Tell Me More on RADIO IQ http://wvtf.org en Debbie Allen On 'Fame,' Stage And Men In Tights http://wvtf.org/post/debbie-allen-fame-stage-and-men-tights Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now it's time for our Wisdom Watch. That's the part of the program where we hear from those who've made a difference through their lives and their work. Today, we hear from a woman who is a legend in the world of dance, theater, television and film. Debbie Allen played the iconic dance teacher Lydia Grant both in the movie and in the 1980s television series "Fame."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "FAME")<p>DEBBIE ALLEN: (As Lydia Grant) You've got big dreams? You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here's where you start paying in sweat. I want to see sweat. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:19:00 +0000 editor 20452 at http://wvtf.org First Lady Of Mens Studies Says Passion Is Key http://wvtf.org/post/first-lady-mens-studies-says-passion-key Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. In a few minutes, we will hear from the multitalented Debbie Allen. She's an actress, dancer, choreographer, director, producer. She will be here to tell us about her latest project and how she's trying to get more men and boys dancing with a project she's casting now.<p>But first, speaking of men and boys, if you've been on a university campus lately, you've probably heard about women's studies. But what about men's studies? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:14:00 +0000 editor 20453 at http://wvtf.org The Ten Commandments In The Digital Age http://wvtf.org/post/ten-commandments-digital-age Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>If you had a few days off for spring break and you turned on the television, you might have stumbled across the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster "The Ten Commandments." That spring staple may be one of the few times increasingly secular Americans think about the origin of the commandments, which by faith tradition were delivered to the Hebrew prophet Moses. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:11:00 +0000 editor 20454 at http://wvtf.org Nigerian Activist Chooses Exile Over Life In The Closet http://wvtf.org/post/nigerian-activist-chooses-exile-over-life-closet Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now we'd like to go back to a story that we've turned to a number of times on this program. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:23:00 +0000 editor 20389 at http://wvtf.org Yaya Alafia's Songs Of Strength For Her Baby Boy http://wvtf.org/post/yaya-alafias-songs-strength-her-baby-boy Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Finally today, let's hear from a model and actress who also has Nigerian roots, Yaya Alafia. Last year was a breakout year for her with meaty roles in critically acclaimed films including Lee Daniels' "The Butler" and Andrew Dosunmu's "Mother of George." And she had a baby.<p>But she was nice enough to take time out from her busy schedule to join us as part of our regular feature we call In Your Ear. That's where we invite some of our guest to tell us about the songs they've been listening to. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:23:00 +0000 editor 20390 at http://wvtf.org