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Fresh Air

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Arts, Society & Culture, TV & Film

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Arts 2
Top 200 16

Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

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Best Of: The Story of Robert Kennedy/ 'Unbroken Brain'

July 9th, 2016

Episode 613 of 728 episodes

Journalist Larry Tye talks about Robert F. Kennedy's transformation from stalwart anti-communist to liberal icon. Tye's new biography of Kennedy includes new insights on the early part of Kennedy's career when he worked for Joe McCarthy. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Allen Toussaint's final recording and journalist Maia Szalavitz talks about new ways of understanding and treating addiction. Her book, 'Unbroken Brain,' is based on research as well as personal experience; Szalavitz was addicted to cocaine and heroin from the age of 17 until she was 23.

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