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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.
 
Newsworks Tonight is a daily radio show that showcases the best reporting and storytelling from WHYY’s talented staff of journalists. It also features the work of NewsWorks partners such as NJ Spotlight, Technically Philly, the Public School Notebook, PlanPhilly, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Business Journal.
 
Amuse-Bouche is a podcast full of big ideas served in small bites. Just like the little taste that kicks off the meal, Amuse-Bouche introduces passionate foodies to the latest topics that are changing the culinary landscape. Join Emmy Award-Winning host Kae Lani Palmisano (WHYY/PBS, USA TODAY 10Best, KitchenAid Stories) for conversations with industry leaders and thoughtful tastemakers on all the small ways food makes a big impact on our lives and the world around us. Follow Kae Lani and Amu ...
 
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 500 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 ...
 
Improv Everything takes on the task of educating listeners on how different improv concepts can be applied in the business world. Each episode a guest from the world of business, government or education joins co-hosts John Hanson (CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority) and Rob Alesiani (PHIT Comedy Instructor) for a lively discussion on the intersection of comedy, improv, and professional life – to lay out how improv concepts can be beneficial in professional leadership and personal growt ...
 
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Hall is the writer and a producer of 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.' She won a Pulitzer Prize for her play 'The Hot Wing King.' She's also the creator of 'P-Valley,' a breakout show on Starz about the women working in a fictional Mississippi strip club. "Any time I get an opportunity to lay my hands on a Black woman's story, I just want to make su…
 
On today’s Regional Roundup, guest host Tracey Matisak is joined by ELIZABETH MARX, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project, to discuss the increasing number of gas, water and electric shutoffs across the state. More than 116,000 Pennsylvania residents have been disconnected due to late payments since the pandemic moratorium expi…
 
Abumrad is the creator of the hit public radio series 'RadioLab.' The new 'RadioLab' miniseries, 'The Vanishing of Harry Pace,' is about the man who co-founded a publication with WEB DuBois, founded the first Black-owned record company, helped desegregate a Chicago neighborhood — and then kind of disappeared. Abumrad also co-reported the podcast mi…
 
Vance is nominated for an Emmy for his guest appearance in the HBO series 'Lovecraft Country.' He played the charismatic and show-stopping attorney Johnnie Cochran in 'The People v. O.J. Simpson.' More recently, he played Aretha Franklin's father, Rev. C.L Franklin, in 'Genius: Aretha.' Also, John Powers reviews a new edition of a 1963 novel by bla…
 
We’re halfway through a very dramatic Olympics. After last year’s postponement and the difficulties of training through the pandemic, athletes have also faced a game without family, friends or fans to cheer them on. Covid-19 restrictions and infections have added another complication, but competitors like swimmers Katie Ledecky and Caleb Dresser, s…
 
Every time you go to see a new doctor, you have to fill out forms that ask your name, your age, your family history — and your race and ethnicity. You have to check a box — pick a category. Less than 100 years ago, mainstream scientists believed that race was a biological fact — one that determined everything from pain tolerance to disease suscepti…
 
'Washington Post' reporter Craig Timberg explains how military-grade spyware licensed to governments and police departments has infiltrated the iPhones of journalists, activists and others. "It takes a story like this to help people understand how deeply enmeshed these tiny little computers have gotten into our lives," Timberg says. "I still carry …
 
Philadelphia’s gun violence rate has remained at an alarming level for decades, but a recent study showed incidents nearly doubling since the city first implemented Covid-19 restrictions in March 2020. JESSICA BEARD, the Temple University Hospital surgeon and researcher who led the study, joins us to discuss her findings, plus her thoughts on the c…
 
After winning an Oscar for co-writing the film 'Moonlight,' McCraney says he received a lot of opportunities, many of which he turned down. "Some of it had to do with waiting for the other shoe to drop," he says. He's now the creator of the TV series 'David Makes Man,' which is in its second season on OWN. The series begins with a Miami boy whose m…
 
Dr. Wen is an emergency physician, CNN Health Analyst and former Baltimore Health Commissioner. We talk about mask and vaccine mandates, the return to school and work, and the Delta variant. "Unfortunately, we're in a situation now where the vaccinated are having to pay the price for the actions of the unvaccinated," she says. Wen emigrated from Ch…
 
The House select committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol held its first hearing on Tuesday. Capitol police officers Harry Dunn and Sergeant Aquilino Gonell and D.C. police officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges gave emotional testimony about defending the Capitol from the mob, the violent attacks they and their collea…
 
We’re joined by Rhode Island State Representative JOHN G. EDWARDS to discuss recent legislation that gave the green light for supervised injection sites in his home state, and how changes in harm reduction protocol could impact laws in our region. We also talk with DR. KEITH HINSHAW, director of animal health at the Philadelphia Zoo, about vaccinat…
 
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson talks about directing the new film 'Summer of Soul,' documenting the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. It features performances by Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson and more, and reflects on the cultural and political changes of the time. We'll also talk about big changes in Questlove's life. Jazz critic Kevin Whit…
 
Hugh Grant has been nominated for an Emmy for his role in the HBO miniseries 'The Undoing,' in which he played an adulterous doctor suspected of murder. Grant got his start in romcoms, but lately he's been getting darker roles. "It's alarming how many pretty unpleasant narcissists I've played or been offered in the last six or seven years. But It's…
 
With Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations increasing, some towns and cities are reinstating mask mandates in an attempt to control the highly contagious delta variant spreading mostly among unvaccinated people. Almost half of the country hasn’t been vaccinated, leaving manyAmericans frustrated as they watch the pandemic move in the wrong direct…
 
Language is how we connect — to each other, to the past, to the future — how we create culture, communicate ideas, and make decisions. Scientists are keen to discover more about how language works, and how we actually learn to talk. On this episode — why do some species have language, and others don’t? What can bird whistles teach us about the mech…
 
Journalist Ron Brownstein says Republican-controlled state legislatures are taking a sharp right turn, in a conscious backlash against unified Democratic control of Congress. These states are not only passing voting rights restrictions, they're passing a torrent of other conservative bills that reflect the cultural and racial priorities of Trump's …
 
Former President Trump left office six months ago but the political tactics and rhetoric that marked his campaign and term continue to grow in popularity across the United States. Though his harsh and sometimes bigoted language was jarring to many voters, it also served as a rallying call for his base, tapping into a larger political movement that …
 
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson is coming out of the pandemic a changed man. The co-founder of the Roots and the music director for 'The Tonight Show' did something he never thought he'd do — he bought a farm in upstate New York. "I thought chaos was the only way that I could exist. But now I embrace quiet and I can hear myself think." Now he's venturin…
 
Checks are rolling out to families under President Biden’s expanded child tax credit. Nine in 10 children – or roughly 60 million – qualify for the benefit that gives parents up to $300 per child per month through the end of 2021. Researchers say this money could have an enormous impact on families, lifting 45% of children out of poverty. In the U.…
 
Everyone sweats. But some people do it more than others and it can be terribly embarrassing. In the U.S., a multibillion dollar antiperspiration industry has developed to treat and prevent the sweat that happens when we’re nervous, working out or not doing much of anything. Science journalist SARAH EVERTS argues in a new book that there should be n…
 
Memoirist Akash Kapur was raised in an intentional community in India, then moved to the U.S. at age 16. He's seen the idealism of people trying to remake human society and renounce materialism. He's also seen how idealism and spirituality can turn into zealotry--and how individuals can become victims of their own search for perfection. Kapur write…
 
On today’s Regional Roundup, Councilmember MARIA QUIÑONES-SÁNCHEZ joins us to discuss the ongoing controversy in her district over homeless encampments in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Then, we’ll hear from Philadelphia Inquirer sports columnist MIKE JENSEN about recent legislation that allows college athletes to capitalize on their …
 
Tahmima Anam's new novel is about a married couple, Cyrus and Asha, who found a social media platform that customizes ceremonies and rituals for people who aren't religious. The platform's success turns the husband into a messiah figure — even though it was his wife who designed it. We talk with Amam about how her real life boardroom experience hel…
 
We revisit our 2016 interview with culinary icon Anthony Bourdain. He hosted the CNN series 'Parts Unknown' which took audiences to countries all over the world. He spoke with 'Fresh Air' about his breakout book, 'Kitchen Confidential,' and why he didn't think of himself as a journalist. Bourdain died in 2018 by suicide while filming in France. 'Ro…
 
Even with fewer drivers on the road, Philadelphia saw an 80% increase in fatal accidents in 2020 – an alarming statistic that officials hope remains an abnormality. As commuter traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels, so do concerns about construction, congestion and sharing the road. We’re joined by KELLEY YEMEN, Director of the Office of Complete …
 
It seems like every week, we hear about new breakthroughs in cancer treatment — new discoveries, new medications, new hopes for a cure. The war on cancer has been a slow and steady grind, with incremental progress that’s been built one study, one breakthrough at a time. Behind each of those small but meaningful victories are years of unseen work — …
 
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