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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.

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    Arizona's Anti-Democracy Experiment

    Arizona's Anti-Democracy Experiment

    2020 election deniers won key races in the Arizona GOP primary. New York Times Magazine journalist Robert Draper says the swing state is a bellwether for the rest of the nation.

    • 45 min
    Harm Reduction & The Opioid Crisis

    Harm Reduction & The Opioid Crisis

    The CDC estimates over 1 million Americans have died of overdoses since Oxycontin went on the market in the mid '90s. Dopesick author Beth Macy and harm reduction specialist Michelle Mathis talk about grassroots and community efforts to address the opioid crisis. Macy's latest book is Raising Lazarus.

    TV critic David Bianculli reflects on the series finale of Better Call Saul.

    • 45 min
    Rep. Adam Schiff On Jan. 6, Mar-A-Lago Raid & Impeachment Hearings

    Rep. Adam Schiff On Jan. 6, Mar-A-Lago Raid & Impeachment Hearings

    Congressman Adam Schiff talks about the investigations of Donald Trump, and the significance of the top secret documents that the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago last week. Schiff was the lead manager of the first impeachment and senate trial of President Trump, and now serves on the House Committee investigating January 6th and attempts to overturn the election. We'll also talk about what it's been like to work with colleagues who amplify falsehoods and conspiracy theories, and to be the constant target of threats. Schiff's memoir is Midnight in Washington.

    • 44 min
    Robin Thede On 'A Black Lady Sketch Show'

    Robin Thede On 'A Black Lady Sketch Show'

    Thede's HBO series, A Black Lady Sketch Show, is the first sketch comedy show solely written, directed and starring Black women. "It is a nonstop job," she says of the various hats she wears. Thede spoke with guest interviewer Tonya Mosley.

    Also, Justin Chang reviews the noir thriller Emily the Criminal, starring Aubrey Plaza. And Lloyd Schwartz a reissue of Judy Garland films.

    • 45 min
    Best Of: Women In Afghanistan / How College Broke The American Dream

    Best Of: Women In Afghanistan / How College Broke The American Dream

    Over this past year, the Taliban have broken their promises to allow girls to continue their schooling and women to keep their jobs. Many girls and women are disappearing — arrested for violating the morality code, or abducted and forced to marry one of the Taliban. We talk with British/Iranian journalist Ramita Navai, who went undercover to speak to women who were victimized by the Taliban, and women working underground to help women escape brutality. Her new PBS Frontline documentary is called Afghanistan Undercover.

    Also, we talk with Will Bunch, author of After the Ivory Tower Falls, about how college tuition became so expensive, driving students and parents into debt.

    Justin Chang reviews the film Ali & Ava.

    • 48 min
    Remembering Motown Songwriter Lamont Dozier

    Remembering Motown Songwriter Lamont Dozier

    Lamont Dozier was one third of the Motown songwriting team Holland Dozier Holland. He died Monday at the age of 81. Along with brothers Brian and Eddie Holland, he helped define the Motown sound, writing 10 Number One top hits for The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas, and Marvin Gaye — songs like "You Can't Hurry Love," "Baby Love," "Reach Out I'll Be There," "Can't Help Myself," "Heatwave," and "Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch." They spoke with Terry Gross in 2003.

    Justin Chang reviews The British romantic drama Ali & Ava.

    • 44 min

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48 Ratings

48 Ratings

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identity politics of the worst kind. Phoebe clearly has had significant advantages in life such as an excellent education, the envy of many no doubt, but still finds a way to present it as a largely negative experience. You wonder if anyone really cares about her identity as much as she does.

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