Fresh Air

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  • Hosted by Terry Gross

NPR’s Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. The show’s host, veteran public radio interviewer, Terry Gross, is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions.

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Nearly 100 years ago, Congress passed a restrictive law that cut the overall number of immigrants coming to the United States and put severe limits on those who were let in.

Journalist Daniel Okrent says that the eugenics movement — a junk science that stemmed from the belief that certain races and ethnicities were morally and genetically superior to others — informed the Immigration Act of 1924, which restricted entrance to the U.S.

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Many women have a hard time admitting — even to themselves — that they're being abused by their husband or partner. Suzanne Dubus' first husband hit her, but still, she didn't initially identify herself as a victim of abuse.

"I attributed it to alcohol," Dubus says. "I knew that his father abused his mother. And I thought, 'Well, this is just poor learning, and I can help him with this.' "

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