Fresh Air
Fresh Air

Hosted by Terry Gross, Fresh Air from WHYY is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. One of public radio's most popular programs, Fresh Air features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

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MON-FRI 1pm-2pm, 7pm-8pm
46 min

Fresh Air Weekend: The CIA's Quest For Mind Control; Tan France Of 'Queer Eye'

Journalist Stephen Kinzer talks about the CIA's Cold War efforts to develop mind control drugs. Ken Tucker reviews Ken Burns' Country Music. France explains why he nearly passed on Queer Eye.
5 min

The 'Hustlers' Grab Back In This Crime Story With A Feminist Twist

Inspired by an article in New York magazine, Hustlers is a giddy, energetic film about a band of New York strippers who start ripping off their rich, finance-world clients.
35 min

Linda Ronstadt On Making Music: 'I Knew How To Sing My Whole Life'

The Mexican-American singer spoke with Terry Gross in 2013 about her career and her Parkinson's diagnosis. The documentary, The Sound of My Voice, traces Ronstadt's career from the late '60s onward.
34 min

'Waste' Examines The Global And Local Afterlife of Recyclables

Environmental scientist Kate O'Neill discusses recycling and the global politics of waste. "Once you throw something away, you've got to think about where's it going to go next," she says.
9 min

Filmmaker Ken Burns Goes Wide, But Not Deep, In His Chronicle Of 'Country Music'

Burns is known for finding fresh takes on big topics, but his new eight-part PBS series about country music treads a well-worn path, leaning heavily on the biggest stars and the most obvious ideas.
42 min

Why Fashion Expert Tan France Nearly Turned Down 'Queer Eye'

"The thought of being one of the very first openly gay South Asian men on a major show. ... That pressure was so hard to handle," France says of his role on the Netflix makeover series.
7 min

Singer/Composer Jazzmeia Horn Is A Double Threat On 'Love & Liberation'

Horn pulls together her sundry influences — including jazz, pop, gospel and vintage Broadway — on her second album. The resulting tunes are so good, other singers are sure to try them on.
36 min

'She Said' Reveals The People And Practices That Protected Weinstein

New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, talk about the obstacles Weinstein created to prevent their investigation.
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