This Weekend's Program (Oct 19-20, 2013)

Bob Edwards Weekend, October 19-20, 2013


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

Then, we explore the story of a small town in Alabama that made big, defiant music. Muscle Shoals has drawn in musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Greg Allman, Bono, Jimmy Cliff, Etta James, Alicia Keys and The Rolling Stones, producing hits such as “I’ll Take You There,” “Brown Sugar,” “When a Man Loves a Woman,” and “Freebird.”  Greg Freddy Camalier is the director of the new documentary film, Muscle Shoals and tells Bob all about the place and its unique sound.

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


Bob talks with Al Gini, Chicago Public Radio’s philosopher-in-residence and professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University. This time he shares his research on what attributes make for a good leader —— not the hatchet-wielding CEO types whose success is measured by profit margins and stock dividends, but the ones who view leadership as stewardship, serving the needs and well-being of the people that they lead. Gini’s new book is titled Ten Virtues of Outstanding Leaders.

Young adult author Jack Gantos follows up his Newbery Medal and Scott O’Dell Award winning novel Dead End in Norvelt with a sequel, From Norvelt to Nowhere.  Gantos talks with Bob about these two almost-but-not-quite true books, as well as his own surprisingly true tales from his unusual past.

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