This Weekend's Show

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – March 19-20, 2011

HOUR ONE:

Bob talks with Jake Shimabukuro about his music and his chosen instrument. The native Hawaiian has been called “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele” and Shimabukuro’s latest CD is titled Peace Love Ukulele. He’ll perform several new and old songs for us in our studio.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of David Adinaro.   As a teenager, Adinaro felt called to practice emergency medicine. He’s now the chief of adult emergency medicine at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. He tries to establish a personal connection with patients, to carve out time for compassion in a busy schedule. 

HOUR TWO:

This is the time of year that high school seniors nervously check the mailbox, waiting to receive their college acceptance and rejection letters.  In Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College, Andrew Ferguson shares his family’s experience with the college admissions process.

Long before his Oscar-winning performance in Little Miss Sunshine, actor Alan Arkin was a favorite of both critics and audiences alike.  A skilled comedian, Arkin first came to popular notice in the 1966 farce The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.  Since then, Arkin has acted in and directed some 100 films, many of which he writes about in his new memoir titled An Improvised Life

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