This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, April 20-21, 2013

HOUR ONE:

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

Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson joins Bob to talk about all-things-science. His book, Space Chronicles is now out in paperback. 

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

HOUR TWO:

While exploring a remote cave in Eastern Europe in 1993, spelunker Christopher Nicola made an unusual discovery: a chamber that contained clear evidence that 20th-century people had once lived there.  For more than a decade Nicola searched for an explanation and finally found one — 30 members of two families had escaped to the cave at the beginning of World War II, just as Hitler’s army was invading Poland.  A new documentary titled No Place on Earth tells the story of the Stermer and the Wexler families who lived in the cave for 511 days. Bob speaks with filmmaker Janet Tobias and family member Sonya Dodyk who was just a little girl when she lived in the cave with her family.  In 2010, Dodyk and four other survivors returned to the site with their grandchildren.

Bob talks with Joe Boyd about a new CD tribute to the music of Nick Drake. Drake was a British folk musician who died in 1974 after recording only three albums. Boyd was the producer of Drake’s first two records and also produced this new CD of covers titled Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake.

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