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GOP Minority Outreach: 'Future Majority Caucus'

After the 2012 election, many Republicans admit they need to do more to reach out to minorities. The party recently launched a campaign called the 'Future Majority Caucus,' to recruit women and people of color to seek state offices. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee about the effort.
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Valentine's Advice: Love & Manners

Valentine's Day is a great time for love and romance. But it can also bring up complicated questions about relationships. If you've been texting incessantly, when is the right time for an actual date? And is there such a thing as being too romantic? Host Michel Martin talks to etiquette experts about romance dilemmas.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Bradley Cooper, Michael Apted

Bradley Cooper talks about watching movies with his father as a kid in Philadelphia and being up against Daniel Day Lewis for an Oscar. Every seven years since 1964, Michael Apted has caught us up on the lives of 14 everyday people in his acclaimed 7 Up series.
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A Life Defined Not By Disability, But Love

When she was younger, Myra didn't realize her mom, Bonnie Brown, was "different" than most. Her mother's intellectual disability was only something she realized later when her mother told her, "I know I am not like your friends' mothers, but I'm doing the best I can."
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Does Having Guns Make Women Safer?

Many policymakers who oppose tighter gun laws have said gun ownership is important to women's safety. The writers and journalists of the 'Beauty Shop' share their thoughts on the role gender plays in the gun debate.
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Shutting Down Black Markets For Guns

This week, bi-partisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill to make it harder for convicted felons to get guns. They hope the move will help reduce illegal gun sales and violence. Host Michel Martin talks with one of the bill's sponsors, Congressman Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat.
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Skip The Flowers And Jewelry For Your Valentine

Valentine's Day is around the corner. Maybe you're eyeing chocolate, roses or something sparkly for your sweetheart? Mark Di Vincenzo cautions you to think about your timing. The author of Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00, says increased demand makes February one of the worst times to buy traditional gifts.
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The Squeeze: Higher Costs And Smaller Paychecks

The economy may be on the rebound, but life is getting tougher for some people in the middle class. With rising gas prices, insurance costs, and higher payroll taxes, people are feeling squeezed. Host Michel Martin asks if there's any financial relief in sight.

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