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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, 20 May 2017 09:00:00 -0400

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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.



Elizabeth Lesser: Why Is It So Hard To Ask For — And Offer — Forgiveness?

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:58:06 -0400

Before donating bone marrow to her sister — Elizabeth Lesser and her sister undertook a process of seeking forgiveness from each other. She says forgiveness is hard but necessary for our well-being.



Thordis Elva And Tom Stranger: How Do You Move Forward After Sexual Violence?

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:58:06 -0400

Tom Stranger raped Thordis Elva when they were dating in high school. Years later, they started a painful and painstaking dialogue about accountability and reconciliation.



Sue Klebold: When Your Son Does The Unthinkable, Can You Forgive Him And Yourself?

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:58:06 -0400

Sue Klebold's son Dylan was one of the two shooters at Columbine High School. Nearly 20 years later, she talks about her struggle to understand his actions, and to find forgiveness.



A Mother-Daughter Bond: 'We Have One Heart, You And I'

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:49:00 -0400

Ahead of Mother's Day, Yomi Wrong, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, thanks her mother for not giving up on her and providing her with a lifetime of love and support.



Fresh Air Weekend: Comic W. Kamau Bell; Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'; The Art Of The Obit

Sat, 06 May 2017 11:54:55 -0400

Bell talks about feeling out of places as a "black and proud ... mama's boy." Ken Tucker reviews Lamar's new album. Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox have written obituaries for thousands of people.



Olivia Chaney And The Decemberists; British Folk Honored And Reimagined

Fri, 05 May 2017 10:12:00 -0400

A conversation with music from The Decemberists and British singer Olivia Chaney. Their new project, Offa Rex both honors and rocks the British folk music tradition.



'Why Can't We Own A Roller Coaster?' And Other Queries, Answered By A Dad

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:29:00 -0400

When two boys get to interview their dad they start with some basic questions about his life history, but quickly get to the tough ones: "Why can't I be in charge?"



History Of Our Time: Making Sense Of This Moment

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:25:00 -0400

It's been a disorienting year in many democracies, and the world is changing. NPR is asking writers, thinkers and political leaders to help chart how we got to this point and where we're headed.