This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, January 14-15, 2012

HOUR ONE:

Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.

While most of the nation was still in shock following the death of Martin Luther King Jr., a Jesuit priest canvassed the East Coast in search of promising African American students who would help turn King’s dream into reality. Rev. John Brooks convinced 20 young men to come back to the College of the Holy Cross with him, where he was a professor of theology. Diane Brady’s book Fraternity tells the story from the perspective of five of the students who would later become defense attorneys and activists, a Supreme Court Justice, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Literature.

In this week’s installment of our series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Dave Stewart.  After Stewart grew tired of his career in manufacturing, he bought a farm in New Hampshire. He grows vegetables and raises, chickens, sheep, pigs, and cows. Stewart’s grandfather was a dairy farmer, and now he has found the same pleasure in the simple routines of farming.

HOUR TWO:

Verlon Thompson is Guy Clark’s longtime songwriting and touring partner, but he’s a performer in his own right. Thompson’s latest solo CD is called Works. Thompson shares his story and plays a few of his “literate story songs” in a performance chat with Bob.

Tamara Saviano is the producer of This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. The double CD contains 30 songs written by Clark and here by such greats as Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin and our previous guest Verlon Thompson.

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