This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, March 23-24, 2013

HOUR ONE:

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

Fire and Forget is a collection of stories written by front line soldiers, staff officers and a military spouse.  Roy Scranton was an artilleryman in the Army and is an editor of the new book along with Matt Gallagher, a former Army captain and a Senior Fellow at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.  Contributor Phil Klay will join Scranton and Gallagher to discuss their stories and the value of writing after combat.

Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe. This week, we hear from high school student Delia Motavalli about abandoning the search for Prince Charming and finding her own “happily ever after.”

HOUR TWO:

Math is hard and most of us have very little interest in the subject after graduation. But Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy has managed to host several films about complex mathematical concepts that are both enjoyed and understood by the general public.  Those documentaries are available as a boxed set of DVDs called The Story of Math.  du Sautoy joins Bob to explain why we should be in awe of mathematics instead of fear it.

Bob talks with former NPR colleagues Gwen Thompkins and Sean Collins about their public radio show called Music Inside Out.  Thompkins hosts the program from New Orleans and Collins produces it in St. Louis. They discuss the show’s regular format and we hear songs from a special playlist they assembled to get us from Ash Wednesday to Easter.

Bob Edwards Weekend airs on Sirius XM Public Radio (XM 121, Sirius 205) Saturdays from 8-10 AM EST.

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