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From the opinions of global newsmakers to listeners... personal experiences of life-changing travel... the wisdom of renowned thinkers, activists and spiritual leaders... and intimate dispatches of daily life around the world from NPR News correspondents on the ground... the NPR talk show Tell Me More brings fresh voices and perspectives to public radio.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: So here we are. Finally, today we'd like to thank you for the time you've spent with us, the talents you've shared with us, the trust you've placed in us and even the treasure you've invested in this program, and in me, through your contributions to NPR. I'm taking a short break, but as we move forward here at NPR you can follow me on Twitter @nprmichel. That's spelled M-I-C-H-E-L, if you weren't sure,...

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: And now, over the seven years we've been on the air, we've been lucky - very lucky - to have musicians, musical artists of all backgrounds and genres stop by to perform with us and chat with us in studio. Our guests today have been a very big part of our programming here at TELL ME MORE. The Marcus Johnson Trio actually surprised me at our first anniversary. I still don't quite know how they pulled...

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Now it's time for Faith Matters. That's another part of the program that listeners have told us they very much appreciate. That's where we talk about matters of faith, religion and spirituality. Today we hear from a trusted faith leader who we've turned to many times throughout the years - Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. He is the Senior Rabbi of Ohev...

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. As we continue our focus on international news this hour, we go to Mexico. We have often turned to Alfredo Corchado to keep us up-to-date on our southern neighbor. He's lived and worked in Mexico for some 20 years now. He is the bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and author of the memoir Midnight in Mexico. Recently though, he's been...

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: As we wind down this program, we're going back to some of the stories and guests that have fascinated us over the years. One of the stories that we've returned to again and again is the story of the immigrant experience. And over the years we've had many political debates about immigration, but we've also heard many moving stories told through first-hand accounts and literary works, films and music....

Uzo Aduba channels many conflicting emotions as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on Netflix's original hit series Orange Is the New Black . The character is at once aggressive, tender, terrifying and vulnerable. That balancing act recently earned Aduba an Emmy nomination. So it seems fitting that her full name, Uzoamaka, means "the road is good." But she tells NPR's Michel Martin that she hasn't always been so comfortable with that name. "I grew up in a very small town in Massachusetts, and it...

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: To a related story now. In the seven years that we've been on the air, we've reported on big changes in the lives of LGBT people in the U.S. Same-sex marriage is now legal in 20 states here in the U.S. The success of shows like "Modern Family" and "Orange Is The New Black" have brought gay characters and transgender characters into the spotlight. But we've also been paying close attention to movements...

A very smart person I know, a long time civil rights activist, told me once that "gratitude is overrated." Now, I know that sounds harsh, but what I think she meant was that some people, especially, in her view, women, are too often too quick to settle for less than they deserve. She was talking about people who are so conditioned to have nothing, that they are just too happy when they get even a little. I understand what she was talking about. Really, I think what she was saying was, we need...

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News, I'm Michel Martin. As you know this is our final Wednesday on the air and this is the day we usually feature a feature a Wisdom Watch conversation, that's a discussion with a guest who's made a difference through a lifetime of work and achievement. Our next guest has a lot of wisdom to share. Freeman Hrabowski is the president of the University Of Maryland Baltimore...

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for our visit to the Beauty Shop. That's where our panel of women journalists and commentators take a fresh cut on the week's news. Sitting in the chairs for a new do this week are Bridget Johnson. She's the Washington, D.C. editor of PJ Media. That's a conservative, libertarian news and commentary site. Writer Veronica Miller is...

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