This Weekend's Program (Oct 12-13, 2013)

Bob Edwards Weekend, October 12-13, 2013


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

For over five decades, writer Lois Duncan has been scaring and entertaining young readers with books like her 1973 novel I Know What You Did Last Summer.  This fall, Duncan’s first book, Debutante Hill, is being reissued by the new imprint, Lizzie Skurnick Books, which is giving new life to some half-dozen 20th century teen classics.  Duncan’s most recent book is One to the Wolves, On the Trail of a Killer.

Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe


Year after year, American students rank in the bottom third in international rankings of math and science scores. In reading, the U.S. doesn’t even make the top ten, trailing Canada and Estonia among others.  In her new book, investigative journalist, Amanda Ripley, follows the lives of three American exchange students who spent a year studying in countries that consistently receive the highest marks to find out why children in Finland, Poland, and South Korea do so well.  Her new book is titled The Smartest Kids in the World.

Over the course of three albums, 13 Songs, Pages, and her latest, Clocks, Irish musician Julie Feeney has grown as an artist, singer, songwriter, composer, conductor, label head and now, fundraiser. Over two hundred of Feeney’s fans (including one Bob Edwards Show producer) crowdfunded Clocks, released on her own independent label.

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