Tell Me More on WAMC HD2 http://wamc.org en You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class http://wamc.org/post/youve-served-your-country-now-get-class Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This spring, we're joining our colleagues at NPR's Morning Edition to bring you stories that might help you navigate the higher education money maze. And today we want to talk about veterans.<p>There are a number of education programs to help military veterans pay for college. That includes the G.I. Bill. In fact, the government processed almost 1 million veterans' claims for education benefits in 2012. That's the most recent year we have available data. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:00 +0000 editor 88389 at http://wamc.org Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval? http://wamc.org/post/why-did-vanity-fair-give-belfies-stamp-approval "Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:00 +0000 editor 88387 at http://wamc.org 'Miserable' Doctors Prescribe A Different Career http://wamc.org/post/miserable-doctors-prescribe-different-career Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. It used to be that doctor was a profession many people aspired to - it brought prestige, money of course, a sense of purpose, bragging rights for your parents. But now a growing number of physicians say it's not really all it's cracked up to be.<p>The Daily Beast recently reported that many doctors are discouraging others from joining the profession. There are still doctors out there who are happy with their choice, though. So here to talk about it is Dr. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:00 +0000 editor 88388 at http://wamc.org Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography http://wamc.org/post/light-and-dark-racial-biases-remain-photography When Syreeta McFadden was a child, she dreaded taking pictures after a family photo made her skin appear dulled and darkened.<p>"In some pictures, I am a mud brown, in others I'm a blue black. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:46:00 +0000 editor 88330 at http://wamc.org Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography Teen Twitter Threats: A New Forum For Stupid? http://wamc.org/post/teen-twitter-threats-new-forum-stupid Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>I'm Celeste Headlee and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. And it's time yet again for a visit to the Beauty Shop, where our panel of women journalists and commentators take a fresh cut on the week's news.<p>Sitting in the chairs for a new 'do this week - Gayle Trotter, senior fellow at the Independent Women's Forum, Bridget Johnson, Washington, D.C. editor of PJ Media. They're both here with me in Washington. And in Philadelphia, we have Veronica Miller, a fashion and pop culture writer for xoJane and The Grio. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:57:00 +0000 editor 88318 at http://wamc.org Rwanda Genocide's Tough Lessons On 'Othering' http://wamc.org/post/rwanda-genocides-tough-lessons-othering Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. The nation of Rwanda is marking 20 years since the genocide that claimed more than 800,000 lives. And decades after the killing, survivors on both sides are learning how to forgive and how to be forgiven. But it's a complicated, painful process for everyone involved.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF DOCUMENTARY, "COEXIST")<p>FATUMA NDANGIZA: Much as we are doing reconciliation, we still have peace spoilers. People want to spoil peace. People are still die-hards. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:57:00 +0000 editor 88319 at http://wamc.org Extremist Attacks Show Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere http://wamc.org/post/nigerian-extemist-terror-campaign Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. We start today in Nigeria. Africa's most populous country is continuing its fight against Boko Haram. That's an extremist group whose name means Western education is forbidden.<p>On Monday during rush-hour, an explosion at a busy bus station outside the capital of Abuja killed at least 70 people. Nigeria's president, Goodluck Jonathan, who visited the scene placed the blame squarely on Boko Haram's shoulders. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:57:00 +0000 editor 88320 at http://wamc.org Teen Sexting Not So Bad? http://wamc.org/post/teen-sexting-not-so-bad Most parents who have seen their teenagers glued to a phone have wondered what, exactly, they're doing. Maybe they're texting about the next party or dance. And most parents hope they're not sending sexually explicit photos or messages.<p>But some researchers see sexting as a normal part of a teenager's sexual awakening.<p>"We're so reticent to acknowledge the sexual development of our teenagers, of our young people," says Rey Junco, fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He sees sexting as a way teenagers start to express their sexuality. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:47:00 +0000 editor 88229 at http://wamc.org Teen Sexting Not So Bad? Muslim Singer Yuna Moves To John Mayer's Music http://wamc.org/post/muslim-singer-yuna-moves-john-mayers-music Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>Next it's time for the regular feature we call In Your Ear. That's where we invite some of our guests to tell us about the top songs on their playlists. We caught up with Muslim pop star Yuna earlier this year, And she told us about some of her favorite tunes.<p>YUNA: Hey, I'm Yuna, and what's playing in my ear is Drake "From Time."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FROM TIME")<p>DRAKE: (Singing) You a flower child, beautiful child, I'm in your zone. Looking like you came from the '70s on your own. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:47:00 +0000 editor 88230 at http://wamc.org Hip-Hop Dreams Lead To Penning Poetry http://wamc.org/post/hip-hop-dreams-lead-penning-poetry Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>And now it's time for Muses and Metaphor. That is our ode to National Poetry Month. All through April, we're featuring original tweet-length poems - that's 140 characters or less delivered by Twitter and written by NPR listeners mostly, but also new this year, some of our regular contributors.<p>On Friday, we hosted a Twitter chat about the series with writer and hip-hop artist MK Asante and Chicago poet Malcolm London. You can see that conversation if you missed it by searching the hashtag #TMMPoetry. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:47:00 +0000 editor 88231 at http://wamc.org