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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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2:28pm

Tue March 3, 2015
NPR Ed

Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 4:58 pm

Kevin Carey'€™s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Slate and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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A lot of parents start worrying about paying for college education soon after their child is born. After that, there's the stressful process of applying to colleges, and then, for those lucky enough to get admitted into a good college, there's college debt.

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2:19pm

Tue March 3, 2015
Remembrances

Fresh Air Remembers 'Jazz Master' Orrin Keepnews

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2:19pm

Tue March 3, 2015
Book Reviews

'Welcome To Braggsville' Isn't Quite 'Invisible Man,' But It's Close

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Here's only a partial list of great American writers whose names came to mind as I was reading T. Geronimo Johnson's new novel, Welcome to Braggsville: Tom Wolfe, Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, H.L. Mencken, Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer and Ralph Ellison, Ralph Ellison, Ralph Ellison. Johnson's timely novel is a tipsy social satire about race and the oh-so-fragile ties that bind disparate parts of this country into an imperfect and restless union.

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1:20pm

Mon March 2, 2015
Author Interviews

Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

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1:20pm

Mon March 2, 2015
Music

'Now Is The Time' For Organist Chris Foreman

Originally published on Mon March 9, 2015 11:00 am

With guitarist Bobby Broom, organist Chris Foreman has recorded several albums with the Deep Blue Organ Trio. Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says Foreman is one of a few Chicago jazz heroes who should be better known outside the city limits.

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11:29am

Sat February 28, 2015
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Larry Wilmore, The Smart Home And Bill Gifford

Larry Wilmore debuts Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Jan. 19.
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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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1:44pm

Fri February 27, 2015
Movie Reviews

'Maps To The Stars': Either The Funniest Horror Movie, Or The Most Horrific Comedy

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 3:43 pm

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1:44pm

Fri February 27, 2015
Remembrances

Fresh Air Remembers Former Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

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1:44pm

Fri February 27, 2015
Author Interviews

From Poker Amateur To World Series Competitor In 'The Noble Hustle'

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2:48pm

Thu February 26, 2015
Shots - Health News

From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 4:03 pm

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When journalist Bill Gifford turned 40, his friends gave him a cake shaped as a tombstone with the words, "R.I.P, My Youth." As he reflected on his creeping memory lapses and the weight he'd gained, Gifford got interested in the timeless quest to turn back the aging clock — or at least slow it down.

His latest book, Spring Chicken, explores everything from some wacky pseudo-cures for aging to fascinating research that point to causes of aging at the cellular level.

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2:39pm

Thu February 26, 2015
Television

'Battle Creek' Has The Flavor Of A TV Throwback From An Earlier Age

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 4:28 pm

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2:14pm

Wed February 25, 2015
Music Reviews

Mavericks' Singer Raul Malo Restlessly Explores Genres

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2:14pm

Wed February 25, 2015
National Security

A Hard Look At The Risks Of Transporting Oil On Rail Tanker Cars

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 1:42 pm

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2:14pm

Wed February 25, 2015
All Tech Considered

The World Loves The Smartphone. So How About A Smart Home?

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 3:23 pm

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My coffee maker is texting me again. It's scheduled to make coffee tomorrow, the message says, but I need to refill its water tank. Welcome to the future.

The Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker with WeMo — yes, that is its official name — is just one of many household appliances being remade to connect to the Internet and take care of themselves. There are thermostats, smoke alarms, washing machines and even $1,000 Bluetooth-connected toilets.

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2:41pm

Tue February 24, 2015
Television

Fair Warning: Watch One 'Foyle's War' Episode, And You'll Want To Watch Them All

Michael Kitchen stars as Foyle, a widowed police superintendent in the coastal city of Hastings in England. His sidekick is his driver, Samantha Stewart, a vicar's daughter played by Honeysuckle Weeks.
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The satisfying thing about TV crime shows is that they offer a sense of closure. The unsatisfying thing is how much of life they must leave out to do it. Like, history. Whether you're talking CSI or Sherlock, crime shows tend to take place in a weirdly hermetic universe where the characters may change — like in True Detective — yet the historical moment in which they live remains largely irrelevant background.

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