Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.
Woodson won the National Book Award for young people's literature in 2014 for her memoir 'Brown Girl Dreaming,' and is finalist for a 2016 National Book Award with 'Another Brooklyn.' [Originally broadcast Dec. 2014] We remember 'Brown v. Board of Education' civil rights attorney Jack Greenberg who died this week. David Edelstein reviews the new animated documentary 'Tower,' about the first modern gun massacre.
'V Street,' the new cookbook by married chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, features recipes inspired by global street food. Jacoby says the right techniques can coax "amazing flavor" out of vegetables. Rock historian Ed Ward revisits the '80s eccentric pop band The Chills.
Author John Hudak says federal law makes it hard to prove the medicinal value of marijuana. "As a Schedule 1 drug it is very difficult to do research on the plant," he explains. Ken Tucker reviews 'Blue Mountain,' a solo album from Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir.
Safran Foer's new novel, 'Here I am,' is told from the points of view of different members of a Jewish family. He says it's about things falling apart — but also about "people trying to mend things." His previous book was 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.' Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Mothers,' a debut novel by Brit Bennett.
Hoffmann grew up in the Chelsea Hotel with her mother, an actress in Andy Warhol's Factory. Gaby appeared in 'Field of Dreams' and other films as child, but says she saw acting as "a means to an end." She now stars in the Amazon series 'Transparent.'
Recorded at his home studio, Springsteen speaks to Terry Gross about growing up in Jersey, songwriting, and wishing to be his stage persona. His new memoir is 'Born to Run.' Dogs can sniff out people, drugs, bombs, cancer, the time of day, oncoming storms and much more. In her new book, 'Being a Dog,' Alexandra Horowitz explores the mysteries and mechanics of canine noses.