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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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The Passing Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act

February 16th, 2015

Episode 188 of 724 episodes

The act, which turned 50 last year, ended the era of legal segregation in public accommodations, like restaurants and hotels. Author Todd Purdum talks about the battles that surrounded it. Then rock historian Ed Ward shares a story about a Wisconsin furniture company that began selling blues albums in the '20s.

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