This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, April 27-28, 2013

HOUR ONE:
 
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
 
John Wood left his job as an executive at Microsoft to start Room to Read, a nonprofit that builds libraries and schools in the developing world.  The program is run on a business model as opposed to a traditional not-for-profit, and Wood joins Bob to explain why it works.  Wood is the author of a new book titled, Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy.
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe
 
HOUR TWO:
 
Writer Zac Unger moved his wife and their three children to Churchill, Manitoba, “The Polar Bear Capital of the World,” so that he could “be a hero of the environmental movement.”  Unger charts his success and failures in his book Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye: A Family Field Trip to the Arctic’s Edge in Search of Adventure, Truth, and Mini-Marshmallows.  He learned that polar bears might be doing better than we thought.
 
Writer Meg Wolitzer’s new novel, The Interestings, follows the lives and relationships of six teenagers who met at a summer camp for the arts in 1974.  Wolitzer is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Ten-Year Nap, as well as a number of other novels.
 

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