduled for August 1. So as we wind down production, we thought it be nice to hear what members of our staff are listening to as part of our regular series In Your Ear. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:17:00 +0000 editor 59024 at http://wrvo.org Malala Yousafzai Continues To Push For Equality And Justice http://wrvo.org/post/malala-yousafzai-continues-push-equality-and-justice Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Nearly two years ago, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban extremist in her home at Pakistan's Swat Valley. It was retribution for her outspokenness about the importance of girls' education. Since then, against all odds, Malala has made a miraculous recovery, and she's become a global icon. She recently turned 17 years old, and she made public her birthday wish. It's to bring back hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by an Islamic militants three months ago. She's in Nigeria this week to put pressure on the government. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:17:00 +0000 editor 59025 at http://wrvo.org Are White Gay Men Stealing 'Culture' From Black Women? http://wrvo.org/post/are-white-gay-men-stealing-culture-black-women Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for our Salon. That's our Beauty Shop-Barbershop hybrid where we mix things up and dig into some pop-culture stories with a diverse panel of men and women. Sitting in the chairs for a fresh cut or a new do, as it were, are Sarah Ventre, senior producer with public radio station KJZZ in Arizona. Bridget Armstrong is one of our TELL ME MORE producers and creator of the pop-culture blog BiggaPicture.com. Trey Graham is a former NPR arts editor and an award-winning theater critic. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:17:00 +0000 editor 59026 at http://wrvo.org Cory Booker Wants To Help Ex-Offenders Be Economically Productive http://wrvo.org/post/cory-booker-wants-help-ex-offenders-be-economically-productive Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden. Michel Martin is away.<p>Cory Booker was in the political spotlight long before he was sworn in as New Jersey's junior senator in 2014. His first campaign to become mayor of Newark was the focus of an award-winning documentary. Part of his term in that office was chronicled in a television series for the Sundance Channel.<p>Now that he's in Washington, Senator Booker is creating a reputation as a political bridge builder. His latest collaboration across the aisle is called the Redeem Act. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 editor 58974 at http://wrvo.org Shared Musical Traditions Of Russia And Iran In 'East Of Melancholy' http://wrvo.org/post/shared-musical-traditions-russia-and-iran-east-melancholy <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTOwYAeYZyo</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 editor 58978 at http://wrvo.org Shared Musical Traditions Of Russia And Iran In 'East Of Melancholy' Does Donna Karan's Ramadan Line Border On Cultural Commodification? http://wrvo.org/post/does-donna-karans-ramadan-line-border-cultural-commodification Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>Now we shift our focus from the political to the sartorial. And there's no one better for sartorial splendor and sense than Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan, who's aesthetic and economic and historical perspectives inform her commentary. Robin joins me to discuss a range of headlines, seemly and not, from the fashion world from her office at The Washington Post. Robin, welcome to the program.<p>ROBIN GIVHAN: Hi, Jacki. It's good to be here.<p>LYDEN: Good to have you, and welcome back to town. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 editor 58979 at http://wrvo.org TMM Editor Says Paul Simon's 'Obvious Child' Gets Her Up In The A.M. http://wrvo.org/post/tmm-editor-says-paul-simons-obvious-child-gets-her-am Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>Finally today, it's time for the feature we call In Your Ear. Throughout our years on the air, we've been asking our guests to share the music that inspires them. In our final weeks on air, we thought it'd be nice to hear about the songs members of our staff are listening to. Today, editor Amita Parashar Kelly tells us what's on her playlist.<p>AMITA PARASHAR KELLY, BYLINE: I'm Amita Parashar Kelly and I'm an editor here at TELL ME MORE. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:20:00 +0000 editor 58907 at http://wrvo.org With Elder Care Planning, Start Early To Avoid Conflicts And Crises http://wrvo.org/post/elder-care-planning-start-early-avoid-conflicts-and-crises Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>I'm Jacki Lyden and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but maybe you just need a few moms and dads in your corner. Each week we check in with a diverse group of parents for their common sense and savvy advice. And today we're turning the table to talk about caring for an elderly parent or a loved one. If you've been there, as I have, you know it can be exhausting, complicated to manage family relationships, finances and, of course, the needs and wants of your loved ones. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:20:00 +0000 editor 58908 at http://wrvo.org Writer Nadine Gordimer Was An 'Ambassador' For African Literature http://wrvo.org/post/writer-nadine-gordimer-was-ambassador-african-literature Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>So we wanted to continue our discussion of Nadine Gordimer, one of the most influential South African writers. Ms. Gordimer passed away Sunday at 90 years old. She was the winner of the Nobel Prize in 1991, and she grew up in a small, South African mining town, the daughter of two Jewish immigrants. She's best known for her fictional novels centered on themes of injustice during the South African apartheid regime. Joining us to tell us more about Nadine Gordimer is Neelika Jayawardane. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:20:00 +0000 editor 58909 at http://wrvo.org A Year After Trayvon-Zimmerman Verdict, What's Changed? http://wrvo.org/post/year-after-trayvon-zimmerman-verdict-whats-changed Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>We'd like to return now to a story that sparked a great deal discussion, soul-searching and emotion last year. A year ago, July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of all charges in the 2012 shooting death of the unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. The verdict sparked protests and intense emotion for many different people, but most especially the family of the teenager who was shot by the neighborhood watch volunteer while walking home from an errand. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:06:00 +0000 editor 58868 at http://wrvo.org TMM Editor: Esperanza Spalding's 'I Know You Know' Is My Theme Song http://wrvo.org/post/tmm-editor-esperanza-spaldings-i-know-you-know-my-theme-song Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Finally today it's time for the feature we call In Your Ear. Throughout our years on the air we've been asking some of our guests to share the music that inspires them. And in our final weeks on the air we thought it would be nice to hear about the songs members of our staff are listening to. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:06:00 +0000 Tanya Ballard Brown 58866 at http://wrvo.org Singer Sheryl Crow: Learning To Feel Helped Me Make Better Music http://wrvo.org/post/singer-sheryl-crow-learning-feel-helped-me-make-better-music Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. As we head toward production of our final program on August 1, we've been bringing you encores of some of our favorite conversations. Today, we're hearing again from Grammy-winning recording artist Sheryl Crow. She's been a rock star for more than a decade. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:06:00 +0000 editor 58867 at http://wrvo.org Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina? http://wrvo.org/post/avoiding-border-obamas-hurricane-katrina Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for our weekly visit to the Barbershop, where the guys talk about what's in the news and what's on their minds. Sitting in the chairs for a shape-up this week are writer Jimi Izrael, with us from Cleveland - Arsalan Iftikhar, founder of themuslimguy.com, is with us from Chicago. Lenny McAllister is a Republican strategist and the host of "Get Right With Lenny McAllister," on KDKA NewsRadio, with us from Pittsburgh. And in our Washington, D.C. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 58730 at http://wrvo.org Expat Producer Finds A Sense Of 'Home' In Music http://wrvo.org/post/expat-producer-finds-sense-home-music Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now as this program winds down - the last broadcast is scheduled for August 1 - we thought it would be nice to hear about the music members of our staff are listening to as part of our series, In Your Ear. Producer Freddie Boswell has spent most of her life living and traveling outside of the U.S. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 58733 at http://wrvo.org In Troubled Times, Find Freedom Through Faith And Forgiveness http://wrvo.org/post/troubled-times-find-freedom-through-faith-and-forgiveness Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for Faith Matters, that's the part of the program where we talk about matters of faith and spirituality in our lives. Today, we bring you an encore of Wisdom Watch conversation we've had with one of the most prominent religious leaders in America. Bishop TD Jakes leads a congregation of some 30,000 people at the Potter's House Church in Dallas. But his influence reaches far beyond his church. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 58734 at http://wrvo.org Twitter Turns World Cup Into A 'Global Sports Bar' http://wrvo.org/post/twitter-turns-world-cup-global-sports-bar Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>You might remember that Twitter and other forms of social media have been a hotbed for discussion about Nigeria's missing girls. Now we move to a different conversation that's taken over social media for the past few weeks. We're talking about World Cup. Argentina beat the Netherlands yesterday to advance to the final where they will face Germany. The Germans dismantled Brazil 7-1 on Tuesday which sparked a social media firestorm. Twitter says the match was the site's most discussed sporting event ever. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:39:00 +0000 editor 58661 at http://wrvo.org