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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, 17 Feb 2018 09:00:20 -0500

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Fresh Air Weekend: Living With Incurable Stage-4 Cancer; Life As A Long Haul Trucker

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:00:20 -0500

Religion scholar Kate Bowler talks about battling incurable colon cancer. Critic Ken Tucker reviews the Black Panther soundtrack. Trucker Finn Murphy has logged more than a million miles on the road.



Remembering Cabaret Star Wesla Whitfield

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:09 -0500

Whitfield, who died Feb. 9, started in the San Francisco Opera in the 1970s before moving on to piano bars. She later performed regularly at New York's Algonquin Hotel. Originally broadcast in 1988.



How A Medically Induced Coma Led To Love, Marriage And The Oscar-Nominated 'Big Sick'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:09 -0500

Comic Kumail Nanjiani didn't think of marrying then-girlfriend Emily V. Gordon until he saw her in a coma. The couple co-wrote a romantic comedy based on the story. Originally broadcast July 12, 2017.



Mythic 'Black Panther' Is A Momentous Event In Pop Culture History

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:25:53 -0500

As originally conceived in 1966, the Black Panther was an African king who fought crime in a high-tech panther suit. David Edelstein says Marvel's new film about the character was worth the wait.



Trump Uses MS-13 To 'Sell Draconian Overhauls Of Border Issues,' Journalist Says

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:25:53 -0500

New Yorker writer Jonathan Blitzer says President Trump uses the notorious gang to paint a portrait of rampant criminality among immigrants — and to frame the broader immigration debate.



Long Haul Trucker Was 'Completely Seduced' By The Open Road

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:00:09 -0500

Finn Murphy has logged over a million miles hauling people's belongings across the country to their new homes. He describes life on the road as a "reaction against regimentation."



Kendrick Lamar Channels A Superhero's Conflicts And Strength On 'Black Panther'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:00:00 -0500

Lamar plays a prominent role on the soundtrack for the new Marvel film. Critic Ken Tucker says the songs on Black Panther are shrewd, passionate and "almost ridiculously entertaining."



Remembering Pakistani Activist And Human Rights Lawyer Asma Jahangir

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:20:16 -0500

Once known as "Pakistan's bravest citizen," Jahangir, who died Sunday, co-founded the country's first all-women's law firm and pushed for women's rights and democracy. Originally broadcast in 2001.



Steve Bannon Sees #MeToo As An 'Existential Threat' To Trump, Journalist Says

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:36:00 -0500

Journalist Joshua Green describes the right-wing provocateur as a "very shrewd analyst of American politics." Right now, Green says, Bannon is particularly attuned to the #MeToo movement.



A Stage-4 Cancer Patient Shares The Pain And Clarity Of Living 'Scan-To-Scan'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:05:46 -0500

Religion scholar Kate Bowler used to believe God had a plan for her life. Then she was diagnosed with incurable colon cancer. "I really had to rethink what trust and hope looks like," she says.



Fresh Air Weekend: 17 Brushes With Death; 3 Harlem Renaissance Novels; Jordan Klepper

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 09:00:25 -0500

Maggie O'Farrell recounts the multiple times she cheated death. Maureen Corrigan reviews a reprinting of work from the Harlem Renaissance. Klepper assumes an anti-fact persona on The Opposition.



In 'POST-', Avowed Pessimist Jeff Rosenstock Surrenders To Creative Optimism

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:04:13 -0500

Critic Ken Tucker says he former ska/punk musician's new record is filled with "angry confusion," but Rosenstock also reveals himself as a singer-songwriter with a gift for delicate melodies.



Clint Eastwood Celebrates Old-Fashioned Heroism In 'The 15:17 To Paris'

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:04:13 -0500

In 2015, three Americans on a Paris-bound train stopped a terrorist attack in progress. Eastwood recreates the incident — and audaciously casts the real-life heroes as themselves — in his new film.



Remembering John Mahoney, The Tony Award-Winning Actor And 'Frasier' Star

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:04:13 -0500

Mahoney, who died Sunday, was born in Britain and didn't start acting until he was 37. He went on to appear in films like Say Anything and Barton Fink. Originally broadcast 1990.



Remembering Grateful Dead Lyricist And Internet Activist John Perry Barlow

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:04:13 -0500

Barlow, who died on Wednesday, was associated with the Grateful Dead since its early days. He went on to become a proponent of a free and open Internet. Originally broadcast in 1996.