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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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2:05pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Music Reviews

New Release Features Jazz Flutist Sam Most's 'Breathy, Punchy Sound'

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2:05pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Movie Interviews

'Call Me Lucky': A Documentary Of Friendship, Childhood Abuse And Survival

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12:03pm

Sat July 25, 2015
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Jake Gyllenhaal; Making A Comedy About LA's Sex Workers

Jake Gyllenhaal plays boxer Billy Hope in Southpaw.
Scott Garfield The Weinstein Company

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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1:21pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Author Interviews

'Fresh Air' Remembers 'Billy Bathgate' Author E. L. Doctorow

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:12 pm

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1:21pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Dance

Rediscovering The Thrill Of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet

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1:21pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Movie Reviews

A Holocaust Survivor Searches For Her Past In Christian Petzold's 'Phoenix'

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1:21pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Media

'Fresh Air' Remembers Broadcast News Pioneer Marlene Sanders

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2:01pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Book Reviews

Infidelity Is Steeped In Suspense In 'Among The Ten Thousand Things'

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 5:00 pm

lydia Thompson NPR

Talk about opening with a bang: at the beginning of Julia Pierpont's debut novel, Among the Ten Thousand Things, an 11-year-old girl named Kay Shanley enters the lobby of her New York City apartment building. We readers have already been clued into the fact that Kay is the kind of awkward, shy, pre-teen other girls ridicule. We just want her to get safely into her family's apartment and back to watching the Harry Potter movies she loves. But, just as the elevator doors are closing, the doorman signals for her to hold up.

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2:01pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Interviews

From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices?

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 5:43 pm

Women get policed more often for "vocal fry" and "upspeak" than their male counterparts.
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Journalist Jessica Grose is no stranger to criticism of her voice. When she was co-hosting the Slate podcast, the DoubleX Gabfest, she would receive emails complaining about her "upspeak" — a tendency to raise her voice at the end of sentences. Once an older man she was interviewing for an article in Businessweek told her that she sounded like his granddaughter.

"That was the first moment I felt [my voice] was hurting my career beyond just irritating a couple listeners," Grose tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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1:29pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Music Reviews

Reissue Of Thelonious Monk's 'Riverside Recordings' Shows A Star On The Rise

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1:29pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Movie Interviews

Jake Gyllenhaal On Throwing (And Taking) Punches: 'It's Very Primal'

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:04 pm

Jake Gyllenhaal plays boxer Billy Hope in Southpaw.
Scott Garfield The Weinstein Company

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal knows what it feels like to take a punch. "It doesn't feel great, you know," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "I don't like getting hit, but it was important for the movie. At least that's how I justify when I would get hit: 'That was good for the movie.' "

The movie in question is Southpaw, in which Gyllenhaal stars as a boxer who grew up in the foster care system and is struggling to be a father to his daughter.

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2:33pm

Tue July 21, 2015
Music Reviews

'Sonic Trickster' Miguel Blends Genres And Melodies On 'Wildheart'

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 9:48 pm

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2:33pm

Tue July 21, 2015
Movie Interviews

A Downtrodden LA Corner Inspires Comedy And Friendship In 'Tangerine'

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 9:48 pm

Actress Mya Taylor and director Sean Baker collaborated on the film Tangerine, a comedy about a friendship between transgender sex workers in Los Angeles' unofficial red-light district.
Rebecca Cabage AP

When film director Sean Baker moved to Los Angeles three years ago, he found himself drawn to one of the city's most infamous intersections. The corner of Highland Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard is "an unofficial red light district," Baker tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. But Baker's interest in the area went beyond the usual transactions: "I thought there must be some incredible stories that take place on that corner."

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1:31pm

Mon July 20, 2015
Music

Revisiting The Career Of Gospel-Singer-Turned-Hit-Maker Garnet Mimms

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1:31pm

Mon July 20, 2015
Movie Interviews

At 76, Actor Ian McKellen Embodies An Older Sherlock In 'Mr. Holmes'

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