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Sandy Hook's Future: What's To Become Of The School?
It's been over five months since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. And there have been plenty of opinions about what should be done with the school building. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rich Harwood about the emotional decision-making process.
Styling The NBA
Basketball star Carmelo Anthony is known off the court for his signature fashion flare. Host Michel Martin speaks with his stylist, Khalilah Williams-Webb, about what goes into dressing Anthony and other high-profile clients.
Joplin, Mo. Advice For Oklahomans: 'Hold On To Hope'
As Moore, Oklahoma continues to recover after this week's deadly tornado, survivors of the 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado are marking the second anniversary of that disaster today. Host Michel Martin discusses Joplin's recovery, and what lessons it might hold for Oklahoma, with Joplin Mayor Melodee Colbert Kean and school superintendent C.J. Huff.
The Argument For Stop-And-Frisk
Arguments in a court challenge against New York's stop-and-frisk policy wrapped up earlier this week. Critics say the policy promotes racial profiling. But host Michel Martin speaks with Heidi Grossman, New York City's lead attorney in the trial, to hear the Police Department's side of the story.
A Mother And Daughter Confront Their Breast Cancer Risk
Newspaper columnist Regina Brett and her daughter Gabrielle share a genetic risk factor for breast cancer. It's the same one that led Angelina Jolie to have a preventive mastectomy. Before Jolie's very public decision, the Bretts struggled with their own.
Getting Rid Of My Breasts, A Lot Of People Didn't Understand
The news that Angelina Jolie had a preventative double mastectomy has many women thinking about how far they'd go to protect their bodies. Cleveland journalist Regina Brett has written about how she and her daughter Gabe went through the same surgery. They share their story with host Michel Martin.
The Difficulties Of Proving Racial Profiling
Closing arguments have wrapped up in a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy. Plaintiffs say the majority of the stops involved black and Hispanic men. But New York City says there's no racial motivation whatsoever. Host Michel Martin asks the tricky question: how exactly do you prove racial profiling?
Market At Record Highs, Why Is Investment At Record Lows?
The stock market is hitting record highs. But stock ownership is at record lows, according to a Gallup poll. Host Michel Martin speaks with Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek about how low participation rates could hurt struggling Americans.
My Social Security Number Is Posted Where?
Sensitive personal information for thousands of applicants to a government phone program was easily available online, according to a new report. Isaac Wolf, of Scripps Howard News Service, talks to Michel Martin about finding applicants' Social Security numbers, home addresses and more online.
Decades Of History Behind IRS Flap
Host Michel Martin looks into why some non-profits are tax exempt, and how something like the recent IRS flap could happen. She speaks with David Cay Johnston, a columnist for Tax Analysts and reporter Brentin Mock of Colorlines.com.
Poverty, Still Coming To A Suburb Near You
When you think about poverty, you might picture dilapidated urban neighborhoods or rural areas. But a new book says the rate of poverty in the suburbs has grown by 64 percent in the past decade, and doesn't show signs of stopping. Host Michel Martin speaks with Elizabeth Kneebone, author of Confronting Suburban Poverty.
Asian-Americans: Smart, High-Incomes And ... Poor?
Asian-Americans have the highest income and education levels of any racial group in the country. So it might be surprising that they have a higher poverty rate than non-Hispanic whites. Michel Martin discusses the issue with Algernon Austin of the Economic Policy Institute and Rosalind Chou, co-author of The Myth of the Model Minority.
Fresh Air Weekend: Gerwig, Baumbach, Dawes And Polley
In Frances Ha, a 27-year-old (Greta Gerwig) navigates New York City — and the transition from prolonged adolescence to proper adulthood. Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach co-wrote the script. Dawes has a new album, Stories Don't End. In a documentary, Sarah Polley turns the camera on her own family.
A Gift Of Life And Friendship After A Family's Loss
In February 2007, Rick Bounds was diagnosed with a serious liver disease and given eight months to live.
Gosnell Verdict Raises Questions About Access To Abortions
Wednesday's prison sentencing of Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell raises the question of who has access to safe, legal abortions, and who does not. Host Michel Martin explores this question with The Root political correspondent Keli Goff and NPR Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner.