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THE BOB EDWARDS SHOW SCHEDULE
December 9-13, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Reportedly, over 4 million people are displaced in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan left most of the developing country without water or electricity. Bob talks to Juanita Rilling, Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI) about how we can help. Then, here are some descriptors that have followedAlan Dershowitz’s name: “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” “the top lawyer of last resort,” and “America’s most public Jewish defender.” Dershowitz has been on the faculty at Harvard Law School since he was 25. And while he’s known for many of his celebrity clients such as Claus von Bülow, O.J. Simpson and Mike Tyson, he has also represented many indigent defendants and takes half of his cases pro bono. Dershowitz tells his life story in a new book titled Taking the Stand.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Nancy Lindborg is an assistant administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development. She’s recently returned from the Philippines, where she provided aid and assistance to those in need after Typhoon Hayian. Lindborg joins Bob to discuss relief efforts in the country. Then, Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz are teenaged sisters from Indiana who just released their debut, full length CD. They join Bob in our performance studio to discuss the beginning of their music career and to play a few songs from their self-titled album Lily & Madeleine.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Award-winning investigative cartoonist Joe Sacco’s new book is The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. This illustrated timeline explains the events of the first great battle of World War I. Then, when he was 24 years-old, Tim Cope traveled 6,000 miles on horseback from Mongolia to the Danube River in Hungary. It was a three-year odyssey that had not been completed successfully since Genghis Khan’s time. Cope recounts his journey, which he describes as a celebration of the nomadic way of life, in his book On The Trail of Ghengis Khan.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Bill Ayres founded the nonprofit organization WhyHunger with folk legend Harry Chapin in 1975. Its mission is to partner with local groups around the country to make sure they have the resources, education, and support they need to combat hunger. Bob talks with Ayres about WhyHunger and this year’s Hungerthon, the national radio campaign that questions why anyone should go hungry and seeks to change the way we nourish our country. SiriusXM is again a Hungerthon partner. Then, everyone knows the writers of The Simpsons are very funny. It turns out that several members of the popular cartoon’s writing team also have advanced degrees in math and science disciplines from Ivy League institutions. In his book, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh (who holds a Ph.D. in particle physics from University of Cambridge) makes the case that in addition to making us laugh, the Simpsons tries to give us subconscious warm feelings about algebra, calculus and geometry.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news. Then, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin examines how a brutal fight for the presidential nomination destroyed a friendship in her book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. Finally, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.