Fresh Air

Opening the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.

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Business
4:14 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

On The Money

Recent developments at Cincinnati’s Procter & Gamble have raised one question in people’s minds: who is Bill Ackman? For some answers, Chris DeSimio is On the Money with Christine Richard, author of Confidence Game: How Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Called Wall Street's Bluff.

The Splendid Table

More than just talking about recipes, Splendid Table explores everything about food: the culture, the science, the history, the back stories and the deeper meanings that come together every time people sit down to enjoy a meal.

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The Torch
4:11 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

U.S. Women's Water Polo Team Wins In Overtime To Reach Gold Medal Game

U.S. water polo players on the bench react during their semifinal match between Australia and the United States at the Water Polo Arena in London. The Americans will play for gold on Thursday.
Adam Pretty Getty Images

The American women's water polo team will again chase an elusive gold medal, this time at the London Olympics. The team qualified for the gold medal match by defeating longtime Olympic rival Australia.

Tied after regular time expired, the Americans scored two goals in overtime to beat the Australian water polo women, 11-9. Now the U.S. team moves on to the gold medal match Thursday.

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Marketplace Weekend

Marketplace Weekend connects you to the world of money. What does that mean? They explore all parts of our economic world - what's happening here, around the world, in your wallet and in your life. Their philosophy is that money is a prism through which we see ourselves. The choices we make – or have to make – with it, tell us about who we are as individuals, families, countries, societies. But the show is not just about what they think. It’s a dialogue. In addition to the radio show, they also host online conversations about what’s happening in the world, and want those conversations to start with you.

Science
4:09 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Mars Science Lab Curiosity

Dr. Steve Squyres, Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University and Principal Investigator for the Mars Exploration Rover, joins the Cincinnati Observatory’s Dean Regas to discuss Monday’s landing of the Mars Science Lab Curiosity and the ongoing exploration of Mars by three orbiters and the rover Opportunity.

Destination Art
4:09 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Stratford's Big Stars, From The Bard To The Bieb

The Festival Theater in Stratford, Ontario, is the main venue for the town's annual Stratford Shakespeare Festival. The town lies on the Avon River — just like Shakespeare's British birthplace — and had schools named after Romeo and Juliet before the festival started in 1953.
Richard Bain Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 6:00 pm

Most theaters let audiences know the show is about to start by blinking the lights. Stratford's Festival Theater in Stratford, Ontario, is a bit more festive. Four burgundy-uniformed buglers and a drummer quicken the pace of hundreds of theatergoers who've been ambling up the hill from the banks of the Avon River. When curtain time arrives, a cannon will boom.

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. Fresh Air Weekend collects the best cultural segments from the week's programs and crafts them together for great weekend listening.

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The Salt
4:04 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Outsourced Croissants Outrage Traditional French Bakers

A woman walks into Boulangerie Cauvet in Paris, where they still make croissants from scratch.
Eleanor Beardsley NPR

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 11:07 am

There's always a line at the Boulangerie Cauvet on the corner of rue St. Charles in Paris's 15th district. In their family owned bakery, Esmeralda Cauvet and her husband Cyril sell around 800 croissants and 3,500 baguettes a day.

In the kitchen, head pastry maker Pierre Gibert still rolls his croissants from triangular strips of dough. "The key to a good croissant is good ingredients and a high quality dough. You have to knead it, let it rise and roll it a second time in butter. That's what gives a croissant its flaky quality," Gibert says.

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Participation Nation
4:03 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Making Free Music In Camarillo, Calif.

Horn players in the Camarillo Community Band.
Courtesy of the Camarillo Community Band.

This month we are collecting your stories about the good things Americans are doing to make their community a better place. Some of your contributions will become blog posts and the project will end with a story that weaves together submissions to make a story of Americans by Americans for Americans.

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