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NPR interviews famous and everyday individuals, including world leaders and political figures, artists, writers, musicians, and unique people in your community.

Last Build Date: Sat, 27 May 2017 09:00:03 -0400

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Fresh Air Weekend: Aziz Ansari; Harry Styles And Dan Auerbach Go Solo; Pamela Paul

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:00:03 -0400

Ansari discusses Master Of None and how his parents feel about acting. Ken Tucker reviews new albums by Styles and Auerbach. Paul, who edits The NY Times Book Review, talks about her love of reading.

'Man Weaves' Offer Cover For Balding Men, Cash For Black Hair Care Industry

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:06:00 -0400

Man weaves, more formally known as cranial prosthesis, are a non-surgical procedure by barbers to help balding men. They're growing in popularity as more men opt to spend up to $800 to "regain" hair.

Larissa MacFarquhar: How Far Would You Go To Help Others?

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:11:00 -0400

Larissa MacFarquhar writes about extreme altruists, people who make great sacrifices to help others. She says most of us aren't prepared or willing to do that — which is why we don't give more.

Peter Singer: How Can We Be More Effective Altruists?

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:11:00 -0400

Philosopher Peter Singer's work focuses on "effective altruism" — how to do the most good to make the world a better place. He argues effective giving involves balancing empathy with reason.

Cheryl Steed: Can Altruism Be Learned?

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:10:26 -0400

At the prison where Cheryl Steed works, certain inmates are chosen to be caregivers for elderly inmates. The program has made her wonder — can altruism be learned?

Abigail Marsh: Are We Wired To Be Altruistic?

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:10:26 -0400

When Abigail Marsh was 19, a complete stranger risked his life to save her from a car accident. Today, she studies what motivates us to help others — and why some of us are "extraordinary" altruists.

Why Interpreters Have A Hard Time Translating Trump

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:03:00 -0400

What are the challenges of interpreting President Trump in real time for a foreign audience? Siavash Ardalan has done so many times as a BBC's Persian service host, and he shares some of his tricks.

Why Remix 'Sgt. Pepper's'? Giles Martin, The Man Behind The Project, Explains

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:01 -0400

Why would anyone remix one of the most important and influential albums of all time? Giles Martin explains how and why he did it for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Hasan Minhaj; Cape Verdean Dance Music; Jill Soloway

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Minhaj talks his work on The Daily Show and Homecoming King, his new Netflix special. Critic Milo Miles reviews Synthesize The Soul. Transparent creator Soloway wants to upend TV with I Love Dick.

A Trip To Vietnam Helped This Son Make Peace With His Dad's Death

Fri, 19 May 2017 05:10:59 -0400

Robert Howard II grew up in Norwich, Conn., in the shadow of his father — a larger-than-life character in town — who fought in Vietnam, and was killed in action there in 1969.

No More Neverland: A Senator's Guide To Raising American Adults

Tue, 16 May 2017 05:00:00 -0400

His new book about raising kids in America and the virtues of work and perseverance is "not an old man screaming, 'Get off my lawn!'" insists Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. It's, "Work in my lawn."

In Telling Lola's Story, A Journalist Reveals A Family Secret

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:59:00 -0400

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Tizon died suddenly at 57 soon after he finished his story about Lola, writing: "I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized she was my family's slave."

Smithsonian Solves 150-Year-Old Mystery Death Of Collector And Puts Bones On Display

Sun, 14 May 2017 17:56:00 -0400

Explorer Robert Kennicott disappeared one day in 1866. For more than a century, the cause of his death has been a mystery — but the Smithsonian has solved it.

Fresh Air Weekend: Gabourey Sidibe; 'No One Can Pronounce My Name'; Rhiannon Giddens

Sat, 13 May 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The Precious star talks about overcoming anxiety and working as a phone-sex operator. Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Rakesh Satyal's new novel. Giddens' speaks for the silenced on Freedom Highway.

First Responders Need Help, Too: Crisis Hotline Caters To Emergency Workers

Sat, 13 May 2017 08:04:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Frank Farry about the crisis hotline he set up in Bucks County, Pa., for first responders. Farry says PTSD among public safety workers is an overlooked problem.