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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.

    Singer-Songwriter Amy Rigby

    Singer-Songwriter Amy Rigby

    Rigby's memoir, 'Girl to City,' tracks how a Catholic girl from the Pittsburgh suburbs became part of New York City punk scene — and invented and reinvented herself as a performer, songwriter and a mother. She talks about going on tour with her baby, her manifesto, and meeting her husband, Wreckless Eric.

    And film critic Justin Chang reviews the indie movie 'The Assistant,' inspired by the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

    • 48 min
    The Secret History Of Nuclear War

    The Secret History Of Nuclear War

    In his new book, 'The Bomb,' journalist Fred Kaplan pulls back the curtain on how U.S. presidents, their advisers and generals have thought about, planned for — and sometimes narrowly avoided — nuclear war.

    Also, we remember longtime PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer. He died last week at 85.

    • 49 min
    Inside Trump's Chaotic 'Den Of Destruction' / Actor Tim Roth

    Inside Trump's Chaotic 'Den Of Destruction' / Actor Tim Roth

    Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Washington Post' reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker did over 200 interviews with Trump administration insiders. Their new book, 'A Very Stable Genius,' details presidential rages, erratic decision-making and other troubling tendencies of the Trump presidency.

    Ken Tucker reviews Marcus King's solo album, 'El Dorado.'

    British actor Tim Roth can be seen in the Tarantino films 'Reservoir Dogs,' 'The Hateful Eight' and 'Pulp Fiction. His new movie is 'The Song of Names.'

    • 50 min
    The Horrors Of Auschwitz

    The Horrors Of Auschwitz

    To mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp, we're revisiting archival interviews with Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, and Holocaust historian Laurence Rees.

    • 48 min
    Attorney General William Barr's Unwavering Support Of Trump, Explained

    Attorney General William Barr's Unwavering Support Of Trump, Explained

    'New Yorker' editor David Rohde says Barr acts as Trump's political "sword and shield," which has made him the most feared, criticized and effective member of the president's cabinet. He talks about the attorney general with contributor Dave Davies.

    Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'Star Trek: Picard,' dropping today on CBS All Access.

    • 48 min
    Inside Trump's Chaotic 'Den Of Destruction'

    Inside Trump's Chaotic 'Den Of Destruction'

    Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Washington Post' reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker did over 200 interviews with Trump administration insiders. Their new book, 'A Very Stable Genius,' details presidential rages, erratic decision-making and other troubling tendencies of the Trump presidency.

    Also, we remember Monty Python co-founder Terry Jones. He died yesterday at 77. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1987.

    • 49 min

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