Kevin Hazzard, who worked as an Atlanta paramedic, rescued people from choking, overdoses, cardiac arrest, gunshot wounds and a host of other medical emergencies. Respiratory calls were his favorites.
Founded in 1991 as a temporary shelter for Somalis, the Dadaab complex in Kenya now houses nearly half a million refugees. Ben Rawlence profiles nine of its residents in his new book, City of Thorns.
The "Love Me Like You Do" singer created her new album as an experiment — to see if she could make a "big pop album." Reviewer Ken Tucker says Goulding's experimental effort was worth the risk.
David Bianulli picks the best TV shows of the year. Short books dominate Maureen Corrigan's best book list. David Edelstein recommends the year's best films. Ken Tucker assesses the best music of '15.
McLorin Salvant first studied classical voice, but turned to jazz because it offered her more range. "In jazz, I felt I could sing these deep, husky lows," she says. Originally broadcast Nov. 4, 2015.
Parks and Recreation colleagues Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang initially bonded over their experiences as Asian-Americans living very different lives from their parents. Originally broadcast Nov. 5, 2015.
The producer says there was a time when his co-writers thought, "Maybe this song wasn't meant to be." He also describes working with Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars. Originally broadcast April 16, 2015.
The actor plays a 70-something transgender woman on the Amazon series Transparent. He loves the role. As Maura, Tambor says, "I find myself much more vulnerable." Originally broadcast Dec. 10, 2015.
As she approached 60, the co-founder of Ms. magazine says, she entered a new phase in life, one in which "you can do what you want." Originally broadcast Oct. 26, 2015.
Wexler won Oscars for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Bound for Glory, and was nominated for One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Matewan. He died Sunday. He was 93. Originally broadcast in 1993.
Growing up in Baltimore, the writer faced threats from both the streets and the police. His book, Between the World and Me, is an open letter to his teenage son. Originally broadcast July 13, 2015.
The host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show says it took a few months — and some advice from Jon Stewart — for him to get comfortable in his new role. Originally broadcast Aug. 19, 2015.
As hosts of Saturday Night Live's news segment, Colin Jost and Michael Che are used to joking about hot-button issues — including the 2016 presidential election. Originally broadcast Nov. 10, 2015.
Joy star Jennifer Lawrence discusses the career-changing "yes-or-no" decision she faced. Justin Chang reviews The Hateful Eight. Anomalisa co-directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson talk puppetry.
Initially "appalled" by the notion of making a holiday album, Lowe came to see it as a challenge. Quality Street tackles old classics and adds originals to the mix. Originally broadcast Dec. 22, 2015.
Fresh Air's movie critic had no shortage of material to consider when it came time to make his top 10 list this year.
Though broadcast TV didn't impress him much this year, critic David Bianculli says Better Call Saul and a number of other shows from cable and streaming services made 2015 a great year for viewers.
The singer-songwriter's original Have Moicy! album, released in '76, mixed folk, blues and country. Critic Ken Tuckers says that despite the long wait, Stampfel's follow-up has a real immediacy to it.
Not only do the characters in McKay's new film warn about the collapse of the global economy — they make money off of it. McKay calls the movie, based on the book by Michael Lewis, a "traumedy."
In 1955 and '56, NBC aired live telecasts of the Broadway hit Peter Pan, starring Mary Martin. Critic Lloyd Schwartz calls the performances, now available on Blu-ray, a "tribute to freedom and youth."