This Weekend's Show

Bob Edwards Weekend April 30 – May 1, 2011


Over the years, Colin Thubron’s work has taken him to some of the most remote lands in the world, from the desert of the ancient Silk Road to the corners of Russia.  Thubron, who is often called our greatest living travel writer, recently journeyed to the sacred mountain Kailas in Tibet, holy to both Buddhists and Hindus.  He recorded his experiences in his book To a Mountain in Tibet.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Marianne Rogowski.  She is the youngest of six children. Throughout her childhood, her mother never turned off the kitchen light. She said it was a beacon for her children, a symbol that they would always be welcomed, no matter their failings. Rogowski watched her older siblings learn that lesson of their mother’s unconditional love, and then experienced the welcoming shelter of the late-night light firsthand in college. She has made the same pledge to her own children.


Renegade filmmaker Morgan Spurlock joins Bob in studio to talk about his latest feature targeting the advertising industry, Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.  Spurlock’s previous documentaries include Supersize Me, Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden, and Freakonomics.

Queen of Bluegrass Alison Krauss reunites with her band Union Station after a seven year exploration of other projects, the most notable of which was her collaboration with rocker Robert Plant.  Krauss and band member Dan Tyminski discuss their latest album Paper Airplane.

Bob Edwards Weekend is heard on XM 133 & Sirius 196 on Saturdays from 7-9 AM EST.

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