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Revisiting Rabin's Assassination, And The Peace That Might Have Been
Twenty years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was killed by a Jewish religious zealot. Dan Ephron, author of 'Killing a King,' discusses the assassination and its effect on the peace process. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'The Tomeka Reid Quartet.'
When Donna Karan started her brand in 1984, she thought it would be "a little company." Four decades later, she looks back on her life, her legacy and leaving her company. Her memoir is 'My Journey.' 'Bloom County' comic creator Berkeley Breathed tells Fresh Air's Sam Briger that a 2008 letter from author Harper Lee inspired him to re-launch his famous strip on Facebook. David Bianculli reviews the season two premiere of 'Fargo' on FX.
Best Of: Sculptor Andy Goldsworthy / Anchor Jorge Ramos / Israeli Cooking
British artist Andy Goldsworthy makes sculptures out of ice, trees, and leaves. He discusses his 'Ephemeral Works.' Mexican-born journalist Jorge Ramos moved to the U.S. in 1983. "I am glad that I came," he says. "The First Amendment has given me all the opportunities that I couldn't have in Mexico." Chef Michael Solomonov shares recipes from his new cookbook is 'Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.'
Walter Isaacson discusses his best-selling 2011 biography of the Apple co-founder, and we listen to a clip of Jobs' 1996 'Fresh Air' interview. Film critic David Edelstein reviews the new biopic directed by Danny Boyle, written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Michael Fassbender.
Sculptor Andy Goldsworthy Turns Rain, Ice And Trees Into 'Ephemeral Works'
British artist Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures melt and decay. "It's not about art," he says. "It's just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last." Critic at-large John Powers reviews Congolese novel 'Tram 83.'
Holocaust Film Wins Cannes Grand Prix / Patti Smith's 'M Train' Reviewed
'Son of Saul,' set in a Nazi death camp in 1944, won the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Director László Nemes and star Géza Röhrig join us. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'M Train,' Patti Smith's new memoir.
Modern Israeli Cooking With Chef Michael Solomonov
Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is 'Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.' Ken Tucker reviews Los Lobos' album 'Gates of Gold,' and TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'American Horror Story: Hotel,' starring Lady Gaga.
Mexican-born journalist Jorge Ramos moved to the U.S. in 1983. "I am glad that I came," he says. "The First Amendment has given me all the opportunities that I couldn't have in Mexico." Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews singer Jen Shyu's album 'Sounds And Cries Of the World.'
Best Of: 'Living (And Dying) While Black' / "Street Doctor" Treats Boston's 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 homeless.
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. 2014.] David Edelstein reviews 'The Martian.'