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- Fresh Air Weekend: Baltimore's 'Beast Side'; 'After You'; A Doctor To The Homeless
- 'The Martian' Is A Gripping, Out-Of-This World Space Saga
- The Great Bluff That Led To A 'Magical' Pill And A Sexual Revolution
- Baltimore Author Discusses 'Living (And Dying) While Black'
- A Broken-Hearted Heroine Picks Up The Pieces In Jojo Moyes' 'After You'
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Fresh Air Weekend: Baltimore's 'Beast Side'; 'After You'; A Doctor To The Homeless
Author D. Watkins discusses growing up during Baltimore's crack epidemic. Maureen Corrigan reviews Jojo Moyes' novel, After You. "Street doctor" James O'Connell treats Boston's most isolated patients.
'The Martian' Is A Gripping, Out-Of-This World Space Saga
Ridley Scott's new film stars Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars. Critic David Edelstein says The Martian features special effects that make you feel like you are seeing the real red planet.
The Great Bluff That Led To A 'Magical' Pill And A Sexual Revolution
In the '50s, four people collaborated to create a pill that would allow women to enjoy sex. Jonathan Eig details the history in The Birth of the Pill. Originally broadcast Oct. 7, 2014.
Baltimore Author Discusses 'Living (And Dying) While Black'
Author D. Watkins says that crack destroyed his East Baltimore neighborhood, and he explains how the real day-to-day of selling drugs is nothing like the movies. His new book is The Beast Side.
A Broken-Hearted Heroine Picks Up The Pieces In Jojo Moyes' 'After You'
Moyes' follow-up to her 2012 novel Me Before You explores the depths of grief and the paths of resilience. Maureen Corrigan calls After You "an affecting [and] entertaining female adventure tale."
Journalist Discusses The Rise Of ISIS And Its Future In Syria And Iraq
Joby Warrick, author of Black Flags, traces the Islamic State's development from an al-Qaida-related insurgency in Iraq to a successful jihadist movement that now holds territory in Syria and Iraq.
New Host Trevor Noah Puts His Own Spin On 'The Daily Show'
Last night, seven weeks after Jon Stewart stepped down as the host of The Daily Show, the new host debuted. Critic David Bianculli says Trevor Noah "gave viewers plenty of reasons to tune in again."
House Calls To The Homeless: A Doctor Treats Boston's Most Isolated Patients
James O'Connell refers to himself as a "street doctor." Since 1985, he has cared for homeless patients, sometimes making visits on park benches or in alleys. His memoir is Stories from the Shadows.
From Ingenue To Antigone: Juliette Binoche Discusses Acting, Aging And Family
The Oscar-winning actress plays Antigone in a new translation of Sophocles' 2,000-year-old tragedy. "It's a very powerful play," Binoche says. Sophocles "still is bringing so much truth in our lives."
A Nurse Reflects On The Privilege Of Caring For Dying Patients
Palliative care nurse Theresa Brown provides in-home, end-of-life care to patients. "It's incredible the love that people evoke" at the end of their lives, she says. Brown's new book is The Shift.
Fresh Air Weekend: Francis' Papacy; The 'Concert By The Sea'; Treating Breast Cancer
Journalist Paul Vallely discuses the reforms Pope Francis is making. Kevin Whitehead reviews Concert By The Sea by Erroll Garner's trio. A surgeon seeks to help women navigate breast cancer treatment.
For Opera Powerhouse Dolora Zajick, 'Singing Is Connected To The Body'
The mezzo-soprano discovered opera as a 22-year-old pre-med student. She took "a crack at a singing career" and has been at the Metropolitan Opera for 25 years. Originally broadcast March 14, 2014.
'99 Homes': A Morality Play Built On Foreclosures And Evictions
In Ramin Bahrani's new film, a man forces others out of their homes in an effort to save his own. Critic David Edelstein says 99 Homes shines a spotlight on a "poisonous financial ecosystem."
New Complete Recording Restores A Forgotten Trojan War Musical
A two-CD set featuring performers from the Lyric Stage of Irving, Texas, revives the complete score of the 1954 musical, The Golden Apple. Critic Lloyd Schwartz calls it a "game-changing" recording.
Comic Jim Gaffigan On Stand-Up, Faith And Opening For The Pope
On Saturday, Gaffigan will perform for an audience that may include Pope Francis. A practicing Catholic, the comic says faith is a central part of his humor.