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The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl cover...
When Germany invaded the Soviet Union during World War II, Nazi commanders had another worry besides the Red Army. Epidemics of typhus fever, which is transmitted by body lice, killed untold numbers...
Tomlinson Hill book cover...
As the great-great-grandson of Texas slaveholders, journalist Chris Tomlinson wanted to find out what crimes his ancestors had committed to maintain power and privilege.So he went to Tomlinson Hill,...
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers,...
Charlie Haden plays upright bass with Keith Jarrett's band in New York City,...
Charlie Haden, the preeminent bass player of his generation, died on July 11 at 76. Fresh Air's Terry Gross spoke to Haden five times throughout his career, in interviews which span from 1983 to 2008...
We bring you more polka fun with show three from the Joe Weber Band, put on your dancing shoes and enjoy.
Jennifer Finney Boylan, who wrote the introduction, is the author of several...
The growing number of people who identify as transgender is raising a lot of interesting and complicated questions about gender identity.The new book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a collection of...
The legendary German conductor Otto Klemperer was one of the most profound musicians of the 20th Century. In the 1960s, nearing the end of his career, he overcame many physical handicaps to create an...
The Nigerian group Boko Haram is part of a new generation of Islamist extremists. It was founded in 2002, but received only limited, periodic attention until April when it kidnapped more than 200...
Cowboy Jack Clement, who died in 2013 at age 82, was a prolific producer, songwriter, arranger, and talent scout. He brought Jerry Lee Lewis to Sun Records, helped nurture the career of one of the...