Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Fresh Air Weekend collects the best segments from the week's programs and crafts them together for great weekend listening.
Tartaglione doesn’t back down
She didn’t punch a fellow ward leader in the mouth years ago, like everybody says. She popped him twice.
“He fell back over a
11 years ago
For want of a condom
So what, pray tell, is “sex by surprise?”The odyssey of WikiLeaks founder and global icon-villain Julian Assange gets juicier
Punching up a dull story
A study in public relations she isn’t.
City Commission chair Marge Tartaglione yesterday managed to re-ignite an embarrassing st
What’s a billion among friends?
Pete DeCoursey of the online service Capitolwire has an interesting perspective on the standoff between Gov. Rendell and two state offici
Fighter or compromiser?
Apparently it’s the Republicans’ world. Barack Obama only lives in it.The president said as much yesterday, during a press co
Counter punch by Cruz
Jonathan Ramos accused him and his associates of widespread voter intimidation.
But before Cruz suffered any consequences, he spur
WikiLeaks – brought to you by the U.S. Congress
Politicians demanding the prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under American espionage laws should listen to this week’s in
A sign of weakness
If Barack Obama winds up losing his re-election bid in 2012, we may well identify his December ’10 debacle as the beginning of the
Princess of a political dynasty takes a hit
What a rich political story lies beneath yesterday’s news that deputy city commissioner Renee Tartaglione had resigned and agreed to pa
Bush v. Gore, age 10
Given the way we live now, life in the year 2000 seems so innocent. Ten years ago, we were at peace and the unemployment rate was four pe
One’s company, two’s a crime
Folks, this could be one of the biggest crime waves Pennsylvania’s ever seen. Last week the Norristown Times Herald
Take this job and love it
“It’s good to be the king,” Mel Brooks said on screen as King Louis XVI.
Mayor Nutter offered a more uplifting reflection th
John Street – take two
Time spent with John Street is rarely dull. My
The whatever village
Christmas Village? Holiday Village? As a guy who was raised Christian in South Texas and married into a Jewish family, and I don’t
Loose Lips sink financial ships
I had a moment of deja vu when Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord and Auditor General Jack Wagner blew the whistle on a planned $1 b
Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.
Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal