Fresh Air on WAER Main Channel http://waer.org en Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands http://waer.org/post/seth-meyers-late-night-challenge-what-do-his-hands Seth Meyers already had his dream job. As the host of<em> Saturday Night Live</em>'s<em> Weekend Update,</em> "I sort of had already accomplished the job I never thought I would accomplish," he tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. He joined the cast in 2001 and was there for 12 years.<p>But in one of the recent rounds of musical chairs/desks in the late-night talk show scene, Meyers landed <em>Late Night</em>. Lorne Michaels, executive producer of <em>Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show </em>and<em> Late Night</em>, encouraged Meyers to host the 12:30 a.m. spot and make it his own. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:44:00 +0000 editor 17284 at http://waer.org Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands For Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sometimes Sanity Is The Better Option http://waer.org/post/jessica-lea-mayfield-sometimes-sanity-better-option <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meHGilIpCbE</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:44:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 17285 at http://waer.org For Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sometimes Sanity Is The Better Option 'Forcing The Spring' Tells One Chapter In Story Of Marriage Equality http://waer.org/post/forcing-spring-tells-one-chapter-story-marriage-equality In her new book, <em>Forcing the Spring,</em> investigative reporter Jo Becker tells the behind-the-scenes story of an important chapter in the fight for marriage equality. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:51:00 +0000 editor 17241 at http://waer.org 'Forcing The Spring' Tells One Chapter In Story Of Marriage Equality For Comic Hari Kondabolu, Explaining The Joke IS The Joke http://waer.org/post/comic-hari-kondabolu-explaining-joke-joke At first, Hari Kondabolu's comedy was mostly about catharsis: "I was doing some work in detention centers and meeting families who had family members who were going to be deported," he tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. "It was really powerful work ... but it was incredibly hard and performing at night was a relief. It was cathartic. It was just a way to get things out."<p><a href="http://www.harikondabolu.com/">Kondabolu</a> was working as an immigrant-rights organizer in Seattle and performing standup at night. In 2008, he got his M.A. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:14:00 +0000 editor 17177 at http://waer.org For Comic Hari Kondabolu, Explaining The Joke IS The Joke Fresh Air Weekend: 'Missing Microbes,' 'The Both,' And Mike Judge's 'Silicon Valley' http://waer.org/post/fresh-air-weekend-missing-microbes-both-and-mike-judges-silicon-valley Fresh Air Weekend<em> </em><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. This week:</em><p><strong>Modern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors:</strong> In <em>Missing Microbes,</em> Dr. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 editor 17110 at http://waer.org Fresh Air Weekend: 'Missing Microbes,' 'The Both,' And Mike Judge's 'Silicon Valley'