Bob Edwards Weekend (November 15-16, 2014)




Noted conductor LEONARD SLATKIN will speak about the world of classical music and his career in it. Slatkin’s discography includes more than 100 recordings, over half of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards. He is a seven-time winner and currently, he is in the music director for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.


In 2010, Bob spoke with singer-songwriter MEG HUTCHINSON about her album The Living Side.  On the album is a song called Gatekeeper about KEVIN BRIGGS of the California Highway Patrol.  For years, Briggs has worked on the Golden Gate Bridge, talking hundreds of people out of jumping to their deaths.  Bob talks with both Meg and Kevin about the song and about Kevin’s work.





Time magazine chief science writer and author JEFFREY KLUGER takes a hard look at the destructive people in our lives in his new book The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, In Your Office, In Your Bed—In Your World.


The world’s oldest stories, Homer’s epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey are often forgotten after we leave school, but in his new book, Why Homer Matters, writer ADAM NICOLSON reminds us why these 4,000 year old poems still have plenty of life in them.