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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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A Personal History Of L.A. Punk

Author: NPR
Mon, May 02, 2016


A look back at the L.A. punk scene with three people who helped define it. John Doe and Exene Cervenka, co-founders of the band X, and Dave Alvin, who joined X for a few years as their lead guitarist. In John Doe's new memoir, 'Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk,' Doe brings together his own essays and stories from other musicians and scenemakers from that time.

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Best Of: Questlove / Tom Hanks

Author: NPR
Fri, Apr 29, 2016


An onstage interview with Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, the co-founder and drummer of The Roots. He talks about Prince, his late father Lee Andrews, and his new book, 'somethingtofoodabout.' David Edelstein reviews the new film 'Elvis & Nixon,' and Tom Hanks talks about growing up with multiple parents and religions. He stars in the new film 'A Hologram for the King.'

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'New Yorker' Cartoonist Writes 'Honest Portrait' Of His Parents

Author: NPR
Fri, Apr 29, 2016


Bruce Eric Kaplan, cartoonist for The New Yorker, recalls growing up in the 1960's and 70's in New Jersey. His illustrated memoir is called 'I Was A Child.' A remembrance of Harry Wu, who died Tuesday at the age of 79. Wu spent 19 years in a Communist Chinese labor camp. Milo Miles reviews a new tribute album for gospel-blues performer Blind Willie Johnson and David Edelstein reviews the new film 'Elvis & Nixon.'

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Comic Jerrod Carmichael On Stand-Up, Family And 'The Carmichael Show'

Author: NPR
Thu, Apr 28, 2016


Carmichael has been described as having 'one of standup's most unorthodox approaches to exploring race and class.' His standup can make you squirm because he says things like, 'I'm starting to appreciate slavery.' Jerrod Carmichael is the creator and star of the NBC sitcom 'The Carmichael Show.' On a typical episode, Jerrod, and the characters of his girlfriend, his parents and brother, take different positions on issues such as — once you know the allegations against Bill Cosby, is it still OK to watch The Cosby Show? Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new album of live performances by jazz legend Sonny Rollins and Maureen Corrigan reviews Betsy Lerner's new memoir about reconnecting with her elderly mother.

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Onstage Interview with Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson

Author: NPR
Wed, Apr 27, 2016


Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, the drummer and leader of The Tonight Show's house band The Roots, says he's obsessed with the creative process. His new book, 'somethingtofoodabout', is a collection of his interviews with chefs about how art and creativity apply to their preparation and presentation of food. Speaking with Terry Gross in front of an audience in Philadelphia, Questlove talks about Prince, his late father Lee Andrews, and the food equivalent of the 'Mona Lisa.'

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Tom Hanks

Author: NPR
Tue, Apr 26, 2016


Tom Hanks is one of the most popular actors of our time. In his new film, 'A Hologram for the King,' he plays a business man who's lost confidence in himself — in contrast to the courageous men Hanks has played in films like 'Captain Phillips,' 'Saving Private Ryan,' and 'Apollo 13.' Hanks tells Terry Gross why he doesn't think he has their kind of courage, about growing up a child of two divorces, and getting exposed to a variety of religions. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Sturgill Simpson's new country album.

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Hillary The Hawk: Inside Clinton's Tenure As Secretary Of State

Author: NPR
Mon, Apr 25, 2016


Mark Landler of The New York Times discusses Clinton and Obama's contrasting views on America's role in the world. Clinton, Landler says, was often the hawk, more willing to intervene with force. His book is 'Alter Egos.'

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Best Of: Yellowstone / One Autistic Man's 'Emotional Awakening'

Author: NPR
Fri, Apr 22, 2016


National Geographic journalist David Quammen warns that Yellowstone is "in danger of being loved to death." Maureen Corrigan reviews two works of historical suspense fiction. John Elder Robison, who has autism, talks about the brain experiment that left him with a sense of empathy he had never experienced before. His new book is 'Switched On.'

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The Songs And Pathways Of 'The Living Bird'

Author: NPR
Fri, Apr 22, 2016


Wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn and essayist Scott Weidensaul share bird calls and discuss some of the remarkable abilities of birds. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' and 'Tale of Tales.' Ken Tucker reflects on the life and music of Prince.

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Electric Currents And An 'Emotional Awakening' For One Man With Autism

Author: NPR
Thu, Apr 21, 2016


'Switched On' author John Elder Robison says the emotional empathy he gained after receiving transcranial magnetic stimulation was intense. "It's like I lost a protective shield," he says. Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone joins Robison to talk about TMS treatment.

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'Scary Old Sex': Stories Of Love From The Aged

Author: NPR
Wed, Apr 20, 2016


74 year-old author and psychiatrist Arlene Heyman discusses her debut short-story collection, which focuses on the sex lives and intimate relationships of characters in their 60s and 70s. Maureen Corrigan reviews two works of historical suspense fiction. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the new album from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Henry Threadgill.

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David Duchovny

Author: NPR
Tue, Apr 19, 2016


Duchovny talks about how 'The X-Files' made him a better writer. His novel, 'Bucky F*cking Dent,' is about a a son reuniting with his absentee father. John Powers reviews the new AMC series 'The Night Manager.'

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Is Yellowstone In Danger Of Being 'Loved To Death'?

Author: NPR
Mon, Apr 18, 2016


Each year, the park attracts millions of visitors and provides a home to countless animal species. But National Geographic journalist David Quammen warns that balancing tourism and preservation can be tricky. Ken Tucker reviews 'A Cure For Loneliness' by Peter Wolf.

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Best Of: W. Kamau Bell / 'Shugs & Fats'

Author: NPR
Fri, Apr 15, 2016


Comic W. Kamau Bell is taking his political and social satire to CNN, where he's hosting a new docu-series called 'United Shades of America.' He describes himself as having made a living finding humor in the parts of America he doesn't understand. Kevin Whitehead reviews jazz guitarist Julian Lage's album 'Arclight.' Comics Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz play Muslim immigrants dealing with speed dating, cat calls and other aspects of life in secular New York in their sketch-comedy series 'Shugs & Fats.'

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The Science Of The Teenage Brain

Author: NPR
Fri, Apr 15, 2016


Why do teenagers behave like — teenagers? We get an explanation from neuroscientist Dr. Frances Jensen, who says our brains are still maturing through our 20s and that the front part of the brain is the last to develop. "And what's in the front? Your frontal cortex and prefrontal cortex; these are the areas where we have insight, empathy, impulse control," she says. "Risk-taking behavior is suppressed by activity in your frontal lobes." Her book is 'The Teenage Brain.' Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'The Jungle Book.'

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Comic W. Kamau Bell

Author: NPR
Thu, Apr 14, 2016


Comic W. Kamau Bell is taking his political and social satire to CNN, where he's hosting a new docu-series called 'United Shades of America.' He describes himself as having made a living finding humor in the parts of America he doesn't understand. The original premise of the series was a black guy goes places he shouldn't or you wouldn't expect him to go. Bell formerly hosted a series of political satire called 'Totally Biased,' which was on the FX and FXX Networks.

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The Magnificent (And Maddening) Story Of Traffic

Author: NPR
Wed, Apr 13, 2016


Edward Humes describes his new book as a "transportation detective story" that chronicles the hidden characters, locations and machinery driving our same-day delivery, traffic-packed world. Also, Fresh Air producer Sam Briger talks to jazz guitar prodigy Julian Lage.

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'Shugs & Fats' Mixes Hijabis With Hipsters

Author: NPR
Tue, Apr 12, 2016


Comics Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz play Muslim immigrants dealing with speed dating, cat calls and other aspects of life in secular New York in their sketch-comedy series 'Shugs & Fats.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews a novel by Irish writer Edna O'Brien.

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Novelist On Marriage, Cancer And The Pain Of Uncertainty

Author: NPR
Mon, Apr 11, 2016


Charles Bock's wife died from leukemia just before their daughter's 3rd birthday. Bock relived the final years of her life while writing his new novel, 'Alice & Oliver.' He drew on his wife's diaries for the novel. Kevin Whitehead reviews Julian Lage's album 'Arclight.'

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Best Of: Samantha Bee / Inside The Start-Up Bubble

Author: NPR
Fri, Apr 08, 2016


Bee, who was the longest-serving 'Daily Show' correspondent, has a new political satire show called 'Full Frontal' on TBS. Ken Tucker reviews a new album from Robbie Fulks. Dan Lyons was in his 50s when he was laid off from Newsweek and went to work for a start-up. He says it was part frat house, part cult. He wrote for the HBO series 'Silicon Valley,' and his new memoir is 'Disrupted.'

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Remembering Merle Haggard

Author: NPR
Fri, Apr 08, 2016


"I was, to say the least, probably the most incorrigible child you can think of," Haggard told Terry Gross in 1995. The country legend died Wednesday morning in California. It was his 79th birthday. Historian Eric Foner recently won the American History Book Prize from the New York Historical Society for 'Gateway to Freedom,' about the Underground Railroad. He discussed the book in 2015.

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Samantha Bee

Author: NPR
Thu, Apr 07, 2016


Bee, who was the longest-serving 'Daily Show' correspondent, has a new political satire show called 'Full Frontal' on TBS. She talks about feminism, her hotline for rape threats, and why she doesn't like doing stand-up comedy. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Louder than Bombs.'

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How States Are Overruling Local Laws

Author: NPR
Wed, Apr 06, 2016


Lisa Graves says that states can overrule local laws, and legislatures are increasingly using preemption to stop things like fracking bans, minimum wage increases, and protections for LGBT people. Ken Tucker reviews a new album from Robbie Fulks, and John Powers reviews a Brazilian film called 'Neon Bull.'

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A 'Misadventure In The Start-Up Bubble'

Author: NPR
Tue, Apr 05, 2016


Dan Lyons was in his 50s when he was laid off from Newsweek and went to work for a start-up. He says it was part frat house, part cult. He wrote for the HBO series 'Silicon Valley,' and his new memoir is 'Disrupted.' Maureen Corrigan reviews novel 'Alice & Oliver,' and Fresh Air says goodbye to our longtime administrative assistant, Dorothy Ferebee.

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'It Was Torture': An Abu Ghraib Interrogator Confesses

Author: NPR
Mon, Apr 04, 2016


The techniques Eric Fair used were legal, but what he did still weighs on his conscience. "There is no middle ground," he says. "Torture is an enhanced interrogation." His new memoir is 'Consequence.'

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Best Of: Ray Romano / Baseball Injuries

Author: NPR
Fri, Apr 01, 2016


Romano tells us how he landed a role in Martin Scorsese's series 'Vinyl,' how Letterman gave him his big break, and what makes him cry. Commentator Sarah Hepola says after years of complaining about hate on the Internet, she became part of the problem. Finally, pitchers of all ages are increasingly blowing out their elbows and needing what's known as Tommy John surgery. Sports writer Jeff Passan discusses his new book 'The Arm.'

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Remembering Actress Patty Duke

Author: NPR
Fri, Apr 01, 2016


Duke won an Oscar for her portrayal of Helen Keller in 1962's 'The Miracle Worker.' She died Tuesday at the age of 69. She spoke to Terry Gross in 1988. Also, novelist Vendela Vida discusses her novel 'The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty,' about the sense of dislocation that often comes with traveling to another country. Film critic David Edelstein reviews the Miles Davis biopic, 'Miles Ahead.'

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Nora Ephron's Son Tells Her Story / Injuries On The Pitcher's Mound

Author: NPR
Thu, Mar 31, 2016


Pitchers of all ages are increasingly blowing out their arms and needing what's known as Tommy John surgery. Sports writer Jeff Passan discusses his new book 'The Arm.' Jacob Bernstein is the director of the new HBO documentary about his mother, late writer and director, Nora Ephron (Heartburn, When Harry Met Sally). It's about her life, her writing and her fatal illness, which she kept secret from almost everyone.

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Ray Romano

Author: NPR
Wed, Mar 30, 2016


Ever since 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' the actor says he's been trying to take on more dramatic roles. In the HBO series 'Vinyl' he plays a record company executive who contemplates suicide.

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'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking About Pleasure

Author: NPR
Tue, Mar 29, 2016


Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys, but ... their sexual pleasure is unspoken." Orenstein discusses the effect hook-up culture, porn, and pop stars have had on girls' lives. Then, commentator Sarah Hepola says after years of complaining about hate on the Internet, she became part of the problem.

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The Spanish Civil War And The Fight Against Fascism

Author: NPR
Mon, Mar 28, 2016


According to Adam Hochschild, about 2,800 Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War, and some were bombed by Nazis years before the U.S. entered World War II. His new book is 'Spain in Our Hearts.' John Powers reviews the French film 'My Golden Days.'

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Best Of: Michael Ian Black / Regina King

Author: NPR
Fri, Mar 25, 2016


Comic Michael Ian Black lays bare his insecurities in his new book, 'Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (But Also My Mom's, Which I Know Sounds Weird.)' He talks about family, masculinity and vanity. Ken Tucker reviews the latest album from country icon Loretta Lynn, and Regina King shares her experience going from a teen actor on '227' to landing roles in 'Boyz n the Hood' and 'American Crime.'

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Remembering Garry Shandling

Author: NPR
Fri, Mar 25, 2016


Comedian Garry Shandling, who died yesterday, told Terry Gross that he was "one of those kids who became aware of comedians at a very early age." He spoke to Fresh Air in 1992 and 2007. Also, 'Carol' is now on DVD. We revisit our interview with director Todd Haynes and screenwriter Phyllis Nagy. The film is about an unlikely love affair between two women in the 1950s.

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Michael Ian Black

Author: NPR
Thu, Mar 24, 2016


The comic lays bare his insecurities in his new book, 'Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (But Also My Mom's, Which I Know Sounds Weird.)' He talks about family, masculinity and vanity in a conversation with Terry Gross. Also, David Edelstein reviews 'Batman v. Superman.'

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Making Sense Of Our Arcane And Convoluted 'Primary Politics'

Author: NPR
Wed, Mar 23, 2016


Author Elaine Kamarck explains what happens in a brokered convention and how the rules of presidential primaries can sometimes change. Her book is 'Primary Politics.' Then Maureen Corrigan reviews short story collection 'What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours' by Helen Oyeyemi.

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The 'Secret History' Of Cyber War And Security

Author: NPR
Tue, Mar 22, 2016


Fred Kaplan, author of 'Dark Territory,' traces the history of cyber defense and discusses the current heated debate between the FBI and Apple over the encryption of the iPhone.

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Actress Regina King

Author: NPR
Mon, Mar 21, 2016


King began acting professionally as a teen on the sitcom '227.' Now she co-stars in the ABC series 'American Crime,' and the HBO series 'The Leftovers.' Also, author Petrine Day Mitchum talks about the famous horses who starred in Hollywood Westerns. Finally, a poem by our critic Lloyd Schwartz that's been set to music.

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Best Of: Single Ladies / 'She Loves Me' Returns To Broadway

Author: NPR
Fri, Mar 18, 2016


Rebecca Traister, author of 'All The Single Ladies,' says the declining marriage rates among adult women are less about the institution of marriage and more about the opportunities available to women today. Film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Midnight Special.' A revival of the 1963 musical 'She Loves Me' opens Thursday on Broadway. Director Scott Ellis and lyricist Sheldon Harnick talk about the show.

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Country Icon Loretta Lynn

Author: NPR
Fri, Mar 18, 2016


At 83, country music legend Loretta Lynn has a new album, 'Full Circle.' Ken Tucker reviews the album, and we listen back to part of her 2010 interview. Also, Questlove's father, doo-wop singer Lee Andrews, died this week. The 'Roots' drummer talks about him in part of his 2013 interview. Finally, film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Krisha.'

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Opening The Books On Donald Trump's Business Deals In Atlantic City

Author: NPR
Thu, Mar 17, 2016


Washington Post reporter Robert O'Harrow dissects Trump's acquisition of the Taj Mahal casino/hotel, which went into bankruptcy a year after it opened. Rock historian Ed Ward tells the story of Them, Van Morrison's band before he went solo.

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A Glimpse Inside 'The Real Russia'

Author: NPR
Wed, Mar 16, 2016


Veteran NPR correspondent Anne Garrels takes us deep inside Russia, where citizens struggle with a shaky economy and widespread corruption, but seem supportive of their controversial president. Her book is 'Putin Country.' Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'Hidden Voices' from Aruán Ortiz.

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Pen-Pal Passion Is Revived In Broadway's 'She Loves Me'

Author: NPR
Tue, Mar 15, 2016


A revival of the 1963 musical 'She Loves Me' opens Thursday on Broadway. Director Scott Ellis and lyricist Sheldon Harnick talk about the show. Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Innocents and Others' by Dana Spiotta.

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Genetics And Cancer / Gillian Jacobs & Paul Rust Of Netflix's 'Love'

Author: NPR
Mon, Mar 14, 2016


Oncologist Theodora Ross discusses the hereditary nature of cancer and her own predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer. Her book is 'A Cancer in the Family.' Ken Tucker reviews 'Good Grief' from the band Lucius. Then, Fresh Air producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks to Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs about their Netflix series 'Love,' which Rust co-created with his wife Lesley Arfin and Judd Apatow.

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Best Of: Sarah Paulson / American Eugenics & Forced Sterilizations

Author: NPR
Fri, Mar 11, 2016


Actress Sarah Paulson set out to play O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark in a "truthful way" in the new FX series 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson.' "I read, watched, and listened to any and everything I could get my hands on," Paulson says. John Powers reviews Sonny Liew's new graphic novel 'The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye.' And then Adam Cohen tells us how American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits they considered undesirable. His new book is 'Imbeciles.'

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Remembering Author Pat Conroy

Author: NPR
Fri, Mar 11, 2016


Conroy, who died last week, was the author of several books, two of which — 'The Great Santini' and 'The Prince of Tides' — were made into feature films. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1987, 1995 and 2002. Also, rock historian Ed Ward tells the story of Billy Ward and the Dominoes.

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Sarah Paulson On Portraying O.J. Simpson Prosecutor Marcia Clark

Author: NPR
Thu, Mar 10, 2016


The actress set out to play Clark in a "truthful way" in the new FX series 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson.' "I read, watched, and listened to any and everything I could get my hands on," Paulson says. She also discusses her roles in 'Carol,' 'American Horror Story,' and her relationship with actress Holland Taylor.

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Inside An Oakland Motorcycle Club

Author: NPR
Wed, Mar 09, 2016


Alex Abramovich was in his 30s when he looked up a guy (Trevor) who bullied him in grade school. In his new book 'Bullies,' Abramovich writes about reconnecting with Trevor, now the head of the East Bay Rats — an Oakland motorcycle club. Also, we remember the 'Fifth Beatle,' George Martin, in an excerpt of his 1980 interview.

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Recovering Addict Finds 'Hope After Heroin'

Author: NPR
Tue, Mar 08, 2016


At the height of her addiction to heroin, Tracey Helton Mitchell lived in an alley and sold her body. Now she works as an addiction specialist helping others. Her new memoir is 'The Big Fix.' Also, Milo Miles reviews the debut album from percussionist Roman Diaz.

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The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations

Author: NPR
Mon, Mar 07, 2016


In the first half of the 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits they considered undesirable. Adam Cohen tells the story in his new book, 'Imbeciles.' Also, John Powers reviews Sonny Liew's new graphic novel 'The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye.'

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Best Of: Comic Louie Anderson / Author Victor LaValle

Author: NPR
Fri, Mar 04, 2016


Comic Louie Anderson talks about playing the mother of an embittered rodeo clown in the FX series 'Baskets.' He based the portrayal on his own mother. Ken Tucker reviews the new album by the Waco Brothers, and author Victor LaValle tells us about his new horror novella — a tribute and critique of H.P. Lovecraft.

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