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General Stanley McChrystal reflects on his tenure as Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and looks ahead to the military's next steps there. Plus: Jon Huntsman on bipartisanship; Robert Lustig explains the role of sugar in the obesity crisis; and the state of Haiti three years after it was hit by a devastating earthquake.
Ping Fu talks about her remarkable journey escaping the Chinese Cultural Revolution to becoming an entrepreneurial leader in the United States. National Book Award Winner Deidre Bair discusses her new biography of iconic New Yorker artist Saul Steinberg. We’ll get a preview of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. Plus, Glenn Croston explains how we misinterpret risk.
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.
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Kurt Andersen talks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts, who stars as half of American theater’s most notoriously bitter couple in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? And who’s afraid of Zero Dark Thirty, the Osama bin Laden manhunt movie? Several powerful US senators. Plus Kurt talks with ...
Soul jazz legend and Hammond B3 organ player Dr. Lonnie Smith talks about the joys and challenges of playing an instrument that he refers to as the “425 pound beast.” Then, young British pop star Conor Maynard performs an acoustic set in the studio.
Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and spontaneity, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends.
For this New Sounds, take a listen to some music from the chamber group yMusic, playing Son Lux and a work by Judd Greenstein. Also, music from Clogs, featuring Bryce Dessner and more in the vein of "indie classical."