Tell Me More http://ripr.org en Decades Of History Behind IRS Flap http://ripr.org/post/decades-history-behind-irs-flap Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, when you think about poverty in this country, you might think about certain people living in certain places. It turns out that some of those old assumptions are wrong. For example, more poor people now live in the suburbs. We'll talk about why that is in just a few minutes.<p>But first, we want to turn to that big story about the Internal Revenue Service. Mon, 20 May 2013 16:20:00 +0000 editor 15520 at http://ripr.org Christine Ha: From MasterChef To Home Kitchen http://ripr.org/post/christine-ha-masterchef-home-kitchen When Christine Ha won MasterChef in 2012, she blew the reality TV show judges away with her Vietnamese influenced cooking. But what really impressed viewers was that she had total control in the kitchen, even though she's blind. Host Michel Martin speaks to Christine Ha about her new cookbook Recipes from my Home Kitchen. Mon, 20 May 2013 16:20:00 +0000 editor 15522 at http://ripr.org 'Scandal' Creates Twitter Frenzy http://ripr.org/post/scandal-creates-twitter-frenzy Social media was ablaze during the season finale of ABC's hit political thriller Scandal. Host Michel Martin asks Gene Demby, blogger for NPR's Code Switch team, what it is about the show that makes it ripe for Twitter chatter — especially among African Americans. Mon, 20 May 2013 16:20:00 +0000 editor 15523 at http://ripr.org Nearly Half The Country Doesn't Know Health Law Exists http://ripr.org/post/nearly-half-country-doesnt-know-health-law-exists Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>I'm Celeste Headlee and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, we go to Ohio where black business owners are meeting to swap some new ideas. Basketball legend Magic Johnson even got a lead on an investment there. We'll tell you more about that in just a few minutes. But first, House Republicans voted yesterday to repeal President Obama's signature healthcare law - again.<p>That is the 37th time that they have voted to either repeal or de-fund all or part of that law. Fri, 17 May 2013 15:31:00 +0000 editor 15407 at http://ripr.org Could The President's Week Get Any Worse? http://ripr.org/post/could-presidents-week-get-any-worse Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>I'm Celeste Headlee. This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away and it is time yet again for a visit to the Barbershop. That's where the guys talk about what's in the news, what's on their minds.<p>And sitting in the chairs for a shape-up this week, writer and culture critic Jimi Izrael. He joins us from Chicago. Here in Washington, civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar. Also in D.C. with me, Corey Dade. He's a contributing editor for The Root. And, in New York City, Kevin Williamson joins us. Fri, 17 May 2013 15:31:00 +0000 editor 15408 at http://ripr.org How Best To Encourage Black 'Teenpreneurs' http://ripr.org/post/how-best-encourage-black-teenpreneurs Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. I'm Celeste Headlee. Coming up, it's National Bike to Work Day, but many millennials prefer two wheels to four. Why more 20-somethings are driving less. That's just ahead.<p>But first, African-American entrepreneurs from all over the country gathered in Columbus, Ohio this week to talk about spurring investment in black-owned businesses. The Black Enterprise Entrepreneur's Conference attracted big names, like basketball-star-turned-businessman Magic Johnson. Fri, 17 May 2013 15:31:00 +0000 editor 15409 at http://ripr.org Gosnell Verdict Raises Questions About Access To Abortions http://ripr.org/post/gosnell-verdict-raises-questions-about-access-abortions Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Later in the program family members of both the suspects in the Cleveland kidnappings and the Boston Marathon bombings have denounced them. And that made us wonder about the family members of other people who have been accused of horrible acts. Thu, 16 May 2013 16:32:00 +0000 editor 15337 at http://ripr.org From Fame's Leroy To Jay-Z http://ripr.org/post/fames-leroy-jay-z <em>Looking for Leroy</em> is a new book by Mark Anthony Neal that takes a look at how high profile black men like Jay-Z, Denzel Washington and Barack Obama shape our perceptions of black masculinity in America. He sat down with <em>Tell Me More</em>'s Michel Martin.<p><strong>Inspired by Fame</strong><p>The "Leroy" in the title refers to the character played by actor Gene Anthony Ray in the 80s movie and television show <em>Fame</em>. Neal says he was "fascinated by this character. Thu, 16 May 2013 16:32:00 +0000 NPR Staff 15338 at http://ripr.org From Fame's Leroy To Jay-Z When Your Dad Is A Killer, How Do You Cope? http://ripr.org/post/when-your-dad-killer-how-do-you-cope Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Later in the program we will speak with writer and scholar Mark Anthony Neal about his new book, "Looking For Leroy." It's about how black men on stage, screen and on the radio shape and reshape how we think about black men in everyday life. That's in just a few minutes.<p>But first, we want to touch on one of the stories that's both fascinated and appalled this country recently. Thu, 16 May 2013 16:32:00 +0000 editor 15339 at http://ripr.org Play Ball: Little Leaguers Get Assist From 'Pitch In' Charity http://ripr.org/post/play-ball-little-leaguers-get-assist-pitch-charity This year's Little League baseball and softball season is under way — and in the Northeast, some teams and players have taken the field again, despite losing vital equipment to Hurricane Sandy. Many donations were handled by <a href="http://www.pitchinforbaseball.org/html/">Pitch In For Baseball</a>, which gathered used and new gloves and helmets for the players.<p>In February, the organization announced it would provide equipment worth $150,000 to baseball and softball players in the New York region. Wed, 15 May 2013 16:26:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 15266 at http://ripr.org Play Ball: Little Leaguers Get Assist From 'Pitch In' Charity