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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

    The Supreme Court's Battle For A 'More Unjust' America

    The Supreme Court's Battle For A 'More Unjust' America

    In his new book, 'Supreme Inequality,' lawyer/journalist Adam Cohen makes the case that the Supreme Court has been "a right-wing court for 50 years," siding with corporations and the wealthy — and against the poor.

    And jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'Life Goes On,' a record by Carla Bley's trio.

    • 47 min
    Best Of: Claire Danes / Rachael & Vilray Sing Swing Standards

    Best Of: Claire Danes / Rachael & Vilray Sing Swing Standards

    Claire Danes has played CIA agent Carrie Mathison on 'Homeland' for 8 seasons. As the last season begins on Showtime, she looks back on the series. She also spoke with Terry Gross about her break-out role on 'My So-Called Life' when she was a teen.

    Critic John Powers reviews the French film 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire.'

    The music duo Rachael & Vilray perform songs from their self-titled debut album, which draws on the music of the '30s and '40s. Rachael Price is also the lead singer of Lake Street Dive. They spoke with producer Sam Briger.

    • 51 min
    Writer Recalls Her Mother's Secret Gambling Enterprise

    Writer Recalls Her Mother's Secret Gambling Enterprise

    Growing up, Bridgett M. Davis' mother booked and banked bets from their home in Detroit. She writes about her experience — and the role of "the numbers" in the black community — in her memoir, 'The World According to Fannie Davis.' (Originally broadcast Feb. 2019)

    TV critic David Bianculli reviews the latest season of 'Better Call Saul.'

    • 49 min
    Claire Danes

    Claire Danes

    Danes has played CIA agent Carrie Mathison on 'Homeland' for 8 seasons. As the last season begins on Showtime, she looks back on the series. She also spoke with Terry Gross about her break-out role on 'My So-Called Life' when she was a teen. "I remember just being amazed ... that somebody out there had been able to articulate what I was going through so, so perfectly," she says.

    Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews the new adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Emma.'

    • 48 min
    Chaos, Corruption & Trump's Secrets At Deutsche Bank

    Chaos, Corruption & Trump's Secrets At Deutsche Bank

    In his book 'Dark Towers,' David Enrich traces Deutsche Bank's shadowy practices, from laundering money for Russian oligarchs to the violation of international sanctions. Enrich, who is the finance editor at the 'New York Times,' also talks about the bank's long relationship with Donald Trump, and the suspicious activity that has gone unchecked.

    Also, critic John Powers reviews the Amazon series 'Hunters' starring Al Pacino.

    • 49 min
    Rachael & Vilray Sing Swing Standards

    Rachael & Vilray Sing Swing Standards

    The music duo perform songs from their self-titled debut album, which draws on the music of the '30s and '40s. "There is a timeless quality to these old standards," Vilray says. Rachael Price is also the lead singer of Lake Street Dive. They spoke with producer Sam Briger.

    Also, we remember Ernest Hemingway biographer A. E. Hotchner. He died Feb. 15. Hotchner spoke with Terry Gross in 1999.

    • 48 min

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