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Fresh Air host Terry Gross at her microphone in 1991

This is Fresh Air

In more than 40 years of broadcasting, Fresh Air has recorded some of the most famous and beloved figures in American life showing sides of themselves rarely seen by the public. This collection, which includes interviews with Ray Charles, Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and others, features a selection of memorable interviews handpicked by Terry Gross (pictured in 1991) and the Fresh Air staff.

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Amid Heightened Partisanship, A War Brews Between Trump And Congress

New York Times Magazine writer Emily Bazelon talks about impeachment and the Constitution: "The kind of polarization that we have right now is something that the founders really didn't grapple with."

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'We're All Struggling': Writer Saeed Jones Reflects On Identity And Acceptance

As a black gay kid growing up in Texas in the 1990s, poet Saeed Jones remembers getting negative messages about his identity from every aspect of his life. It was around the time of Matthew Shepard's murder in Wyoming, and Jones felt alone and unsafe.

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From Anorexia To Dystopia, New Operas Eloquently Tackle Contemporary Topics

Ellen West, a new one-act chamber opera presented by Opera Saratoga, is based on a tragic poem by Frank Bidart, while Poul Ruders' The Thirteenth Child draws on Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

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