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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.



Last Build Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0500

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Times' Editor Dean Baquet; Megyn Kelly; The Best Books Of 2016

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0500

Dean Baquet of The New York Times talks about covering Donald Trump. Fox News host Kelly discusses Trump's "de-legitimization" of the media. Critic Maureen Corrigan presents the 10 best books of '16.



Singer Allyson Seconds Revitalizes Power-Pop On 'Little World'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:27:00 -0500

The second album by the California-based singer features an optimism often associated with West Coast pop. Critic Ken Tucker says Little World creates an "alternate universe of the sunniest sounds."



Fantastically Stylized 'La La Land' Is A Musical Tour-De-Force

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:27:00 -0500

A jazz keyboardist and an aspiring actress fall in love in Damien Chazelle's new romantic musical. Critic David Edelstein says La La Land features thrilling chemistry and magical music numbers.



Remembering Grant Tinker, 'Mary Tyler Moore' Producer And NBC Chair

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:27:00 -0500

David Bianculli offers an appreciation of Tinker, who died last month. Also, we listen to a Fresh Air interview with Tinker from 1994, and an interview with Tinker's wife, Mary Tyler Moore, from 1995.



'New York Times' Executive Editor On The New Terrain Of Covering Trump

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:33:00 -0500

Dean Baquet talks about covering tweets as news, his decision to use the word "lie" in a headline about Trump and why he's not worried about libel suits from the new president.



The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:30:00 -0500

Book critic Maureen Corrigan says that if there's one word that characterizes her list this year, it's "serious." These books certainly aren't grim or dull, but they take on big, difficult subjects.



Megyn Kelly On Trump And The Media: 'We're In A Dangerous Phase Right Now'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:27:00 -0500

The Fox News host tells Fresh Air that she worries about Trump's "de-legitimization" of the media. "Too many millions of Americans aren't listening at all to what the press tells them," Kelly says.



Miranda Lambert Mixes Assertiveness With Vulnerability On Her New Record

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:42:33 -0500

Lambert's new release features 24 songs on 2 CDs. Critic Ken Tucker calls The Weight of These Wings a collection that "keeps on giving the deeper you get into it."



11 Transgender Americans Share Their Stories In HBO's 'The Trans List'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:42:00 -0500

Nicole Maines and Kylar Broadus are both featured in the new HBO documentary. "We all come out publicly," Broadus says. "There is no hidden way to come out as a trans person."



Fresh Air Weekend: Carrie Fisher; Michael Chabon's 'Moonglow'; Activist Cleve Jones

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0500

Fisher, who played Princess Leia in Star Wars, talks about the affair she had with her older, married co-star. Maureen Corrigan reviews Chabon's Moonglow. Jones discusses the gay rights movement.



Fresh Air Remembers Country Superstar Charlie Rich

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:19:00 -0500

Rich, who died in 1995, was known for "countrypolitan" music, which featured orchestral arrangements and backup singers. A new Rich tribute album has just been released. Originally broadcast in 1992.



Fresh Air Remembers Artist William Christenberry, Chronicler Of The Rural South

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:19:00 -0500

Christenberry, who died on Monday, drew on his childhood experiences in Alabama. One of his pieces was inspired by an encounter he had with a Klansman. Originally broadcast in 1997.



'Jackie' Captures The Brittle Sadness Of A First Lady In Mourning

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:19:00 -0500

A new biopic takes audiences into the White House in the days following JFK's assassination in Dallas. Critic David Edelstein says Jackie conveys both the shyness and slyness of Jacqueline Kennedy.



Mary Halvorson Leaves Some Room For Weirdness In 'Away With You'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:30:42 -0500

Halvorson, a prolific jazz guitarist, plays with harmonies and melodies as she leads an eight-piece band on her new album. Critic Kevin Whitehead calls Away With You "richer than ever."



Journalist On Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest: 'They're Everywhere'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:18:00 -0500

The New York Times' Eric Lipton says that Donald Trump could take actions as president that would benefit his business holdings. But Lipton doubts congressional Republicans would probe such conflicts.