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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.

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In Detroit, A Colorful Mural Stands As A Reminder Of The City's 'Segregation Wall'

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:22:00 -0400

Detroit's Birwood Wall is now decorated with murals — children playing, Detroit Tigers, people of all races living in harmony. But when this wall was built in the 1940s, integration was not the goal.

Fresh Air Weekend: Billy Bragg On Skiffle; 'Crime And Punishment In Black America'

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Bragg describes skiffle, the music movement that brought guitar to British radio. James Forman Jr. explains how black Leaders unwittingly contributed to the era of mass incarceration.

When A Somali-American Woman Was Attacked, Support Came From An Unlikely Source

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:30:00 -0400

Asma Jama was struck in the face with a glass mug after speaking Swahili in a restaurant in Minnesota. After the trial ended and the attacker pleaded guilty, the attacker's sister reached out to Jama.

Fresh Air Remembers Oscar Award-Winning Actor Martin Landau

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:58:54 -0400

Landau, who died Saturday, appeared in the films Crimes and Misdemeanors and Ed Wood, as well as in the 1960s TV series Mission Impossible. Originally broadcast in 1990.

George Romero, 'Night Of The Living Dead' Director, Dies At 77

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:36:00 -0400

The legendary film director died in his sleep on Sunday with his family by his side, "following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer."

Fresh Air Weekend: The Love Story Behind 'The Big Sick'; Life After Ballet

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 09:00:17 -0400

Comic Kumail Nanjiani remembers the first time he thought of marrying then-girlfriend Emily V. Gordon: when he saw her in a coma. Ballerina Wendy Whelan fought to retire on her own terms.

Could A Census Without A Leader Spell Trouble In 2020?

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 06:01:17 -0400

The resignation of the U.S. Census Bureau's director, John Thompson, months before his term was to expire stunned the statistical community and raised anxieties about the 2020 count.

Returning To Row 12, Seat 12, Again, As Aurora Shooting Anniversary Nears

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:57:00 -0400

Next week marks the five-year anniversary of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 people. Tom and Terry Sullivan remember one of the victims: their son, Alex.

Cleric Accused Of Plotting Turkish Coup Attempt: 'I Have Stood Against All Coups'

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:05:00 -0400

Nearing the anniversary of the coup attempt, Fethullah Gulen tells NPR's Robert Siegel that if he were to be extradited, he'd "go willingly." As for Turkey's president: "I want to spit in his face."

Fresh Air Weekend: Haroon Moghul; Chuck Berry's Final Recordings; 'Daring To Drive'

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 09:00:03 -0400

Moghul's new memoir is How to Be a Muslim. Critic Ken Tucker says Berry's final recordings are forward thinking. Manal al-Sharif describes driving in Saudi Arabia as an act of civil disobedience.

While He Was In Prison, His Son Grew Up; Now, 'They're Getting To Know Each Other'

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:08:04 -0400

By the time Five Mualimm-ak completed a sentence for weapons charges in 2012, he had served nearly a dozen years in prison. When he was released, his son Omar was already a senior in high school.

Why Does The Electric Guitar Need A Hero?

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 18:58:00 -0400

Gibson and Fender, two of the biggest companies making guitars are in debt. One reason is declining sales in electric guitars and the waning popularity of guitar heroes in popular culture.

Journalist Advocate Responds To Trump's Latest Attack On Media

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 17:09:01 -0400

As tensions rise between the Trump Administration and the U.S. media, Joel Simon, executive director for the Committee to Protect Journalists, talks about the safety of journalists around the world.

Where Did Americans' Love For Ice Cream Come From?

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 17:09:00 -0400

Americans eat more than 40 pints of ice cream each year. Where did our love for ice cream come from? Journalist Amy Ettinger says it dates back to our Founding Fathers.

A Look At The Ongoing Upheaval In Venezuela

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 17:09:00 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Javier Corrales, a professor at Amherst College who studies Latin American democracies, about Venezuela's economic and political crises.