This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, October 27-28, 2012

HOUR ONE:

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

20 years ago, Scholastic introduced young readers to a new series called Goosebumps.  These creepy stories soon became one of the best-selling children’s series of all times, with over 300 million books sold.  The author of the books, R.L. Stine, is often called the “Stephen King of children’s literature.” He talks with Bob about the trick of scaring kids and about writing Red Rain, his latest novel for adults.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Christine Kingery.  While growing up, Kingery heard stories of World War II from her grandmother, who was captured twice by the Nazis. She also escaped twice by receiving help from German civilians. Kingery’s grandmother always said the German people were her friends. From her, Kingery realized that peace is possible through compassion.

HOUR TWO:

James Blight was part of the research team behind the documentary Fog of War.  His latest project is The Armageddon Letters, a transmedia storytelling project about the lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Blight is a research professor at Waterloo University and an expert on those 13 tense October days in 1962 when nuclear war nearly broke out between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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