This Weekend's Program (Jan 11-12, 2014)

Bob Edwards Weekend, January 11-12, 2014

HOUR ONE:

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

Bob talks to novelist Pat Conroy about his newest book. Conroy’s memoir is titled The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son.

HOUR TWO:

Filmmaker and writer Tim Cope traveled 6,000 miles on horseback from Mongolia to the Danube River in Hungary. It was a three-year odyssey that had not been completed successfully since Genghis Khan’s time.  Cope recounts his journey, which he describes as a celebration of the nomadic way of life, in his book On The Trail of Ghengis Khan.

The muddy Mississippi splits the United States in two, but it also helped make the country what it is today. From its role in the fur trade, to the French and Indian War to the Louisiana Purchase and beyond, the Mississippi, and the rivers that feed into it, have had an undeniable effect on our commerce and culture. Paul Schneider details the history of the Mississippi in the new book, Old Man River.

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