This Weekend

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – April 24-25, 2010

 

HOUR ONE

 

Publishing industry visionary Richard Nash, will kick off our series on The Future of Book Publishing. Nash is the former publisher of the independent Soft Skull Press and founder of the new social publishing house Cursor.

 

Peter Brantley is the director of the Bookserver Project at the Internet Archive. As part of our series on the publishing industry, Bob talks with Brantley about the effects of technology on the future of reading, writing, and selling books.

 

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of writer, director and actor Peter Ustinov.  During his 60 years on stage and screen, Ustinov won two Academy Awards for best supporting actor, as well as three Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award for best children’s recording. Ustinov also served as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF for many years.

 

HOUR TWO

 

Set in a New York state post-World War II asylum, Shira Nayman’s second novel The Listener tells the story of a psychiatrist studying the effects of war neurosis and his dawning awareness of his own emotional, sexual and chemical demons.  Nayman worked for years in mental institutions before and is now a campaign strategist in the rough and tumble world of New York politics.

 

Bob talks with Marshall Chess, son and nephew of the co-founders of Chess Records. Marshall worked for years at the label, learning every aspect of the business and observing his father Leonard and his uncle Phil interact with their artists. Marshall will also discuss the new movie coming out about the history of Chess Records called Who Do You Love?.