THE BOB EDWARDS SHOW - June 7-11, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Mark Frauenfelder is co-founder of the most popular blog in the world boingboing.net and Editor in Chief of Make magazine, a high profile advocate for America to re-engage with the physical world. Bob talks to Frauenfelder about the new Do-it-yourself movement and its promise to reinvigorate traditional American values like resourcefulness, creativity and thrift. He also has some good ideas about how to have fun making cool stuff and reducing the amount of disposable items in our lives.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Bob talks with Professor Charles Kupchan of Georgetown University about his new book How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace. Kupchan examined the ways countries have gone from enmity to amity and dispels some generally accepted –but false- ideas about the way to peace. Myth number one: diplomatic engagement is mere appeasement that will fuel a conflict. Then, Bob talks sports with Dave Zirin, host of Edge of Sports Radio.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
We continue our series of music interviews recorded at this year’s Jazz Fest in New Orleans, this week with Stanton Moore. He’s the drummer for local funk band Galactic, leads his own jazz trio and plays with lots of other bands and musicians - including our next guest - Troy Andrews who is better known as Trombone Shorty.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Bob talks with Nassim Taleb, the author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, the unlikely international best seller about randomness, hubris and how to make plans in a world we can never predict. The book has been published in an expanded 2nd edition with commentary about the financial crisis Taleb predicted (and profited from) and his thoughts on building an economic system less likely to blow itself up every 25 years.
Friday, June 11, 2010
David Broder of The Washington Post joins Bob to talk politics. Next, in April, Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed a new immigration bill which has been highly controversial in a state where there are an estimated 460,000 undocumented people. The law will go into effect by the end of July and will require local police to verify the immigration status of anyone who looks suspicious. Bob hosts a roundtable on the history of immigration law, the constitutionality of Arizona’s new law, and the likelihood of it being replicated elsewhere. Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of Niven Busch. He was an American novelist and screenwriter of such works as the acclaimed film The Postman Always Rings Twice. His novels include Duel in the Sun, The Hat Merchant, and California Street. At the age of 85, Busch made his acting debut with a small part in The Unbearable Lightness of Being.