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Hosted by Terry Gross, Fresh Air from WHYY is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. One of public radio's most popular programs, Fresh Air features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
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Lydia Loveless Mixes Desire With Distraction In 'Real'

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:46pm

The singer-songwriter began performing at age 14 in a band with her sisters and her father. Critic Ken Tucker says the songs on Loveless' latest solo album, Real, have a "tough edge."

Trump Off Camera: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur'

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:45pm

Biographer Marc Fisher says Donald Trump has lived a "strikingly solitary life given how public he is." Fisher and his Washington Post colleague Michael Kranish are the authors of Trump Revealed.

Aging And Unstable, The Nation's Electrical Grid Is 'The Weakest Link'

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:27pm

In her new book, The Grid, Gretchen Bakke argues that the under-funded power grid is incapable of taking the U.S. into a new energy future. She explains the challenges to Fresh Air's Dave Davies.

Stunned Silence, Then A Standing Ovation For 'Let Me Tell You'

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:27pm

Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen explores questions of time, memory, nature and human isolation. His recent collaboration with soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan has garnered worldwide attention.

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