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Tonya Mosley

Co-Host, Fresh Air

Tonya Mosley is a co-host of Fresh Air. She's also the host of the award-winning podcast Truth Be Told, and a correspondent and former host of Here & Now, the midday radio show co-produced by NPR and WBUR.

Prior to Here & Now, Mosley served as a host and the Silicon Valley bureau chief for KQED in San Francisco. Her other experiences include television correspondent for Al Jazeera America and a television reporter in several cities including Seattle, Wash., and Louisville, Ky.

In 2015, Mosley was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, where she co-created a workshop for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias on reporting and co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Mosley has won several national awards for her work, including an RTDNA award for her public radio series "Black In Seattle" and an Emmy Award in 2016 for her televised piece "Beyond Ferguson."

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Wednesday

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Barbara Walters forged a path for women in journalism, but not without paying a price

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Thursday

Journalist says we're 'basically guinea pigs' for a new form of industrialized food

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Wednesday

In Alua Arthur's 2023 TED Talk, she said her ideal death would happen at sunset. Yeofi Andoh/HarperCollins hide caption

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Death doula says life is more meaningful if you 'get real' about the end

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Monday

Diarra Kilpatrick stars as a school teacher-turned-mystery solver in Diarra from Detroit. BET Network hide caption

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A first date turns into a whodunit in 'Diarra from Detroit'

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Tuesday

Amanda Montell hosts the podcast Sounds Like a Cult. She's also the author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism. Kaitlyn Mikayla/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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'Magical Overthinking' author says information overload can stoke irrational thoughts

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Thursday

Abortion opponents push for 'fetal personhood' laws, giving rights to embryos

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Monday

Worshippers attend a concert by evangelical musician Sean Feucht on the National Mall on Oct. 25, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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An 'exvangelical' on loving, leaving and reporting on the culture of Christianity

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Wednesday

How Biden's campaign strategy has changed from four years ago

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Monday

RuPaul reflects on growing up Black and queer — and forging his own path

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Wednesday

Lucy Sante, shown here in January 2024, says, "I am lucky to have survived my own repression. I think a lot of people in my position have not." Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for The Guardian hide caption

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A gender-swapping photo app helped Lucy Sante come out as trans at age 67

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Tuesday

'American Fiction' star Jeffrey Wright searches for 'strange humanness' in roles

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Monday

"I love being a mom, but I want to play somebody who pushes the story along," says actor Molly Ringwald. She plays Joanne Carson, ex-wife of Johnny Carson, in Feud: Capote vs. The Swans. Shervin Lainez hide caption

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Molly Ringwald breaks free from 'mom purgatory' in 'Feud: Capote vs. The Swans'

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Thursday

A black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of a controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern trains, Feb. 6, 2023. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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A year after Ohio derailment, U.S. freight trains remain largely unregulated

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Monday

Journalist Michele Norris reveals America's 'Hidden Conversations' about race

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Friday

'Barbie' music producer Mark Ronson opens up about the film's 'bespoke' sound

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Thursday

A group advocating AIDS research marches down Fifth Avenue during the Lesbian and Gay Pride parade in New York, June 26, 1983. Mario Suriani/Associated Press hide caption

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'Blindspot' podcast offers a roadmap of social inequities during the AIDS crisis

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Monday

Crownsville patients work in the hospital's fields in the 1910s. Maryland State Archives/Hatchette hide caption

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What a Jim Crow-era asylum can teach us about mental health today

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Wednesday

Tracee Ellis Ross, shown here in Los Angeles in June 2022, plays a doctor in American Fiction. The film is up for five Academy Awards, including best picture. Amy Sussman/Getty Images hide caption

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If the part isn't right, Tracee Ellis Ross says 'turn it into what you want it to be'

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Monday

Dr. Uché Blackstock is the author of Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons With Racism In Medicine. Diane Zhao/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Following in her mom's footsteps, a doctor fights to make medicine more inclusive

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Wednesday

"The act of choosing a piece of culture to consume is a really powerful one," says writer Kyle Chayka. He's the author of Filterworld: How Algorithms Flattened Culture. Getty Images hide caption

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How social media algorithms 'flatten' our culture by making decisions for us

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Monday

Ava DuVernay describes her new movie Origin, which is based on Isabel Wilkerson's book Caste, as "a film about a woman in pursuit of an idea." Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Academy Museum hide caption

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With 'Origin,' Ava DuVernay illuminates America's racial caste system

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Thursday

Ending affirmative action in college admissions opened a floodgate, reporter says

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Thursday

How medications like Ozempic are revolutionizing the weight loss industry

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Wednesday

Restaurateur Rose Previte shares recipes she learned from women around the world

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