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Chef David Chang On Depression, Being A Dad And The Burden Of 'Authenticity'

The Momofuku chef says COVID-19 has introduced "seismic" changes to his industry. "We're doing anything and everything to stay afloat," he says. Chang's new memoir is Eat a Peach. → Read More

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Vaccine Expert: Once A COVID Vaccine Is Available, 'Don't Overthink It. Don't Wait'

Dr. Peter Hotez is part of a team working to develop a low-cost COVID vaccine that could be distributed globally. "Vaccines are coming," he says. "We have to get everybody through to the other side." → Read More

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Democracy Is 'Strained' But Not 'Broken,' Former President Obama Tells 'Fresh Air'

In his first interview with Terry Gross, Obama talks about what he misses most about being president and reflects on the turmoil of the Trump White House. Obama's new memoir is A Promised Land. → Read More

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In 'The Crown,' Gillian Anderson Explores Thatcher's 'Powerplay' With The Queen

Anderson plays the former British prime minster in the new season of The Crown. She says Thatcher, who grew up working class, could be both obsequious and combative around Queen Elizabeth II. → Read More

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Journalist Details 'Potential Mischief' Of Trump's Remaining Weeks In Office

Politico's Garrett Graff says Trump is already blocking president-elect Biden's access to classified information. Some worry he might destroy White House records and begin issuing pardons. → Read More

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From Stinky Cheese To Cat Pee, Author Takes A 'Nose Dive' Into The Science Of Smell

Harold McGee talks about how our sense of smell affects taste, why things smell the way they do and the ways different chemicals combine to create surprising (and sometimes distasteful) odors. → Read More

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Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe On Equal Pay, And What The U.S. Flag Means To Her

Rapinoe has also been an outspoken advocate for pay equity and the Black Lives Matter movement. "I see patriotism as constantly demanding better of ourselves," she says. Her new book is One Life. → Read More

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Remembering Dancer And Choreographer Marge Champion

Champion, who died Oct. 21, danced with her husband Gower in the movie musicals Till the Clouds Roll By, Showboat and Lovely to Look At. Originally broadcast in 2001. → Read More

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Biography Traces Political Mistakes And Personal Scars That Shaped Joe Biden

The New Yorker's Evan Osnos writes about the candidate's enduring quest to become president. He says Joe Biden has a different mindset today than he once had: "He's a man who is at peace." → Read More

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Nina Totenberg On Amy Coney Barrett, Anita Hill And Saying Goodbye To RBG

NPR's legal correspondent has spent decades covering major shifts in the Supreme Court. "Often, in the beginning, I was the only woman in the newsroom," Totenberg says. → Read More

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How Women Have Been 'Profoundly' Left Out Of The U.S. Constitution

As a teen, Heidi Schreck debated the Constitution in competitions. A film of her Broadway play, What the Constitution Means to Me, is now available on Amazon Prime. Originally broadcast March 2019. → Read More

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2 Broadway Stars Grapple With COVID And ALS: 'We're Adapting To A New Reality'

Married Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker both contracted COVID in the spring. Burstein was hospitalized. Luker's case was less severe, but it came soon after she was diagnosed with ALS. → Read More

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Country Singer Marty Stuart Plays Songs Of Sin And Redemption

The Grammy winning singer-songwriter started out in Lester Flatt's band. Now he's being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Stuart played some of his own music in this 2014 interview. → Read More

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Author Yaa Gyasi Says Writing Can Be 'An Act Of Love And Justice'

Gyasi's debut novel, Homegoing, won a PEN/Hemingway Award. Her follow-up, Transcendent Kingdom, draws on Gyasi's life as the daughter of immigrants from Ghana. → Read More

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'People Around The President Are Trying To Stop Him,' 'Times' Journalist Says

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Schmidt says it's unusual for advisers to be so focused on preventing a president from breaking the law. His new book is Donald Trump v. The United States. → Read More

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'Radical' Coronavirus Testing Plan Could Offer A 'Return To Normal,' Journalist Says

Atlantic journalist Alexis Madrigal says millions of at-home saliva tests for the coronavirus could be the key to a safe reopening — even if they are less accurate than the traditional PCR tests. → Read More

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'Hoax' Traces The 'Grotesque Feedback Loop' Between President Trump And Fox News

CNN correspondent Brian Stelter says the president's "cozy" relationship with Fox News is like nothing he's seen before: "In some ways wants to be a television producer more than a president." → Read More

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Linguist Geoff Nunberg, Who Explored Our Ever-Changing Language, Dies At 75

Nunberg became a contributor to Fresh Air in 1987. He wasn't interested in scolding people for not following the rules; he wanted to explore how language changes over time. He died Tuesday at 75. → Read More

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Black Power Scholar Illustrates How MLK And Malcolm X Influenced Each Other

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are frequently seen as opposing forces in the struggle for civil rights but Peniel Joseph, author of The Sword and the Shield, says the truth is more nuanced. → Read More

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'Everybody Deserves To Be Seen As A Hero,' Says 'Old Guard' Director

"Female characters are not the center of the story," filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood says. Her new movie follows a diverse group of world-weary warriors who've been alive for centuries. → Read More