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Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine features Terry Gross' in-depth interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, as well as distinguished experts on current affairs and news.
Recent Fresh Air interviews
Mar 12, 2014 — Starting in the late 1960s, the jazz saxophonist produced a series of recordings that came out on the musicians-owned Strata-East label. Those seven albums are now collected in a box set.
Mar 12, 2014 — Fresh Air's classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz recently published a poem about friendship and loss on Poets.org.
Mar 12, 2014 — The Grand Budapest Hotel takes place in the fictional European country of Zubrowka on the eve of war. Anderson shot much of the film in Germany, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape.
Mar 11, 2014 — Olsen has often been called a folk singer, but Ken Tucker says her new album — her first with a backing band — takes her music into an unclassifiable realm.
Mar 11, 2014 — If waiting for help when your car breaks down doesn't strike you as a leisurely activity, it may be time to reconsider. A new book looks at time management challenges of being a working parent.
Mar 10, 2014 — Author Walter Kirn thought he was befriending an eccentric Rockefeller, but his pal turned out to be an impostor wanted for murder. Kirn's new book explores the depths of that deception.
Mar 8, 2014 — A look at how the military and Hollywood teamed up during World War II; poet Kevin Young says his new book has a blues sensibility; and how California convicts organized a statewide hunger strike.
Mar 7, 2014 — Nuland's book won a National Book Award and impacted the national debate about end-of-life care. He died on Monday at 83. Nuland spoke to Fresh Air in 1994.
Mar 7, 2014 — When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie moved from Nigeria to the U.S., she was suddenly confronted with what it meant to be a person of color in America. Her novel explores race in contemporary America.
Mar 7, 2014 — Wes Anderson's new feature takes place at a resort hotel, between World Wars I and II. Fresh Air's critic says the visuals are so witty they transcend camp, but the dialogue isn't quite at that level.