This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, July 6-7, 2013

HOUR ONE:

Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for The Los Angeles Times, joins Bob for a political discussion.

Marc Maron began his standup career as a contemporary of the late Sam Kinison, and though he’s toured extensively, recorded comedy CDs, appeared on talk shows dozens of times and held prominent jobs in media, personal problems including addiction laid Maron low by 2005. He began recording conversations with his friends and fellow comedians for a podcast called “WTF,” which today stands as a cornerstone of the medium. The success of the podcast has sparked a career renaissance for Maron, who now stars in his own eponymous show on the Independent Film Channel. He’s also written a new book titled Attempting Normal.

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

HOUR TWO:

Bruce Katz is a vice president at the Brookings Institution and co-author of The Metropolitan Revolution.  Katz says that while the federal government is gridlocked by partisan politics and abstractions, in city governments across the country, local politicians are able to work together and accomplish concrete goals.   He talks with Bob about this power inversion and details what’s happening in cities such as New York, Denver, Chicago, Houston and Portland.

Bob talks with bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld about her new novel.  Sisterhood tells the story of identical twin sisters with psychic abilities.  It sounds like Stephen King’s latest idea, but Sittenfeld doesn’t go for creepy thrills, instead the ESP seems perfectly normal.  Sittenfeld’s previous novels include Prep, The Man of My Dreams and American Wife.

Musician Luke Winslow King came to New Orleans by way of Northern Michigan, but hearing him play you know that the Crescent City is in his musical genes.  Playing a rich blend of ‘50s rockabilly, gospel, and New Orleans jazz, Winslow King’s latest album is The Coming Tide.  He plays a few songs from the CD in our performance studio.

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