This Weekend

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – July 24-25, 2010




In English, Al Punto means “To the Point” and is the Spanish-language version of Meet The Press, broadcast Sunday mornings on Univision.  Jorge Ramos hosts that program and a nightly newscast.  The Mexican-born journalist discusses current events, his tenure in the Latin American news business and his most recent book, A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto.


In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of Muhammad Zafrulla Khan.  He was the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, president of the All-India Muslim League in 1931, leader of the Indian delegation to the League of Nations Assembly in 1939 and leader of the Pakistan Delegation to the United Nations. In later years, Khan was a judge for and president of the International Court of Justice.



Patrick Jeffries is a superintendant for EPIC Divers & Marine, which provides commercial diving and marine services world-wide, including gas and oil platform and pipeline service, well repair, and underwater inspection and construction.  Jeffries discusses life as a commercial diver, his current work in the Gulf of Mexico and the ongoing recovery effort since the explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with musicians in New Orleans, we’ll feature someone who was passing through during this year’s Jazz and Heritage Festival. Keely Smith got her musical and matrimonial debut from Louis Prima back in the 1950s. They set up shop in Las Vegas, performing big band numbers mixed with entertaining banter. Bob talks with Smith about her successful life after Prima, both in love and in music.

While visiting New Orleans on July 4th, Bob samples a limeade snow ball from Hansen’s Sno Bliz.  Ashley Hansen Springgate now runs the family store which was started by her grandparents 70 years ago. She uses the same ice-shaving machine her grandfather invented and patented decades ago and still makes her own flavored syrups according to her grandmother’s secret recipes.