This Weekend's Program

 

Bob Edwards Weekend, March 16-17, 2013
 
HOUR ONE:
 
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for The Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
 
George Saunders is a bestselling writer of short fiction, essays, novellas and children’s books.  The New York Times Magazine called his newest collection, Tenth of December, “The best book you’ll read this year.”  Bob talks to Saunders about that book and his writing process.
 
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.  This week we hear about sportsmanship from high school student Josh Stein.
  
HOUR TWO:
 
Jody Williams received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ban landmines.  She joins Bob to discuss her life as chronicled in her book titled My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize.
 
Shelby Smoak was born with hemophilia, an inherited genetic disease that prevents blood from clotting.  Smoak was a teenager dealing with the realities of his disease when he learned he was also HIV-positive, thanks to a tainted blood transfusion he received in the 1980s. In Bleeder: A Memoir, Smoak writes about the burden of dealing with two life-threatening illnesses.
 
Bryan Ferry celebrates 40 years of making music by turning to the sounds of the 1920s for his latest album The Jazz Age.  The Bryan Ferry Orchestra revisited 13 of Ferry’s hits over the years, from his Roxy Music days to his solo career, all played in the style of music from the ‘20s.
  

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