This Weekend

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – December 13-14, 2008



  • Bob spends the hour with Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison. It's been twenty-one years since Morrison published the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved, a story about slavery set in 1855. Now Morrison offers a prequel to Beloved with her new book A Mercy which takes place around 1690. Morrison said she wrote the book because she was "wondering what it must have felt like to be a slave before racism."



  • Bob talks with author and humorist Roy Blount, Jr. For years Blount has been intrigued with the sounds of certain words and why people use them the way they do. So, he did some research and wrote a book titled Alphabet Juice. Blount says it's not just a list of his pet peeves, the book also points out what a great word peeve is.
  • Three-time Grammy nominee Susan Tedeschi has been doing her best to bring the blues to a wider audience. She talks with Bob about her career and her latest album called Back to the River.