Fresh Air

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Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Each week, nearly 4.5 million people listen to the show's intimate conversations broadcast on more than 450 National Public Radio (NPR) stations across the country, as well as in Europe on the World Radio Network.

Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits Fresh Air with "probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights." And a variety of top publications count Gross among the country's leading interviewers. The show gives interviews as much time as needed, and complements them with comments from well-known critics and commentators.

Fresh Air is produced at WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and broadcast nationally by NPR.

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Music Reviews
8:42 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Michael Gibbs And Bill Frisell Team Up On A New Big Band Record

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 10:43 am

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Movie Reviews
8:42 am
Fri June 12, 2015

A 'Wolfpack' Of Brothers Who Met The World Through Movies

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Pop Culture
10:37 am
Thu June 11, 2015

What's A Thamakau? Spelling Bee Is More About Entertainment Than English

Nathan J. Marcisz of Marion, Ind., focuses intently as he spells a word during the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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We English-speakers take a perverse pride in the orneriness of our spelling, which is one reason why the spelling bee has been a popular entertainment since the 19th century. It's fun watching schoolchildren getting difficult words right. It can be even more entertaining to watch literate adults getting them wrong.

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Music Reviews
10:28 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Shamir Bailey Invites Everyone In, With Plenty Of Pop Star Potential

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Politics
10:28 am
Thu June 11, 2015

Journalist Explores How Conservative Allies Paved Way For Walker's Candidacy

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Pop Culture
11:18 am
Wed June 10, 2015

For Comedian Kumail Nanjiani, Getting Personal Is Complicated

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Nanjiani moved to the U.S. for college and stayed to pursue his comedy career. He stars in the HBO series Silicon Valley, now ending its second season. The new season of his Comedy Central show, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, premieres June 30.
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Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 1:02 pm

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Movie Interviews
11:18 am
Wed June 10, 2015

It's All In Your Head: Director Pete Docter Gets Emotional In 'Inside Out'

The new animated Disney/Pixar film Inside Out takes us inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl — a mind controlled by five emotions, each voiced by a different actor. From left: Sadness, Anger, Fear (behind Anger), Disgust and Joy.
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Originally published on Wed June 10, 2015 12:14 pm

Why do songs get stuck in your head? Where did that weird dream come from last night? The new Disney Pixar film Inside Out takes an animated peek into the inner workings of our minds.

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Music Interviews
10:58 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Remembering Les Paul, On What Would Have Been His 100th Birthday

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 11:14 am

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Author Interviews
10:58 am
Tue June 9, 2015

India's 1947 Partition And The 'Deadly Legacy' That Persists To This Day

British Maj. T.J. Monaghan (left) and Pvt. H. Farabrother of the Inniskilling Regiment of Northern Ireland, walk through wreckage after riots destroyed parts of the Punjab suburb of Amritsar, India, in March 1947.
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Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 12:49 pm

Mahatma Gandhi, who used passive resistance in the fight for Indian independence, is known worldwide as a symbol of peace. But Americans know much less about the violence that erupted when the British pulled out of India in 1947.

After Muslim leaders demanded their own state, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs attacked each other in riots and massacres. In his new book, Midnight's Furies, Nisid Hajari explores the partition that created Pakistan as a separate state, the violence surrounding the partition and why those tensions persist to this day.

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Music Reviews
10:16 am
Mon June 8, 2015

New Release Brings Overdue Recognition For Soul Singer Jackie Moore

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 11:20 am

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