The one-hour program features Terry Gross' in-depth interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, as well as distinguished experts on current affairs and news.
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Michael K. Williams
Michael K. Williams, who played Omar on HBOs The Wire, and Chalky White, on Boardwalk Empire, is back on HBO in the new crime series The Night Of. On the next Fresh Air we hear about the confusion he faced initially when fans expected him to be like his powerful, intimidating characters.
Recently on Fresh Air:
Birbiglia discusses his new film, Don't Think Twice. John Powers reviews Zero Days, a documentary about computer malware. Veep's David Mandel talks about the current season of the show.
The Enterprise has been destroyed and its inhabitants have been thrown to the winds in the latest of the Star Trek series. Critic David Edelstein calls it a well-made action-adventure film.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed racial discrimination in voting. But author Ari Berman says a 2013 Supreme Court ruling blocks the enforcement. Originally broadcast Aug. 10, 2015.
Eric Adams joined the police department intent on reforming it. "If I was not a voice for change it would bother me," he says. He was on the force for 22 years. Now he is Brooklyn's borough president.
Tom Gibbons had to retire from the police force after being shot three times during a traffic stop in 1970. He then became a reporter and covered the police for The Philadelphia Inquirer.