Tell Me More for Thursday, August 22, 2013

At least 20 children, on the radar of child protective services in Florida, have died since April, according to the Miami Herald. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks why it's happening, and what can be done.
Actress Ziyi Zhang is known for Oscar-winning films like Memoirs of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Now she co-stars in The Grandmaster, inspired by kung fu legend Ip Man. She speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about her new fierce role and how women have gained prominence in kung fu films.

Film Shows Ali's Battles Outside The Ring

The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a new documentary that looks at the battles boxing's biggest star faced outside of the ring. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to the director, Bill Siegel, and journalist Dave Zirin.

Haiti: 'The Sister I Hardly Knew'

Tell Me More's summer reading series, 'Island Reads,' highlights authors from the Caribbean. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Julia Alvarez. Her book A Wedding In Haiti gives readers a peek into the county that Alvarez calls 'the sister I hardly knew.'
Tell Me More's 'Summer Songs' series samples contemporary artists who've remade old classics. This week, Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, shares an acoustic version of a hit by the rock band Led Zeppelin.
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