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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

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The small Memphis label Stax Records created soul hits by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Rufus and Carla Thomas, and others. It's the subject of a new documentary on MAX. We're featuring interviews with musicians who were a big part of the Stax sound: Guitarist, songwriter, and producer Steve Cropper tells us about becoming part of the house rhythm section, and going on to help write hits for Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Keyboardist Booker T. Jones remembers being pulled out of class in high school to go play music at Stax. And Issac Hayes tells us about writing the classic hit "Soul Man."

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  • 2989 - The Stax Records Soul Sound 
    Mon, 27 May 2024
  • 2988 - Best Of: Michael McDonald / The American 'Food Cartel' 
    Sat, 25 May 2024
  • 2987 - 'Mad Max' Director George Miller 
    Fri, 24 May 2024
  • 2986 - The Corruption Scandal That Rocked The Navy 
    Thu, 23 May 2024
  • 2985 - Maggie Rogers (Extended Version) 
    Wed, 22 May 2024
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