This Weekend's Program

 

Bob Edwards Weekend, March 3-4, 2012

HOUR ONE:

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

In Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention, Jamal Joseph vividly recounts his introduction to the Black Panther organization and his progression from a young, naïve street kid to a confident and outspoken member of an influential national movement, and later to an Oscar nominee and professor at an Ivy League college. Click here to learn more about Jamal Joseph.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Elizabeth Onusko.  Memories are important to everyone, but some of us need a little help keeping those memories fresh.  Onusko is a saver. She keeps ticket stubs, playbills, birthday cards and any other tiny memento that might help her remember a point in her life. Onusko says that when she looks through all of the material she’s accumulated, she feels like she’s going back in time, visiting herself at a younger age.

 

HOUR TWO:

In scientific language, gravity is still known as a theory but no one questions its existence and its effects. The same cannot be said for another important concept. The “theory” of evolution is not debatable, like gravity it’s actually a scientific fact. Prehistorian and popular-science writer Cameron Smith lays out the evidence and logic in his latest book The Fact of Evolution.

Katherine Boo has chronicled the story of people struggling to live in one of contemporary India’s most notorious slums, nestled in the shadow of luxury hotels. Her latest book is titled Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. Boo has won both the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur “Genius” Award for reporting on poverty.

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