This Weekend's Program


Bob Edwards Weekend, March 17-18, 2012



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

In 1962, musician Paddy Moloney founded a traditional Irish music group called The Chieftains.  Now, this Grammy-winning ensemble has produced 40 albums and is responsible for sharing Irish music with the world.  Celebrating their 50th anniversary, The Chieftains recently released Voice of Ages, a collaboration with Bon Iver, The Decemberists, the Punch Brothers and many other contemporary musicians.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Betsy Buchalter Adler.  Science tells us that pets are good for our health. Pet owners have lower blood pressure and a lower likelihood of depression.  Adler says walking her dog makes her lighten up and pay attention to the unexpected small delights of the world. And the more time she spends contemplating those small delights, the less time she spends worrying about the never-ending annoyances of her work life. Adler’s essay is featured in the book This I Believe: Life lessons. 



Eyal Press has written for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The Nation. Drawing on research by sociologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, political activists and theorists, Press’s new book explores the question of what compels a person to stage an act of resistance. It’s titled Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times

Travel writer Pico Iyer crosses the globe in this very personal exploration of his similarities and life-time connection with writer Graham Greene. Iyer’s book is titled The Man Within My Head.


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