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Identity Crisis: Your Name Is Famous But You Aren't

Average people who have the same names as celebrities will tell you they put up with a lifetime of lame jokes. Sharing names with people known for less glamorous pursuits, such as porn stars and killers, can cause real problems.

Twitter: From Infancy To Political Powerhouse

Five years ago, Twitter was hardly a blip on the political radar. Now, it's a social media giant. President Obama recently urged college student to take to Twitter and pressure their representatives on student loan interest rates. Host Michel Martin discusses the role of Twitter in politics with NPR's Don Gonyea and SocialFlow's Frank Speiser.

Political Chat: What A Difference 5 Years Makes

Host Michel Martin marks Tell Me More's 5th anniversary on NPR's airwaves by speaking with political strategists Donna Brazile and Ron Christie. They discuss the past five and next five years in politics. They examine the dividing lines of race, gender, and party, and what they mean for our political future.

Cracking The Code: Making Vegan Cheese Taste Cheesier

The market for cheese made without animal protein is ripe, given the rise in veganism, milk allergies, and fat and calorie concerns. But scientists explain why it's so hard to make it taste and melt the way Western palates demand.

No One Knows The Upsides Of 5, Like A 5-Year-Old

Tell Me More is celebrating its 5th anniversary on NPR's airwaves. It's been quite an exciting journey. Five is a major milestone and no one knows this better than someone who has just turned five. Host Michel Martin hears from some 5-year-olds on "What's Fun About Being Five."

Five Surviving Exotic Animals To Be Given To Ohio Man's Widow

Ohio officials have decided they will hand over five animals to the widow of a man who last October paralyzed a community by releasing 56 lions, tigers, bears and other exotic animals from his farm.

1 World Trade Center Claims Spot Atop NYC's Skyline

Workers added a steel column this afternoon, making the skyscrapere 21 feet taller than the observation deck at the Empire State Building. That's a symbolic return to the sky for a site destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

A Glimpse Of Daily Life In Afghanistan

Headlines of war and political crises usually occupy the news out of Afghanistan. But beyond all that, ordinary life goes on.

Detroit-Windsor Crossing Needs Second Bridge

Each day a quarter of a billion dollars in goods crosses the aging Ambassador Bridge that links Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. An additional bridge is desperately needed but a long way off from being built.