Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.
Cécile McLorin Savant initially studied classical voice, but turned to jazz because it offered her more range. "In jazz I felt I could sing these deep husky lows," she says. Her new album is 'For One to Love.' Critic at-large reviews 'Boxes,' a newly translated book by late French novelist Pascal Garnier.
When they ran out of room for rescue animals in their home, Tracey Stewart and her husband, former 'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart, bought a farm. Tracey Stewart's new book is 'Do Unto Animals.' Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Twain & Stanley' by late Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos.
The actress, who appeared in 'Six Feet Under' and 'Cape Fear,' discusses growing up on a commune, working with (and dating) Scorsese and her various acting gigs. Douglas' memoir is 'I Blame Dennis Hopper.' Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the 'Complete Bee Hive Recordings.'
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem says at 81 she is free of the "demands of gender" that she faced from adolescence onward. Her new memoir is 'My Life on the Road.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Witches.' Sleater-Kinney guitarist and singer Carrie Brownstein is known for her defiant performances, but it was vulnerability that initially drew her to music. Brownstein's new memoir is 'Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.'
The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's most recent book, 'Let Me Be Frank With You,' centers on a 68-year-old man dealing with his aging body, a dying friend and his ex-wife, who has Parkinson's. [Originally broadcast Nov. 12, 2014.] Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Our Brand is Crisis.'
A new movie chronicles the team of journalists who uncovered the clergy sex abuse scandal in Boston. Director Tom McCarthy and former Boston Globe editor Walter Robinson join Fresh Air to discuss 'Spotlight.' Ken Tucker considers three songs by three artists: Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, and Eleanor Friedberger.