On the Media http://ualrpublicradio.org en Teen Sexting Not So Bad? http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/teen-sexting-not-so-bad Most parents who have seen their teenagers glued to a phone have wondered what, exactly, they're doing. Maybe they're texting about the next party or dance. And most parents hope they're not sending sexually explicit photos or messages.<p>But some researchers see sexting as a normal part of a teenager's sexual awakening.<p>"We're so reticent to acknowledge the sexual development of our teenagers, of our young people," says Rey Junco, fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He sees sexting as a way teenagers start to express their sexuality. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:47:00 +0000 editor 21828 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Teen Sexting Not So Bad? Muslim Singer Yuna Moves To John Mayer's Music http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/muslim-singer-yuna-moves-john-mayers-music Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>Next it's time for the regular feature we call In Your Ear. That's where we invite some of our guests to tell us about the top songs on their playlists. We caught up with Muslim pop star Yuna earlier this year, And she told us about some of her favorite tunes.<p>YUNA: Hey, I'm Yuna, and what's playing in my ear is Drake "From Time."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FROM TIME")<p>DRAKE: (Singing) You a flower child, beautiful child, I'm in your zone. Looking like you came from the '70s on your own. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:47:00 +0000 editor 21829 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Hip-Hop Dreams Lead To Penning Poetry http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hip-hop-dreams-lead-penning-poetry Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>And now it's time for Muses and Metaphor. That is our ode to National Poetry Month. All through April, we're featuring original tweet-length poems - that's 140 characters or less delivered by Twitter and written by NPR listeners mostly, but also new this year, some of our regular contributors.<p>On Friday, we hosted a Twitter chat about the series with writer and hip-hop artist MK Asante and Chicago poet Malcolm London. You can see that conversation if you missed it by searching the hashtag #TMMPoetry. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:47:00 +0000 editor 21830 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The Dangers Of Defaulting On Student Loans http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/dangers-defaulting-student-loans Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>It's college admissions season. So this spring, along with NPR's Morning Edition, we're bringing you stories to help you navigate the higher education money maze.<p>One of the most daunting parts of that maze is deciding whether to take on massive student loans to pay for college. Americans reportedly owe $1 trillion in student loans. But looking down the road, what happens when somebody can't pay or won't pay? To find out, I spoke earlier with Sandy Baum. She's a senior fellow at the Urban Institute. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000 editor 21780 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The Latino Experience In Appalachia http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/latino-experience-appalachia Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Let's take a visit to Appalachia now, the region that stretches from Southern New York all the way down to northern Mississippi. The stereotype of Appalachia is a mountainous area sparsely populated by poor whites. But there is a lot more to that region, including a growing Latino community with rich traditions in the arts.<p>A new project documents their experiences. It is called "Las Voces de los Apalaches." It's produced by the University of Kentucky's Appalachian Center. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000 editor 21781 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Voice Of Mavis Staples Still Inspires http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/voice-mavis-staples-still-inspires Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>Mavis Staples has one of those voices that makes you stop and listen.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I'LL TAKE YOU THERE")<p>MAVIS STAPLES: (Singing) I know a place. Ain't nobody crying.<p>HEADLEE: That's Mavis Staples singing with her father and her sisters, The Staples Singers. They had number one hits on the Billboard charts, but they also helped craft a soundtrack for the civil rights movement in the 1950s and '60s. She talked about that aspect of her career last week at an event in Austin, TX, marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000 editor 21782 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Al Sharpton: Rat Or Cat? http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/al-sharpton-rat-or-cat Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now it's time for our weekly visit to the Barbershop where the guys talk about what's in the news and what's on their minds.<p>Sitting in the chairs for a shape-up this week are Arsalan Iftikhar, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, with us from Chicago. In New York City, we have Pablo Torre. He's a senior writer with ESPN. TELL ME MORE editor Ammad Omar is here with us here in our Washington, D.C. studios. And also in D.C. and sitting in the hot seat is Corey Dade, contributing editor for The Root. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:32:00 +0000 editor 21665 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Twitter Poetry: A Little Bit Of Real Estate Says A Lot http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/twitter-poetry-little-bit-real-estate-says-lot Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>And now it's time for Muses and Metaphor. That's our ode to National Poetry Month. This April, we are featuring your original tweet poems of 140 characters or less. NPR listeners and, new this year, some of our regular contributors are joining the fun sending them in via Twitter.<p>Today, we have a special conversation with two of those contributors - filmmaker and writer MK Asante and poet Malcolm London. They will also chat with listeners on Twitter today. And they're both here with us to share their poems and talk about the experience. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:32:00 +0000 editor 21666 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Bringing Back Freshness And Flair To The Easter Table http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/bringing-back-freshness-and-flair-easter-table Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. If you are an observant Christian, then you know that Holy Week begins this weekend with Palm Sunday and concludes next week with Easter Sunday. Those days commemorate the defining moments of the faith.<p>Now, Christians celebrate in all kinds of ways including with a visit from the Easter Bunny, but a big part of the celebration is that big holiday dinner - emphasis on big. In this country, it's usually ham or lamb and maybe potato salad or scallop potatoes. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:32:00 +0000 editor 21667 at http://ualrpublicradio.org On 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights, LBJ Remembered As An Opportunist? http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/50th-anniversary-civl-rights-lbj-remembered-opportunist Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're going to start off the program with some of the latest politics on Capitol Hill before Congress heads off on recess next week.<p>And the nation is celebrating a big anniversary in civil rights this week. We wanted to talk about these topics and more. So we've called Maria Cardona. She's a Democratic strategist and a principal in the Dewey Square Group, which is a public relations firm - or public affairs firm. She's here in our Washington, D.C. studios. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:59:00 +0000 editor 21608 at http://ualrpublicradio.org