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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.



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How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education' To The Most Vulnerable

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:49:00 -0400

Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.



Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Pete Holmes; Ron Powers Discusses His Sons' Schizophrenia

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:00:16 -0400

Holmes, who grew up a devout Christian, says he draws on his early career and "churchy" roots in HBO's Crashing. Powers talks about mental illness and his efforts to help his sons.



A Middle-Aged Misanthrope Reconnects With His Long Lost Daughter In 'Wilson'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:46:01 -0400

Daniel Clowes' angst-ridden graphic novel is the basis for a new film starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Critic David Edelstein says Wilson's abrasive protagonist is worth getting to know.



The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:46:01 -0400

In the early 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits considered undesirable. Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles. Originally broadcast March 7, 2016.



Remembering Chuck Barris, Self-Proclaimed 'King Of Daytime Television'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:53:00 -0400

Barris, who died Tuesday in New York, created The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show, and later wrote the autobiography, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Originally broadcast in 1986.



An 'Intimate Portrait' Of Dorothy Day, The Catholic Activist With A Bohemian Past

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:53:00 -0400

Kate Hennessy drew from family letters, diaries and memories in writing Dorothy Day, a biography of her late grandmother. Day founded the Catholic Worker Movement and is now a candidate for sainthood.



Inside The Wealthy Family That Has Been Funding Steve Bannon's Plan For Years

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:06:24 -0400

Jane Mayer writes in the New Yorker about Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, who have poured millions of dollars into Breitbart News, and who pushed to have Bannon run Trump's campaign.



Smart, Satirical 'Devil And Webster' Takes On College Identity Politics

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:34:00 -0400

Jean Hanff Korelitz's new novel surveys student life at a New England college in turmoil. Critic Maureen Corrigan says The Devil and Webster is "wittily on target."



Comic Pete Holmes Draws On His Early Career And 'Churchy' Roots In 'Crashing'

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:39:18 -0400

Holmes, who grew up a devout Christian, says he saw himself as a "Good Boy" comic in the early stages of his career. "I was basically picturing [Jesus] in the back of the club."



Remembering Rock N' Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:20:00 -0400

The legendary guitarist, songwriter and singer died Saturday at the age of 90. Rock historian Ed Ward looks back on Berry's music and career. Originally broadcast in May 2008.



Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia Talks Of His Struggle To Save Them

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:13:00 -0400

"There is no greater ... feeling of helplessness than to watch two beloved sons deteriorate before [your] eyes," says Ron Powers. His new book is No One Cares About Crazy People.



Fresh Air Weekend: Jordan Peele; 'Monk Dreams'; Novelist Sebastian Barry

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Get Out Director Jordan Peele discusses his love of horror films. Kevin Whitehead reviews Frank Carlberg's new tribute to Thelonious Monk. Barry's novel, Days Without End, features Irish immigrants.



With 'T2: Trainspotting,' Director Danny Boyle Proves You can Go Home Again

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:25:39 -0400

More than 20 years after the release of the original film about a band of thieving Scottish junkies, Boyle returns to the same characters. Critic David Edelstein calls the new film "tremendous fun."



'Fresh Air' Marks The 90th Birthday Of Broadway Composer John Kander

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:25:39 -0400

Kander and his partner, Fred Ebb, wrote the songs for a number of musicals, including Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Cabaret. Kander spoke to Terry Gross in 1991 and 2015.



Julie Andrews Teams Up With Henson Puppets In Netflix's 'Greenroom'

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:15:00 -0400

Andrews presides over a quintet of youngsters who are putting on a play in her new Netflix series. Critic David Bianculli calls Julie's Greenroom a celebration of creative collaboration.