This Weekend's Program

May 4-5, 2013

HOUR ONE:

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

NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me host Peter Sagal set out across America on a motorcycle to find out what we as citizens of this nation know – and how we feel – about our Constitution for the new PBS series Constitution USA with Peter Sagal

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

HOUR TWO:

Actor Dennis Quaid joins director Ramin Bahrani to discuss the new film At Any Price.  Quaid stars as Henry Whipple who risks friends and family to meet the highly competitive demands of modern day farming.

Since Quincy Jones discovered him fifty years ago, Grammy-winning pianist Bob James had forged a diverse and successful career in music. Fans of 1970s television will remember the theme to Taxi, a Bob James composition actually titled Angela. One group who clearly appreciated James’ music was the seminal rap trio Run DMC who sampled his cover of Paul Simon’s Take Me to the Mardi Gras, introducing James to a whole new generation of fans. In 1990, James began a group called Fourplay, which now has recorded a dozen albums. Their latest is titled “Esprit De Four” and the band will tour throughout the spring.

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