Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – November 29-30, 2008
Musician Elvis Costello is adding television host to his resume. Beginning December 3rd, the Sundance Channel will air a series called Spectacle in which Costello talks and performs with celebrities including Sir Elton John, Tony Bennett, Lou Reed, Julian Schnabel and Bill Clinton.
Our resident folklorists Nancy Groce and Steve Winick from the Library of Congress dip into the archive of the American Folklife Center and bring along songs, poems, and stories about food.
Much like the bear who went over the mountain, 25 years ago writer William Least Heat-Moon set off across America to see what he could see. He recorded his findings in Blue Highways, putting his work on the literary map. Now, after all these years, he ventured out again to see how small town America has changed. His new book is called Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey.
Dr. Richard Fortey is a paleontologist, researcher and writer at the Natural History Museum in London. His latest book, Dry Store Room No.1, tells the behind-the-scenes stories of some of the museum’s quirkier employees. Dr. Fortey has been a member of the Royal Society since 2007 and is currently the President of the Geological Society of London.