The Vatican recently announced that the 17th-century Mohawk woman, Kateri Tekakwitha, will be canonized as a Catholic saint. Many Native Americans say this is an honor, but others feel it legitimizes the abuses of colonialism. Host Michel Martin speaks with reporter Brian Bull, chair of the group, Native American Public Telecommunications.
A group of African American humanists is running an ad campaign during February. It features historical figures, including Frederick Douglass and Langston Hughes, who they believe shared humanist values. Alix Jules is part of the campaign and he speaks with host Michel Martin about his experience as a black atheist.
Host Michel Martin and the Barbershop guys discuss the latest person to get into hot water on Twitter. CNN contributor Roland Martin was suspended for what critics called "homophobic" comments. The guys also weigh in on a controversial Senate campaign ad that critics are calling offensive.
Tell Me More host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar dig into the mailbag for listener feedback. They check in on the 'Linsanity' surrounding Jeremy Lin, a star with basketball's New York Knicks. Martin spoke to him when he was playing for Harvard University. They also check out responses to a controversial discussion on women's health.