Can I Just Tell You?
Oct 16, 2013 — Some politicians and commentators amp up their rhetoric at the expense of the facts. In her regular "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin suggests that they get a reality check... at the movies.
Oct 9, 2013 — As the shutdown drags on, many Americans are wondering whether the federal government will meet its obligations, and services for military veterans are a particular cause for concern. Host Michel Martin shares her thoughts about the promises the nation has made to service members — and those they've made to each other — in her 'Can I Just Tell You?' essay.
Jul 17, 2013 — NPR's Michel Martin says Americans sometimes have an empathy gap when it comes to other people's pain.
Jun 26, 2013 — In her regular "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin shares her thoughts on the Paula Deen controversy. Martin says it might be time for a truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., to help people move on from insensitive things they did in the past.
Jun 12, 2013 — Host Michel Martin says people too often base their 'facts' on assumptions — not real data. She shares her thoughts on new polling numbers in her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay.
May 22, 2013 — Host Michel Martin says America deserves a Bentley for peoples' dedication to do the right thing. She shares her thoughts on wealth and the American dream in her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay.
May 8, 2013 — In her regular "Can I Just Tell You" essay, the host of Tell Me More talks about a new report that shows an increase in suicide rates among baby boomers. She says the figures are more than just numbers for her. Martin's brother took his own life three years ago.
Apr 10, 2013 — President Obama apologized for his recent declaration that California Attorney General Kamala Harris is 'by far, the best looking attorney general in the country.' But was the compliment out of bounds, or was it the reaction that went over the top? Host Michel Martin shares her thoughts in her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay.
Apr 3, 2013 — Basketball player Kevin Ware was released from the hospital after a gruesome injury in an NCAA tournament game on Sunday. In her Can I Just Tell You essay, host Michel Martin questions how fans and colleges treat players on and off the court.
Mar 28, 2013 — As the nation watched the historic Supreme Court arguments over gay marriage, host Michel Martin recalls an affirmative action case she followed at the Court in 1979. In her 'Can I Just Tell You' essay, she explains how — as gay rights activists fight for equality in marriage — the fight for equal economic opportunity remains for many African-Americans.