This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, April 7-8, 2012

HOUR ONE:

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

John Feinstein has written bestselling books on golf, basketball, football and tennis.  And Feinstein has interviewed some of the most enduring figures in sports – including college basketball coaches Bob Knight, Jim Valvano, Mike Krzyzewski, and Dean Smith - and athletes such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, and John McEnroe.  Feinstein’s latest book is about his own experiences as a sportswriter, it’s called One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Candance Gordon.  Parenthood is a high-stakes game these days. Some parents organize craft parties, sew their children’s clothes, and create cute cookies for the school bake sale. And then there’s the majority of us, like Candance Gordon. She’s not much good at crafts, and cookie cutouts turn into blobs in her oven. But she never misses a school event, and she always brings the juice boxes. Gordon says she used to feel inadequate, but now she accepts her abilities without longing for maternal perfection.

 

HOUR TWO:

Bob talks with religion scholar Elaine Pagels about her new book, Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, & Politics in the Book of Revelation.

If you listened to music in the 1960s and 1970s then you heard the Wrecking Crew, the uncredited studio musicians who performed on one hit record after another, for everyone from the Beach Boys to the Byrds to Simon & Garfunkel to the Mamas & the Papas.  Kent Hartman tells the story of these largely unnamed session musicians in his book The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Best-Kept Secret.

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