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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.

    Writer Francisco Goldman Revisits His Childhood With 'Monkey Boy'

    Writer Francisco Goldman Revisits His Childhood With 'Monkey Boy'

    The son of a Jewish father and a Guatemalan mother, Goldman grew up mostly in working class suburbs of Boston. His new novel, 'Monkey Boy,' draws on his own experiences, including being physically abused by his dad. "I wanted to go back and look at some very difficult years of my childhood and adolescence," Goldman says.

    Filmmaker Barry Jenkins On 'The Underground Railroad'

    Filmmaker Barry Jenkins On 'The Underground Railroad'

    Barry Jenkins says filming his new series about an enslaved girl who escapes from a plantation was the most difficult project of his career — and one that made him feel closer to his own ancestors. "It was incredibly difficult, partly because we were standing in places where ... these atrocities had occurred," he says. Jenkins directed 'Moonlight,' which won the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture, as well as the 2018 adaptation of James Baldwin's novel, 'If Beale Street Could Talk.' We talk about depicting the brutality of slavery onscreen, his own family history, and why he wanted to become a filmmaker.

    Best Of: Advocate For Teen Moms, Nicole Lynn Lewis / Cartoonist Alison Bechdel

    Best Of: Advocate For Teen Moms, Nicole Lynn Lewis / Cartoonist Alison Bechdel

    As a pregnant teenager, Nicole Lynn Lewis felt ashamed. Now she knows many pregnant teens share the problems she had — including an abusive boyfriend, and being temporarily homeless. She says the odds against pregnant teens going to college and having a career are even greater, if you're Black, like she is. We talk about her new memoir, 'Pregnant Girl.'

    Also, we hear from Alison Bechdel. Her graphic memoir 'Fun Home,' about coming out and learning her father had secret gay affairs, was adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical. Her new graphic memoir, 'The Secret to Superhuman Strength,' is about her obsession with exercise and the issues that have fed that obsession.

    And, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new Louis Armstrong box set.

    Celebrating Mothers: Feat. Trevor Noah, Scorsese & More

    Celebrating Mothers: Feat. Trevor Noah, Scorsese & More

    We celebrate Mother's Day with stories of mom from past interviews with 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah, Martin Scorsese and filmmaker Albert Brooks. And Lorna Luft remembers her mother, Judy Garland.

    Also, David Bianculli reviews 'Attenborough's Journey,' a BBC America special that salutes the nature broadcaster.

    How Systemic Racism Determines Black Health & Wealth In Chicago

    How Systemic Racism Determines Black Health & Wealth In Chicago

    There is a 30-year gap in the life expectancy of some Black and white Chicagoans. Journalist Linda Villarosa talks about the link between racism and health outcomes, and tells her own family's story.

    Also, we remember rock historian Ed Ward, who died this week.

    Alison Bechdel On 'The Secret To Superhuman Strength'

    Alison Bechdel On 'The Secret To Superhuman Strength'

    Bechdel's new graphic memoir is about her lifelong obsession with exercise. She says she has a "predisposition of being extremely self-conscious and very caught up in my head" — and exercise helps. Bechdel's previous graphic memoir, 'Fun Home,' was about coming out at age 19, and discovering her father had a secret gay life. It was adapted into a Tony Award-winning Broadway show.

    Also, Justin Chang reviews 'The Disciple,' a film about a man from Mumbai who aspires to be a great classical musician.

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