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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:25:00 -0500A new biopic tells the story of Ray Kroc, who turned a single burger restaurant into a multi-billion dollar worldwide franchise. Critic David Edelstein says The Founder offers a dark dose of realism.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:25:00 -0500Trombonist Ray Anderson, bassist Mark Helias and drummer Gerry Hemingway first played together as a trio in 1977. Critic Kevin Whitehead says their new double album proves they can still deliver.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:25:00 -0500In the '60s, the CIA began a secret program that aimed to curb Communism by arming and training local fighters in Laos. Author Joshua Kurlantzick calls it "the largest covert operation in US history."
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500Writer Nikole Hannah-Jones says "individual choices" contribute to school segregation. Muslim comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh turned to prayer after Trump's election. Bloom discusses Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:21:00 -0500Smith's latest book, Swing Time, tells the story of two girls who dream of being dancers, but only one has the talent to do so. Originally broadcast Nov. 21, 2016.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:14:00 -0500Imam Khalid Latif is one of the people profiled in The Secret Life of Muslims, a digital series about Islamophobia. He is also the first Muslim chaplain at New York University.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:14:00 -0500Writer Mat Johnson reflects on what the Obama presidency meant to his biracial family. "I didn't always agree with Obama," he says. "But I always respected — and will always respect — that man."
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:42:00 -0500Comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh often jokes about being a "pork-eating, alcohol-drinking, married-to-an-atheist" Muslim. But lately she finds herself wanting to connect with her religious traditions.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:41:00 -0500Bloom talks to Fresh Air's Ann Marie Baldonado about the CW musical comedy series, now in its second season, that she co-created and stars in. Bloom plays a woman who follows an ex across the country.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:41:00 -0500Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich says that for Mormon women living in 19th century Utah, "plural marriages" were empowering in complicated ways.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500Jeff Bridges says his actor dad always brought joy to the set. David Bianculli reviews A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Hall-of-fame broadcaster Joe Buck discusses his new memoir, Lucky Bastard.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:21:00 -0500Lemony Snicket, AKA Daniel Handler, wrote the children's book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Handler spoke to Terry Gross in 2001 and in 2012, when he brought his accordion to the studio.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:15:00 -0500Puri, who died last Friday in Mumbai, appeared in more than 300 movies, including the British film, My Son the Fanatic. Originally broadcast in 2000.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:15:00 -0500Daniel Handler has adapted his popular children's book series for Netflix. Critic David Bianculli says A Series Of Unfortunate Events is "one of the best new TV shows in a long time."