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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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'There Is No Handbook For This': A Mother And Son Talk About School Shootings

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:21:32 -0400

Recent school shootings are prompting many difficult conversations for families. In a StoryCorps interview, a fifth-grader and his mom discuss active shooter drills.

Abducted By Boko Haram, Now Posing With Lady Liberty In Times Square

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:09:00 -0400

Hauwa and Ya Kaka aren't typical teens. This month they came to the U.S. to speak up for the thousands of abductees still being held. But they also made time for tourist fun.

After Election Landslide, It's Putin's Russia (More Than Ever)

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:52:39 -0400

Vladimir Putin wanted a mandate to govern, and got it, with 76 percent of the vote. He will use the next six years to advance his mission: cementing Russia's role as a major player on the world stage.

Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:51:00 -0400

A new study finds that the gap is actually largest in America's wealthiest neighborhoods, challenging widely-held beliefs about the relative impacts of class and race on life outcomes.

Amara La Negra On Her Roots, Miami Reality And Barbecue

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:29:00 -0400

Over a plate of Texas barbecue, Alt.Latino spoke with this fast-rising Afro-Latinx artist from Miami in the midst of her unforgiving South By Southwest schedule.

Don't Call This Rebel On Wheels An 'Angel From Above'

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:00:11 -0400

Maryangel Garcia Ramos, a Mexican disability activist, isn't afraid to call out TV execs, rock out in front of the stage at a Killers concert and stand up to her country's machismo culture.

Fresh Air Weekend: Author Luis Alberto Urrea; Personal Essayist Tim Kreider

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:00:11 -0400

Urrea's new novel borrows from the story of his brother, who died of cancer. Kevin Whitehead reviews a box set by the late pianist Teddy Wilson. Kreider discusses Because I Love You.

'Hey, Taxi Boy': A Son On The Lessons He Learned From His Cabdriver Dad

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:09:00 -0400

In this StoryCorps conversation, a New York lawyer revisits pivotal moments with his Pakistani father. Their starkly different roads have brought them to similar conclusions about life.

From The 'Fresh Air' Archives: Eddie Bunker, Who Honed His Writing Craft In Prison

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:05:00 -0400

Bunker, who died in 2005, spent 18 years in prison before becoming a successful writer. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1985 film Runaway Train, which helped launch the career of actor Danny Trejo.

Fresh Air Weekend: John Oliver; Transgender Activist Sarah McBride

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 09:00:05 -0500

Oliver dives into often obscure stories on Last Week Tonight. Justin Chang reviews A Wrinkle in Time. McBride is the spokesperson for the LGBTQ rights organization the Human Rights Campaign.

'Mommy, You Can Do That': Navigating Work-Life Balance Thousands Of Miles From Home

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 05:05:00 -0500

Zoe Courville and Lora Koenig, colleagues and fellow climate scientists, spend weeks at a time away from their families doing research. At StoryCorps, they talk about their struggles as working moms.

Fresh Air Weekend: Nick Kroll And John Mulaney Of 'Big Mouth'; Actor Doug Jones

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 09:00:01 -0500

Kroll and Mulaney relive puberty in their animated Netflix series. Kevin Whitehead reviews two new compilations of Nina Simone's early work. Jones talks about playing a fish man in The Shape of Water.

Childhood Friends Reunited — In The Middle Of The Vietnam War

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 08:08:00 -0500

Vince Cantu and Joe Galloway first met in third grade. They lost track of each other in 1959, but met in an extraordinary scene in Vietnam — and there's a famous picture to prove it.

Remembering Sex And Relationship Columnist Cynthia Heimel

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:14:30 -0500

Heimel, who died on Sunday, was known for the humorous advice she doled out in columns for The Village Voice and Playboy. Originally broadcast in 1991.

Actress Ashley Judd's #MeToo Moment Was Driven By A 'Commitment' To Her Younger Self

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0500

In a StoryCorps conversation, Ashley Judd talks about being one of the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and about the "barn doors" that were flung open as a result.