W.S. Merwin, the former U.S. poet laureate, died March 15. He was a prolific writer as well as a conservationist and a conscientious objector during World War II. He spoke to ‘Fresh Air’ in 2008.
Dick Dale, who was known as the “King of the Surf Guitar,” died March 16 at 81. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1993 about his distinctive style of guitar playing, inspired by waves.
Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new season of the Showtime series ‘Billions,’ and film critic Justin Chang reviews Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, ‘Us.’