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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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1:24pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Author Interviews

For Actress Maria Bello, Family May Be Complicated, But 'Love Is Love'

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 5:25 pm

Maria Bello is famous for her roles on television's ER and in films like Coyote Ugly and A History of Violence, but her new book is about her life off-screen. Whatever ... Love is Love is a memoir about family and relationships that expands on a column Bello wrote in 2013 for The New York Times.

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1:24pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Movie Reviews

A Critic Takes On Cannes: Highlights (And Lowlights) Of The 2015 Festival

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2:39pm

Tue May 26, 2015
Shots - Health News

A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 4:59 pm

Thomas Dunne Books

Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh has opened heads, cut into brains and performed the most delicate and risky surgeries on the part of the body that controls everything — including breathing, movement, memory and consciousness.

"What is, I think, peculiar about brain surgery is it's so dangerous," Marsh tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "A very small area of damage to the brain can cause catastrophic disability for the patient."

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2:39pm

Tue May 26, 2015
Music Reviews

Revisiting The Crystal Clarity Created By The 'Decca Sound' Revolution

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 2:40 pm

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1:25pm

Mon May 25, 2015
Interviews

Philip Glass On Legacy: 'The Future ... It's All Around Us'

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This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. I hope you’ve been having a good Memorial Day weekend. Today, we’re going to hear my recently-recorded interview with composer Philip Glass.

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11:13am

Sat May 23, 2015
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron Interviews Terry Gross, Letterman's Producer

Terry Gross and Marc Maron took the stage at WNYC's RadioLoveFest on May 6. During their conversation, Gross says, Maron "occasionally looked a little nervous or frustrated when he thought I was unforthcoming — or worse yet, being dull --€” but mostly, he looked emotionally present, curious and attentive."
Rebecca Greenfield Brooklyn Academy of Music

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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3:36pm

Fri May 22, 2015
Movie Reviews

The Future Is Bright In The Time-And-Space Twisting 'Tomorrowland'

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 5:34 pm

Casey (Britt Robertson) experiences a fantastic futuristic world in Tomorrowland.
Disney

Much of Brad Bird's Disney sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland is terrific fun, but it's one of the strangest family movies I've seen: Bird's not just making a case for hope, he's making a furious, near-hysterical case against anti-hope.

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3:36pm

Fri May 22, 2015
Interviews

How 'Gatsby' Went From A Moldering Flop To A Great American Novel

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 4:20 pm

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4:01pm

Thu May 21, 2015
Television

Letterman Signs Off, With A Heartfelt Guest-Filled Finale

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4:01pm

Thu May 21, 2015
Television

Letterman's Executive Producer: 'He's Meant A Lot To A Lot Of People'

Rob Burnett celebrates with Barbara Gaines (left) and Maria Pope (right) after winning an Emmy Award for his work on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2000.
Kevork Djansezian Associated Press

Rob Burnett started working with David Letterman as an intern in 1985 and never left, even when the talk-show host moved from NBC to CBS. During the course of his 29-year tenure, Burnett evolved from intern to head writer to executive producer of the Late Show with David Letterman, a position he held through last night's final show.

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2:01pm

Wed May 20, 2015
Media

Terry Gross To Marc Maron: 'Life Is Harder Than Radio'

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 4:25 pm

Terry Gross and Marc Maron took the stage at WNYC's RadioLoveFest on May 6. During their conversation, Gross says, Maron "occasionally looked a little nervous or frustrated when he thought I was unforthcoming — or worse yet, being dull --€” but mostly, he looked emotionally present, curious and attentive."
Rebecca Greenfield Brooklyn Academy of Music

Earlier this month, almost 2,000 radio fanatics gathered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) to listen in as Marc Maron, the neurotic and sometimes gruff comedian and podcast host, interviewed Fresh Air's Terry Gross. He is known for being vulnerable and bringing his personal life into his interviews; she tends to keep her personal life separate from her work. The conversation that resulted blurs those two styles and ends up revealing aspects of Gross' life that even the biggest Fresh Air fans may find surprising.

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2:04pm

Tue May 19, 2015
U.S.

Reporting On Rape Kit Backlog Leads To New Law And Arrests In Ohio

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2:04pm

Tue May 19, 2015
Movie Interviews

Elizabeth Banks On Success: 'You Don't Get What You Don't Ask For'

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2:10pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Television

The 'Mad Men' Ending: A 'Twisted' And 'Perfect' Conclusion

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 5:36 pm

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2:10pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Music Reviews

In 'Take Off,' Ramon Valle Makes The Piano Sing

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 5:36 pm

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