This Weekend

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – September 18-19, 2010

 

HOUR ONE

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas French spent six years at the zoo, getting to know the cast of characters inside — and outside — of the cages. In his book Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives, French questions the morality of zoos through the stories that he tells of the animals and their keepers.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear a contemporary essay from Andrew Brodsky.  He’s a policy analyst for an educational consulting firm in Denver. Brodsky and his wife also run two websites selling handmade wedding invitations. They now have a daughter, Nina, who they plan to raise in both the Christian and Jewish faith traditions.

 

HOUR TWO

 

We conclude our series No Place Like Home with a look at the future of New Orleans.  Bob talks with Tim Williamson, co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village about their mission to help identify and support local entrepreneurs like Kenneth Purcell and Jennifer Schnidman. Then we visit with Paul Baricos of the Hollygrove Market and Farm and meet two of the farmers working there to help rebuild the roots of their neighborhood. Ronald Terry is a mentor farmer specializing in miniature fruit trees and Michael Beauchamp is a community gardener who grows his own vegetables and flowers in plots at the urban farm.