Michel Martin http://wwno.org en Grambling Football Strike: Do College Athletes Have Rights? http://wwno.org/post/grambling-football-strike-do-college-athletes-have-rights Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later, if you want to find out what actress Alfre Woodard likes to listen to, to relax or get inspired, we will tell you. But first, we want to talk football. This is the time of year when a number of schools are celebrating homecoming, but there was no homecoming football game at Jackson State University in Mississippi this past weekend. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:49:00 +0000 Michel Martin 46561 at http://wwno.org Can Mass Shootings Really Be Stopped? http://wwno.org/post/can-mass-shootings-really-be-stopped Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, our parenting roundtable debates whether high school sports are really worth all that time and money. Author Amanda Ripley, who's made a splash with a new book comparing student achievement around the world, says maybe not. We'll hear why. But first, we want to talk about a subject that we return to all too often and that is violence. It's been just over a week since a shooting at Washington's Navy Yard, left 12 victims and the gunman dead. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:48:00 +0000 Michel Martin 44592 at http://wwno.org Pfister Sisters Bring Fun To Old Jazz Standard http://wwno.org/post/pfister-sisters-bring-fun-old-jazz-standard Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>And we are moving into fall, so we are leaving you today with one final summer song. For the last several weeks, Gwen Thompkins has been bringing us wonderful musical nuggets from guests on her program, Music Inside Out. That's heard on WWNO in New Orleans. They're current artists who're bringing back old classics. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:56:00 +0000 Gwen Thompkins & Michel Martin 43305 at http://wwno.org A Seat At The Table With The 'Queen Of Creole Cuisine' http://wwno.org/post/seat-table-queen-creole-cuisine Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington. That sounds like the guest list of a party you wish you'd been invited to. And in a way, you were, because all of these famous names were regular visitors to one of New Orleans' best loved restaurants.<p>For decades, Dooky Chase's has been a gathering place where the famous and the not-so-famous line up for a plate or two of Leah's equally famous Creole cuisine. Fri, 24 May 2013 14:58:00 +0000 Michel Martin 36048 at http://wwno.org Do Physical Compliments Have A Place In Politics? http://wwno.org/post/do-physical-compliments-have-place-politics Do you mind if I say this? You look <em>great</em>. The hair is on point. I love the way that shirt goes with that sweater. And, no, that's not the only thing I care about about you. But, yes, I do appreciate a good looking....whoever you are. And now that I think about it, whoever you are, it would be great if we could all just admit that that how you feel about what I just said well, it depends. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:28:53 +0000 Michel Martin 33030 at http://wwno.org From Dishwashers To Head Chefs http://wwno.org/post/john-besh-dishwashers-head-chefs Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, we'll hear the latest installment in our tweet poetry series, Muses and Metaphor, but first, we'd like to talk about an effort to add some flavor to the top ranks of restaurant kitchens in America's spiciest city.<p>We're talking about New Orleans. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:54:00 +0000 Michel Martin 32800 at http://wwno.org When Players Step Off The Court, Should Colleges Step Up? http://wwno.org/post/when-players-step-court-should-colleges-step Finally today, I have to say something about Kevin Ware — the Louisville basketball player who suffered a <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=175863684">gruesome injury</a> during an NCAA tournament win against Duke last Sunday.<p>You don't need to have seen the injury itself — a compound fracture of the right tibia — to know that it was awful. All you have to do is look at the faces of the young men on both teams, many of them tearful and filled with shock. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:54:24 +0000 Michel Martin 32656 at http://wwno.org Super Bowl Ads: Winners And Losers http://wwno.org/post/super-bowl-ads-winners-and-losers Some people enjoy the Super Bowl commercials more than the football game. Host Michel Martin and Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans run through the best and worst ads; from senior citizens making late night trips to Taco Bell to nerds getting really sloppy kisses. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:32:00 +0000 Michel Martin 28537 at http://wwno.org Rebuilding Haiti: A Slow Process http://wwno.org/post/rebuilding-haiti-slow-process Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Now, we want to return to a story we've visited many times before, especially in the last three years. That's when an earthquake devastated the nation of Haiti. It left tens of thousands of people dead - nobody's really sure how many - and tens of thousands of people displaced.<p>Since those terrible days, many eyes have turned to Haiti, movie stars and other celebrities, government officials, reporters and NGOs. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Michel Martin 26727 at http://wwno.org Where Have All the Hip-Hop Politicians Gone? http://wwno.org/post/where-have-all-hip-hop-politicians-gone Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, that devastating earthquake hit Haiti three years ago. The country is still trying to rebuild. We'll hear from an author who has been traveling to Haiti for years, both before and after the earthquake, and she offers some bracing observations about what has actually made a difference in the country and what hasn't. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Michel Martin 26728 at http://wwno.org