The Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, June 15-16, 2013

HOUR ONE:

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

Linguist and senior writer for the New York Times, Margalit Fox’s new book The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code tells the fascinating tale of Linear B, a previously-unknown script discovered at the turn-of-the 19th century in the ruins of Knossos.   The clay tablets date from 1400 BC, the Bronze Age in Greece.

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

HOUR TWO:

Saul Bellow was a self-taught writer.  His prose remade American fiction in his own image and created many literary “sons” who were influenced by him. Now Bellow’s oldest biological son, Greg, has written a memoir titled, Saul Bellow’s Heart, which seeks to enlighten the world about his father’s inner life.  Bob talks with Greg Bellow about family stories, literary legacies and the man he loved and still misses today.

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