This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, June 22-23, 2013
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for The Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
Bob talks with Laurence Leamer, whose book tells the story of two lawyers’ attempt to hold Don Blankenship, the most powerful coal baron in American history, accountable for the death and destruction he has caused.  Blankenship was head of Massey Energy, a company that has provided nearly half of America’s electric power, since the early 1990s.  Leamer’s book is titled The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption.
Walter Cronkite IV, grandson of the late CBS newsman, and historian Maurice Isserman have put together a new book.  It’s a collection of letters that Cronkite sent his wife Betsy during their three year separation while he worked abroad as a reporter during World War II.  The book is titled Cronkite’s War: His World War II Letters Home.
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe

Nature photographer Bryant Austin spends months each year photographing groups of whales off Tonga, Dominica, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.  Floating in the water for hours, Austin is the only photographer to create high-resolution, life-size photographs of humpback, sperm, and minke whales.  His latest work is collected in the new book Beautiful Whale
Aoife O’Donovan is lead singer for the progressive bluegrass band, ‘Crooked Still,’ and the “contemporary folk noir trio,” ‘Sometymes Why.’  She was also guest vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions. O’Donovan’s latest solo album is titled Fossils, and she joins Bob in studio to perform and talk about her music.

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