Most people know trans fats aren't good for you, but sometimes the urge to ignore your health wins out. That will all change if the Food and Drug Administration has its way. Host Michel Martin talks to Dr. Leslie Walker, and NPR's food and agriculture correspondent, Dan Charles, about why the FDA recently decided trans fats aren't safe for human consumption.
Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic are being stripped of their citizenship by that country. Host Michel Martin talks to Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles about why Dominicans of Haitian ancestry are denouncing the decision.
Fifteen countries in the Caribbean are seeking reparations from their former colonial masters for the lasting harm slavery has had on their countries. Host Michel Martin talks about the effort with Jermaine McCalpin from the University of West Indies in Jamaica.
The Oneida Nation says the Washington Redskins' name isn't just offensive, but also psychologically harmful to Native Americans. Host Michel Martin sorts through the research with psychologist Michael Friedman, NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam and Native American dad Wilson Pipestem.