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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 Sanitation Crisis In Rural America

    The Sanitation Crisis In Rural America

    In a 2017 study of a rural area of Alabama, more than one in three people tested showed traces of hookworm, an intestinal parasite spread by contact with human feces, previously thought to be eradicated in the U.S. Catherine Coleman Flowers grew up in Alabama, and has spent 20 years calling attention to the problem of people living with no sanitary means of human waste disposal, so it collects in their yards, and sometimes seeps into their homes. Earlier this year, she was awarded a MacArthur fellowship to support her work. Her new book is 'Waste: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret.'

    Also, John Powers reviews the documentary 'Collective,' about a team of journalists investigating the aftermath of a 2015 Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 64 people

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    Best Of: President Obama / The Chicago 7

    Best Of: President Obama / The Chicago 7

    President Barack Obama talks about birtherism and fake news, and reflects on what he misses most about being president — and why he still has faith in democracy. The first volume of his memoir about his presidency is 'A Promised Land.'

    Also, Justin Chang reviews 'Small Axe,' a series of five films by Steve McQueen.

    The Chicago 7 were anti-war activists who were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The trial is the subject of a new movie written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. We talk with author Jon Wiener about his book, 'Conspiracy in the Streets.'

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    The CIA's Secret Mind Control Experiments

    The CIA's Secret Mind Control Experiments

    Stephen Kinzer's book, 'Poisoner in Chief,' exposes how CIA scientist Sidney Gottlieb worked in the 1950s and early '60s to develop mind control drugs and deadly toxins that could be used against enemies of the U.S. government. Gottlieb believed the key to mind control was LSD, and is credited with bringing the drug to the U.S. He also experimented on unwitting people in prisons and detention centers in Japan, Germany, and the Philippines. (Originally broadcast Sept. 2019)

    Also, Justin Chang reviews, 'Small Axe,' Steve McQueen's new collection of five films set in London's West Indian community.

    • 48 Min.
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama

    In his first interview with Terry Gross, President Barack Obama talks about birtherism and fake news, and reflects on what he misses most about being president — and why he still has faith in democracy. The first volume of his memoir about his presidency is 'A Promised Land.'

    • 48 Min.
    The Extraordinary 'Chicago 7' Trial / 'Alex Rider' Author Anthony Horowitz

    The Extraordinary 'Chicago 7' Trial / 'Alex Rider' Author Anthony Horowitz

    The Chicago 7 were anti-war activists who were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The trial is the subject of a new movie written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. We talk with author Jon Wiener about his book, 'Conspiracy in the Streets.'

    Anthony Horowitz's novels about Alex Rider, a reluctant teen spy, have been adapted into a TV series for Amazon. Horowitz is also the author of 'Moonflower Murders,' a mystery for adults. He spoke with producer Sam Briger.

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    The GOP Identity Crisis Post-Trump

    The GOP Identity Crisis Post-Trump

    Donald Trump was scorned by party leaders when he ran in the 2016 primaries. But after nearly four years in office, he's so popular among Republican voters that few Republican officials dare to cross him. We talk with 'New Yorker' staff writer Nicholas Lemann about what influence Trump might have on the party going forward once he leaves the White House, and how the GOP will deal with the changes Trump has made to the party's identity and ideology.

    Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Book Collectors: A Band of Syrian Rebels and the Stories That Carried Them Through a War' by Delphine Minoui.

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115 Bewertungen

HansFranzer ,

So good

Always wonderful

adamo.apple ,

Amazing voice and depth

Terry‘s voice is so wonderful to listen to. I love to hear the podcast in the evening while in bed with my eyes closed. Terry is full of empathy, she‘s smart, witty, educaded, impressively well prepared, just one of a kind - a real professional. By far the best anchor and questionar in the radio business. Terry‘s show is the crown jewels of Public Radio. The title says it all. The show covers a wide range of in-depth talk and themes from politics, current affairs, to tv, music and literature. Terry’s introduction, the pronounciation of her saying „welcome to fresh air“ is legendary. I love it!

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The worst podcast. They do not even check the most basic facts. Shame!

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