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A Difficult Childhood Inspires A Dad To Do Better

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:34 -0500

Michael Ryan, a juvenile judge in Ohio, says his mom was a drug addict, and the way he parents his own son is to do the opposite. His son gets it. "I don't want to see you in court," his son says.



Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Mahershala Ali; James Baldwin; Director Raoul Peck

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:00:18 -0500

Ali discusses his Oscar-nominated performance as a drug dealer in Moonlight. Director Raoul Peck discusses I am Not Your Negro, his documentary about civil rights era writer James Baldwin.



Couple Moves On From Silence About Time In Japanese Internment Camps

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:08:00 -0500

This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt's executive order that led to the internment of Japanese-Americans. We hear from two people who were interned when they were children.



Gay Journalist Leaves The Left Behind And Embraces A 'Brand New Conservative'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:41:00 -0500

Journalist Chadwick Moore says he's coming out. He's not coming out as gay — he did that a long time ago. Instead, Moore says he's abandoned the political left and has found a home on the right.



Ryan Adams, Our Valentine's Day Guest DJ, Addresses Love And Lonesome Roads

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:28:00 -0500

Ahead of the release of his newest record, Ryan Adams sits down with NPR Music's Bob Boilen to consider his favorite love songs, including Springsteen, Dylan and Sonic Youth.



Fresh Air Weekend: 'Tower'; 'Lincoln In The Bardo'; Author Bharati Mukherjee

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Keith Maitland's new documentary recreates the 1966 University of Texas campus shooting. Maureen Corrigan reviews George Saunders' first novel. Fresh Air remembers writer Bharati Mukherjee.



A Romance That Began With A Mistake

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:43:00 -0500

The Dewanes' paths crossed when Claudia, a bank teller, accidentally gave Bill, a customer, too much money. It led to a first date, and an admission that an accident changed Bill for the better.



Former Detainee Describes Atrocities Inside Syrian Prison

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:14:00 -0500

A report by Amnesty International says the Syrian government committed mass murder in a prison outside Damascus. Omar al-Shogre, a former prisoner who appears in the report, describes what he endured.



Jens Lekman Wants To Sing You A Strange Story

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:26:00 -0500

We premiere a very cheery-sounding piece of music from Swedish songwriter and singer Jens Lekman, though the story behind it is decidedly dark at the same time.



30 Years After 'A Different World,' 'The Quad' Brings HBCU Life Back To TV

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:00:00 -0500

Actress Anika Noni Rose discusses her new show The Quad. The series follows success and scandal on the campus of a fictional historically black university.



Fresh Air Weekend: Director Jim Jarmusch; 'The Salesman'; 'Modern Death'

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Jarmusch's new movie Paterson was inspired by William Carlos Williams' epic poem. Film critic David Edelstein reviews The Salesman. Dr. Haider Warraich discusses the pitfalls of extending life.



'From Being Alone To A Whole Family,' An Iraqi Interpreter's Dream Fulfilled

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:51:00 -0500

You may remember a 2014 StoryCorps about an Iraqi interpreter living in Minnesota with the help of a U.S. soldier. Three years later, the interpreter's family has finally joined him in the U.S.



How The U.S. War In Laos Was Key To The 'Birth Of A Military CIA'

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:58:00 -0500

A new book by Joshua Kurlantzick examines how the U.S. involvement in Laos in the 1960s and 1970s transformed the CIA from an intelligence-gathering organization into a war-fighting one.



Fresh Air Weekend: Silicon Valley Survivalists; An LSD Memoir; 'Manchester' Director

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Journalist Evan Osnos talks about tech executives who are prepping for doomsday. Maureen Corrigan reviews A Really Good Day. Director Kenneth Lonergan discusses Manchester By The Sea.



Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, The Smart, Comic Actress Who Inspired A Generation

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:22:00 -0500

Moore, who died Wed. at the age of 80, played a single professional woman on the 1970s show named after her, and became beloved for her role on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Originally broadcast in 1995.