Violent protests are breaking out in Egypt, just two years after a massive uprising led to the fall of the former dictator. One of the unexpected driving forces is soccer. Host Michel Martin talks to Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation about how the sport affects Egypt's political landscape.
With his double neck guitar, big afro and flamboyant costumes, the late Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner got people dancing with hits like, Love Rollercoaster. Host Michel Martin looks back at the life of the Ohio Players' front man and how his musical vision ushered in 70's funk.
Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old who traveled with her high school drill team to the presidential inauguration in Washington, was shot and killed in Chicago this week. That's bringing up new questions about deadly violence in the city.
It's been two years since Hosni Mubarak was ousted as Egypt's President. Today, there's new leadership, but the country is still in turmoil. And some Egyptians wonder if things are changing for the best. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Cairo Bureau Chief, Leila Fadel, to learn more about the new Egypt.
Singer Ella Jenkins has been entertaining and educating children for more than 50 years. She's been dubbed the 'First Lady of Children's Music' and was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ella Jenkins about her career and new album Get Moving with Ella Jenkins.
After years of false starts, national leaders finally seem ready to overhaul the nation's immigration system. A group of bipartisan senators released a new immigration proposal this week and President Obama seemed to endorse it. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks a former immigration official, does the proposal offer real solutions?
Many African-born immigrants are considered 'African-American,' but with different histories and cultures than we typically associate with black culture in America. Host Michel Martin speaks to writer Wayetu Moore about her recent article, 'How the Africans Became Black.'
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