Fresh Air

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Each week, nearly 4.5 million people listen to the show's intimate conversations broadcast on more than 450 National Public Radio (NPR) stations across the country, as well as in Europe on the World Radio Network. Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits Fresh Air with "probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights." And a variety of top publications count Gross among the country's leading interviewers. The show gives interviews as much time as needed, and complements them with comments from well-known critics and commentators.

Monday - Friday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and repeating Monday - Thursday, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on WUSF 89.7

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Combine an intelligent interviewer with a roster of guests that, according to the Chicago Tribune, would be prized by any talk-show host, and you're bound to get an interesting conversation. Fresh Air interviews, though, are in a category by themselves, distinguished by the unique approach of host and executive producer Terry Gross. "A remarkable blend of empathy and warmth, genuine curiosity and sharp intelligence," says the San Francisco Chronicle.

Gross, who has been host of Fresh Air since 1975, when it was broadcast only in greater Philadelphia, isn't afraid to ask tough questions. But Gross sets an atmosphere in which her guests volunteer... Read More...

From Fresh Air

  • Inside The Wealthy Family That Has Been Funding Steve Bannon's Plan For Years
    <p>Jane Mayer writes in the <em>New Yorker</em> about Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, who have poured millions of dollars into <em>Breitbart News,</em> and who pushed to have Bannon run Trump's campaign.</p><img src='' />
  • Smart, Satirical 'Devil And Webster' Takes On College Identity Politics
    <img src='' alt='Cover detail of The Devil and Webster, by Jean Hanff Korelitz.'/><p>Jean Hanff Korelitz's new novel surveys student life at a New England college in turmoil. Critic Maureen Corrigan says <em>The Devil and Webster</em> is "wittily on target."</p><p>(Image credit: Raquel Zaldivar/NPR)</p><img src='' />
  • Comic Pete Holmes Draws On His Early Career And 'Churchy' Roots In 'Crashing'
    <img src='' alt='Pete Holmes stars as a devout Christian comic with an upbeat disposition in the HBO's Crashing.'/><p>Holmes, who grew up a devout Christian, says he saw himself as a "Good Boy" comic in the early stages of his career. "I was basically picturing [Jesus] in the back of the club."</p><p>(Image credit: McCall B. Polay/HBO)</p><img src='' />
  • Remembering Rock N' Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry
    <p>The legendary guitarist, songwriter and singer died Saturday at the age of 90. Rock historian Ed Ward looks back on Berry's music and career. <em>Originally broadcast in May 2008.</em></p><img src='' />
  • Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia Talks Of His Struggle To Save Them
    <img src='' alt='Author Ron Powers describes the heartbreak of having two sons with schizophrenia in his new book No One Cares About Crazy People.'/><p>"There is no greater ... feeling of helplessness than to watch two beloved sons deteriorate before [your] eyes," says Ron Powers. His new book is <em>No One Cares About Crazy People. </em></p><p>(Image credit: Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images)</p><img src='' />
  • Fresh Air Weekend: Jordan Peele; 'Monk Dreams'; Novelist Sebastian Barry
    <img src='' alt='Writer-director Jordan Peele says that making Get Out represents his "truest passion."'/><p><em>Get Out</em> Director Jordan Peele discusses his love of horror films.<strong> </strong>Kevin Whitehead reviews Frank Carlberg's new tribute to Thelonious Monk. Barry's novel, <em>Days Without End, </em>features Irish immigrants.</p><p>(Image credit: Rich Fury/Invision/AP)</p><img src='' />
  • With 'T2: Trainspotting,' Director Danny Boyle Proves You can Go Home Again
    <p>More than 20 years after the release of the original film<em> </em>about a band of thieving Scottish junkies, Boyle returns to the same characters. Critic David Edelstein calls the new film "tremendous fun."</p><img src='' />
  • 'Fresh Air' Marks The 90th Birthday Of Broadway Composer John Kander
    <p>Kander and his partner, Fred Ebb, wrote the songs for a number of musicals, including <em>Chicago</em>, <em>Kiss of the Spider Woman </em>and <em>Cabaret.</em> <em>Kander spoke to Terry Gross in 1991 and 2015. </em></p><img src='' />
  • Julie Andrews Teams Up With Henson Puppets In Netflix's 'Greenroom'
    <img src='' alt='Julie Andrews presides over a quintet of youngsters who are getting their first chance at putting on a play in Julie's Greenroom, which is available on Netflix on Friday.'/><p>Andrews presides over a quintet of youngsters who are putting on a play in her new Netflix series. Critic David Bianculli calls <em>Julie's Greenroom</em> a celebration of creative collaboration.</p><p>(Image credit: Ali Goldstein/ Netflix)</p><img src='' />
  • Sxip Shirey's 'Bottle of Whiskey' Is A 21st-Century Music Creation
    <p>Shirey mixes dry vocals with multi-instrumentalist stylings on his new album. Critic Milo Miles says <em>A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees </em>is an original and engaging work.</p><img src='' />

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