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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

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2572 - Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips / Crosby & Nash
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  • 2572 - Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips / Crosby & Nash

    This month marks the centennial of the birth of Sam Phillips, the record producer who discovered Elvis and produced his first records. We're listening back to our interview with Phillips, who founded Sun Records in Memphis and also launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.

    Also David Crosby and Graham Nash tell the story of how they met and started making music together as Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Crosby died last week.

    John Powers reviews the new HBO seriesThe Last of Us.

    Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • 2571 - How Social Media's Role Was Left Out Of The Jan. 6 Report
    Washington Post technology reporter Drew Harwell says the unpublished report shows that tech companies didn't respond to employees' warnings about violent rhetoric on their platforms.
    Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • 2570 - Revisiting The Waco Siege, 30 Years Later

    Author Jeff Guinn has written about cult leaders Charles Manson and Jim Jones. In the book, Waco, he draws on new interviews with federal agents and surviving Branch Davidians to revisit the 1993 confrontation, which left scores of people dead, including more than 20 children.

    Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new Peacock series Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne.

    Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • 2569 - 'White Lotus' Actor F. Murray Abraham

    F. Murray Abraham won the 1985 Best Actor Oscar for Amadeus. Now he co-stars in The White Lotus as Bert, a chauvinistic patriarch on vacation in Italy with his son and grandson. We talk about his career and life, and the lessons he learned along the way.

    Tue, 24 Jan 2023
  • 2568 - Forced Labor & Rebuilding After Natural Disasters In The U.S.

    After Hurricane Katrina in 2006, hundreds of workers from India were promised jobs and green cards in what labor organizer Saket Soni calls "one of the largest cases of forced labor in modern U.S. history." He tells their story in The Great Escape.

    Mon, 23 Jan 2023
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