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Controversy Rages Over Farm Safety Rules For Teens

Farm worker advocates and top Obama administration officials have been pushing hard for new regulations that would improve safety for teenagers working on farms. But facing fierce opposition from the agriculture industry and its allies in Congress, the Department of Labor abruptly withdrew a set of rules that advocates said could save dozens of lives every year.

Why It's Rare To 'See A Black Face' In The SEALs

The Navy SEALs are known for conducting some of the U.S. military's most dangerous missions. But they're not necessarily known for their diversity. Host Michel Martin speaks with two men trying to bring people of different backgrounds to the elite military force.

More Americans Putting The 'Dream' On Hold

NPR's new series explores how the "American Dream" is evolving during a period of economic uncertainty. Host Michel Martin talks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about the series, and whether home ownership is still at the heart of the "American Dream," even after the historic collapse of the housing market.

Cycle Of Deployment Strains Military Marriage

As he rose through the ranks, Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Faris saw his marriage to his wife, Lisa, slowly unravel. In 2009, the two decided to try to make their marriage work. Now they tour the country, sharing the lessons they've learned with troops. Originally broadcast on May 10, 2012.

Add A Little Texas To Your Holiday Cookout

Memorial Day marks the start of barbecue season for many backyard grillers. Host Michel Martin gets some tips for how to grill it up. She checks in with rockabilly singer Ruby Dee, author of Ruby's Juke Joint Americana Cookbook.

Polls Show Obama's Support For Gay Marriage Influencing Blacks

African-American opposition to gay marriage has declined significantly since President Obama's announcement, according to three polls.

Blacks, Gays And The Church

If public perceptions and pundits are to be believed, black churches are overwhelmingly against same-sex marriage. Except, it's not true.