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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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Pakistani Squash Champion Maria Toorpakai / Director John Carney

May 4th, 2016

Episode 558 of 724 episodes

Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally-known squash champion. Her memoir is 'A Different Kind of Daughter.' Also, Fresh Air producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks to 'Once' director John Carney about his new film 'Sing Street,' about a teenager in the '80s who starts a band.

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