Bob Edwards Weekend
October 11-12, 2008
Eugene Rotberg started his career as an attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the early 60s then was Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank for almost 20 years. He's testified before Congress multiple times about the problems facing the US banking system -- the same exact problems that triggered the need for the $700 billion government bailout. Rotberg talks with Bob about why the Fed and regulatory agencies have been resistant to change and why there likely won't be any permanent fixes made to the system in foreseeable future.
Theoretical physicist Brian Greene has authored two of the best-selling and most accessible books on science: The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos. Greene talks with Bob about his most recent book, Icarus at the Edge of Time, which is a retelling of the Greek myth of Icarus.
For decades now, folk singer Judy Collins has been performing songs that she hopes "help people heal." On October 14th, Wildflower Records will release Born to the Breed - A Tribute to Judy Collins. The album will include covers of songs Collins made famous by artists such as Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Rufus Wainwright, Jimmy Webb, Shawn Colvin and Dolly Parton.
Music critic Anthony DeCurtis reviews a new double CD from Bob Dylan. Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Volume 8 features rare and unreleased songs recorded by Dylan between 1989 and 2006.
Bob visits with Tim Reid and Tom Dreesen, who made up the first -- and last -- black and white stand-up comedy team in America. They're the subjects of a new book, called Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White, about their ill-fated and often painful attempt to foster tolerance in the 1960s and 70s.