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

  • A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out
    <img src='' alt='"It brings back a lot of shame," Christian Picciolini says of his time fronting a white power punk band. He has since disavowed the white supremacist movement and works to help others disengage from it too.'/><p>Christian Picciolini spent eight years as a member of a violent, white power skinhead group. He eventually withdrew and co-founded a nonprofit to help extremists disengage.</p><p>(Image credit: Dennis Sevilla/Hachette Book Group)</p><img src='' />
  • Are Implanted Medical Devices Creating A 'Danger Within Us'?
    <p>Medical journalist Jeanne Lenzer warns that implanted medical devices are approved with far less scrutiny and testing than drugs. As a result, she says, some have caused harm and even death.</p><img src='' />
  • 'Black Mirror' And 'Electric Dreams' Prove It: The Anthology Show Is Back
    <img src='' alt='Jack Reynor and Geraldine Chaplin star in the "Impossible Planet" episode of the Amazon series Electric Dreams.'/><p>Critic David Bianculli says both shows are part of the revival of a TV genre that's been dormant for too long. "The beauty of the anthology series is that anything could happen," he says.</p><p>(Image credit: Christopher Raphael /Amazon)</p><img src='' />
  • 'Assassination Of Gianni Versace' Offers A Juicy Take On Serious Issues
    <p>The new season of the FX anthology series <em>American Crime Story</em> revisits the 1997 murder of the Italian designer. John Powers says the show presents a moving portrait of homophobia in 1990s America.</p><img src='' />
  • 'The Crown' Creator Sees Britain's Royals As 'Just A Regular Family'
    <img src='' alt='Claire Foy plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown. Series creator Peter Morgan says he believes the queen is "naturally a shy, retiring person."'/><p>In his Netflix series, Peter Morgan explores the shame, regret and "misdemeanors of the past" that haunt the House of Windsor.</p><p>(Image credit: Netflix)</p><img src='' />
  • The Vigilant Thriller 'Into The Fade' Melds Tragedy With Nihilism
    <p>Diane Kruger plays a German woman whose Turkish husband and young son are killed in a bomb attack. David Edelstein says that despite its crisp storytelling, <em>Into The Fade</em> is "a little disappointing."</p><img src='' />
  • 'They Didn't Want Me There': Remembering The Terror Of School Integration
    <p>In 1957, three years after the Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional, Melba Pattillo Beals was one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.</p><img src='' />
  • Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Chi' Creator Lena Waithe; 'Mrs. Maisel'; 'Coco' Filmmakers
    <img src='' alt='Lena Waithe is the creator and executive producer of the Showtime series The Chi. '/><p>Waithe says television taught her "how to dream." Critic John Powers reviews the new Amazon series <em>The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. </em>Co-writers and co-directors Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina discuss<em> Coco. </em></p><p>(Image credit: Todd MacMillan/Showtime)</p><img src='' />
  • Netflix Brings David Letterman Back To The Interview Chair — With A Few Twists
    <img src='' alt='David Letterman interviews former President Barack Obama on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.'/><p>The former late night host returns to what he does best — interesting, unpredictable talk — in his new series, <em>My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.</em></p><p>(Image credit: Joe Pugliese/Netflix)</p><img src='' />
  • Comic Pete Holmes Draws On His Early Career And 'Churchy' Roots In 'Crashing'
    <p>Holmes, who grew up a devout Christian, says he was "basically picturing [Jesus] in the back of the club" during the early stages of his career. Originally broadcast March 21, 2017.</p><img src='' />


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