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.


Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream
April 17, 2014

Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?

Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography
By Tell Me More Staff

April 16, 2014

When Syreeta McFadden was young, she dreaded being photographed. Cameras made her skin look darkened and distorted. Now a photographer herself, she's learned to capture various hues of brown skin.

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Teen Twitter Threats: A New Forum For Stupid?
April 16, 2014

The writers and commentators of the Beauty Shop weigh in news of the week, including a teenager's tweeted threats to an airline, and the line between hate crimes and terror.

Rwanda Genocide's Tough Lessons On 'Othering'
April 16, 2014

Creators of the new documentary "Coexist" spoke to Rwandan genocide survivors about forgiveness and reconciliation. Now they're bringing those lessons to American students.


Extremist Attacks Show Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere
April 16, 2014

The abduction of more than 100 schoolgirls in Nigeria may be just the latest act of terror from extremist group Boko Haram. We take a closer look at that organization's campaign of violence.

Muslim Singer Yuna Moves To John Mayer's Music
April 15, 2014

Muslim pop star Yuna shares some of her favorite songs for Tell Me More's series "In Your Ear."


Hip-Hop Dreams Lead To Penning Poetry
April 15, 2014

Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Michael Skolnik and Laura Martinez share their Twitter poems.

Teen Sexting Not So Bad?
By TELL ME MORE STAFF

April 15, 2014

Many parents probably hope their teens will never share explicit cellphone messages or photos. But some researchers and parents now say sexting might just be a normal part of teen development.

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Late On Taxes? There's A Way Out
April 15, 2014

It's tax deadline day, but 75 percent of tax payers don't have to do anything by midnight tonight. That's according to Kevin McCormally of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

A Year After Boston Marathon Bombing, How Does Public Grief Help?
April 15, 2014

Flowers, running shoes and posters were sent to Boston after the marathon bombing happened. Tell Me More asks how public expressions of grief help people, even when they are far away from the tragedy.

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