This Weekend's Show

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – August 8-9, 2009

 

HOUR ONE

 

This summer, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt and Blues Hall of Famer Taj Mahal are traveling the country together on the “BonTaj Roulet” tour. “This tour is just what the doctor ordered,” Raitt says. “Taj and I have so much in common, but there’s so much unexplored territory between us.” There’s a charitable element to the “BonTaj Roulet” tour as well: a portion of ticket sales will go to charities voted on by the fans.

 

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with executive director Dan Gediman about the essay from Iowa native Anne Heywood. She held 34 different jobs before founding the Career Changing Clinic in New York City to help troops returning from World War II find work. Heywood was the author of There Is a Right Job for Every Woman.

 

HOUR TWO

 

The theory of evolution was introduced 150 years ago by Charles Darwin. Yet, still most medical schools do not teach how the human body and mind evolved during and since the Stone Age. Dr. William Meller has spent the bulk of his career studying evolutionary medicine and traveling to countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, and Peru to study ancient methods of healing. Meller discusses evolutionary medicine and how scientists can better learn through the study of anthropology.

 

Most people would have found Julie Klam’s childhood enviable; her mother would repeatedly take her out of school to spend the day shopping at Bloomingdale’s and having lavish lunches. But Julie would soon learn that her glamorous life growing up in New York’s wealthy Westchester County did little to prepare her for the real world. In her memoir, Please Excuse My Daughter, Klam records her successes and failures making it on her own.