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Terry Gross

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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1:20pm

Fri July 3, 2015
Music Interviews

Pokey LaFarge Mines His Midwestern Roots, Finds 'Something In The Water'

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1:47pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Politics

Was This Past Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 12:42 pm

A man holds an American and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

The Supreme Court term that just ended included historic rulings in support of same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act. "Political scientists will say that this is a liberal term for the ages," Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent at The New York Times, tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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1:47pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Movie Reviews

Not All Sequels Are Equal: Following Up To 'Terminator', 'Magic Mike'

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1:18pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Television

From SCOTUS To The Confederate Flag, Cable Comedians Keep Tabs On The News

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 1:31 pm

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1:18pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Movie Interviews

'Dope' Director On Geekdom, The N-Word And Confronting Racism With Comedy

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1:33pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Music Interviews

Jerry Douglas' Tribute To Bluegrass Legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs

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1:33pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Author Interviews

How A Stolen Backpack In Casablanca Inspired A Novel About Shifting Identity

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 3:29 pm

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1:31pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Music Reviews

'BrotherLee Love' Offers A Fearless, Fresh Tribute To Trumpeter Lee Morgan

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1:31pm

Mon June 29, 2015
Author Interviews

Mat Johnson On 'Loving Day' And Life As A 'Black Boy' Who Looks White

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12:11pm

Sat June 27, 2015
Interviews

Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron On Obama; NYC's Public Library; Art Forgery

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 12:56 pm

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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1:16pm

Fri June 26, 2015
Remembrances

'Fresh Air' Remembers Johnny Gimble, The 'King Of The Swing Fiddle'

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1:16pm

Fri June 26, 2015
Author Interviews

How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

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3:24pm

Thu June 25, 2015
Environment

How A Historical Blunder Helped Create The Water Crisis In The West

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 2:28 pm

A bathtub ring marks the high-water line on Nevada's Lake Mead, which is on the Colorado River, in 2013.
Julie Jacobson AP

In 1922, seven Western states — Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming and California — drew up an agreement on how to divide the waters of the Colorado River. But there was one big problem with the plan: They overestimated how much water the river could provide.

As a result, each state was promised more water than actually exists. This miscalculation — and the subsequent mismanagement of water resources in those states — has created a water crisis that now affects nearly 40 million Americans.

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3:24pm

Thu June 25, 2015
Music Reviews

Leon Bridges Offers Retro R&B With A Twist In 'Coming Home'

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2:05pm

Wed June 24, 2015
Book Reviews

'Patience And Fortitude' And The Fight To Save NYC's Storied Public Library

Originally published on Mon June 29, 2015 12:55 pm

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Melville House Books

Since it opened in 1911, the building has become a New York City landmark, praised not only for its beauty but also for its functional brilliance. In the words of one contemporary architect, the main branch of The New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street is "a perfect machine for reading." The grand Reading Room sits atop seven levels of iron and steel books stacks whose contents could, at one time, be delivered to anybody who requested a book within a matter of minutes via a small elevator. Those stacks also support the floor of the Reading Room above.

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