Fresh Air

Monday - Friday at 9pm on HD3
Terry Gross

Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Airs Monday through Friday at 9 p.m. on Red River Radio HD3 With NPR News Headlines at 9:01

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Mon September 3, 2012

Joan Rivers Hates You, Herself And Everyone Else

Originally published on Mon September 3, 2012 1:57 pm

Joan Rivers says her material has only gotten stronger with age. "I always say, 'What are you going to do? Are you going to fire me? Been fired. Going to be bankrupt? Been bankrupt.'"
Courtesy of the author

This interview was originally broadcast on June 11, 2012.

Joan Rivers doesn't hold anything back.

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Sat September 1, 2012
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Regina Spektor, Victor LaValle

Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 11:08 am

"To me, the voice is an instrument, just like any other instrument," Regina Spektor says.
Shervin Lainez

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Regina Spektor: On Growing Up A 'Soviet Kid': The singer spent the first nine years of her life in the Soviet Union, where she and her family faced discrimination as Jews. She talks about Russia and her new album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats.

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Fri August 31, 2012
Music Reviews

Shoes: After 18 Years, The Power-Pop Band Re-Ignites

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 3:16 pm

Courtesy of the artist


Fri August 31, 2012
Movie Interviews

Jack Black: On Music, Mayhem And Murder

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 3:16 pm

In Bernie, Jack Black plays a local mortician who murders his live-in companion after she won't stop nagging him. The movie is based on a true story.
Deana Newcomb Wind Dancer Films

This interview was originally broadcast on April 23, 2012. Jack Black's Bernie is now out on DVD.

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Thu August 30, 2012
Performing Arts

Audra McDonald: Shaping 'Bess' On Broadway

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 12:46 pm

Audra McDonald plays Bess in the current Broadway production of Porgy and Bess.
Michael J. Lutch Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater

This interview was originally broadcast on May 15, 2012. Audra McDonald plays Bess in the opera Porgy and Bess, which closes on Broadway next month. Porgy and Bess won two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

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