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Helping Teens Cope With A Parent's Cancer

Cancer is a scary diagnosis for anyone, and teenagers can have an especially hard time dealing with the news that a parent is sick. To help young people cope with a parent's illness, father and daughter duo Marc and Maya Silver wrote the book My Parent Has Cancer And It Really Sucks. They speak with host Michel Martin.
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Social Security Will 'Lose Credibility' If We Do Nothing

President Obama will announce his annual budget proposal this Wednesday. He's expected to propose cuts to Social Security. Host Michel Martin talks with former Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue about how cuts might affect those Americans who rely on the program.
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Sports Roundup: 'Smarmy' Pro Golf And A Maddening March

Tell Me More host Michel Martin recaps the big stories in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. She's joined by Tell Me More editor Ammad Omar, who's a heartbroken Michigan fan, and sports columnist Kevin Blackistone.
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Margaret Thatcher Revisited: When The 'Iron Lady' Sat Down With NPR

In 1993, three years after she resigned as prime minister, Margaret Thatcher sat down for an hour-long interview with NPR. Along with the issues of the day, she talked about her time in office and the legacy she hoped to leave. Thatcher was one of Britain's most divisive and transformative prime ministers. She died Monday of a stroke at the age of 87.
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Even 'Highly Motivated' Students Aren't Ready For College

Low-performing high school students are often unprepared for college. But some analysts say even gifted students are falling behind. Host Michel Martin discusses why many students, across the board, aren't hitting the mark.
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Getting Over Rejection, From College

Most colleges and universities recently let anxious students know who is getting in --and who is not-- for the next academic year. And many applicants are dealing with rejection from their dream school. Host Michel Martin talks with psychotherapist Diane Barth about what students are going through, and how parents can help them move on.
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From Dishwashers To Head Chefs

Chef John Besh wanted to help minorities in the New Orleans restaurant industry move up the ladder in the city's top kitchens. So he co-founded Chefs Move, which provides scholarships to students for culinary school and career opportunities.
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How Powerful Are White Supremacist Prison Gangs?

Investigators are exploring a possible link between white supremacist prison gangs and the murders of law enforcement officers in Texas and Colorado. Host Michel Martin explores how these gangs operate in and outside of prison with NPR investigative correspondent Laura Sullivan.
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A PR Person's How-To Guide For Spinning College Sports

It's been a busy week in college basketball, complete with a Cinderella, a gruesome injury and a head coach's exit. We wonder: How do colleges spin the unpredictable news of sports?

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