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.
Fresh Air Weekend: Questlove; Tubist Richard Antoine White
Roots co-founder Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson spins the soundtrack of his life in the memoir, Music is History. White shares his unlikely path to the stage his memoir, I'm Possible.
In 'Maid,' a single mother struggles to make it on minimum wage
While raising her young daughter, Stephanie Land cleaned houses to scrape by. It was back-aching work for low pay. Her memoir inspired the Netflix series, Maid. Originally broadcast Jan. 29, 2019.
The 'Pandora Papers' expose the secret financial dealings of the global elite
Greg Miller of The Washington Post is part of the team that sifted through millions of documents to reveal how dictators, oligarchs, drug dealers and others hide assets in secret accounts.
'The Last Duel' is a 'Rashomon'-style #MeToo story — and a messy medieval epic
Ridley Scott's epic, which opens in 1386 Paris, tells the story of a duel between a squire of a knight from three points of view — including that of the woman they're fighting over.
Tubist Richard Antoine White shares his unlikely path to the stage 'I'm Possible'
White spent his early childhood in poverty in Baltimore, at times sleeping in abandoned houses. He's now principal tubist in the Santa Fe Symphony and the New Mexico Philharmonic.
Questlove spins the soundtrack of his life in 'Music is History'
In his new book, Roots co-founder Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson starts in 1971 and moves year-by-year through his life, writing about memories, turning points and the songs he listened to.
Documentary follows the divers who risked it all in the Thailand cave rescue
The Rescue follows the 18-day effort to rescue 12 boys and their coach from an underwater cave. Filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin recount the harrowing mission with diver Rick Stanton.
Fresh Air weekend: Celebrating film noir; Stanley Tucci
Eddie Muller's book, Dark City, chronicles film noir from the '40s and '50s. David Bianculli reviews the new Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark. Tucci reflects on his love of food in Taste.