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

  • Loudon Wainwright III Opens Up About The 'Exes & Excess' That Inform His Music
    <p>Wainwright details his life as a husband, father, son, philanderer and musician in the memoir <em>Liner Notes. Originally broadcast Sept. 6, 2017.</em></p><img src='' />
  • 'Darkest Hour' Is A Grand, Ham-Fisted Showpiece For Gary Oldman's Churchill
    <p>Set during the early days of World War II, <em>Darkest Hour </em>chronicles the tense and<em> </em>tumultuous days following Winston Churchill's appointment as prime minister of England.</p><img src='' />
  • Jimmy Fallon On The School Of 'SNL' And His Tendency To Smile Too Much
    <p>As a kid, Fallon smiled even when he was in trouble: "There was a report card from kindergarten and the comment from the teacher was, 'Jimmy smiles too much.' " <em>Originally broadcast Oct. 12, 2017.</em></p><img src='' />
  • Margo Price Sings About The Heartache And Beauty Of Small-Town America
    <img src='' alt='Margo Price's new album, All American Made, is out now.'/><p>Growing up in Aledo, Ill., the singer-songwriter longed to live somewhere "more romantic." Then she moved away and her outlook changed: "Now, when I go back, I see the beauty in it."</p><p>(Image credit: Danielle Holbert/Courtesy of the ShoreFire Media)</p><img src='' />
  • A Summer In Italy Simmers With Sexual Longing In 'Call Me By Your Name'
    <p>A teenage boy falls for an older man in<em> </em>a sensual new film by Italian director Luca Guadagnino. Critic David Edelstein says<em> Call Me By Your Name</em> is nothing short of a masterpiece.</p><img src='' />
  • Journalist Investigating Trump And Russia Says 'Full Picture Is One Of Collusion'
    <p>"The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary," says <em>Guardian </em>reporter Luke Harding. His new book is <em>Collusion.</em></p><img src='' />
  • 'Dawn Watch' Explores The Life And Legacy Of Joseph Conrad
    <p>Maya Jasanoff weaves together biography, history, literature and her own travels in a new book about the globe-trotting author. Reviewer John Powers says Jasanoff's portrait of Conrad is terrific.</p><img src='' />
  • Journalist Explains How Panama Papers Opened Up The World's Illicit Money Networks
    <p>Reporter Jake Bernstein helped break the story of the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that detail the offshore tax havens of the super rich. His new book is <em>Secrecy World. </em></p><img src='' />
  • Fresh Air Weekend: Helping LA Gang Members; 'Stranger Things 2' Creators
    <img src='' alt='The Duffer brothers collaborate on the set of Stranger Things 2.'/><p>Father Greg Boyle works with gang members and young people transitioning out of prison. Ken Tucker reviews Taylor Swift's <em>Reputation</em>. Ross and Matt Duffer discuss the new season of their series.</p><p>(Image credit: Jackson Lee Davis/Courtesy of Netflix)</p><img src='' />
  • Remembering Syndicated Gossip Columnist Liz Smith
    <p>Smith, who died Sunday, started her daily column for <em>The New York Daily News</em> in 1976. In 2000, she told<em> Fresh Air:</em> "I always held back from writing things that were intentionally hurtful."</p><img src='' />


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