Michel Martin http://weku.fm en Debt Talks: Getting Locked In And Driving Out http://weku.fm/post/debt-talks-getting-locked-and-driving-out I was trying to keep track of the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling this weekend, and all of a sudden, it reminded me of an incident I had in a parking garage near my house last year.<p>It was late spring or summer, and it was hot. I had the kids with me, and we were finished doing whatever it was we were doing, and we were ready to go home. We jumped into the car and tried to head out. But we could not.<p>A lot of other people were trying to leave at the same time. We were parked on the third of seven levels. And no one would let us into the exit lane. Mon, 01 Aug 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Michel Martin 9697 at http://weku.fm Debt Talks: Getting Locked In And Driving Out Listeners Connect With Father's Day Essays http://weku.fm/post/listeners-connect-fathers-day-essays Host Michel Martin and Tell Me More Editorial Assistant Lena Moses-Schmitt comb through listener responses from past stories. A grandfather responds to the program's week-long Father's Day essays, and one listener offers a correction to the conversation with Puerto Rican governor Luis Fortuno. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Michel Martin & Lena Moses-Schmitt 6745 at http://weku.fm Listeners Take Issue With 'Patriotic Millionaires' http://weku.fm/post/listeners-take-issue-patriotic-millionaires Host Michel Martin and producer Veronica Miller comb through listener feedback to conversations from the week. Listeners raise their own questions after hearing about a 200-member group of millionaires asking Obama and Congress to raise their taxes. A former runner also shares her cross country days after listening to a story surronding Teens Run D.C. Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Michel Martin & Veronica Miller 6089 at http://weku.fm Listeners Relate To Moms Juggling Kids And ADHD http://weku.fm/post/listeners-relate-moms-juggling-kids-and-adhd Host Michel Martin and NPR digital news editor Tanya Ballard Brown comb through listener feedback to this week's recent conversations. Listeners weighed in on Tell Me More's segments about "enhanced interrogation techniques" and parents who manage Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Ballard Brown also gives an update that the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" was dropped today from Uganda's parliamentary talks. Fri, 13 May 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Michel Martin 3676 at http://weku.fm Listeners Reflect On Freedom Riders' Struggles http://weku.fm/post/listeners-reflect-freedom-riders-struggles Host Michel Martin and NPR digital media editor Tanya Ballard Brown comb through listener feedback and offer updates to recent conversations on Tell Me More. This week, listeners weigh in on the death of Osama bin Laden and the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders. Brown also gives an update that Apple has announced a reduction in how long its iPhones store location tracking data. Fri, 06 May 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Michel Martin 3080 at http://weku.fm Keeping Focus During Loss http://weku.fm/post/keeping-focus-during-loss-0 On Friday, I talked to the pastor of a church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was trying to figure out what to say on Sunday to comfort and encourage people in his community who had lost people they love and the homes they had built because of those devastating tornados that ripped through the American South last week.<p>On Saturday, I put on a pretty dress and went to a fancy dinner where I listened to the president try to put to rest the ridiculous and irrelevant suggestion that he was not born in this country, and thus not eligible to serve in the job he has already held for two years now. Mon, 02 May 2011 17:16:00 +0000 Michel Martin 2743 at http://weku.fm Keeping Focus During Loss Keeping Focus During Loss http://weku.fm/post/keeping-focus-during-loss Host Michel Martin explains that events like Osama Bin Laden's death and the devastating storms in the South bring much needed perspective in the battle between the imperative and the petty in public debate. She questions whether President Obama's call for unity will keep America focused on the issues that matter. Mon, 02 May 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Michel Martin 2731 at http://weku.fm Listeners Weigh In On Filmakers' Feud And More http://weku.fm/post/listeners-weigh-filmakers-feud-and-more A transgender woman identifies with the brutal beating at a Baltimore McDonald's. Listeners also weigh in on the continuing feud between filmmakers Tyler Perry and Spike Lee. Finally, host Michel Martin speaks with Tell Me More's outgoing "digital media guy" Lee Hill about his new job in Denver. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:00:00 +0000 Michel Martin 2570 at http://weku.fm