Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – October 30-31, 2010
We conclude our series “Shhhh… Libraries at Work!” by exploring the library’s role in society. The trend to privatize public libraries is growing but when it happens, communities often fight back. We’ll talk to Stephen Klein and Jackie Griffin, two librarians who are fighting to keep their counties from outsourcing their public libraries. Then, we talk with Barbara Jones, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. The OIF tracks formal requests to remove a book from a library or classroom because of an objection to the book’s content.
In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Robin Mize. She’s a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with individuals, couples and groups. In her essay, Mize writes about learning to respect differences in political opinions, saying she is uncomfortable with the mob mentality of marches and protests.
This spring we produced a documentary called Kansas to Kandahar about the training of one Human Terrain Team before their deployment to Afghanistan. Now we’ll hear how their training prepared the team for deployment and its mission of helping military commanders there better understand the local population. AF7 team leader John Foldberg and team members Jared Davidson and Kristin Post join Bob for an update.
Bob talks with Washington Post columnist David Broder about his long and storied journalism career which began during the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s. Broder has covered every presidential campaign since the 1960 race between Kennedy and Nixon.