NPR: Fresh Air

NPR: Fresh Air

How One Orchestra, Faced With A Pandemic, Played On

The Philadelphia Orchestra has shuttered its doors in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conductor Yannick...

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The Case For Abolishing The Electoral College

Jesse Wegman, author of 'Let the People Pick the President,' says the Electoral College's winner-take-all rule is not...

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'Simpsons' Voice Actor Hank Azaria

Azaria plays a colorful baseball announcer in the IFC comedy series 'Brockmire,' which is now in its 4th and final...

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Octavia Spencer

Spencer stars in the new Netflix limited series 'Self Made' as Madam C.J. Walker, America's first female self-made...

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Best Of: Writer James McBride / RuPaul

James McBride's new novel, 'Deacon King Kong,' takes place in 1969, in a Brooklyn housing project similar to the one...

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Philip Roth On 'The Plot Against America'

Roth's 2004 novel, 'The Plot Against America,' is an alternative history which imagines Nazi sympathizer Charles...

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How Trump's Mismanagement Helped Fuel Coronavirus Crisis

?Politico reporter Dan Diamond says dysfunction within the White House, infighting and the need to flatter Trump have...

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The Untold Story Of Saudi Crown Prince MBS

'New York Times' Beirut Bureau Chief Ben Hubbard says Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is full of...

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RuPaul

RuPaul describes his drag persona as "one-part Cher, two-parts David Bowie, one-part Diana Ross and two heaping...

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Writer James McBride

James McBride's new novel, 'Deacon King Kong,' takes place in 1969, in a Brooklyn housing project similar to the one...

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Best Of: Author Louise Erdrich / 'Watergate Girl' Jill Wine-Banks

Louise Erdrich talks about her new novel, 'The Night Watchman.' It was inspired by her grandfather, a chairman of the...

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Biographer Robert Caro

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robert Caro was never interested in only telling the stories of great men....

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Uncovering The CIA's Operation To Steal State Secrets

For 50 years, countries all over the world bought encryption technology from a Swiss company, called Crypto AG, to...

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Author Louise Erdrich On Native Peoples' 'Long, Brutal Fight For Survival'

Erdrich's new novel, 'The Night Watchman,' was inspired by her grandfather, a chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of...

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A Father Searches For His Son And Answers In The Costa Rican Jungle

In 2014, the 27-year-old son of adventurer Roman Dial walked alone into the Costa Rican wilderness. "I'm planning on...

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Former Parole Officer On 'Hardship & Hope After Prison'

As a parole officer in New Orleans, Jason Hardy was responsible for 220 individuals — four times the recommended...

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Best Of: Actor Ben Mendelsohn / Trump's 'Hit List'

In the HBO series 'The Outsider,' which was adapted from a Stephen King novel, Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn plays...

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Aidy Bryant On 'Shrill'

Bryant co-writes and stars in the comedy series 'Shrill,' based on Lindy West's book about identifying as fat and a...

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Understanding Trump's 'Hit List'

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan says the president has "crossed a psychological line" since impeachment, developing a...

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Actor Ben Mendelsohn On 'The Outsider'

In the HBO series, which was adapted from a Stephen King novel, the Australian actor plays a detective trying to...

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