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.

Airs on:
MON-FRI 1pm-2pm, 7pm-8pm
41 min

From Freddie Gray To George Floyd: Wes Moore Says It's Time To 'Change The Systems'

In Five Days, Moore chronicles the uprising that occurred in Baltimore following Gray's death. "We're basically reliving history right now," he says of Floyd's death at the hands of police.
40 min

New Book Argues Migration Isn't A Crisis — It's The Solution

When living things cross into new territory, they are often viewed as threats. But Sonia Shah, who has written a new book — The Next Great Migration -- says the "invaders" are just following biology.
6 min

3 New Options Enhance The Spectrum Of TV Viewing Opportunities

Critic David Bianculli recommends the BBC Shakespeare plays, now available on Britbox. He's also been previewing HBO Max, a new streaming service, and the PBS documentary, An Accidental Studio.
29 min

Brooklyn Borough President On Fighting Police Brutality From The Inside

At 15, Eric Adams was beaten by police. He later joined the force and worked to reform NYC policing by co-founding 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care. He retired from the force after 22 years.
6 min

Identical Twins Become Divided By Race In 'The Vanishing Half'

Brit Bennett's new novel centers on two light-skinned African American sisters — one of whom "passes" for white. The Vanishing Half is compelling — if somewhat melodramatic.
46 min

Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Hannah Gadsby; Behind The Edward Snowden Story

Gadsby says being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder helped her "be kinder" to herself. Maureen Corrigan reviews St. Christopher on Pluto. Barton Gellman discusses reporting of the Snowden story.
10 min

Remembering Pioneering AIDS Activist Larry Kramer

Kramer, who died May 27, was an early advocate for aggressive research into the HIV virus. He co-founded both the Gay Men's Health Crisis and the protest group ACT UP. Originally broadcast in 1992.
30 min

Margo Price Sings About The Heartache And Beauty Of Small-Town America

Growing up in Aledo, Ill., the singer-songwriter longed to live somewhere "more romantic." Then she moved away: "Now, when I go back, I see the beauty in it," she says. Originally broadcast in 2017.