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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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'Working' Then And Now: Studs Terkel's Book Interviews Resurface As Audio

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400

All this week on NPR, you'll hear the voices of people Studs Terkel interviewed in his book, Working. Among the interviews you'll hear this week are a telephone operator and hotel piano player.

Fresh Air Weekend: Director Antoine Fuqua; 'Designated Survivor'; Ryan Speedo Green

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0400

Fuqua discusses his remake of The Magnificent Seven. Critic John Powers reviews the ABC series, Designated Survivor. Opera singer Green recounts his journey to becoming an opera singer.

On The Road For Decades — And Not Stopping Anytime Soon

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:29:00 -0400

When Idella Hansen and Sandi Talbott got started in trucking, women were a rarity in big rigs. Now they've got nearly 9 million miles in the rearview mirror, and they won't hear of retirement.

Fresh Air Remembers 'LA Confidential' Director Curtis Hanson

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:43:55 -0400

Hanson also directed The River Wild, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, 8 Mile and the TV movie Too Big to Fail. He died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 71. Originally broadcast in 1997.

'New York Times' Editor: 'We Owed It To Our Readers' To Call Trump Claims Lies

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:47:00 -0400

Executive Editor Dean Baquet says "it would almost be illiterate" to call Donald Trump's longstanding claim that President Obama was born outside the U.S. anything but a lie.

Fresh Air Remembers Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Edward Albee

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:54:00 -0400

Albee made his debut as a Broadway playwright in 1962 with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which went on to win a Tony Award. He died Friday at the age of 88. Originally broadcast in 1984.

Spurning Trump, Self-Styled Conservative Gatekeeper Finds Himself On The Margins

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:02:00 -0400

For more than two decades, Wisconsin talk radio host Charlie Sykes helped shape the points of view of modern conservatives. But now he wonders if he was part of what helped create Donald Trump's rise.

The Night Instagram Launched, It Crashed, But Didn't Burn

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:01:00 -0400

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched their photo-sharing app with a server that crashed every other hour. Despite a chaotic start, Instagram became one of the most popular apps in the world.

Mae Reeves' Hats Hang At National Museum Of African American History And Culture

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 06:20:00 -0400

Mae Reeves was one of the first African-American business owners in Philadelphia, where she designed hats for Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Marian Anderson.

Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Jeff Ross; Oliver Stone's 'Snowden'; Soccer's Abby Wambach

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:38:00 -0400

Ross explains why he's careful about the things he says during celebrity roasts. Critic David Edelstein reviews Oliver Stone's Snowden. Wambach discusses her new memoir, Forward.

A Lightbulb Moment: All Her Practice Added Up To Triumph

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:37:00 -0400

Eileen Kushner strove — and strove, and strove — to overcome a learning disability diagnosed later in her life. But Kushner, who was inspired by Edison, found a crucible in her job at McDonald's.

Secretary Of State John Kerry On Syria Cease-Fire: 'What's The Alternative?'

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:04:00 -0400

Secretary of State John Kerry tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that the new U.S.-Russia cease-fire deal in Syria is the best option under the circumstances. Without it, he says, there would be more deaths.

Fresh Air Weekend: Actress Pamela Adlon; Jonathan Safran Foer's New Novel; Nels Cline

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0400

Adlon's new series, Better Things, is based on her experience raising three girls as a single mom. Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Here I Am. Guitarist Cline discusses Wilco and his new album, Lovers.

On Sept. 11, He Checked Hijackers Onto Flight 77. It's Haunted Him Ever Since

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:32:00 -0400

Working the ticket counter on that terrible day, Vaughn Allex checked in families and a student group. But he also checked in their plane's hijackers. And because of that, "They were just all gone."

Coming Soon: How I Built This

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:08:00 -0400

On September 12, NPR launches a new podcast, How I Built This, hosted by Guy Raz. The show features innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.