This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, April 21-22, 2012

HOUR ONE:

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

Abrahm Lustgarten is a journalist for ProPublica who focuses on the energy industry.  He joins Bob to discuss the second anniversary of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and his new book, Run to Failure: BP and the Making of The Deepwater Horizon Disaster.

Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Kathryn Timpany.  Millions of Americans live in the mountains, drawn to the breathtaking views.  Millions more live on the coast and are drawn to the beach.  Timpany loves the prairies of the Midwest.  She was born and raised on the prairie and lives there still.  She says the landscape has shaped the people in unique ways, and that prairie people understand the kind of balance you need between freedom and responsibility to guarantee that everyone gets the best possible chance in life.

 

HOUR TWO:

In 1995, celebrated violinist Erica Morini passed away quietly, never knowing that her beloved Stradivarius was mysteriously stolen from her New York City apartment just before she died.  Morini’s relationship with her violin and the man she hired to restore it is dramatized in The Morini Strad, a new play by Peabody-winning playwright Willy Holtzman.  Bob talks with Holtzman and Brian Skarstad, the real-life violin restorer who worked with Morini.   The Morini Strad is at New York City’s Primary Stages through April 28th

In the field of creative thinking, author Jonah Lehrer is a superstar.  His latest book Imagine: How Creativity Works reveals the importance of “embracing the rut, thinking like a child, daydreaming productively, and adopting an outsider’s perspective” when approaching new tasks and difficult problems. Bob talks to Lehrer about his book and the latest advances in the science of creativity.

 

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