The Bob Edwards Show, October 17-21, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011: George Black’s latest article for OnEarth magazine is titled “Coal on a Roll: Plundering America to Power the Asian Boom.” In it, Black explains why Wyoming coal is exported, to what extent Warren Buffett is involved, and what the overseas demand portends for a low-carbon future. OnEarth magazine is published by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Then, musicians Gary Louris and Mark Olson are the founders and front men of the alt country-rock band The Jayhawks. After an eight year gap, the group is back with a new album titled Mockingbird Time.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011: Cultural critic Laura Kipnis’ 2010 book How to Become a Scandal examines why so many of us love to watch a good scandal, and why we can’t look away from someone’s public self-destruction. A professor of media studies at Northwestern University, Kipnis’s work often focuses on gender issues in popular culture. How to Become a Scandal is now available in paperback. Then, Tom McGuane is the author of nine novels including The Sporting Club, The Bushwhacked Piano, and Ninety-two in the Shade, three works of nonfiction and two collections of stories. His first novel in eight years is titled Driving on the Rim. It’s now out in paperback.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011: In modern society, the idea of privacy is rapidly becoming extinct. The feelings and actions we share online – intentionally or otherwise – are unthinkable to previous generations. In his second novel, The Visible Man, Chuck Klosterman explores the titillation of peeping into private lives through the story of a therapist and one of her patients, a man who uses secret government technology to make himself invisible. Klosterman is the author of Downtown Owl, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, and Eating the Dinosaur. Then, Peter Sokolowski returns to talk about words of the day. He is the Editor-at-Large for Merriam-Webster which recently announced new words added to their dictionary this year.
Thursday, October 20, 2011: Famed writer Margaret Atwood has just written a treatise on science fiction called, “In Other Worlds: Science Fiction and the Human Imagination.” She talks with Bob about her relationship with the genre and its subtleties. Then, Sweet Honey in the Rock, the internationally renowned all-female vocal ensemble, brings its powerhouse sound to our performance studio for a conversation with Bob and to share a few of their songs. The Grammy nominated group was founded in 1973 and took their name from Psalm 81:16.
Friday, October 21, 2011: Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times joins Bob to talk about politics and other news. Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Andrew Paradis. In the Marines, Paradis learned to put others before himself, always faithful to the mission and the group. The idea of semper fidelis — always faithful — was put to the test in his personal life when his wife developed serious health issues and attempted suicide several times. Paradis did not shrink from the challenge, but stood by his wife and his children, remaining faithful to the group.