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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.Subscribe to Fresh Air Plus! You'll enjoy bonus episodes and sponsor-free listening - all while you support NPR's mission. Learn more at plus.npr.org/freshair

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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.Subscribe to Fresh Air Plus! You'll enjoy bonus episodes and sponsor-free listening - all while you support NPR's mission. Learn more at plus.npr.org/freshair

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    Inside The Breakdown Of The Global Supply Chain

    Inside The Breakdown Of The Global Supply Chain

    New York Times correspondent Peter Goodman illuminates the breakdown of the global supply chain during the pandemic. He says it was rooted in risky management practices, government deregulation, and a quest for greater profits. His new book is How the World Ran Out of Everything.

    TV critic David Bianculli reviews the sequel to the science fiction series Orphan Black, titled Orphan Black: Echoes.

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    Carole King's Surprisingly Familiar Middle School Classmate (Fresh Air+)

    Carole King's Surprisingly Familiar Middle School Classmate (Fresh Air+)

    Singer-songwriter Carole King has a lot of titles to her name — Grammy Award-winner, Kennedy Center honoree, Broadway musical title character — but in her conversation with Terry in 2012, she learned about a new title she wasn't quite prepared for. Find out just what that title is by tuning in to this special bonus episode. Hear Carole King in 1989: https://n.pr/3VJ8DRF | Hear Carole King in 2012: https://n.pr/3Xmls6A. Listen to 40+ years of Fresh Air's archives at https://FreshAirArchive.org. Not a Fresh Air+ supporter yet? Find out more, and join for yourself, at https://plus.npr.org/freshair.

    Best Of: Questlove's Hip-Hop History / 'Always Sunny' Actor Rob McElhenney

    Best Of: Questlove's Hip-Hop History / 'Always Sunny' Actor Rob McElhenney

    Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson still remembers the first time he heard The Sugarhill Gang's 1980 hit "Rapper's Delight." It felt like a paradigm shift: "Suddenly they start talking in rhythmic poetry and we didn't know what to make of it," The Roots bandleader says. Questlove's new book is Hip-Hop is History.

    The Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator and co-star Rob McElhenney bought a Welsh football club during the pandemic. McElhenney says he and actor Ryan Reynolds bought the team to "bring hope to a town that had fallen on hard times." The FX series Welcome to Wrexham, now in its third season on Hulu, chronicles the team, its owners and fans.

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    'Slave Play' Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Works To Diversity Theater

    'Slave Play' Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Works To Diversity Theater

    The award-winning playwright talks about his provocative Slave Play, which earned 12 Tony nominations. A new HBO documentary chronicles the making of the production.

    Plus, Justin Chang reviews Kinds of Kindness.

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    The Story Behind Diane Von Furstenberg's Iconic Wrap Dress

    The Story Behind Diane Von Furstenberg's Iconic Wrap Dress

    Von Furstenberg and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy discuss Woman in Charge, a Hulu documentary about the fashion designer's meteoric rise in the '70s. Plus, Maureen Corrigan recommends two perfect summer reads. And David Bianculli reviews the Netflix miniseries Kafka.

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    Actor David Oyelowo On 'Lawmen: Bass Reeves'

    Actor David Oyelowo On 'Lawmen: Bass Reeves'

    Oyelowo produced and stars in the Paramount+ series about Bass, a formerly enslaved man who went on to become one of the nation's first Black Deputy U.S. Marshals. "We see many stories centering Black people, from a historical context, about how we've been brutalized, how we've been marginalized," Oyelowo says. "But very rarely, in my opinion, do you see those triumphant stories where we overcome."

    Plus, John Powers reviews Green Border.

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