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Flashback Friday: Fresh Air (1985-Present)

Knowing how to interview people is a skill that is always is need.

The NPR and WNYC podcast Fresh Air, has been on the air since 1985. Hosted by Terry Gross, the subjects and guests come from the varying worlds of politics, popular culture, and entertainment.

I look forward to listening to this podcast. Listening to Gross (who has the perfect radio voice) and Fresh Air is akin to sitting in on a lecture from your favorite college professor. The stories that come out of each episode are interesting, entertaining, and sometimes, a learning experience.

Do I recommend it? Yes.

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RIP Rebecca Luker

A wise man once said the following:

’Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes.

To make it on Broadway (or in show business in general) requires grit, talent, and perhaps, just a little luck. But not every newbie who gets that first big break will have a career. The late Rebecca Luker was one of the lucky ones.

She passed away yesterday after a year long battle with ALS.

I saw her in a number of productions over the years. She was one of those performers whose abilities were so effortless, it made you believe that she was the character.

Earlier this year, Luker and her husband, fellow actor Danny Burstein, spoke to Fresh Air host Terry Gross. They spoke of their careers, Luker’s bout with ALS and Covid-19, which both Luker and Burstein caught.

My heart goes out to her now widower, their children, and everyone who loved her.

May her memory be a blessing. Z”l.

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