Fresh Air Weekend: Janet Mock On 'Pose'; Elvis' Guitarist James Burton

Fresh Air Weekend: Janet Mock On 'Pose'; Elvis' Guitarist James Burton

12:03pm Sep 07, 2019
Janet Mock attends a red-carpet event for Pose earlier this month. Mock is a writer, director and producer of the TV show about ball culture in 1980s New York City.
Janet Mock attends a red-carpet event for Pose earlier this month. Mock is a writer, director and producer of the TV show about ball culture in 1980s New York City.
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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:

On 'Pose,' Janet Mock Tells The Stories She Craved As A Young Trans Person: As a writer, director and producer of the TV series about the underground ballroom community in 1980s New York, she says the work sometimes makes her tear up.

Katrina Destroyed 'The Yellow House' — But Inequality Eroded Its Foundation: Sarah M. Broom's extraordinary memoir about the New Orleans home she grew up in describes decades of life lived — as well as the systemic racism that ultimately contributed to the house's destruction.

Elvis' Guitarist James Burton: 'I Went Professional When I Was 14': Burton played in Ricky Nelson's band, and has been on hundreds of recordings, including those by Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash. You can hear him on the new box set, Elvis: Live 1969.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

On 'Pose,' Janet Mock Tells The Stories She Craved As A Young Trans Person

Katrina Destroyed 'The Yellow House' — But Inequality Eroded Its Foundation

Elvis' Guitarist James Burton: 'I Went Professional When I Was 14'

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