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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.
 
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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Yale professor Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff co-founded the Center for Policing Equity, which collects data on police behavior from 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the country. He says most people think of racism as an issue of character and ignorance. But, he says, focusing on changing racist attitudes is "a bad way to stop the behavior," He says.…
 
Courtney B. Vance got his start in the theater, with a breakout role in the August Wilson play 'Fences' on Broadway. We talk about his origin story and his recent roles as Aretha Franklin's father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, in 'Genius: Aretha,' and as the show-stopping attorney Johnnie Cochran, in 'The People v. O.J. Simpson.' Vance attributes much of hi…
 
After two days of jury deliberation, a 14-day trial, and a year of protesting American policing, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. This hour, we discuss what the verdict means for the Black community, and if the decision could signal change in policing and racial dispariti…
 
Hough was 15 when her family left the Children of God cult. Afterward, she struggled to face the trauma of her past. At 18 she joined the Air Force during "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and was discharged for being gay. "I spent a long time lying to myself more than, I think, anyone else. Telling myself that my childhood didn't affect me, telling myself …
 
A year after the pandemic forced most kids into virtual learning, we are beginning to see the impact that school disruptions have had on student’s academic achievement, as well as their social and emotional health. This hour we look at learning loss from the pandemic, which kids have been hurt the most, and how schools and educators are planning to…
 
Former Stanford University undergraduate dean Julie Lythcott-Haims' new book, 'Your Turn: How to Be an Adult,' is a handbook on adulthood, offering insights and strategies on education and career choices, building friendships and coping with setbacks. Her 2017 memoir, 'Real American,' is the story of her coming to terms with her racial identity. He…
 
On this week’s Regional Roundup; City Councilperson MARIA QUINOÑES SÀNCHEZ joins us to give us her perspective on Mayor Jim Kenney’s city budget address. Then, Rev. MARK TYLER will talk about the effect that the looming Derek Chauvin verdict and the Daunte Wright shooting is having on Philadelphia’s Black community. Lastly, Philadelphia Inquirer sp…
 
'Twyla Moves,' a new documentary by PBS American Masters, tells the story of the legendary choreographer and dancer, who got her start performing on subway platforms and rooftops in the 1960s. "If it was kind of level, it was fair territory," she tells Terry Gross. Kevin Whitehead reviews a newly unearthed album from Hasaan Ibn Ali. 'Finding Your R…
 
Louise Erdrich's novel, 'The Night Watchman,' was inspired by her grandfather, a chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa who fought a Congressional initiative to move indigenous peoples off their land and into cities. Erdrich says the policy amounted to tribal termination. "Termination was a way to finally resolve what Congress thought of …
 
After a seemingly endless winter, signs of spring are finally sprouting throughout the region. Whether you’re looking for tips to control pests, build a raised bed, incorporate native plants, or start a food garden, it’s time to turn your attention outdoors as the days get longer and warmer. Here to help is Harvard researcher, Sankofa Community far…
 
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Open to new experiences, or comforted by routine? Shy or the life of the party? Figuring out what makes us tick is an important part of understanding how we function within our families, communities, and workplaces. Thousands of tests online promise to assess your personality — but what are they actually measur…
 
President Biden has announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan by September 11th, ending America’s longest war. Today on the show we’ll talk about what military presence in Afghanistan has, and hasn’t, accomplished, and what will be the result of withdraw from a military standpoint, and from the standpoint of Afghan pea…
 
The Sackler family owns Purdue Pharma, which made billions of dollars selling OxyContin, an opiate painkiller stronger than morphine. Introduced in 1996, OxyContin has been largely blamed for the opioid addiction crisis that followed. The Sacklers and the company are currently facing more than 2,500 lawsuits related to its practices. We talk with j…
 
The 'Finding Your Roots' host has a new book and PBS series called 'The Black Church.' Gates describes the Black church as "the cultural cauldron Black people created to combat a system designed in every way to crush their spirit." We'll talk about the bargain Gates made with Jesus when he was 12 in an attempt to save his mother's life. He'll tell …
 
A new Frontline/ProPublica documentary “American Insurrection” airs this week on PBS. It examines the rise of violent extremist groups over the last three years leading up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol. ProPublica reporter A.C. THOMPSON and Frontline director RICK ROWLEY have been tracking far-right nationalism and militias – groups like the Pr…
 
Should corporations weigh in on political and social issues? Senator Mitch McConnell told Major League Baseball, Delta, and Coca-Cola that they should “stay out of politics” when the organizations condemned Georgia’s new restrictive voting law, but he said that he didn’t mean political contributions. Now there are calls for boycotts from activists …
 
Tony and Grammy-winning actor Leslie Odom Jr. is best-known for his role as Aaron Burr in 'Hamilton.' Now he stars as Sam Cooke in Regina King's film 'One Night in Miami,' which imagines a night where Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Cooke meet. Odom talks about studying Cooke's voice, hearing Burr's song "Wait for It" for the first time, and…
 
On this week’s Regional Roundup: WHYY’s JOE HERNANDEZ will fill us in on the sudden resignation of the Mayor of Camden, New Jersey. We’ll also look at the upcoming judicial elections in Pennsylvania, which tend to garner little interest or voter turnout, and discuss why they really matter. And we’ll hear from filmmaker JENNIFER LIN, whose new docum…
 
Six-time Grammy winner Brandi Carlile got her start onstage as a kid, singing backup for an Elvis impersonator. Her new memoir, 'Broken Horses,' is about her early life and the family of misfits she's built. "I think I'm starting to really feel sort of solid and loved in my world. Like maybe I've kind of finally found my place," she says. Maureen C…
 
Singer Merry Clayton did the iconic background vocals of the 1969 Rolling Stones song "Gimme Shelter." But despite the fame and success of the record, Clayton remained largely anonymous. Until, that is, she was featured as one of the backup singers in the 2014 Oscar-winning documentary '20 Feet from Stardom.' Over the course of her career, Clayton …
 
More than 2 million people in the U.S. are incarcerated — and tens of thousands have had COVID-19. The pandemic has brought more attention than ever to the barriers to healthcare in prisons and jails. But this has been a problem since long before COVID-19. Incarceration stamps lasting effects on people’s health, and sends ripple effects beyond the …
 
'Twyla Moves,' a new documentary by PBS American Masters, tells the story of the legendary choreographer and dancer, who got her start performing on subway platforms and rooftops in the 1960s. "If it was kind of level, it was fair territory," she says. We talk about starting an all-women dance company, mixing classical and modern dance, and choreog…
 
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