This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, September 8-9, 2012


Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus joins Bob to talk about the latest political news, focusing this week on the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North  Carolina.

In 1942, Bill Manbo and his family were forced from their Hollywood home into a Japanese American internment camp at Heart Mountain in Wyoming.  While there, Manbo documented his experiences and his family’s struggle to maintain a normal life under the harsh conditions of racial imprisonment.  Bob talks with scholar Eric L. Muller about his new book Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II.  Then, last August, former Japanese American internees returned to Heart Mountain for a reunion of sorts. They brought their children, grand children, even great grandchildren. They swapped stories, visited old friends, and, most importantly, dedicated a new museum that honors those whose lives were so overturned as a result of Executive Order 9066.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Chris Huntington.  People become parents every day. Not all parents welcome their babies in hospital delivery rooms.  Some see their new children for the first time in orphanages and foster homes, or in photographs sent from overseas. Huntington and his wife desperately wanted a baby, but biology conspired against them, so they decided to adopt.  Huntington says he now believes that becoming a parent is a gift you make to the universe and that the universe makes to you.


“America’s National Park for the Performing Arts” is tucked into the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.  Each year, Wolf Trap presents more than 250 performances and concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music. Bob visits the Vienna, Virginia office of Terrence (Terre) Jones, the outgoing President and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation.  After a lifetime in the performing arts and more than 16 years of leading Wolf Trap, Jones has decided to step down in December. Jones has also visited more than half of America’s nearly 400 National Parks and talks with Bob about his book of photography documenting his travels titled Road Trip.

Bob visits with contemporary jazz musician Marcus Miller.  He’s  performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in music:  Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Roberta Flack, Frank Sinatra and more.  A few weeks ago, Miller’s latest album Renaissance debuted at the top of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart.

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