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Meet Some Of The Voices From 'Working' Then And Now

Taped interviews that Studs Terkel used for his book Working had been packed in boxes for decades. Here are some of those recordings, as part of a new series produced by Radio Diaries and Project&.

'Working' Then And Now: 'I Didn't Plan To Be A Union Guy'

Gary Bryner tells Studs Terkel about being a union member and working in an auto factory for General Motors. About 40 years later, he reflects on how factory work and the role of unions have changed.

'Working' Then And Now: Studs Terkel's Book Interviews Resurface As Audio

All this week on NPR, you'll hear the voices of people Studs Terkel interviewed in his book, Working. Among the interviews you'll hear this week are a telephone operator and hotel piano player.

Fresh Air Weekend: Director Antoine Fuqua; 'Designated Survivor'; Ryan Speedo Green

Fuqua discusses his remake of The Magnificent Seven. Critic John Powers reviews the ABC series, Designated Survivor. Opera singer Green recounts his journey to becoming an opera singer.

On The Road For Decades — And Not Stopping Anytime Soon

When Idella Hansen and Sandi Talbott got started in trucking, women were a rarity in big rigs. Now they've got nearly 9 million miles in the rearview mirror, and they won't hear of retirement.

Fresh Air Remembers 'LA Confidential' Director Curtis Hanson

Hanson also directed The River Wild, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, 8 Mile and the TV movie Too Big to Fail. He died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 71. Originally broadcast in 1997.

'New York Times' Editor: 'We Owed It To Our Readers' To Call Trump Claims Lies

Executive Editor Dean Baquet says "it would almost be illiterate" to call Donald Trump's longstanding claim that President Obama was born outside the U.S. anything but a lie.
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LISTEN: Why Rename Jefferson Davis Highway? For Alexandria Lawmaker, It Was For His Ancestors

Councilman Willie Bailey speaks to Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about plans to remove monuments to Alexandria's Confederate past.


Fresh Air Remembers Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Edward Albee

Albee made his debut as a Broadway playwright in 1962 with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which went on to win a Tony Award. He died Friday at the age of 88. Originally broadcast in 1984.

Spurning Trump, Self-Styled Conservative Gatekeeper Finds Himself On The Margins

For more than two decades, Wisconsin talk radio host Charlie Sykes helped shape the points of view of modern conservatives. But now he wonders if he was part of what helped create Donald Trump's rise.