Michele Norris http://ktep.org en '12 Years A Slave' Screenwriter Talks Grit, Grace And Survival http://ktep.org/post/12-years-screenwriter-talks-resistance-grace-and-survival Was screenwriter John Ridley a bit nervous the night before this year's Academy Award nominations were announced? Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:50:00 +0000 Michele Norris 35640 at http://ktep.org '12 Years A Slave' Screenwriter Talks Grit, Grace And Survival For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait' http://ktep.org/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 23891 at http://ktep.org For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait' Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind 'I Have A Dream' http://ktep.org/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 23810 at http://ktep.org Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind 'I Have A Dream' Two Officers, Black And White, On Walking The '63 March Beat http://ktep.org/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 23737 at http://ktep.org Two Officers, Black And White, On Walking The '63 March Beat At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child http://ktep.org/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 23429 at http://ktep.org At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child Determined To Reach 1963 March, Teen Used Thumb And Feet http://ktep.org/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 22975 at http://ktep.org Determined To Reach 1963 March, Teen Used Thumb And Feet To Join '63 March On Washington: 'Like Climbing A Mountain' http://ktep.org/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 22357 at http://ktep.org To Join '63 March On Washington: 'Like Climbing A Mountain' A Daughter's Struggle To Overcome A Legacy Of Segregation http://ktep.org/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 18678 at http://ktep.org A Daughter's Struggle To Overcome A Legacy Of Segregation Living In Two Worlds, But With Just One Language http://ktep.org/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 17392 at http://ktep.org Living In Two Worlds, But With Just One Language For A Black Doctor, Building Trust By Slowing Down http://ktep.org/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 15882 at http://ktep.org For A Black Doctor, Building Trust By Slowing Down March Kids' Book Club Pick: 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz' http://ktep.org/post/march-kids-book-club-pick-wonderful-wizard-oz Our next book club adventure takes us on a journey that is familiar to people across generations: We will be taking a trip down the yellow brick road with <em>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,</em> first published in 1900. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:01:00 +0000 Michele Norris 11812 at http://ktep.org March Kids' Book Club Pick: 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz' A Young Artist Finds Solace In Creatures Of The Sea And Sky http://ktep.org/post/young-artist-finds-solace-creatures-sea-and-sky In February, NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/141728003/nprs-back-seat-book-club">Backseat Book Club</a> read a novel about a troubled kid who finds both strength and solace in the artwork of the renowned naturalist John James Audubon. The novel, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/25/172877128/with-audobons-help-beat-up-kid-is-okay-for-now"><em>Okay for Now</em> by Gary D. Schmidt</a><em>,</em> takes place in 1968 in a little town in upstate New York where middle-schooler Doug Swietek is drowning in life's complications. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:01:00 +0000 Michele Norris 11813 at http://ktep.org A Young Artist Finds Solace In Creatures Of The Sea And Sky The Year's Outstanding 'Backseat' Reads, For Ages 9 To 14 http://ktep.org/post/years-outstanding-backseat-reads-ages-9-14 Since this was an election year, <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/141728003/nprs-back-seat-book-club">NPR's Backseat Book Club</a> decided to hold an informal poll to identify the best-loved children's books of 2012. We know that "kid lit" is a big category, stretching from baby-proof board books all the way to young-adult titles with fetching werewolves on the covers. But we're interested in books that hit the sweet spot for backseat readers — kids between 9 and 14 years of age. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:03:00 +0000 Michele Norris 6740 at http://ktep.org The Year's Outstanding 'Backseat' Reads, For Ages 9 To 14 How 'Black Beauty' Changed The Way We See Horses http://ktep.org/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 4349 at http://ktep.org How 'Black Beauty' Changed The Way We See Horses November Kids' Book Club Pick: 'The Red Pyramid' http://ktep.org/post/november-kids-book-club-pick-red-pyramid Mention the name Rick Riordan to adults, and they might say, "Huh?" But kids? They know. Riordan has been burning up the best-seller lists with three different series of books that all feature modern-day kids entangled in the lives of ancient gods. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:50:00 +0000 Michele Norris 4254 at http://ktep.org November Kids' Book Club Pick: 'The Red Pyramid'