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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 Jan 2018 09:00:23 -0500

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Crown' Creator; New Anthology Shows; Recalling School Integration

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:00:23 -0500

Peter Morgan discusses his Netflix series. Critic David Bianculli welcomes the revival of the anthology series. In 1957, Melba Pattillo Beals helped integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.

Remembering Peabody Award-Winning Radio Artist Joe Frank

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:25:00 -0500

Frank, who died on Monday, created the radio drama series Work in Progress and was known for his intimate on-air monologues, sketches and interviews. Originally broadcast in 1989.

'It's Not A Fairy Tale, It's Not A Failure': A Mother At 16 Conquers Stigma With Love

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:51:00 -0500

Until she put her own feelings before the judgments others made about her, April Gibson says she, as a young mother, "felt like I didn't deserve to feel the way women who do the right things do."

A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:34:00 -0500

Christian Picciolini spent eight years as a member of a violent, white power skinhead group. He eventually withdrew and co-founded a nonprofit to help extremists disengage.

How To Parent From Prison And Other Advice For Life Inside

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:43:00 -0500

Johnathon Shillings just got out of prison. He talks to Macario Gonzales Jr., who is currently serving seven years, about how to be the father his daughters deserve — and avoid becoming a target.

National Institutes Of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins On Genetics And Ethics

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:34:00 -0500

Dr. Collins was part of the massive Human Genome Project effort. Now, he is the Director of the National Institutes of Health.

'The Crown' Creator Sees Britain's Royals As 'Just A Regular Family'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:16:29 -0500

In his Netflix series, Peter Morgan explores the shame, regret and "misdemeanors of the past" that haunt the House of Windsor.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Chi' Creator Lena Waithe; 'Mrs. Maisel'; 'Coco' Filmmakers

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:00:20 -0500

Waithe says television taught her "how to dream." Critic John Powers reviews the new Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Co-writers and co-directors Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina discuss Coco.

The Civil Rights Activist Whose Name You've Probably Never Heard

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:57:00 -0500

He participated in lunch counter sit-ins in the 1950s and '60s and was arrested on more than one occasion. Few may recognize the name Dion Diamond, but he tells StoryCorps he knows he left his mark.

'The Chi' Creator Lena Waithe Says Television 'Taught Me How To Dream'

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:44:05 -0500

Waithe made history in 2017 as the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding comedy writing. Now she's lending her voice to a new Showtime series set in the South Side of Chicago.

Fresh Air Weekend: Fighting Alzheimer's Disease; The Golden Age Of Sunday Comics

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 09:00:15 -0500

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli predicts "much better treatment" for Alzheimer's in the next decade. Ken Tucker reviews Curtis Harding's Face Your Fear. Cullen Murphy is the author of Cartoon County.

He Went To Prison For A Murder He Didn't Commit, Then Met The Man Who Put Him There

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 04:57:00 -0500

Rickey Jackson served nearly four decades of a life sentence. Recently, he sat down with the man whose false testimony led to his wrongful conviction.

ESPN's Jemele Hill On Race, Football And That Tweet About Trump

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:16:00 -0500

The SportsCenter anchor discusses becoming a lightning rod in the culture wars and the flimsy partition between politics and sports.

Andrew Sullivan On Christianity, Conservatism And Gay Rights

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:04:00 -0500

Writer and public intellectual Andrew Sullivan is considered one of the pioneers of blogging and of gay rights. He's also a conservative and a Catholic.

Our Mental Space, Under Attack

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 21:01:00 -0500

Have you ever opened your computer with the intention of sending an email and then an hour passes by? On this episode, we discuss the strategies media companies use to hijack our attention.