I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Award season is quickly approaching, and last night was the annual Grammy nomination concert. The one-hour event was hosted by LL Cool J. and included performances by Rihanna, a tribute to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, featuring the legendary D.J. himself, and interesting collaborations, including Lady Gaga and Sugarland.
The bill would give the state broad authority to classify certain information as secret. Viewing or leaking such documents could lead to imprisonment. To learn what this could mean for press freedom, host Michel Martin speaks with Nic Dawes, editor of South Africa's Mail and Guardian newspaper, and journalist Charlene Smith.
The global HIV infection rate dropped about 21 percent from 1997 to 2010, says the U.N. But only 28 percent of carriers in the U.S. are getting effective treatment, according to the CDC. Host Michel Martin speaks with Jose Ramirez, a gay Latino who lives with HIV and works with a non-profit health center. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)
Silicon Valley is largely seen as dominated by white men. Host Michel Martin speaks with two African-American women who broke the mold: Angela Benton, founder and CEO of Black Web Media, and LaToya Drake, digital correspondent for AOL.
Amid continued political gridlock in Washington, New York Times Columnist Anand Giridharadas says governments should depoliticize the economy. He recently reported in Brazil, where he says jobs and yacht sales are up, and young locals are ecstatic about the future. He speaks with host Michel Martin.