Tell Me More for Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fixing Poverty Is More Complicated Than Handing Out Cash

If poverty means not having money, wouldn't giving people cash fix the issue? Host Michel Martin speaks with Mauricio Lim Miller, founder of the Family Independence Initiative, and science writer Moises Velasquez-Manoff, about why it's more complicated than that.

Winter Olympics: Empty Seats Signify Low Interest?

Host Michel Martin checks in on the Winter Olympics, from the athletes to security. She talks with NPR's Sonari Glinton, and McClatchy's William Douglas, who are in Sochi for the Games.
The Jamaican bobsled team is always an underdog at the Olympics. Mayor George Fitch of Warrenton, Virginia put the first team together in 1988, and helped inspire the Disney film Cool Runnings. Mayor Fitch speaks with host Michel Martin about the legacy of the team and his thoughts on this year's Games.
Interracial marriage in America has risen sharply in recent decades. Are people still bringing old myths to their dating experiences? Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR science correspondent Shankar Vendantam, and writers Naima Ramos-Chapman and Noah Cho.
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