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World
11:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

ANC, From 'Terrorist' Label To Liberation Movement

Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress, which is known for Nelson Mandela's message of equality, as well as recent accusations of government corruption. Host Michel Martin discusses the ANC's complex history with Crystal Orderson of the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Music
11:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Afropop Expert Georges Collinet's Favorite Tunes

Collinet is one of the foremost experts on African Pop music and perhaps the best-known broadcaster on the African continent. He shares his personal playlist as part of Tell Me More's series, 'In Your Ear.'

Can I Just Tell You?
11:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Sparking A Better Political Discourse

How can Americans make political debates more civil and relevant to the issues at stake?
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Originally published on Mon January 9, 2012 12:05 pm

It's here. It's really here. The presidential election, I mean. And if you like politics or love it as I do, then this is the best of times ... and the worst.

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Around the Nation
11:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Prison Population Sees 1st Drop In Almost 40 Years

The number of Americans living under the correctional system fell to 1.6 million in 2010, according to recent government data. Host Michel Martin discusses the decline and efforts to reform the system with former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh and Adam Gelb, director of the Public Safety Performance Project for the Pew Center on the States.

Arts & Life
11:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Knitting Behind Bars, Learning Focus And Patience

One Maryland prison is seeing a waiting list for inmates to get into a weekly knitting class. Participants of 'Knitting Behind Bars' learn how to make hats, dolls and other small items. The program's co-founder, Lynn Zwerling, talks with host Michel Martin about how knitting has benefited prisoners.

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