Terry Gross, host of the Peabody Award-winning program Fresh Air on National Public Radio, will speak at the Young Auditorium on Tuesday, October 30th, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased to attend this event.
Her 2004 book All I did was ask: Conversations with writers, actors, musicians, and artists contains transcripts from 39 interviews with individuals such as Gene Simmons, Chris Rock, Nicolas Cage, and Conan O’Brien. It’s available to UWW students and staff from other UW campus libraries through the Universal Borrowing service (free!).
Fresh Air provides interviews with a mix of interesting people, including authors (novelist Alice Sebold and Jeffrey Toobin who wrote The Nine: Inside the secret world of the Supreme Court are recent examples), musicians (British rocker Thom Yorke of the group Radiohead), actors and directors (Mark Ruffalo), journalists, political figures, and many others. You can read transcripts from Fresh Air installments using the LexisNexis Academic database. On the search page, select “TV and Radio Broadcast Transcripts” and use this search: show(fresh air) and anchors(gross)
NPR provides her biography online, accompanied by links to audio samples of her work.