'Cuddly Toy' On Nonstop Rotation For Margaret Cho
April 22, 2014

Comedienne and actress Margaret Cho shares some of her favorite songs for Tell Me More's series "In Your Ear."

Waxing Poetic About Politics And Jimmy Choos
April 22, 2014

Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Mikki Kendall and Bridget Johnson share their Twitter poems.


Grandma Helping With The Baby: Dream Or Nightmare?
April 22, 2014

Most mothers with a new baby might welcome all the help they can get. But new research suggests that having grandparents help out is worsening the baby blues for some moms.

Rethinking Punishment For Drug Offenders
April 22, 2014

The Department of Justice is opening up the clemency process to a new category of drug offenders. Host Michel Martin discusses the move with NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.


Psychological Consequences Of Calling Obesity A Disease
April 22, 2014

Does thinking about obesity as a disease lead to bad diet choices? A new study suggests so. Crystal Hoyt talks about her new research. Physician Dr. Leslie Walker also weighs in.

Library Of Congress, How Could You Forget Run-DMC?
By NPR Staff

April 21, 2014

The Library of Congress recently added 25 new recordings to its National Recording Registry, but none of them were hip-hop or rap songs. Did it miss a beat?

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Security Threats Hit Deeper Than Heartbleed Bug
April 21, 2014

The recent Heartbleed bug may have prompted many people to change their passwords, but as the Huffington Post's Gerry Smith explains, hackers have been taking sensitive information hostage for years.

No Longer Marching Out To Work, More Mothers Stay Home
April 21, 2014

A growing number of American mothers are staying home to raise their children, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Listeners share their own stories about making that choice.


A 'Tennessee Promise' To Educate The State's College Students
April 21, 2014

Richard Rhoda of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission discusses a new program that will cover up to two years of community college tuition for all graduates of the state's high schools.

President Obama Will Skip China, But Asia Trip Sends A Message
April 21, 2014

President Obama visits several Asian countries this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with business journalists Sudeep Reddy and Roben Farzad about what the trip could mean for the U.S. economy.


Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?
April 18, 2014

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea?
April 18, 2014

A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.


New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays
April 18, 2014

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque
April 18, 2014

In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.


15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?
April 18, 2014

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.

Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?
April 17, 2014

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.


'Miserable' Doctors Prescribe A Different Career
April 17, 2014

A lot of children grow up wanting to be doctors, but now some physicians are discouraging others from joining the profession. What has changed over the years?

You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class
April 17, 2014

Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education?


Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court
April 17, 2014

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

Do America's Deportation Policies Work?
April 17, 2014

Guest Host Celeste Headlee learns more about the United States' deportation policies from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute.