Fresh Air Weekend Fresh Air Weekend is everything you love about Fresh Air — tailored for Saturday and Sunday. It highlights the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends.
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Fresh Air Weekend is everything you love about Fresh Air — tailored for Saturday and Sunday.

Misty Copeland has been a principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre since 2015. She took a break from performing due to COVID-19 and the birth of her son in spring 2022, but she hopes to be back on stage in 2023. Drew Gurian/MasterClass hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Misty Copeland; 'Weird Al' Yankovic

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"I was a fearful kid, and my parents didn't quite know what to do with that," Steven Spielberg says. He's pictured above in New York City in March 2017. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Steven Spielberg; Black servicemen in WWII

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Director Chinonye Chukwu speaks to actor Jalyn Hall, who plays Emmett, on the set of Till. Lynsey Weatherspoon/Orion Pictures hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Till' director Chinonye Chukwu; Author Ramona Emerson

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Jemele Hill speaks at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 5, 2019. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Steve Bannon's Chinese Benefactor; Broadcaster Jemele Hill

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Angela Lansbury, shown here in 1978, starred in the Broadway musicals Mame, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd, as well as the TV series, Murder, She Wrote. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Remembering Angela Lansbury; 'New Yorker' critic Hua Hsu

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Journalist Jacob Goldstein traces the advent of paper money back to 1000 AD China. Above, $100 notes are printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air weekend: 'NYC Cooking' editor Melissa Clark; The history of money

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Edward Enninful became the editor-in-chief of British Vogue in 2017. His new memoir is A Visible Man. Rafael Pavarotti/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Remembering Hilary Mantel; 'British Vogue' editor Edward Enninful

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Series co-creator Sterlin Harjo attends the series premiere of Reservation Dogs in Hollywood, Calif., Aug. 5, 2021. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Reservation Dogs' co-creator Sterlin Harjo; Author Buzz Bissinger

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NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speak during at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Totenberg and Ginsburg met in the 1970s and remained friends until Ginsburg's death in 2020. Robin Marchant/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Nina Totenberg; 'Abbott Elementary' star Sheryl Lee Ralph

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John McEnroe competes at Wimbledon in 1980. Michael Cole/Showtime hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Tennis great John McEnroe; Musician Amanda Shires

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James Brown performs in New York City Sept. 17, 2004. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: James Brown; Songwriter Ellie Greenwich

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Since retiring from government work in 2018, Paul Holes has continued to assist investigators and families as a private citizen. He co-hosted a podcast called The Murder Squad. Steve Babuljak/Macmillan hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Mo Amer; Cold case investigator Paul Holes

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Robin Thede attends the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 19, 2021 in Los Angeles. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: The GOP's denialism; 'Black Lady Sketch Show' creator Robin Thede

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A girl sits in front of a bakery in the crowd with Afghan women waiting to receive bread in Kabul on Jan. 31, 2022. Ali Khara/Reuters hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Afghanistan Undercover' filmmaker; Why college is broken

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Briana Scurry blocks a penalty shootout during overtime of the Women's World Cup Final against China at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., July 10, 1999. The U.S. team won 5-4 on penalties. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air weekend: Soccer star Briana Scurry; The opioid industry as a 'Cartel'

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Bob Odenkirk plays lawyer Saul Goodman on the Breaking Bad prequel/spin-off, Better Call Saul. Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk and Peter Gould; Kids and sex

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Iman Vellani stars as the titular superhero in the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel. Marvel Studios hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'A Strange Loop' Creator; 'Ms. Marvel' head writer

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Normal Family, by Chrysta Bilton Little, Brown hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Normal Family' author has 35 siblings; Growing up undocumented

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Fresh Air Weekend: A pediatric neurosurgeon's memoir; Island Records' Chris Blackwell

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Mat Johnson is the Philip H. Knight Chair of Humanities at the University of Oregon. His previous books include Pym and Loving Day. Courtesy of University of Oregon hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist Mat Johnson; Comic Joel Kim Booster

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A dolphin's sense of echolocation allows it to coordinate efforts to hunt prey, see "through" other creatures and form three-dimensional shapes using sound. Raymond Roig/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: The sensory world of animals; Mothering as social change

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