The Best Fresh Air articles from NPR 2008.

Most of these are articles I think are important from Fresh Air, my favorite NPR show.

I think all of these are valid and informative. If you want to talk politics or current events with me, then please listen to these programs.


This article is about how deregulation in investment banking has damaged our economy.

Our Confusing Economy, Explained

[39 min 8 sec]

Fresh Air from WHYY, April 3, 2008 · Perplexed by the U.S. economy? You’re not alone. Law professor Michael Greenberger joins Fresh Air to explain the sub-prime mortgage crisis, credit defaults, the shaky future of other types of loans and what we can expect from the U.S. financial markets.

Greenberger is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and the director of the University’s Center for Health and Homeland Security.


Have you heard of the Amero? This movie will make you mad.

Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Monday’s show · Jan. 7, 2008

InterviewsFees, Cheats and ‘Gotcha Capitalism’ Columnist Bob Sullivan covers Internet scams and consumer fraud for, where he writes a column called The Red Tape Chronicles. His new book is about the hidden fees found in many phone, cable, credit card and other bills. —————————————-

Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Thursday’s show · Jan. 3, 2008

Your Money

David Cay Johnston on How the Rich Get Richer

Investigative reporter David Cay Johnston explores in his new book how in recent years, government subsidies and new regulations have quietly funneled money from the poor and the middle class to the rich and politically connected.


Morgenson Sheds Light on Subprime Mortgage Crisis

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Fresh Air from WHYY, October 10, 2007 · Pulitzer Prize-winning business columnist Gretchen Morgenson talks about the subprime mortgage crisis and its effects on the markets and on the economy. Morgenson, an assistant business and financial editor for The New York Times, has covered the financial markets for The Times since 1998.


Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Monday’s show · April 14, 2008

InterviewsOil and the ‘New International Energy Order’

With both the cost of and demand for oil rising, nations with large energy reserves are redrawing political and military alliances, and oil-rich countries like Russia and Venezuela are enjoying greater influence. Michael Klare, author of Rising Power, Shrinking Planet, calls it the “new international energy order.”


Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Wednesday’s show · April 2, 2008


Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Tuesday’s show · April 1, 2008


Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Monday’s show · March 3, 2008

Repression in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, journalist Edward Lucas writes, is matched by a new aggression abroad. It amounts to what Lucas calls “a new Cold War” fought with cash, natural resources, diplomacy and propaganda.

Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Tuesday’s show · Feb. 12, 2008

Tuesday’s Show and Music

InterviewsCandidates’ Prescriptions for Health Care Reform

If there’s one thing the presidential primary candidates agree on, it’s that the American health-care system could use some treatment — if not a complete overhaul. Political scientist Jonathan Oberlander diagnoses the ailments and examines the remedies offered by each candidate.


Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Monday’s show · Feb. 4, 2008

Monday’s Show

PoliticsPhilip Shenon, Scrutinizing the 9/11 Investigation Missed evidence, ignored clues, political considerations—investigative journalist Philip Shenon examines the shortcomings of the 9/11 Commission.
Baghdad-born activist Yanar Mohammed directs the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq. She left Iraq in 1993, but since 2003, she has divided her time between her home country and her home in Canada. Mohammed’s organization works to stop atrocities against Iraqi women and defend their rights; her activism has made her the target of death threats.
InterviewsBattling Hospital-Acquired Infections
Two million patients get bacterial infections from health-care workers each year. Nearly 100,000 of them die as a result. Dr. Richard Shannon argues that those infections — and deaths — are preventable. ————————–

Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Tuesday’s show · Jan. 8, 200

InterviewsJames Hansen and Mark Bowen on Censored Science

James Hansen, a leading NASA climate scientist, says the Bush administration has tried to silence his warnings about global warming. Writer and scientist Mark Bowen wrote a book on the affair: Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming.


and now a few articles on science and art
InterviewsFrancis Collins: A Scientist’s Case for God Scientist Francis Collins makes a case for the existence of God in his book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. Collins, an evangelical Christian, headed the National Human Genome Research Project. ——————–

Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Wednesday’s show · March 5, 2008


Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Tuesday’s show · Jan. 29, 2008


Fresh Air from WHYY

Listen to Friday’s show · Dec. 28, 2007

Interviews‘Fresh Air’ Reflects: Actress Nancy Cartwright

Our weeklong retrospective of the year’s most entertaining interviews continues with Nancy Cartwright. You’ve probably heard her work, but you may not have known it was her. She’s the voice of Bart Simpson.


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