Fresh Air

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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 3 p.m. and repeats at 9 p.m. on Red River Radio HD3 With NPR News Headlines at 9:01

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Wed May 13, 2015
Book Reviews

Misadventures And Absurdist Charm Take Root In 'George Orwell's House'

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 10:31 am

Emily Bogle NPR

In 1946, reeling from the death of his wife and seeking an escape from the demands of London literary life, Eric Blair, aka "George Orwell," moved to a cottage on the isle of Jura off the west coast of Scotland. What the place lacked in modern conveniences like electricity and running water, it perhaps made up for in misty views of the Atlantic and samplings of the local whiskey.

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Tue May 12, 2015
Author Interviews

Making Art Out Of Bodies: Sally Mann Reflects On Life And Photography

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 3:30 pm

Photographer Sally Mann drives with her greyhound, Honey, in the early 2000s.
Michael S. Williamson Courtesy of Michael S. Williamson

Photographer Sally Mann is fascinated by bodies. In the early 1990s, she became famous — or notorious — for her book Immediate Family, which featured photographs of her young children naked. Critics claimed Mann's work eroticized the children, but Mann says the photos were misinterpreted.

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Mon May 11, 2015

The Great 'Beyond': Contemplating Life, Sex And Elevators In Space

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 3:53 pm

Astronomer Chris Impey examines the possibilities of the universe in his new book Beyond. "I like the idea that the universe — the boundless possibility of 20 billion habitable worlds — has led to things that we can barely imagine," he says. In the 1970s, NASA Ames conducted several space colony studies, commissioning renderings of the giant spacecraft which could house entire cities.
Rick Guidice NASA Ames Research Center

The possibility of humans colonizing outer space may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but British astronomer Chris Impey says that if the U.S. were pumping more money into the space program, the sci-fi fantasy would be well on its way to reality.

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Mon May 11, 2015
Movie Reviews

An Indian Coming-Of-Age Trilogy, Restored To Its 'True Splendor'

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 9:42 am

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Sat May 9, 2015
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Inside 'Mad Men'; British Pulp Fiction; Youth Sports

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 1:09 pm

Don Draper (Jon Hamm) faces personal and professional upheaval in the final season of Mad Men.
Justina Mintz AMC

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:

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