Tell Me More for Thursday, October 17, 2013

Post Shutdown: Americans Reassessing Govt. Role

The end of the government shutdown is dominating conversation in Washington, D.C., but how's it playing out across the country? Host Michel Martin catches up with a group of regional newspaper editors for some perspective: Michael Smolens of U-T San Diego, Dana Coffield of The Denver Post, and Christopher Ave of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Regional Roundtable: News From Outside The Beltway

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with regional newspaper editors on what news is grabbing their readers' attention.

Federal Employees Return To Work

Yesterday Congress brought the country back from the brink of defaulting on its debt. Host Michel Martin talks to Joe Davidson of The Washington Post about how federal workers will bring the government back to life.

Tough Love And Lessons From 'American Promise' Film

The black male achievement gap has always been a hot-button topic. But a new film - 13 years in the making - attempts to address that issue by chronicling the experiences of two black boys as they navigate a prestigious private school. Host Michel Martin speaks with filmmakers and parents, Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, and their son Idris Brewster, about the film American Promise.
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