Tell Me More http://wwno.org en Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters? http://wwno.org/post/should-college-dropouts-be-honored-their-alma-maters Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>I'm Celeste Headlee and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. And it's Friday, that means 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, writer Jimi Izrael, he's with us from Cleveland, joining us from Pittsburgh, Lenny McAllister. He's the host of "Get Right with Lenny McAllister" on KDKA Newsradio. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:58:00 +0000 editor 58819 at http://wwno.org Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea? http://wwno.org/post/gefilte-fish-shortage-best-thing-parting-red-sea Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>Speaking of religion still, if there's one thing that goes hand-in-hand with faith, it is generally food. There have been a number of different food shortages in this country you may have heard about lately. We reported on this program about the shortage of limes. We've seen reports of rising beef prices as well. But right now, during Passover, gefilte fish is in short supply. Matt Chaban joins us now from member station WESA in Pittsburgh. He wrote about this for the New York Times. Matt, welcome.<p>MATT CHABAN: Hey, Celeste. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:58:00 +0000 editor 58820 at http://wwno.org New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays http://wwno.org/post/new-yorks-muslims-push-public-schools-close-eid-holidays Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>Now we turn to a campaign to recognize Muslim religious holidays in the New York public school system. Roughly 10 percent of New York City's public school children are Muslims. And their parents are asking that schools close for the most sacred Muslim holidays. They argue that Christian and Jewish students get their most important holidays off already. Current New York Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the idea during his campaign. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:58:00 +0000 editor 58821 at http://wwno.org Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval? http://wwno.org/post/why-did-vanity-fair-give-belfies-stamp-approval "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. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:00 +0000 editor 58721 at http://wwno.org 'Miserable' Doctors Prescribe A Different Career http://wwno.org/post/miserable-doctors-prescribe-different-career Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. It used to be that doctor was a profession many people aspired to - it brought prestige, money of course, a sense of purpose, bragging rights for your parents. But now a growing number of physicians say it's not really all it's cracked up to be.<p>The Daily Beast recently reported that many doctors are discouraging others from joining the profession. There are still doctors out there who are happy with their choice, though. So here to talk about it is Dr. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:00 +0000 editor 58722 at http://wwno.org You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class http://wwno.org/post/youve-served-your-country-now-get-class Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This spring, we're joining our colleagues at NPR's Morning Edition to bring you stories that might help you navigate the higher education money maze. And today we want to talk about veterans.<p>There are a number of education programs to help military veterans pay for college. That includes the G.I. Bill. In fact, the government processed almost 1 million veterans' claims for education benefits in 2012. That's the most recent year we have available data. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:00 +0000 editor 58723 at http://wwno.org Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography http://wwno.org/post/light-and-dark-racial-biases-remain-photography When Syreeta McFadden was a child, she dreaded taking pictures after a family photo made her skin appear dulled and darkened.<p>"In some pictures, I am a mud brown, in others I'm a blue black. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:59:23 +0000 editor 58673 at http://wwno.org Teen Twitter Threats: A New Forum For Stupid? http://wwno.org/post/teen-twitter-threats-new-forum-stupid Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>I'm Celeste Headlee and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. And it's time yet again for a visit to the Beauty Shop, where our panel of women journalists and commentators take a fresh cut on the week's news.<p>Sitting in the chairs for a new 'do this week - Gayle Trotter, senior fellow at the Independent Women's Forum, Bridget Johnson, Washington, D.C. editor of PJ Media. They're both here with me in Washington. And in Philadelphia, we have Veronica Miller, a fashion and pop culture writer for xoJane and The Grio. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:57:00 +0000 editor 58647 at http://wwno.org Rwanda Genocide's Tough Lessons On 'Othering' http://wwno.org/post/rwanda-genocides-tough-lessons-othering Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. The nation of Rwanda is marking 20 years since the genocide that claimed more than 800,000 lives. And decades after the killing, survivors on both sides are learning how to forgive and how to be forgiven. But it's a complicated, painful process for everyone involved.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF DOCUMENTARY, "COEXIST")<p>FATUMA NDANGIZA: Much as we are doing reconciliation, we still have peace spoilers. People want to spoil peace. People are still die-hards. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:57:00 +0000 editor 58648 at http://wwno.org Extremist Attacks Show Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere http://wwno.org/post/nigerian-extemist-terror-campaign Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. We start today in Nigeria. Africa's most populous country is continuing its fight against Boko Haram. That's an extremist group whose name means Western education is forbidden.<p>On Monday during rush-hour, an explosion at a busy bus station outside the capital of Abuja killed at least 70 people. Nigeria's president, Goodluck Jonathan, who visited the scene placed the blame squarely on Boko Haram's shoulders. 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