Michele Norris http://weku.fm en Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance http://weku.fm/post/six-words-youve-got-be-taught-intolerance <em>NPR continues a series of conversations about </em><a href="http://theracecardproject.com/">The Race Card Project</a>, <em>where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Every so often, NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris will dip into those six-word stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity for </em>Morning Edition<em>.</em><p>"You've Got to Be Carefully Taught". Mon, 19 May 2014 07:21:00 +0000 Michele Norris 59777 at http://weku.fm Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait' http://weku.fm/post/kings-adviser-fulfilling-dream-cannot-wait <em>For the month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" Aug. 28, 1963. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:34:00 +0000 Michele Norris 49229 at http://weku.fm For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait' Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind 'I Have A Dream' http://weku.fm/post/clarence-b-jones-guiding-hand-behind-i-have-dream <em>For the month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" Aug. 28, 1963. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Michele Norris 49179 at http://weku.fm Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind 'I Have A Dream' Two Officers, Black And White, On Walking The '63 March Beat http://weku.fm/post/two-officers-black-and-white-walking-63-march-beat <em>For the month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" Aug. 28, 1963. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:40:00 +0000 Michele Norris 49129 at http://weku.fm Two Officers, Black And White, On Walking The '63 March Beat At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child http://weku.fm/post/1963-march-face-crowd-became-poster-child <em>For the month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Michele Norris 48899 at http://weku.fm At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child Determined To Reach 1963 March, Teen Used Thumb And Feet http://weku.fm/post/determined-reach-1963-march-teen-used-thumb-and-feet <em>For the month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:59:00 +0000 Michele Norris 48595 at http://weku.fm Determined To Reach 1963 March, Teen Used Thumb And Feet To Join '63 March On Washington: 'Like Climbing A Mountain' http://weku.fm/post/join-63-march-washington-climbing-mountain <em>For the Month of August, </em>Morning Edition<em> and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. </em><em>Approximately 250,000 people</em><em> descended on the nation's capitol from all over the country for the mass demonstration. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 07:24:00 +0000 Michele Norris 48132 at http://weku.fm To Join '63 March On Washington: 'Like Climbing A Mountain' A Daughter's Struggle To Overcome A Legacy Of Segregation http://weku.fm/post/daughters-struggle-overcome-legacy-segregation <em>As we head into the summer months, NPR is looking back to the summer of 1963, a momentous year in civil rights history. As part of NPR's partnership with </em><em><a href="http://theracecardproject.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Race Card Project</em></a>, </em><em>which asks people to distill their thoughts on race to six words, Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris is asking people who were on the front lines of history to share their memories and their thoughts on race in America today. </em><p>The legacy of the late Alabama Gov. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:18:00 +0000 Michele Norris 45561 at http://weku.fm A Daughter's Struggle To Overcome A Legacy Of Segregation Living In Two Worlds, But With Just One Language http://weku.fm/post/living-two-worlds-just-one-language <em>NPR continues its conversations about <a href="http://theracecardproject.com/" target="_blank">The Race Card Project</a>, where NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris asks people to send in six-word stories about race and culture. Thu, 23 May 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Michele Norris 44641 at http://weku.fm Living In Two Worlds, But With Just One Language For A Black Doctor, Building Trust By Slowing Down http://weku.fm/post/black-doctor-building-trust-slowing-down <em>It may be hard to imagine that people can distill their thoughts on a topic as complicated as race into just six words. But thousands of people have done just that for The Race Card Project, in which NPR host/special correspondent Michele Norris invites people to send in their microstories about race and cultural identity. Wed, 01 May 2013 07:14:00 +0000 Michele Norris 43512 at http://weku.fm For A Black Doctor, Building Trust By Slowing Down How 'Black Beauty' Changed The Way We See Horses http://weku.fm/post/how-black-beauty-changed-way-we-see-horses <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/141728003/nprs-back-seat-book-club" target="_blank">NPR's Backseat Book Club</a> is back! And we begin this round of reading adventures with a cherished classic: <em>Black Beauty</em> by Anna Sewell. Generations of children and adults have loved this book. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:16:00 +0000 Michele Norris 35253 at http://weku.fm How 'Black Beauty' Changed The Way We See Horses 'The Atlantic' Remembers Its Civil War Stories http://weku.fm/post/atlantic-remembers-its-civil-war-stories Today it is widely understood that slavery is a stain on American history — indelible and regrettable. But on the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/special-report/civil-war">a new issue</a> of <em>The Atlantic</em> magazine reaches back to a time when this matter wasn't yet settled, and monumental questions were still up in the air: Would slavery continue? Would America remain united?<p>The magazine was founded by a group of prominent writers, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:17:00 +0000 Michele Norris 17597 at http://weku.fm 'The Atlantic' Remembers Its Civil War Stories Fed Sticks With Record Low Interest Rates http://weku.fm/post/fed-sticks-record-low-interest-rates The Federal Reserve Board of Governors met Tuesday and announced that interest rates will likely remain at record lows for two more years. The action by the Fed was aimed at calming nervous investors. Tue, 09 Aug 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Michele Norris 10231 at http://weku.fm Group Prenatal Care: Finding Strength In Numbers http://weku.fm/post/group-prenatal-care-finding-strength-numbers The Columbia Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C., is in transition. Shiny new condos have sprouted up in recent years, attracting a rush of new restaurants and national retail chains — Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond.<p>The building boom almost swallows up the pockets of poverty. An austere cement medical building — which predates all the recent gentrification — is one of those pockets.<p>It's a health center run by Unity Health Care. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 20:09:00 +0000 Michele Norris 8489 at http://weku.fm Group Prenatal Care: Finding Strength In Numbers Why Black Women, Infants Lag In Birth Outcomes http://weku.fm/post/why-black-women-infants-lag-birth-outcomes The overwhelming majority of babies in the U.S. are born healthy, and their growth brings joy and comfort to their parents.<p>But across the country, there is a whopping disparity in birth outcomes based on race. Black women fare worse than white women in almost every aspect of reproductive health.<p>"Any state you look at, you see the same disparities, and race is the strongest predictor of disparities," says Dr. Deborah Ehrenthal, of Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. Fri, 08 Jul 2011 20:06:00 +0000 Michele Norris 8187 at http://weku.fm