This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, March 30-31, 2013

HOUR ONE:

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

Everyone knows that the Bible is the top best-selling book in history. In part, that achievement comes from a spread of disparate versions, translations and adaptations for all walks of life - and at least two dozen retellings for children, some with superheroes.  Most of those versions are not based on new scholarship, but that was the genesis of “The New New Testament: A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts.” Bob talks with the editor, Hal Taussig, a pastor and professor who teaches at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

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

HOUR TWO:

Inspired by the real-life story of a German con man who posed as a member of the wealthy Rockefeller family, writer Amity Gaige’s novel Schroder is a story about parenthood, love, and deception.

Bob talks with the 2013 Caldecott Medal winner Jon Klassen, author and illustrator of This Is Not My Hat and 2011’s I Want My Hat Back.

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter has a knack for creating beautiful stream-of-consciousness lyrics whether it be a single bittersweet memory about “Kathleen” or a heartfelt plea for women veterans as voiced in “Girl in the War.”  His latest album, The Beast in Its Tracks, was written after his heartbreaking divorce, but it’s not as dire as you might think.  Josh sits with Bob to explain why, and how he got to “Hopeful.”

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