Coming up This Week

Monday, January 4, 2010 

Bob spends the hour with veteran reporter Daniel Schorr, the last of Edward R. Murrow’s legendary CBS team still fully active in journalism. Schorr talks about his legendary career interviewing the likes of Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro and tells the tale about how he ended up on President Nixon’s enemies list. Bob originally spoke with Schorr in January of 2008 

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It was 70 years ago today that FM radio was first demonstrated to the FCC.  In honor of that historic day, we decided to bring back Bob’s interview with Marc Fisher. He’s the author of  Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and the Revolution that Shape a Generation. It tells the story of how radio survived the rise of television by focusing on “pop culture” and how it became the bonding agent for a generation.

 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Nitty Gritty Dirty Band has had dozens of incarnations since the group started in 1966, but one constant has been Jeff Hanna. Singer-guitarist Hanna is one the folk super group’s founding members. Hannah talks with Bob about the band’s first studio record in 5 years, Speed of Life.

 

Thursday, January 7, 2010 

Carl Kasell just retired from anchoring NPR newscasts, a job held for more than 30 years. For nearly 25 of those years, Bob and Carl worked together on NPR’s Morning Edition. We’ll hear them swap stories and revisit highlights from Carl’s long radio career.

 

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pop artist James Rosenquist arrived in New York City as a young art student of great promise in 1955.  Over his 50 year career, the now-world renowned Rosenquist surpassed his early expectations to become one of the most important pop artists of his generation. Painting Below Zero: Notes on a Life in Art is his firsthand account of the highs and lows of his remarkable career. Then, another installment of our series This I Believe.  Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of Arthur E. Morgan, a self-taught civil engineer, as well as an educator, a writer of more than 20 books, and a labor arbiter. He served as the first chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and as president of Antioch College in Ohio.