Fresh Air

Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.

Recent Episodes

Who's In Charge Of America's Schools?

In 2010, Mayor Cory Booker, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg devised a plan to improve Newark's failing schools. Dale Russakoff recounts their efforts in 'The Prize.' TV critic David Bianculli reflects on the Emmy ceremony held last night and looks ahead at the new fall TV season. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new edition of Erroll Garner's 'Concert by the Sea.'

Best Of: Mary Karr On 'The Art Of Memoir' / Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber

Mary Karr discusses the faults of memory, the challenges of writing about loved ones and the pain of deleting 1,200 pages because "there was something untrue about them." Her new book is 'The Art of Memoir.' Nadia Bolz-Weber was a stand-up-comic with a drinking problem who opened up a church for people who didn't belong. "My job is to ... remind people that they're absolutely loved," she says. Her new memoir is 'Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People.'

Keith Richards

The guitarist for the Rolling Stones has a new solo album, 'Crosseyed Heart.' Richards is also the subject of the new Netflix documentary, 'Under the Influence.' [Originally broadcast Oct. 25, 2010.] David Edelstein reviews 'Sicario.'

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber On 'Finding God In All The Wrong People'

Nadia Bolz-Weber was a stand-up-comic with a drinking problem who opened up a church for people who didn't belong. "My job is to ... remind people that they're absolutely loved," she says. Her new memoir is 'Accidental Saints.' Ken Tucker reviews Grace Potter's new album, 'Midnight.'

How Pope Francis Is 'Changing The Tone' Of The Church

On the eve of the Pope's first visit to the U.S., journalist Paul Vallely discuses the reforms Francis is making within the Church as well as the teachings that the pope is unlikely to change. TV critic David Bianculli reviews the premiere of Neil Patrick Harris' variety show 'Best Time Ever.'

Mary Karr On 'The Art Of Memoir'

Mary Karr discusses the faults of memory, the challenges of writing about loved ones and the pain of deleting 1,200 pages because "there was something untrue about them." Her new book is 'The Art of Memoir.'