Thank you for telling us, in a recent story, when to send a thank-you note by email and when to send one by snail mail. You snarkfully instructed us to send a handwritten card when we get a present in the mail; an email when we receive a gift in person. And both — an email, then a card — after a job interview. And thank you, thank you for reminding us to never offer personal thanks in a public Facebook message. Nobody "likes" that.
As part of Tell Me More's occasional series "In Your Ear," author and one-time Oprah Winfrey protege Iyanla Vanzant shares her musical inspirations. Artists include Kem, Mary J. Blige and Yolanda Adams.
The 'Barbershop' guys weigh-in on the controversy surrounding Rep. Weiner, who announced this week that he will not resign despite having lewd internet communications with women. The guys also discuss game five of the NBA finals. Host Michel Martin hears from author Jimi Izrael; sports editor David Zirin; Johns Hopkins professor of Political Science Lester Spence; and syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette. Discussion about Weiner may not be suited for younger listeners.
Faith Matters - Rev. Suzan Johnson-Cook was recently sworn in as the Obama administration's Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Rev. She has been a leading voice of faith in NYC, ministering to the city's police officers to Wall Street financial wizards. Johnson-Cook's new post will take her around the world to monitor the state of religious freedom on an international scale. Host Michel Martin speaks with Johnson-Cook about her duties.
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.
There's been a lot on political minds this week — from Rep. Weiner's (D-N.Y.) tearful admission of engaging in inappropriate online relationships, to an economic showdown between President Obama and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Host Michel Martin discusses the week's politics with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Cynthia Tucker and US News and World Report's Mary Kate Cary.
Handicapping the so-called “golf summit” between President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner, GOLF Magazine encouraged the commander-in-chief to get tips from U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., who is an avid and skillful amateur. The social outing was initially thought to be an attempt to cool tensions in Washington, but both sides have said no agreement on the federal budget will come as a result of the friendly game.
In the first poll of the 2011 Kentucky gubernatorial election, Democratic Governor Steve Beshear holds a strong 21-point lead over Republican challenger and state Senate President David Williams. During the primary campaign, early polls showed Williams trailing the governor by a smaller margin, but since then Beshear has launched a number of radio and television advertisements and observers had been highlighting the GOP nominees high negatives.
A stolen Italian painting that’s been in the Speed Museum’s collection for nearly 40 years is now on display in Louisville for the last time. The Speed purchased the piece in 1973 for $38,000, and museum officials didn’t know it was stolen until a few months ago. The Speed worked with the U.S. and Italian governments to organize the art’s return. But before the painting is sent back to Italy it will be on display at the Speed through July 3rd.