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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.


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Best Of: 'Office' Actor John Krasinski / Our Aging And Unstable Electrical Grid

Author: NPR
Fri, Aug 26, 2016


John Krasinski says he's thankful for his big break "every single day." Three years after the wrap of 'The Office,' he continues to branch out — he's now directing and co-starring in the film 'The Hollars.' Ken Tucker reviews 'Real' from singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless. Also, in her new book, 'The Grid,' Gretchen Bakke argues that the under-funded power grid is incapable of taking the U.S. into a new energy future.

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Gloria Steinem

Author: NPR
Fri, Aug 26, 2016


The feminist icon says she is free of the "demands of gender" that she faced from adolescence onward. Her memoir is 'My Life on the Road,' is now out in paperback. David Edelstein reviews 'Southside With You,' a film based on the real story of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date.

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Inside Private Prisons: Crowding, Under-Staffing, And Inmate Deaths

Author: NPR
Thu, Aug 25, 2016


Seth Freed Wessler reported on the substandard medical care in privately-run prisons in the federal corrections system for 'The Nation.' His work may have led the Justice Department to phase out private prisons. Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews two reissues from saxophonist Teddy Edwards.

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'Office' Actor John Krasinski

Author: NPR
Wed, Aug 24, 2016


Krasinski says he's thankful for his big break "every single day." Three years after the wrap of 'The Office,' he continues to branch out — he's now directing and co-starring in the film 'The Hollars.' Also, Milo Miles shares an appreciation of African bandleader E.T. Mensah.

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Trump Revealed: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur'

Author: NPR
Tue, Aug 23, 2016


'Washington Post' reporters Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher talk about Donald Trump's upbringing, business dealings, and philosophy, "When you're hit, hit back ten times harder." Their new book is 'Trump Revealed.' Ken Tucker reviews 'Real' from singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless.

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Our Aging And Unstable Electrical Grid

Author: NPR
Mon, Aug 22, 2016


In her new book, 'The Grid,' Gretchen Bakke argues that the under-funded power grid is incapable of taking the U.S. into a new energy future. Bakke says, "We can make a lot more electricity than we can use, and we can make more electricity than the grid can carry, but the grid is the weakest link." Also, classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews 'Let Me Tell You,' by Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen in collaboration with soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan.

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Best Of: Julie Klausner Of 'Difficult People' / The 'Microbes Within Us'

Author: NPR
Fri, Aug 19, 2016


Julie Klausner plays an unsuccessful comic who quips about celebrities in her Hulu series, 'Difficult People.' She says that she and her co-star Billy Eichner bonded over their shared love of show business and pop culture. John Powers reviews 'War Dogs,' a new comedy about the business of war. Science writer Ed Yong says billions of microbes that live on and within our bodies affect digestion, immunity, body weight and general health. His new book is 'I Contain Multitudes.'

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'Disgruntled' Novelist Drew From Her Own Childhood

Author: NPR
Fri, Aug 19, 2016


Asali Solomon's novel 'Disgruntled' is about a girl growing up in West Philadelphia whose parents were black nationalists. "My parents taught us to revere Africa — people at school made fun of Africa," she says. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead shares a batch of previously unknown Charlie Parker performances. John Powers reviews the new satirical film 'War Dogs' starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill.

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Microbes: 'Our Partners In Life'

Author: NPR
Thu, Aug 18, 2016


Science writer Ed Yong says billions of microbes that live on and within our bodies affect digestion, immunity, body weight and general health. His new book is 'I Contain Multitudes.' Also, Milo Miles reviews the 'Best Of' album from Brazilian trio Bossacucanova.

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'Hillbilly Elegy' Author J.D. Vance

Author: NPR
Wed, Aug 17, 2016


Vance grew up in a Rust Belt town in Ohio, in a family from the hills of eastern Kentucky. His new memoir details the social isolation, poverty, and addiction that afflict poor white communities. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the album 'Rattle and Roar' from The Earls of Leicester.

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Snark Aside, Julie Klausner Says 'Difficult People' Is Inspired By Love

Author: NPR
Tue, Aug 16, 2016


Klausner plays an unsuccessful comic who quips about celebrities in her Hulu series, 'Difficult People.' She says that she and her co-star Billy Eichner bonded over their shared love of show business and pop culture. Biologist Bill Streever talks about sailing from Texas to Guatemala while doing research for his book, 'And Soon I heard a Roaring Wind.'

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A Culinary History Of The Great Depression

Author: NPR
Mon, Aug 15, 2016


During the Depression, cheap, nutritious and filling food was prioritized — often at the expense of taste. Jane Ziegelman and Andy Coe, authors of 'A Square Meal,' discuss food trends of the time. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Trials of the Earth.'

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Best Of: Meryl Streep / Colson Whitehead

Author: NPR
Fri, Aug 12, 2016


Streep talks about learning to sing badly in 'Florence Foster Jenkins,' her natural singing voice, and why sometimes just being Meryl Streep is more nerve-racking than performing. Maureen Corrigan reviews 'You Will Know Me,' a book about the fierce and frenzied world of gymnastics. Finally, novelist Colson Whitehead discusses his latest book — where the Underground Railroad is an actual locomotive that slaves ride to freedom.

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Historian Mary Beard Tackles Myths About Ancient Rome

Author: NPR
Fri, Aug 12, 2016


From Julius Caesar's last words to what Gladiator duels were actually like, classicist Mary Beard sets the record straight. Her book 'SPQR' is now out in paperback. Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Hell or High Water.'

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Inside ISIS' Movement To Spread Terror 'All Over The World'

Author: NPR
Thu, Aug 11, 2016


'New York Times' reporter Rukmini Callimachi says ISIS' recruiting efforts focus on both the "mentally unwell" and those who have been "radicalized since birth."

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Meryl Streep

Author: NPR
Wed, Aug 10, 2016


Streep works hard to sing badly in her new film, 'Florence Foster Jenkins.' In it, she plays the title role, a character based on an actual heiress and socialite who devoted her life to music — despite having a squeaky, screechy singing voice. Streep also discusses working with Stephen Sondheim for the screen adaptation of 'Into the Woods,' and why sometimes just being Meryl Streep is more nerve-racking than performing.

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Jacqueline Woodson On Black Girlhood

Author: NPR
Tue, Aug 09, 2016


National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's new novel 'Another Brooklyn' is based in part on her memories of growing up there in the 1970s. Woodson describes adolescence as an "amazing and urgent moment" in life. Rock critic Ken Tucker shares political songs from The Mekons and The Mavericks.

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Novelist Colson Whitehead

Author: NPR
Mon, Aug 08, 2016


As a child, Colson Whitehead imagined the Underground Railroad to be a subway beneath the earth that escaped slaves could ride to freedom. He returns to his childhood vision in his new novel, 'Underground Railroad.' Maureen Corrigan reviews 'You Will Know Me,' a book about the fierce and frenzied world of gymnastics.

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Best Of: Novelist Jay McInerney / Comic Ali Wong

Author: NPR
Fri, Aug 05, 2016


McInerney discusses being fired from The New Yorker, Raymond Carver's writing advice, and his "second life" after his bestselling novel, 'Bright Lights, Big City.' Music historian Ed Ward shares the story of German New Wave in DĂĽsseldorf. Also, producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks to comic Ali Wong about her Netflix special 'Baby Cobra,' which she performed while 7.5 months pregnant.

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Israeli Writer Etgar Keret

Author: NPR
Fri, Aug 05, 2016


Keret's collection of personal essays, 'The Seven Good Years,' spans the time between the birth of his son and the death of his father. He says his father, who was a Holocaust survivor, taught him to "look reality straight in the face." His book is out in paperback. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Little Men.'

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'Late Late Show' Host James Corden / Singer Songwriter Joan Shelley

Author: NPR
Thu, Aug 04, 2016


Segments like 'Carpool Karaoke' and 'Drop the Mic' from the 'Late Late Show' have up to 120 million views on YouTube. Corden takes us behind-the-scenes of these videos, and talks about his background in musical theater. Also, Joan Shelley and guitar accompanist Nathan Salsburg play from their new album 'Over and Even.'

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The Wild Saga Of The Kidnapping, Crimes And Trial Of Patty Hearst

Author: NPR
Wed, Aug 03, 2016


Hearst was abducted in 1974 and then declared allegiance to her captors. Legal expert Jeffrey Toobin does not believe Hearst was brainwashed, but rather, "responded rationally to the circumstances."

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Inside The 'Idiot Brain' / Comic Ali Wong

Author: NPR
Tue, Aug 02, 2016


Neuroscientist Dean Burnett explores the strange behaviors of the mind in his book 'Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To.' He says the human brain is like a computer that files information in a way that defies logic and that brains can alter memory, cause motion sickness, and affect intelligence. Also, producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks to comic Ali Wong about her Netflix special 'Baby Cobra,' which she performed while 7.5 months pregnant.

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Novelist Jay McInerney

Author: NPR
Mon, Aug 01, 2016


McInerney discusses being fired from The New Yorker, Raymond Carver's writing advice, and his "second life" after his bestselling novel, 'Bright Lights, Big City.' His new novel is 'Bright, Precious Days.' Music historian Ed Ward shares the story of German New Wave in DĂĽsseldorf.

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Best Of: Michael K. Williams / Soul Singer Sharon Jones

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 29, 2016


Over the course of his career, actor Michael K. Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like Omar on 'The Wire'). He also co-starred in 'Boardwalk Empire,' and is now in HBO's 'The Night Of.' Critic at-large John Powers reviews a new dystopian novel. Also we hear from soul singer Sharon Jones. In 2013, she was forced to take a hiatus from her band The Dap-Kings, after she was diagnosed with cancer. The documentary 'Miss Sharon Jones!' follows her musical comeback.

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Caitlin Moran On 'How To Be A Woman'

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 29, 2016


British columnist Caitlin Moran talks about her book 'How to Be a Woman,' which is part memoir, part comic manifesto. Moran discusses her early understanding of feminism, and also abortion, waxing, and marriage. We also listen back to interviews with two people who died this week: Tim LaHaye, co-author of the apocalyptic 'Left Behind' novels, and Marni Nixon, who dubbed singing for actresses in the films 'The King and I,' 'West Side Story, and 'My Fair Lady.' Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Jason Bourne.'

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Soul Singer Sharon Jones

Author: NPR
Thu, Jul 28, 2016


In 2013, the energetic lead singer for The Dap-Kings was forced to take a hiatus from the band after she was diagnosed with cancer. The documentary 'Miss Sharon Jones!' follows her musical comeback. Linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses Donald Trump's pledge to be the "law-and-order candidate."

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Covering Hillary Clinton, A Candidate 'Forged In The Crucible' Of Conflict

Author: NPR
Wed, Jul 27, 2016


As a reporter for The New York Times, Amy Chozick's beat is Hillary Clinton. But, Chozick says, it's hard to get to know a candidate who "has been so scarred" by her decades in the public eye.

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The Rise And Fall Of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes

Author: NPR
Tue, Jul 26, 2016


Ailes resigned last week amid allegations of sexual harassment. Biographer and journalist Gabriel Sherman joins us to discuss the accusations, as well as Ailes' influence on political discourse in America. Critic at-large John Powers reviews 'The Natural Way of Things,' by Charlotte Wood. Kevin Whitehead shares an appreciation of jazz guitarist Charlie Christian.

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'Wire' Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Author: NPR
Mon, Jul 25, 2016


Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's 'The Night Of,' he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Maxwell's new album 'blackSUMMERS'night.'

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Best Of: Comic Mike Birbiglia / 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 22, 2016


Mike Birbiglia talks about parenthood, his new film, 'Don't Think Twice,' and how he stopped procrastinating writing his screenplay. John Powers reviews 'Zero Days,' a chilling new documentary by Alex Gibney. Then David Mandel, the Emmy-nominated writer, director and executive producer of the HBO series 'Veep,' discusses this past season, working with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and getting his start working for Al Franken.

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The Modern Struggle For Voting Rights In America

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 22, 2016


The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed racial discrimination in voting. But author Ari Berman says a 2013 Supreme Court ruling blocks the act's enforcement — and opened the door for new restrictions. His book 'Give Us the Ballot' is now out in paperback. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Star Trek Beyond.'

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Black Lives And Blue Lives

Author: NPR
Thu, Jul 21, 2016


We hear from Tom Gibbons, a former Philadelphia police officer, who was shot three times. We'll also hear from Eric Adams, who has marched against police brutality, and served as an NYPD officer. He was beaten by police when he was 15, and now, as a black father, he worries about his son. Mat Johnson reads an essay about what the craft of storytelling can offer us as we try to make sense of our times.

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'Veep' Showrunner / Remembering Garry Marshall

Author: NPR
Wed, Jul 20, 2016


David Mandel, the Emmy-nominated writer, director and executive producer of the HBO series 'Veep,' talks about this past season, working with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and the 2016 election. Then we remember Garry Marshall, the man behind 'Happy Days' and 'Laverne & Shirley,' and countless other TV shows and films. Marshall spoke to Fresh Air in 1991. He died yesterday at 81.

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Comic Mike Birbiglia

Author: NPR
Tue, Jul 19, 2016


Birbiglia wrote, directed and co-stars in the new film, 'Don't Think Twice.' It's about an improv comedy group, and what happens when one member gets a job on a popular TV sketch comedy show, and how the group splinters. Also, Lloyd Schwartz discusses the exhibit at the Met Breuer Museum, 'Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible.'

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Novelist Explores The Comedy & Despair Of Caring For Aging Parents

Author: NPR
Mon, Jul 18, 2016


Author Cathleen Schine says that living far away from an elderly parent can create feelings of guilt as well as those of relief. Her darkly comic novel is 'They May Not Mean To, But They Do.' John Powers reviews 'Zero Days,' a chilling new documentary by Alex Gibney. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Dan Cray's new album 'Outside In.'

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Best Of: Actor Christopher Eccleston / Comedy Writer Jessi Klein

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 15, 2016


Christopher Eccleston, who co-starred in 'The Leftovers' on HBO, plays a grandfather who struggles to relate to his autistic grandson on the BBC drama series 'The A Word.' The actor talks about Brexit, faith, and his father's dementia. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Underground Airlines.' Also, comedy writer Jessi Klein ('Inside Amy Schumer') talks about competition among women, what she calls the "thong industrial complex," and having to pump breast milk at the Emmys. Her new book of essays is 'You'll Grow Out Of It.'

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Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 15, 2016


The lead singer and a guitarist of Alabama Shakes was raised on her father's junkyard in the woods of Athens, Alabama. She reflects on small town life and big-time music. The band's second album 'Sound & Color' was nominated for six Grammys. [Originally aired Jan. 2016] Film critic David Edelstein reviews the 'Ghostbusters' reboot.

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Swimming With Sharks & What 'Jaws' Got Wrong

Author: NPR
Thu, Jul 14, 2016


Marine ecologist Dr. Neil Hammerschlag has looked inside the mouth of a wild tiger shark and lived to tell the tale. He says that sharks pose only a small risk to people: "Humans are not on the shark's menu." Also, opera percussionist Patti Niemi talks about her journey from Juilliard to the orchestra pit, and her struggles with anxiety and OCD.

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'The War At Home': Life As A Military Spouse

Author: NPR
Wed, Jul 13, 2016


Rachel Starnes, writer and wife of a Navy pilot, talks about the impact of her husband's long and frequent absences, and how her marriage compares to the feminist ideal she had envisioned. Her memoir is, 'The War At Home: A Wife's Search for Peace (and Other Missions Impossible).' Maureen Corrigan reviews short story collection, 'The Dream Life of Astronauts.'

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'Inside Amy Schumer' Head Writer Jessi Klein

Author: NPR
Tue, Jul 12, 2016


Jessi Klein is best known for her work as head writer for 'Inside Amy Schumer' and her stand-up. Now she's got a book of personal essays called 'You'll Grow Out Of It.' She talks to Terry Gross about the competition among women, what she calls the "thong industrial complex," and having to pump breast milk at the Emmys. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews 'Puberty 2' from singer-songwriter Mitski.

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British Actor Christopher Eccleston On 'The A Word'

Author: NPR
Mon, Jul 11, 2016


Eccleston, who co-starred in 'The Leftovers' on HBO, plays a grandfather who struggles to relate to his autistic grandson on the BBC drama series 'The A Word.' The actor talks about Brexit, faith, and his father's dementia. John Powers reviews two novels from Mexico, 'Among Strange Victims,' and 'The Transmigration of Bodies.'

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Best Of: The Story of Robert Kennedy/ 'Unbroken Brain'

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 08, 2016


Journalist Larry Tye talks about Robert F. Kennedy's transformation from stalwart anti-communist to liberal icon. Tye's new biography of Kennedy includes new insights on the early part of Kennedy's career when he worked for Joe McCarthy. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Allen Toussaint's final recording and journalist Maia Szalavitz talks about new ways of understanding and treating addiction. Her book, 'Unbroken Brain,' is based on research as well as personal experience; Szalavitz was addicted to cocaine and heroin from the age of 17 until she was 23.

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Comic Jim Gaffigan / Remembering Elie Wiesel

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 08, 2016


Jim Gaffigan talks about his TV Land series 'The Jim Gaffigan Show,' now in its second season, in which he plays a comic, who like himself, has a wife and five children, doesn't swear in his act, and is a Catholic. Fresh Air remembers Holocaust survivor, witness, writer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel. He died last Saturday at the age of 87. Also, David Edelstein reviews the new film 'Life, Imagined,' and TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new HBO series 'The Night Of.'

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Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

Author: NPR
Thu, Jul 07, 2016


Tough love, interventions and 12-step programs are some of the most common methods of treating drug addiction, but journalist Maia Szalavitz says they're often counterproductive. In her new book, 'Unbroken Brain,' Szalavitz argues against the notion of "addictive personalities" and instead makes the case that addiction is similar to a learning disorder. Her book is based on research as well as personal experience; Szalavitz was addicted to cocaine and heroin from the age of 17 until she was 23. Also book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Underground Airlines,' a new novel of alternate history by Ben H. Winters that imagines the Civil War never happened, and that slavery still exists in a few states.

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BONUS: Terry Gross Introduces 'The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified'

Author: NPR
Wed, Jul 06, 2016


'The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified' is a new family-friendly podcast about an intrepid reporter (and radio host!) who foils devious plots and matches wits with cunning villains. It was created by Fresh Air producer John Sheehan. Find it at: http://eleanoramplified.com

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The 'Rise Of The Judicial Right' and 'Eleanor Amplified'

Author: NPR
Wed, Jul 06, 2016


Warren Burger served as chief justice of the Supreme Court from 1969 until 1986. Linda Greenhouse, author of 'The Burger Court,' says those years helped establish the court's conservative legal foundation. Fresh Air producer John Sheehan talks about creating "The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified," a new adventure podcast for kids featuring an intrepid radio reporter who foils plots and outwits crafty villains.

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From 'Cold Warrior' To 'Liberal Icon,' The Story Of Robert Kennedy

Author: NPR
Tue, Jul 05, 2016


Robert Kennedy's political transformation is the focus of a new biography by journalist Larry Tye. Kennedy began his career as an assistant counsel on Senator Joe McCarthy's sub-committee investigating communists. When Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, he was the liberal hopeful in the Democratic presidential primary. Larry Tye was given access to 58 boxes of private Kennedy papers, and interviewed 400 people, including Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy.

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A Tribute To Composer Eubie Blake

Author: NPR
Mon, Jul 04, 2016


Blake's songs are back on Broadway, in the adaptation of his 1921 show 'Shuffle Along.' It was an influential musical that was written and produced by African Americans and had an all African American cast. Our tribute features live performances of his songs and interviews with singer Vernel Bagneris, pianist Dick Hyman, theater historian Robert Kimball and historian David Levering Lewis. Originally broadcast in 1998.

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Best Of: Broadway Singer Barbara Cook / 'Captain Fantastic' Dir. Matt Ross

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 01, 2016


After starring in Broadway shows like 'The Music Man' and 'Candide,' Cook struggled with addiction, then staged a successful second career as a cabaret singer. Her new memoir is 'Then and Now.' Commentator Mat Johnson reads his essay about the vanishing middle class. Matt Ross discusses his new film, 'Captain Fantastic,' which he wrote and directed, is about a father living with his six children in the woods of the Pacific Northwest.

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