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The deadline for a deal to avert automatic spending cuts from Washington is Friday, March 1. WNYC’s Bob Hennelly talks about what kinds of local services would see their budgets cut if no deal is reached. Then, former NY Knick and U.S. Senator Bill Bradley talks about Senate and New Jersey politics. Plus: remembering Arthur Ashe; and a series on idioms continues with phrases on animals.
Author and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips describes the two parallel lives we all seem to lead—the one we’re actually living and the one we want to be living—and how we can reconcile the two. Historian Taylor Branch talks about the heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. Soprano Dawn Upshaw and musician and composer Maria Schneider talk about their new album, “Winter Morning Walks.”
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.