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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.
 
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 ...
 
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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Former Stanford University undergraduate dean Julie Lythcott-Haims' memoir, 'Real American,' is the story of her coming to terms with her racial identity. Her father was a successful Black physician, her mother a white British woman. She recalls stories from her childhood, and the racist messaging she received. "I knew by 7 that something was wrong…
 
Fifty years ago this week, 'The New York Times' published the first in a series of articles based on a classified Defense Department study that was leaked to the paper by Daniel Ellsberg. This study came to be known as the Pentagon Papers. It chronicled decades of failed U.S. policy in Vietnam, and the ways the American public was misled in how the…
 
After the social unrest prompted by the murder of George Floyd, some are asking: Is it finally time for the U.S. to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission? Today, we’ll discuss the global and historical precedents for creating Truth Commissions in the wake of atrocity, efforts already underway in the US, and what establishing such a commis…
 
President Biden meet with President Vladimir Putin for three hours in Geneva on Wednesday and called their talks “positive.” Biden pressed issues of human rights and cybersecurity with the Russian leader, though Putin denied his country had any involvement in the recent ransomware attacks. They also agreed to have their nations’ ambassadors return …
 
Remember the Alamo? According to Texas lore, it's the site in San Antonio where, in 1836, about 180 Texan rebels died defending the state during Texas' war for independence from Mexico. But in a new book, Bryan Burrough (along with co-writers Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford) challenge the historical lore of the Alamo — including the story that D…
 
Fifty years ago the first excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, the top secret Defense Department study on U.S. decision-making in Vietnam, were published in the New York Times and then a week later in The Washington Post. The report, which was leaked to the press by Rand analyst Daniel Ellsberg, showed that the U.S. government knew that the war in Vi…
 
For most of Ashley C. Ford's life, her father was incarcerated for rape. This was especially traumatizing for Ford, as she herself is a survivor of sexual assault. Her new bestselling memoir 'Somebody's Daughter' details her evolving relationship with her father and her own body. "I'm in love with my humanity. I love being a human. I do," she says.…
 
This month the Supreme Court will release their decision on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case involving issues of religious liberty and LGBTQ rights. The high court is weighing whether the city had the right to cancel a contract with a Catholic agency for refusing to screen same-sex couples as potential foster parents or if the agency’s religi…
 
Why are salads considered feminine? Why is steak seen as a manly meal? Gender and the roles they have come represent is one of the many factors that shape the way our culture perceives food, thus dictating our relationship with eating. Emily Contois has spent her career as an interdisciplinary researcher and teacher exploring the ways in which gend…
 
Anthony Ramos says Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical 'In the Heights' filled him with hope about a life on the stage: "I felt like I'm watching my cousins and my aunts and uncles on the stage ... like friends that I grew up with. And these people are speaking vernacular that's familiar to me." Now he's starring — and singing and dancing and rap…
 
On today’s Regional Roundup, former Mayor of Philadelphia MICHAEL NUTTER joins us to discuss his personal journey with prostate cancer and the importance of early detection. Since his surgery last year, he’s advocated for a controversial screening method and pointed out racial disparities that exist in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Al…
 
Rita Moreno moved to the U.S. mainland from Puerto Rico as a child. She says her 'West Side Story' role is "the only part I ever remember where I represented Hispanics in a dignified and positive way." Moreno is an EGOT, a winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Film critic Justin Chang reviews the film adaptation of the musical 'In the Heights.…
 
We remember actor Clarence Williams III, best known for playing Linc Hayes, one of three hippie undercover cops on the TV series 'The Mod Squad' from 1968 to 1973. Also, Stephen Colbert begins taping the 'The Late Show' in front of a live audience again on Monday. We hear his interview with Terry about doing the show from home taping during the pan…
 
Do you have a beloved sweater inherited from a loved one? A dress from a special day that you can’t part with? Or maybe you have an article of clothing that makes you feel confident whenever you wear it. For many of us, the items in our closet hold meaning, memory, and stories within their seams. These stories are the subject of Netflix’s new serie…
 
Plastic gets a bad rap — over the years, it’s become synonymous with environmental destruction, cheap fakery, needless consumption, and mass-produced junk. But there’s a reason plastic is everywhere — it’s inexpensive, strong, and versatile; a shapeshifter that over the past century has revolutionized the way we live, from science and medicine to c…
 
New York Times investigative reporter Michael Schwirtz gained access to the dashboard of DarkSide, a ransomware operation that's pulled in more than $90 million since it began last August. Schwirtz talks about DarkSide's business model, its customer support system to help the hackers it enables, and help the victims learn how to use Bitcoin to pay …
 
A new ProPublica investigation of some of the wealthiest Americans’ federal tax documents shows how the rich pay very little income tax, sometimes none at all. The documents leaked to the investigative news organization include those of billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk and detail the ways they “exploit” the…
 
On the morning of Feb. 20, 1962, about 100,000 spectators gathered in Cape Canaveral, Fla., to witness the launch of the Friendship 7, the United States' first mission to put an astronaut in orbit around the Earth. Historian Jeff Shesol says there was real fear that astronaut John Glenn wouldn't survive the day. We talk with Shesol about the early …
 
President Biden has set a climate goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. But is that really feasible? A recent Princeton report lays out five different pathways to get the U.S. to that net-zero target with infrastructure and renewable energy investments like wind and solar and carbon capture technologies. Princeton professor JESSE JENKINS walks us thr…
 
The FDA approved use of the controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm (aducanumab) on Monday, the first drug approved to treat Alzheimer’s in over two decades. We’ll speak with JASON KARLAWISH, co-director of the Penn Memory Center, about the decision and why it generated such debate. We’ll also discuss the state of Alzheimer’s research and treatment,…
 
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