The one-hour program features Terry Gross' in-depth interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, as well as distinguished experts on current affairs and news.
Airs on KQED Public Radio weekdays at 1pm and 7pm
Memorial Day Special
Poet and soldier Brian Turner joins the program to read poems about his first-hand account of the Iraq War. Also, Maureen Corrigan shares a story of discovering a 1945 letter from the secretary of the Navy to her father, who'd been honorably discharged.
Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 7:00pm
Recently on Fresh Air:
The acclaimed director examines the five-year relationship between Liberace and his young lover. A new box set of Vaughan's music shows her range. In What Maisie Knew, Moore plays a troubled rock star who might initially seem like a rotten person, but Moore's performance humanizes the character.
The Truffaut borrowings are explicit in Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha, while Richard Linklater's Before Midnight takes its cues from Eric Rohmer's gentle but expansive talkfests. In both films, conversation is a centerpiece as characters navigate relationships.
The mythology surrounding The Doors generally centers on its lead singer, Jim Morrison. Morrison is still considered one of rock's tortured poets, but The Doors' sound was based largely on Ray Manzarek's keyboard playing. His are the riffs immortalized in songs like "Riders on the Storm."
The James Beard award-winning chef was the youngest ever to receive a three-star review from The New York Times. His memoir, Yes, Chef, explains what it takes to be a master chef ? and describes his journey from Ethiopia to Sweden to some of America's finest restaurants.
In What Maisie Knew, Moore plays a troubled rock star who might initially seem like a rotten person, but Moore's performance humanizes the character, highlighting her human frailties ? something Moore has done in many parts.