This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend – January 26-27, 2013

HOUR ONE:

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

In his new book, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, Dartmouth professor Charles Wheelan explains why we all should care about the amount of data growing every year…and learn how to make sense of those numbers and information.

Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.  This week, Jane Martin writes about witnessing her elderly father fall in love.

HOUR TWO:

From 1942 until 1949, Oak Ridge, Tennessee did not exist on any map.  It was a secret city, built and operated by the United States Army as one of the sites of the Manhattan Project.  And although at its peak 75,000 people lived there, most had no idea what they were working on until the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.   There are still plenty of Manhattan Project alumni living in Oak Ridge, and Bob spoke with several of them during a visit. Colleen Black started working as a leak detector when she was just 18-years-old; Bill Wilcox, now the city’s historian, worked as chemist; and Richard Lord arrived 10 days after graduating with an electrical engineering degree.

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