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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, 21 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500

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Fresh Air Weekend: School Segregation; A Return To Prayer; Actress Rachel Bloom

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Writer Nikole Hannah-Jones says "individual choices" contribute to school segregation. Muslim comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh turned to prayer after Trump's election. Bloom discusses Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Gallaudet President Navigates From World Of Hearing To Sound Leadership Of The Deaf

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:16:00 -0500

Roberta Cordano is the first Deaf woman to lead Gallaudet University, the world's only liberal arts university for the deaf and hard of hearing.

For A Garbage Man In Minnesota, 'Trash Tells A Story'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:37:00 -0500

When times were lean for Lutheran pastor John Marboe and his family, he took on shifts hauling trash. It's a job that reminds him that small and unnoticed things people do for others are valuable.

Fresh Air Weekend: Jeff Bridges; Netflix' 'Unfortunate Events'; Sportscaster Joe Buck

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Jeff Bridges says his actor dad always brought joy to the set. David Bianculli reviews A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Hall-of-fame broadcaster Joe Buck discusses his new memoir, Lucky Bastard.

Remembering Celebrated Indian Actor Om Puri, Star Of 'East Is East'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:15:00 -0500

Puri, who died last Friday in Mumbai, appeared in more than 300 movies, including the British film, My Son the Fanatic. Originally broadcast in 2000.

Is There A Limit To How Many Friends We Can Have?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:46:08 -0500

Anthropologist Robin Dunbar believes the evolutionary structure of social networks limits us to 150 meaningful relationships at a time — even with the rise of social media.

What Happens When Hackers Hijack Our Smart Devices?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:46:00 -0500

Computer scientist Avi Rubin says all our smart devices — cars, phones, even fitness trackers — can be hacked. He warns that our network of connected technology puts us at risk for cyberattacks.

Can We Improve Our Transportation Network Using...Biology?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:46:00 -0500

Wanis Kabbaj wants traffic to flow smoothly and efficiently, like the blood in our veins. He says driverless cars may be the solution to today's highway gridlock.

What One Family Sacrificed To Help Black People Vote In 1966

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:02:00 -0500

When Vernon Dahmer said publicly he would pay the poll tax for black people in Mississippi who wanted to vote, it started a chain of events that is still felt by his family today.

Why It's Literally Not Wrong To Say 'Literally'

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Young people have always used language in new ways, and it has always driven older people crazy. But the linguist John McWhorter says all the LOLs are part of an inevitable evolution of language.

How Tattoo Artist Bang Bang Is Leaving His Mark On Celebrities

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0500

High school dropout Keith McCurdy went from tattooing outside of a Delaware trailer park to inking supermodels and stars. Above all, it's his readiness that's helped him turn his passion into success.

Fresh Air Weekend: Lin-Manuel Miranda; 'La La Land' Director Damien Chazelle

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 09:00:06 -0500

Miranda weighs in about Disney, mixtapes and why he won't try to top the success of Hamilton. Chazelle discusses the brash, defiant and "almost avant-garde" nature of musicals.

After Prison, A Mom Finds Her Way Back Into Her Daughter's Life

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 04:37:00 -0500

As a teenager, Kayla Wilson talked to her grandma about her mom's incarceration in 2006. Now an adult, she and her mom discuss those days and how the experience changed them.

For Turkey, 2016 Was A Bloody Year. And 2017 Has Begun The Same Way

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 09:11:00 -0500

At least 39 people were killed in a shooting in Istanbul early New Year's Day. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to journalist Mustafa Akyol about the mood in Turkey following a year of terrorist attacks.

Actor And Activist Jesse Williams: 'I'm Certain I'm Making A Difference'

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:08:00 -0500

The Grey's Anatomy co-star tells NPR's Michel Martin he's seen the effects of his actions in the public consciousness and discourse. He says he's inspired by black women and the black LGBTQ community.