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Remembrances
10:30 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Fuentes Criticized Power Before It Was Fashionable

Mexican author Carlos Fuentes died Tuesday at age 83. He was a prolific novelist whose work was read by everyone from the Mexican elite to the working class, making him one of the country's most influential social critics. Host Michel Martin speaks with OC Weekly columnist Gustavo Arellano about Fuentes' influence, both in Mexico and abroad.

NPR Story
10:32 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Can The Government Help Young People Find Jobs?

Originally published on Tue May 15, 2012 10:45 am

The school year is winding down, and lots of young people are in the market for a summer job. But finding one in this economy can be hard, especially for teenagers. Host Michel Martin speaks with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis about what the Obama Administration is trying to do to help.

NPR Story
10:32 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Buying Facebook? Investing 101 For Newbies

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 7:20 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now, we turn from getting a start in the job market to getting started investing and call us crazy, but we are guessing that, even if you never read the business pages or watch those cable shows where people are talking really fast over a stock ticker, then you still might have heard that the social networking site, Facebook, is offering stock for sale to the public for the first time on Friday. It's called an initial public offering and shares would cost at least $34 apiece.

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NPR Story
10:32 am
Tue May 15, 2012

The Joys, The Challenges Of Adopting From Ethiopia

Originally published on Tue May 15, 2012 10:45 am

The desire to adopt has taken some would-be parents around the world. Now, the East African nation of Ethiopia is second only to China when it comes to international adoptions to the U.S. Host Michel Martin speaks with three parents about understanding Ethiopian adoption.

Behind Closed Doors
11:03 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Is There A Better Way To Talk About Obesity?

A recent study projects that more than 40 percent of Americans will be obese by the year 2030. Host Michel Martin delves into the cultural factors that might be preventing African-Americans and Latinos from losing weight. Martin speaks with Jane Delgado of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, and Jenee Desmond-Harris of The Root.

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