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Wash house culture gets fresh airing in Talk of the Steamie

It was where the noisy graft of the week’s washing was done – and where working class women got together to share laughter, stories and a good dose of gossip. Public wash houses were central to ... read more

‘Judges should avoid politicians like a plague’

Politicians will always find a way to get to you. I work with politicians now (as LASIEC chair) and it was quite a culture shock ... Maybe we can breathe fresh air into the matter and see what ... read more

Personal Demons And Class Differences Complicate Love In 'Normal People'

His mom cleans the large house that Marianne's family lives in ... She reviewed "Normal People" by Sally Rooney. Tomorrow on FRESH AIR, we'll talk about the role prosecutors have played in ... read more

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‘Letters From War’: 1941 – The calm (full transcript)

Plenty of fresh air. From now on write to me at this address ... Tell Johnny to wait until next year to get a car cause I’m very sure I’ll be out in a year from talk of top kicks. I’ll write more ... read more

Death by Civilization

I remember the bedspread, stiff from its time drying outside on the clothesline and fragrant with fresh air and my mother’s scent. She would spend hours washing ... to others talk about their ... read more

'American Seafood' Author Recommends Putting 'Underloved' Fish On the Plate

Chef and sustainable seafood advocate Barton Seaver works to get people excited about fish. He says there are lots of species that are not endangered that we should be eating, like Hake. TERRY GROSS, ... read more

How Idaho Became the Best Place to Eat Basque Food in America

Christine Ansotegui stands at the glass door of the converted house that is now home ... then pan-fried with flour and egg-wash, coated with a onion, tomato and choricero pepper gravy with a side of ... read more

Inside Facebook and friends: a rare tour around tech's mind-boggling HQs

We want to get people out of the boardroom.” Samsung has had a base here for 30 years, housed in a cluster of nondescript sheds, but this 10-storey beacon is designed to shift its brand image in North ... read more

‘My wife has a quirky cancer, she is informed. There’s nothing the specialist can do’

It’s my favourite subject, one I don’t necessarily get to pontificate upon half as much as I’d ... disco dancer and all-round breath of fresh air. The role that gave her the greatest pleasure was that ... read more

The 50 coolest new businesses in America

What it is: A Latin-influenced craft brewery that bases its beers on Aztec culture ... where customers can get an espresso and a doughnut and either browse one-of-a-kind home decor pieces, skin-care ... read more

P&G’s Innovation Culture

The strategy+business Collection: Don’t Blame Your Culture This article is featured ... won’t let their husbands smoke in the house. When the husband comes home, he may have to take his smoky clothes ... read more

Let's hope for an American defeat over Syria

One must hope for an American defeat. To turn back the White House’s rogue-nation plan to shell Syria ... Weapons are unilateral, to state the obvious. The other night on "Fresh Air," Barton Gellman ... read more

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