This Weekend's Program (Aug 17-18, 2013)

Bob Edwards Weekend, August 17-18, 2013 

HOUR ONE:
 

Political Junkie and former political editor for NPR Ken Rudin reunites with Bob to discuss their favorite political stories of the week.

Dan Balz is a political reporter for The Washington Post and in his new book, Collision 2012, he shares behind the scenes details from our most recent presidential campaign. Balz joins Bob to discuss what 2016 might hold for both parties and what we can learn from last year’s race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
 
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe
 
HOUR TWO:
 
In his latest book, astrophysicist Mario Livio reports on colossal mistakes made by great scientists that led to profound changes in our understanding of life on Earth and the formation and structure of the universe.  Livio’s book is titled Brilliant Blunders.
 
Bob talks with Reggie Pace and Lance Koehler about founding No BS! Brass.  With four trombones, three trumpets, a sax, a tuba and drums, the band can really make some noise. They’ve been rocking fans in the Richmond, Virginia area for years, now the band is hoping to introduce its sound to the rest of the country. They will start by blowing the windows out of our performance studio.  The No BS Brass Band has two new CDs out now, RVA All Day and Fight Song: A Tribute to Charles Mingus.
 
Bob Edwards Weekend airs on Sirius XM Public Radio (XM 121, Sirius 205) Saturdays from 8-10 AM ET.
 

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