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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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1:26pm

Mon June 8, 2015
Book Reviews

Bombs Blast And Time Marches On In 'A God In Ruins'

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1:26pm

Mon June 8, 2015
Music Reviews

New Release Brings Overdue Recognition For Soul Singer Jackie Moore

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 2:20 pm

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1:06pm

Sat June 6, 2015
Interviews

Fresh Air Weekend: Carey Mulligan, The Apple Watch, A Neurosurgeon's Memoir

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 12:49 pm

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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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1:10pm

Fri June 5, 2015
Theater

'Gershwins And Me' Tells The Stories Behind 12 Songs

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This is FRESH AIR. I’m David Bianculli sitting in for Terry Gross.

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RUDY VALLEE: When you work with your brother Ira, which comes first, the words or the music?

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3:37pm

Thu June 4, 2015
Movie Reviews

In 'Spy', Melissa McCarthy Shines Amid Crude Jokes And Chase Scenes

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3:37pm

Thu June 4, 2015
Shots - Health News

Pregnant Women With Depression Face Tough Choices, No Easy Answers

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Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can be harmful to the developing fetus. Pregnant women who suffer from serious depression face a difficult dilemma: Should they continue taking medication and risk unknown side-effects to the fetus, or go through their pregnancies trying to handle their depression without medication?

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4:43pm

Wed June 3, 2015
Movie Reviews

Malian Bandleader Bassekou Kouyate Merges Rock And Soul In 'Ba Power'

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This is FRESH AIR. Music critic Milo Miles has a review of the latest release from Bassekou Kouyate, a veteran bandleader and musician from Mali. Milo says rock and soul come together on his band's fourth album "Ba Power."

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4:43pm

Wed June 3, 2015
All Tech Considered

Infiltrating 'The Dark Net,' Where Criminals, Trolls And Extremists Reign

Originally published on Thu June 4, 2015 9:25 am

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There's a side to the Internet most people have never visited. Tor Hidden Services, or the Tor Network, is an encrypted, hidden network of about 50,000 websites that can't be accessed with a traditional browser like Chrome or Firefox. Its users include criminals, trolls and extremists.

Author Jamie Bartlett, who chronicles the secret corners of the Internet in his book The Dark Net, likens it to the "Wild West."

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1:12pm

Tue June 2, 2015
Books

Four Books That Deliver Unexpected And Delightful Surprises This Summer

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 1:16 pm

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This is FRESH AIR. Travel near and far, literary souvenirs and the cruise ship companionship of an animal are the subjects of the novels and works of nonfiction on Maureen Corrigan's list of early summer book recommendations.

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1:12pm

Tue June 2, 2015
Music Reviews

The Gary Peacock Trio Balances Introspection And Drive In 'Now This'

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 1:16 pm

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1:12pm

Tue June 2, 2015
Movie Interviews

Actress Carey Mulligan Stands Out Amid The 'Madding Crowd'

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 1:16 pm

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2:35pm

Mon June 1, 2015
Shots - Health News

Those Yoga Poses May Not Be Ancient After All, And Maybe That's OK

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 2:02 pm

Yoga practitioners celebrate the solstice in New York's Times Square in 2011.
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That yoga pose you've been practicing may not be as ancient as you thought. In fact, journalist Michelle Goldberg says that most of the poses that we do in modern yoga classes have no antecedent beyond 150 years ago.

"Probably the greatest myth is when you do these poses, when you do sun salutations or the warrior poses, that that there's some sort of continuity to what yogis were doing 3,000 years ago on the banks of the Ganges, and that's just not true," Goldberg tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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2:35pm

Mon June 1, 2015
Technology

Apple's Watch: A Timepiece Designed To Give You Back Your Time

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 4:01 pm

The Apple Watch is not what I expected. Yes, it is beautiful. You can stand in the shower and watch water bounce off the screen as if it were a lotus leaf. The details of the hardware can be stunning like that.

But most of the features that really excited me when the watch was introduced have turned out to be disappointments. As a physical activity tracker, it's mediocre. The messaging system, which Apple seemingly lavished attention on, is no better than regular old texting. The hyped "crown" scroll wheel for navigation is a rarely used little flourish.

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1:14pm

Sat May 30, 2015
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: David Oyelowo, Highlights (And Lowlights) Of Cannes

David Oyelowo plays an American Army veteran living with his mother in HBO's Nightingale.
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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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3:03pm

Fri May 29, 2015
Television

Are DVD Box Sets A Dying Business? Studios Hope The Answer Is 'Not Yet'

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This is FRESH AIR. Our TV critic, David Bianculli, has a review of several recently released big DVD box sets. He says there are reasons to grab them now while you can.

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