The Bob Edwards Show, June 3-7, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013: Jim Wallis is the best-selling author and evangelical preacher who founded Sojourners, a nationwide network of progressive Christians working for justice and peace. His latest book is On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013: Journalist Emma Brockes grew up with a larger-than-life mother with a mysterious past. It wasn’t until after her mother passed away that Brockes traveled to her mother’s South African homeland to uncover why she not only left, but rarely spoke of those years. Brockes book is She Left Me The Gun: My Mother’s Life Before Me. Then, Grammy-nominated jazz singer Jane Monheit looked to great songwriters and singers from all musical genres for her latest album The Heart of the Matter. With selections from The Beatles to Buffy St. Marie, the album’s title track is Monheit’s first totally original composition.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013: Mystery writer Martha Grimes is best-known for her prolific Richard Jury mystery series and was the recipient of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. But her new book, Double Double: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism is not a mystery novel but her true story of alcoholism and its effects. Written by Grimes and her son Ken, Double Double is personal look at a disease that affects nearly 45 million Americans each year. Then, for four years, travel writer Matt Gross was The New York Times’ “Frugal Traveler,” giving readers tips on budget travel and sharing with them his adventures and misadventures on the road. He writes about his global experiences in his new book The Turk Who Loved Apples and Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World.
Thursday, June 6, 2013: Deepak Chopra and his brother Sanjiv have co-written a memoir called Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream. The brothers’ lives took different paths after they left for the United States in the 1970s to study medicine. Deepak has been instrumental in bringing Indian spirituality to the West, while Sanjiv has focused on Western medicine and is a professor at Harvard Medical School. Then, soul singer Latasha Lee Robinson joins Bob to discuss her band and debut album Latasha Lee Robinson & The Black Ties.
Friday, June 7, 2013: Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news. Next, Bob talks with Charlie Schroeder, who spent two years reenacting his way through 2,000 years of Western civilization. He wrote a book about the experience called Man of Warand it’s now available in paperback. Finally, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.