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Fresh Air Weekend
Sat March 17, 2012
Fresh Air Weekend: Drones, Homes & Dave Brubeck
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:
Drones Over America: What Can They See? In February, President Obama signed an aviation bill requiring the FAA to make plans to integrate drones into American airspace. Brookings Institution senior fellow John Villasenor explains what these drones will be able to see — and how our privacy and national security may be affected.
'If Walls Could Talk': A History Of The Home: Why did the flushing toilet take centuries to catch on? When did strangers stop sharing beds? And how did people brush their teeth with fish bones? Historical curator Lucy Worsley details the intimate history of the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen in her new book.
Forgotten Gems From The Dave Brubeck Quartet: In December, Columbia released a box set of the 19 studio albums Dave Brubeck's quartet recorded between 1955 and 1966. Besides familiar titles like Time Out and Dave Digs Disney, there were a host of all-but-forgotten albums. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says a few of them are well-worth tracking down.
You can listen to the complete interviews here:
- Drones Over America: What Can They See?
- 'If Walls Could Talk': A History Of The Home
- Forgotten Gems From The Dave Brubeck Quartet