Tell Me More for Thursday, September 12, 2013

Losing Home Over $200? Tax Lien Fallout

A new investigation by The Washington Post shows that hundreds of people in Washington, D.C. are losing their homes over tax debts that often total less than $200. Host Michel Martin speaks with investigative journalist Michael Sallah, about how tax lien sales are forcing elderly homeowners onto the streets.

Second Grader's Dreadlocks Cause For Concern?

Seven-year-old Tiana Parker was told her dreadlocks defied her school's dress code. Her story went viral and an outpouring of support came from all over the world. Host Michel Martin speaks with her father, Terrance Parker, about his daughter's hairstyle, and the unexpected fallout.

Hair Thievery Is Serious Business In Venezuela

For the past month, Venezuelan women have been living in fear of being mugged for their hair. Thieves are reportedly selling the stolen hair as extensions. Michel Martin speaks to freelance journalist Andrew Rosati about why the story has captured the nation's attention, and what it says about Venezuela's beauty culture.
Film director Haifaa Al Mansour comes from a small town in Saudi Arabia where, she says, there are many girls who have big dreams, strong characters and infinite potential. She's made a movie about one of them, titled Wadjda. Host Michel Martin speaks to Al Mansour about the film and being a female movie director in Saudi Arabia.
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