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Mon March 5, 2012

Georgia Lawmaker: Women's Voices Not Being Heard

Originally published on Mon March 5, 2012 9:44 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, you've heard the phrase: A mind is terrible thing to waste. That's the longtime slogan of a group that worked to get more African-Americans into college. Well, now a group is saying: Ice time is a terrible thing to waste. There's a new scholarship to try to get more college students of color into hockey. We'll hear more about that in just a few minutes.

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10:00 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Blacks, Latinos Mark Civil Rights Milestone

Originally published on Mon March 5, 2012 9:44 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.

Coming up, some advocates for more expansive reproductive rights say women are being disrespected and demeaned by state and national debates about access to abortion and contraception, particularly those debates that include few, if any women. We are going to hear from a female state lawmaker who has flipped the script and crafted legislation focused on the reproductive choices of men. We'll have that conversation in a few minutes.

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Author Interviews
9:53 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them

Routines are made up of a three-part "habit loop": a cue, a behavior and a reward. Understanding and interrupting that loop is key to breaking a habit, says journalist Charles Duhigg.
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Originally published on Mon March 5, 2012 11:46 am

Think about something it took you a really long time to learn, like how to parallel park. At first, parallel parking was difficult and you had to devote a lot of mental energy to it. But after you grew comfortable with parallel parking, it became much easier — almost habitual, you could say.

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Mountain Stage
9:53 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Wanda Jackson On Mountain Stage

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Originally published on Mon March 5, 2012 7:00 am

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Political Junkie
9:52 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Snowe Removal And The Decline Of The Senate Moderates

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Originally published on Mon March 5, 2012 8:47 am

If you are a partisan Democrat, the announcement last week by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) that she would not seek a fourth term is great news. Her departure moves the seat from Safe Republican to Likely Democratic, and it hurts GOP efforts to win a Senate majority in November. Nobody was going to beat Snowe this year, not in the primary (though she did have conservative opposition) nor in the general election. In 2006, an awful year for Republicans nationwide, Snowe won re-election with 74 percent of the vote.

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