John Tatum has lived through more than nine decades of history in the nation's capital, and attended the original March on Washington in 1963. He speaks to host Michel Martin about what Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream meant to him then, and how it speaks to him now.
Actress Patina Miller made a splash on the theater scene in 2009 as the star of Sister Act. This year, she won a Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Pippin. She portrays Leading Player, the circus artist who guides a young prince in finding meaning and magic in his life. Miller speaks with host Michel Martin about the intense physical training and personal sacrifices that went into recreating Pippin.
Host Michel Martin pays tribute to a woman who kept Tell Me More real: NPR executive producer Teshima Walker Izrael. She passed away recently after battling cancer. Martin explains why 'attention must be paid.'
Jim Ed Bull is a 72-year-old letter carrier in rural Oklahoma with the a 187.6-mile route — longest in the United States. Bull talks about his route with host Rachel Martin and the truck that carries him across those long stretches of open space.
Heather and Ishmael Davis and their sons, Ethan and Cameron, took a break from work and school for an entire year to travel the world, visiting 29 countries on six continents. Host Rachel Martin asks them how they pulled it off.
Five friends reunite for an epic pub crawl in the latest from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright. Thicke's album "Blurred Lines" reveals he's an earnest nostalgist. And David Epstein explores the science behind athletic skill.
Actress Ziyi Zhang is known for Oscar-winning films like Memoirs of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Now she co-stars in The Grandmaster, inspired by kung fu legend Ip Man. She speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about her new fierce role and how women have gained prominence in kung fu films.
Questions about a Republican reboot are growing louder after a party meeting in Boston last week. Guest Host Celeste Headlee speaks with Republican strategist Ron Christie, and journalist Matthew Continetti about shaking things up within the Grand Old Party.
Journalist Brian Beutler was mugged and shot while walking through his Washington, D.C. neighborhood. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Beutler about his Salon article, 'What I Learned From Getting Shot.'
The American workforce is graying. And while many people aren't saving enough for retirement, that's especially true for women. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with reporter Paul Solman and aging specialist Helen Dennis, about a gender gap in retirement earnings.
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