This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, June 1-2, 2013 

HOUR ONE:

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

Bob talks with prolific documentarian Alex Gibney about his latest film. We Steal Secrets is a study of transparency and privacy in the digital information age.  Gibney focuses the story on Julian Assange, the controversial founder of the website Wiki Leaks and on the once anonymous source behind the largest security breach in US history.  That source turned out to be a young Army Intelligence analyst named Bradley Manning. He was arrested in 2010 and his court martial is set to begin on Monday. Both Manning and Assange have been lauded as heroes of free speech…they’ve also been called a traitor and a terrorist.

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

HOUR TWO:

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinksy’s modernist classic The Rite of Spring, Sirius XM’s classical music host Martin Goldsmith walks Bob through what happened that fateful night and why 100 years later, this piece still packs an impressive musical punch.

Bob talks with guitarist Ben Harper and harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite about their new CD titled Get Up! The two musicians and occasional collaborators have wanted to record a full album together for over a decade and finally found the time after first clicking musically at a 1997 recording session with John Lee Hooker.

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