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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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Humanitarian Aid Is 'Broken,' Says Former U.N. Official

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:25:00 -0400

The way we offer assistance to people fleeing conflict no longer works, says Paul Spiegel, a former director of program management at the U.N. refugee agency. He has a few ideas about how to fix it.

Sea Shantyman Brings New England's Seafaring History To Life Through Songs

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:40:00 -0400

David Coffin is a modern day sea shantyman. The New Englander comes from a long line of whalers and sea farers and he is still bringing their songs and stories to life.

Q&A With The 'Sassy' Teacher Of The Year About That Fan And Going Viral

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:32:00 -0400

"I have been visibly gay my entire life," Nikos Giannopoulos told NPR.

2 Dads And Their Experience With Foster Fatherhood

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:05:00 -0400

After caring for drug-addicted infants, two men became foster parents. It was hard saying goodbye to the first child, but when offered the chance to do it again they said, "How can you say no?"

'The Great Comet': 'Hits All Of The Checkmarks' Of A Broadway Experience

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 17:51:00 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with director Rachel Chavkin and actress Denée Benton of Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, which retells Tolstoy's War and Peace with a diverse cast.

Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Giancarlo Esposito; 6 Summer Books; Polar Photography

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Esposito reprises his Breaking Bad villain, Gus Fring, on Better Call Saul. Maureen Corrigan presents her early summer reading list. Paul Nicklen takes pictures of a fragile and ferocious ecosystem.

What One Family Lost In Pulse Nightclub A Year Ago

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:40:00 -0400

Emily Addison remembers the last time she saw Deonka Drayton, who was killed by a gunman during the mass shooting in Orlando. "I feel like I wasn't there for her when she needed me the most."

Fresh Air Weekend: Sen. Al Franken; Humorist David Sedaris

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 08:00:06 -0400

Franken talks about SNL, President Trump and his new memoir, Giant of the Senate. Sedaris revisits turning points in his life in Theft by Finding, a collection of excerpts from his diaries.

Protect, Serve And Take Care Of The Bees

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:24:00 -0400

Anthony "Tony Bees" Planakis spent nearly 20 years as the New York Police Department's unofficial beekeeper. He says the bees have taught him patience, respect, and a particular work ethic.

Fresh Air Weekend: Aziz Ansari; Harry Styles And Dan Auerbach Go Solo; Pamela Paul

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Ansari discusses Master Of None and how his parents feel about acting. Ken Tucker reviews new albums by Styles and Auerbach. Paul, who edits The NY Times Book Review, talks about her love of reading.

'Man Weaves' Offer Cover For Balding Men, Cash For Black Hair Care Industry

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:06:00 -0400

Man weaves, more formally known as cranial prosthesis, are a non-surgical procedure by barbers to help balding men. They're growing in popularity as more men opt to spend up to $800 to "regain" hair.

Larissa MacFarquhar: How Far Would You Go To Help Others?

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:11:00 -0400

Larissa MacFarquhar writes about extreme altruists, people who make great sacrifices to help others. She says most of us aren't prepared or willing to do that — which is why we don't give more.

Peter Singer: How Can We Be More Effective Altruists?

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:11:00 -0400

Philosopher Peter Singer's work focuses on "effective altruism" — how to do the most good to make the world a better place. He argues effective giving involves balancing empathy with reason.

Cheryl Steed: Can Altruism Be Learned?

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:10:26 -0400

At the prison where Cheryl Steed works, certain inmates are chosen to be caregivers for elderly inmates. The program has made her wonder — can altruism be learned?

Abigail Marsh: Are We Wired To Be Altruistic?

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:10:26 -0400

When Abigail Marsh was 19, a complete stranger risked his life to save her from a car accident. Today, she studies what motivates us to help others — and why some of us are "extraordinary" altruists.