Tell Me More for Friday, November 15, 2013

UK Minister On Keeping The Faith At Home And Abroad

Whether tackling Islamophobia in her home country or Christian persecution worldwide, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi - the UK's first ever Minister of State for Faith and Communities - has a lot on her plate. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her duties in office and balancing the tightrope between church and state.

Young Maasai Activist Challenges Circumcision Tradition

The African Maasai ethnic group is known for its deep roots in tradition and culture, including rights of passage for men and female circumcision. Now, young Maasai woman Nice Nailantei Leng'ete is crusading for alternative rites of passage and empowering young girls to continue their education in Kenya. She tells Michel Martin how she stood her ground to promote the dangers of female genital cutting.Note: This conversation may not be comfortable for all listeners.

Music Lifts NASA Administrator's Spirits

NASA administrator.Charles F. Bolden, Jr. shares some of his worldly music selections in Tell Me More's occasional series In Your Ear.
President Obama admitting to fumbling the ball on the healthcare website. But is 'sorry' enough - or does someone have to be sidelined? Host Michel Martin talks to the Barbershop guys about the week's news. Writer Jimi Izrael, Corey Dade of The Root, law professor Paul Butler and healthcare consultant Neil Minkoff weigh in.
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