11:03am

Mon February 25, 2013
Around the Nation

Grief Still Very Real For Trayvon's Mom

Tuesday marks one year since the fatal shooting of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin. The case has drawn a lot of national attention and polarized America on issues of race and self-defense. Host Michel Martin checks in again with Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton, and her attorney, Benjamin Crump.

10:39am

Mon February 25, 2013
Movies

Who Won Oscar Gold Last Night?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. In a few minutes, we will speak with an artist who just won one of the American art world's biggest prizes. It was endowed by the famous sisters of silent movie fame. It comes with $300,000 attached. It was just awarded to Anna Deavere Smith, and we will speak with her in just a few minutes.

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10:39am

Mon February 25, 2013
Arts & Life

High Honors for Actress Deavere Smith

Originally published on Thu February 28, 2013 12:56 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now, we turn to a giant in the arts world. You probably know the name, Anna Deavere Smith. You might know her from her role on "The West Wing" or as the no-nonsense old school hospital administrator, Gloria Akalitus, on the Showtime series, "Nurse Jackie."

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SERIES, "NURSE JACKIE")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: How do you sleep at night putting someone out of a job?

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10:11am

Mon February 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Seth MacFarlane: Crude Or Classy? Delightful Or A Dolt? You Be The Critic

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 12:04 pm

Host Seth MacFarlane backstage during the Oscars ceremony Sunday night in Hollywood.
Christopher Polk Getty Images

The reviews of Seth MacFarlane's performance as host of the Oscars are in and they're all over the place.

NPR's Linda Holmes thinks the bad boy behind Family Guy was "predictably juvenile" and offensive. She concludes it was "one of the worst hosting performances in Oscar history."

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9:52am

Mon February 25, 2013
The Two-Way

South Korea's New Leader Aims For Middle Path In Relations With North

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 10:11 am

President Park Geun-hye salutes during her inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul on Monday.
Lee Jin-man Associated Press

The new South Korean president, Park Guen-hye, steps into office at a particularly challenging time, with archnemesis North Korea's own recently installed leader rattling missiles and nuclear weapons in an apparent attempt to solidify his hold on power.

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9:19am

Mon February 25, 2013
The Salt

Horsemeat Found In IKEA's Meatballs

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 10:36 am

For many, Swedish meatballs are part of the allure of shopping at Ikea.
Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar/Flickr

Bad news for those whose shopping trips at Ikea are partly motivated by the allure of the store's famous meatballs: The giant Swedish furniture retailer on Monday said it had recalled a batch of frozen meatballs sent to more than a dozen European countries after tests detected traces of horse meat.

Food inspectors in the Czech Republic discovered the horse meat DNA last week in 2.2-pound packs of frozen meatballs labeled as beef and pork and sold under the name Kottbullar.

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8:58am

Mon February 25, 2013
The Two-Way

A Year Later, Trayvon Martin's Mother Hopes For Justice And Change

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 9:32 am

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images
  • Sybrina Fulton on 'Tell Me More'
  • Attorney Benjamin Crump on 'Tell Me More'

One year ago Tuesday, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., — a death that would reignite the national debate about race relations and raise questions about the "stand your ground" laws on the books in Florida and 29 other states.

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8:30am

Mon February 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Students Fight Violence Against Women with Stage Production

MTSU students will stage what is regarded widely as one of the most compelling theatre productions ever in an effort to spark awareness of violence against women.

Students Active for Feminism and Equality will present “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, in MTSU’s Tom H. Jackson Building.

Playwright Eve Ensler’s series of monologues read by women on-stage is based on a series of interviews she conducted with women all over the world. It puts the spotlight on different aspects of the female experience, including sexual violence.

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8:23am

Mon February 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Innovative Educator to Headline MTSU’s Retention Summit on Feb. 25

An educator hailed by Time Magazine as one of the “10 Best College Presidents” in the country will headline an upcoming Black History Month event at MTSU.

University of Maryland-Baltimore County President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III will be a featured speaker at the Retention Summit, a discussion of how to stem college dropouts among African-Americans.

Hrabowski’s presentation is slated to begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the second floor ballroom of the Student Union Building. The summit is free and open to the public.

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8:19am

Mon February 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU Theatre Traces Family Ties in ‘Beauty Queen of Leenane’

MTSU students will take audiences to the Irish village of Leenane, Connemara, in County Galway when Tucker Theatre lifts the curtain on “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Directed by Professor Kyle Kennedy, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” features a cast of four, including Nashville actress Kelly Lapczynski, an MTSU alumna, as guest artist. 

“The Beauty Queen” performances at MTSU are scheduled Feb. 27-March 2 at 7:30 each evening. One matinee performance is planned at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

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