This Weekend's Program (Feb 1-2, 2013)

Bob Edwards Weekend, February 1-2, 2014

HOUR ONE:

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

Bob remembers legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, who died Monday at the age of 94.  Seeger wrote or co-wrote many of our most iconic folk songs which include, “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and popularized the anthem of the civil rights movement, “We Shall Overcome.”  They spoke in 2008 when Seeger was the subject of a documentary titled Pete Seeger: The Power of Song.

HOUR TWO:

New Yorker staff writer Dana Goodyear’s new book, Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture, tracks the history and impact of America’s extreme eating and foodie culture.  Many in the movement argues that the world would be better off if we started eating bugs for protein, instead of squishing them with our shoes.

Cuban-born world-class percussionist Pedrito Martinez immigrated to the United States and began his breakthrough by winning the 2000 Thelonious Monk Internationa Afro-Latin Jazz Hand Drum Competition.  After performing in groups such as Yerba Buena, his own band Pedrito Martinez Group is gaining worldwide acclaim and touring in support of their self-titled album. The group joins Bob in our studios for an intimate performance chat.

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