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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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Eat, Don't Drink And Still Be Merry: Staying Sober Through The Holidays

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 1:10pm

Before she stopped drinking, Sarah Hepola relied on alcohol to get her through the holiday season. "What nobody mentions about all the holiday spirit is how much booze it requires," she says.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Times' Editor Dean Baquet; Megyn Kelly; The Best Books Of 2016

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 8:00am

Dean Baquet of The New York Times talks about covering Donald Trump. Fox News host Kelly discusses Trump's "de-legitimization" of the media. Critic Maureen Corrigan presents the 10 best books of '16.

Singer Allyson Seconds Revitalizes Power-Pop On 'Little World'

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:27pm

The second album by the California-based singer features an optimism often associated with West Coast pop. Critic Ken Tucker says Little World creates an "alternate universe of the sunniest sounds."

Fantastically Stylized 'La La Land' Is A Musical Tour-De-Force

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:27pm

A jazz keyboardist and an aspiring actress fall in love in Damien Chazelle's new romantic musical. Critic David Edelstein says La La Land features thrilling chemistry and magical music numbers.

Remembering Grant Tinker, 'Mary Tyler Moore' Producer And NBC Chair

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:27pm

David Bianculli offers an appreciation of Tinker, who died last month. Also, we listen to a Fresh Air interview with Tinker from 1994, and an interview with Tinker's wife, Mary Tyler Moore, from 1995.

'New York Times' Executive Editor On The New Terrain Of Covering Trump

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:33am

Dean Baquet talks about covering tweets as news, his decision to use the word "lie" in a headline about Trump and why he's not worried about libel suits from the new president.

The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:30am

Book critic Maureen Corrigan says that if there's one word that characterizes her list this year, it's "serious." These books certainly aren't grim or dull, but they take on big, difficult subjects.

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