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On the eve of the second presidential debate, John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine, talks about the presidential race and the Clintons' role in politics today. Plus: 30 issues in 30 days looks at the country’s divide on immigration policy; the growing epidemic of concussions in kids sports; and a call-in to participate in a mock presidential debate.
On today’s show, New York magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson talks about whether architecture in NY has improved—or gotten worse—during the Bloomberg years. We’ll help DCTV celebrate 40 years of filmmaking! Sherman Alexie talks about his latest collection of new and selected stories, called Blasphemy. Sisters Daisy and Hallie Foote talk about their new play “Him.” Plus, Nancy Mullane tells the stories of five convicted murderers sentenced to life in prison and their struggle for redemption and another chance.
Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture.