The Bob Edwards Show, January 14-18. 2012
Monday, January 14, 2013: Reporter Kim Barker has been covering dark money in politics for the investigative outlet ProPublica and she discusses what she’s learned since November 6th about laws that were broken during the last election cycle. Then, Bob and artist Lincoln Schatz talk about Schatz’s latest contribution to the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. It is a multimedia installation called The Network and it weaves together first person accounts from Washington power brokers, some famous and some not.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013: Journalist and historian Nick Turse spent 10 years researching Pentagon archives and interviewing Vietnam War veterans and survivors for his book Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. Then, roll out the welcome wagon for Steve Winick and Nancy Groce, they bring us audio selections from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. In this edition, they share songs about neighbors.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013: First-time novelist Jeff Backhaus talks to Bob about his book Hikikomori and the Rental Sister. Then, award-winning English writer Edward St. Aubyn’s novel, At Last, is the final installment of his acclaimed Patrick Melrose series. A master of dark comedy and difficult truths, St. Aubyn is one of contemporary literature’s finest novelists. His book is now available in paperback.
Thursday, January 17, 2013: George Howe Colt explores the complexity of fraternity in his new book Brothers. The book is part memoir – Colt grew up in a family of four brothers — and part history of iconic brothers—the Booths, the Van Goghs, the Kelloggs, the Marx Brothers, and the Thoreaus. Then, Bob talks sports with veteran sports columnist John Feinstein.
Friday, January 18, 2013: Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news. Then, designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor, and musician Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City and got his first big break on the TV show Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which earned him three Emmy Awards. White is the subject of a new documentary titled Beauty is Embarrassing, airing January 21st on the PBS series Independent Lens. Finally, the latest installment of our ongoing seriesThis I Believe.