The one-hour program features Terry Gross' in-depth interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, as well as distinguished experts on current affairs and news.
Airs on KQED Public Radio weekdays at 1pm and 7pm
The Disappearing Religions of the Middle East
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries, now find themselves threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past. The show talks with Gerard Russell, author of "Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms."
Recently on Fresh Air:
Bradlee was the executive editor for the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He published the Pentagon Papers and covered Watergate. Bradlee, who died Tuesday at 93, talked with Terry Gross in 1995.
When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.
In what may be a last gasp for DVD collections, some of the new box-set releases are aimed at baby boomers and Gen X-ers with favorites like The Wonder Years and Pee-wee's Playhouse.
Making Birdman "was one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I've had," Norton says. He also talks about why Anderson's films are deep and getting royalties for the music in Death to Smoochy.
The initial triumph of Rips is that nearly every one of its songs is sing-along-catchy, immediately memorable.