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Fresh Air

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Arts, Society & Culture, TV & Film

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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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How Scientists Battled The Typhus Epidemic And Sabotaged The Nazis

June 26th, 2015

Episode 300 of 724 episodes

Writer Arthur Allen describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis. Also, we remember country musician Johnny Gimble, the "king of swing fiddle." He passed away last month at 88.

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