Fresh Air on WUOT http://wuot.org en From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei' http://wuot.org/post/star-trek-lgbt-spokesman-what-it-takes-be-takei Many fans know George Takei from his role as Mr. Sulu on the 1960s show <em>Star Trek</em>. But in the past decade, he has drawn followers who admire him because of who he is — not just who he has played. Now, the new documentary <a href="http://tobetakei.com/">To Be Takei</a> may interest more people in Takei's life.<p>Takei's personal story offers insights into a couple of key chapters of American political and cultural history.<p>After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, Takei and his family were among the 127,000 Americans of Japanese descent forced into internment camps. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:55:00 +0000 editor 22067 at http://wuot.org From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei' Jenny Lewis' 'The Voyager' Is An Album To Spend Time With http://wuot.org/post/jenny-lewis-voyager-album-spend-time <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Jenny+Lewis%27+%27The+Voyager%27+Is+An+Album+To+Spend+Time+With&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Our rock critic Ken Tucker has a review of the new album by Jenny Lewis called "The Voyager." Lewis began her career as a child actress. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:52:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 22068 at http://wuot.org Fresh Air Weekend: 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' 'Hard Day's Night,' Arthur Allen http://wuot.org/post/fresh-air-weekend-trans-bodies-trans-selves-hard-days-night-arthur-allen Fresh Air Weekend<em> 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. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:08:00 +0000 editor 22006 at http://wuot.org Fresh Air Weekend: 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,' 'Hard Day's Night,' Arthur Allen Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Indelible Bond In 'Most Wanted Man' http://wuot.org/post/philip-seymour-hoffman-leaves-indelible-bond-most-wanted-man <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Philip+Seymour+Hoffman+Leaves+Indelible+Bond+In+%27Most+Wanted+Man%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 David Edelstein 21960 at http://wuot.org Tim Gunn: On And Off The Runway, 'Life Is A Big Collaboration' http://wuot.org/post/tim-gunn-and-runway-life-big-collaboration-0 "Make it work," the fashion guru tells designers on <em>Project Runway.</em> But life hasn't always "worked" for Gunn. He talks with Terry Gross about being bullied, being gay in the '60s and '70s, and how his mother thinks he should "dress more like Mitt Romney."<em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:13:00 +0000 editor 21961 at http://wuot.org Human Rights Watch Researcher Reports ISIS Abuses In Iraq http://wuot.org/post/human-rights-watch-researcher-reports-isis-abuses-iraq <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Human+Rights+Watch+Researcher+Reports+ISIS+Abuses+In+Iraq&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 editor 21914 at http://wuot.org 'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story http://wuot.org/post/panic-suitcase-puts-fresh-spin-coming-america-story There's a wonderful 1982 memoir called <em>An Orphan in History</em> by the late <em>Village Voice</em> writer Paul Cowan. It's about Cowan's search for his European Jewish roots, and in it he says something about the sacrifices of older generations of immigrants that's always stayed with me. Cowan says: "Millions of immigrant families . . . Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 21915 at http://wuot.org 'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story Cat PDA Vs. Human PDA, And Other Animal Behavior Explained http://wuot.org/post/cat-pda-vs-human-pda-and-other-animal-behavior-explained From feisty kittens to pacing cheetahs, Vint Virga knows animal behavior.<p>A veterinarian who specializes in behavioral medicine, Virga has treated many household pets in his clinic. But for the past five years he has been working mostly with leopards, wolves, bears, zebras and other animals living in zoos and wildlife parks. He deals with such issues as appetites, anxiety and obsessive behavior.<p>"I'm always trying to provide every single animal I come into contact with ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:25:00 +0000 editor 21866 at http://wuot.org Cat PDA Vs. Human PDA, And Other Animal Behavior Explained 'A Hard Day's Night': A Pop Artifact That Still Crackles With Energy http://wuot.org/post/hard-days-night-pop-artifact-still-crackles-energy <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHas50cupCA</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 John Powers 21865 at http://wuot.org 'A Hard Day's Night': A Pop Artifact That Still Crackles With Energy How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' http://wuot.org/post/how-scientists-created-typhus-vaccine-fantastic-laboratory When Germany invaded the Soviet Union during World War II, Nazi commanders had another worry besides the Red Army. Epidemics of typhus fever, which is transmitted by body lice, killed untold numbers of soldiers and civilians during and after World War I.<p>As World War II raged, typhus reappeared in war-torn areas and in Jewish ghettos, where cramped, harsh conditions were a perfect breeding ground for lice.<p>So the Nazis employed Dr. Rudolf Weigl to produce a typhus vaccine. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 editor 21801 at http://wuot.org How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'