This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, June 16-17, 2012

HOUR ONE:

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

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz worked in the Clinton administration as the chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, then at the World Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. Now, he’s a professor at Columbia University and his newest book is The Price of Inequality. Bob talks with Stiglitz about how most Americans are worse off now than they were a decade ago and why he thinks that endangers our democracy.

Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Mary Curran Hacket. When Curran Hacket was a child, her father’s never-give-up lectures were heard often by his eight children. She never did anything to challenge his fortitude until she became pregnant in her early twenties out of wedlock. Curran Hacket says her father didn’t lecture her – but he didn’t give up on her. And that inspired her not to give up on her own child. Her essay is featured in the book This I Believe: On Fatherhood.

HOUR TWO:

Looking back at last year’s Libyan civil war, award-winning journalist Lindsey Hilsum’s new book Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution gives readers a ground-floor view of the tumultuous Arab Spring.  Hilsum is the international editor for Britain’s Channel 4 News. 

Nashville singer-songwriter Darrell Scott talks with Bob about his album Long Ride Home and about working to record the music of his father, Wayne Scott. The album they produced together is called This Weary Way.

Bob Edwards Weekend airs on Sirius XM Public Radio (XM 121, Sirius 205) Saturdays from 8-10 AM EST.

Visit Bob Edwards Weekend on PRI’s website to find local stations that air the program.