Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.
Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is 'Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.' Ken Tucker reviews Los Lobos' album 'Gates of Gold,' and TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'American Horror Story: Hotel,' starring Lady Gaga.
Mexican-born journalist Jorge Ramos moved to the U.S. in 1983. "I am glad that I came," he says. "The First Amendment has given me all the opportunities that I couldn't have in Mexico." Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews singer Jen Shyu's album 'Sounds And Cries Of the World.'
Author D. Watkins discusses growing up during Baltimore's crack epidemic. Maureen Corrigan reviews Jojo Moyes' novel, 'After You.' "Street doctor" James O'Connell treats Boston's most isolated patients, the homeless.
In the '50s, four people collaborated to create a pill that would allow women to enjoy sex. Jonathan Eig details the history in 'The Birth of the Pill.' [Originally broadcast Oct. 2014.] David Edelstein reviews 'The Martian.'
Author D. Watkins says that crack destroyed his East Baltimore neighborhood. "Everybody's parents were junkies, and all the kids were selling or using," he says. His new book is 'The Beast Side.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Jojo Moyes' novel 'After You.'
Journalist Joby Warrick, author of 'Black Flags,' traces the Islamic State's development from an al-Qaida-related insurgency in Iraq to a successful jihadist movement that now holds territory in Syria and Iraq.