Terry Gross

"It ended up being very cathartic," Kaling says of creating the show Never Have I Ever. The series follows an Indian American teen who's on the hunt for a boyfriend. Originally broadcast April 2020.

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In 1873, Congress passed a law outlawing the distribution, sale, mailing and possession of "obscene" materials — including contraception.


This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross.

We have a great, entertaining show that seems right for the holiday, this Independence Day that comes just a couple of weeks after Juneteenth was declared a national holiday. We're going to hear my interview with composer, pianist, bandleader and singer Jon Batiste and with Batiste at his home piano so he could play and sing for us, including doing his interpretations of the national anthem and the Black national anthem, "Lift Every Voice."