Fresh Air


    

Daily Magazine of contemporary arts and issues known for captivating interviews with guests from literature, science, music, film, and more, hosted by Terry Gross.

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On 'Tomlinson Hill,' Journalist Seeks Truth And Reconciliation
Chris Tomlinson covered conflict, including apartheid in Africa, for 11 years. Then the great-great-grandson of Texas slaveholders realized he needed to write a book about his family's history.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Angela Ricketts; Chaz Ebert And Steve James
In her book No Man's War, Angela Ricketts writes about raising three kids while her husband deployed. Filmmaker Steve James and Chaz Ebert discuss Life Itself, a documentary about Robert Ebert.
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'Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered
"You have to see your unimportance before you can see your importance and your significance to the world," Haden told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1992. The bassist died on July 11.
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'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People
Modeled after the groundbreaking feminist health manual Our Bodies, Ourselves, the book details the social, political and medical issues faced by transgender people.
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Every Composer Needs A Great Storyteller
EMI has just reissued a broad spectrum of German conductor Otto Klemperer's recordings, including a box set of one of the composers he's most associated with: Gustav Mahler.
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Nigeria's Boko Haram 'More Extreme Than Al-Qaida,' Journalist Says
Journalist Alex Perry wrote the new e-book The Hunt for Boko Haram: Investigating the Terror Tearing Nigeria Apart. He says Boko Haram doesn't have logical reasons for the atrocious acts it commits.
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The Cowboy That Wasn't A Cowboy Sings
A new album from Cowboy Jack Clement has the prolific producer performing many of his best-known compositions with help of Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell and John Prine.
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An Army Wife Charts Her Struggles In 'No Man's War'
In her new book, Angela Ricketts writes about raising three kids while her husband deployed eight times over 22 years. Each separation "kind of blackens your soul," she says.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers South African Writer Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer has written about the agonies of apartheid in her novels and short stories. She died Sunday at the age of 90. In 1989, she spoke with Terry Gross during a visit to the U.S.
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'Mockingbird Next Door': A Genteel Peek Into Harper Lee's Quiet Life
After Harper Lee wrote To Kill A Mockingbird, she became a recluse and lived with her sister, Alice, in Alabama. Reporter Marja Mills uses rich detail to provides glimpses into their twilight years.
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