The Bob Edwards Show, February 24-28, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014: Laura Lippman wrote her first seven books while working fulltime as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. She left journalism in 2001, but kept a deadline driven writing style, publishing a book nearly every year. The latest, After I’m Gone, revolves around a cold case investigation into the disappearance of Felix Brewer.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014: Bob talks to author and psychologist Eileen Cronin about her book Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience. Then, Bob talks with children’s book writer Daniel Pinkwater about Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014: Even though writer Carl Hiaasen is a best-selling novelist, he has never given up his day job as a columnist for the Miami Herald. His new book, Dance of the Reptiles, is a compilation of some of his best pieces, on topics ranging from the serious to the ridiculous. Then, Bob speaks with Rosanne Cash about her first new album in four years, The River & The Thread. The record was inspired by her trips to Dyess, Arkansas about two years ago to participate in the restoration of her father’s boyhood home.
Thursday, February 27, 2014: New Yorker staff writer George Packer profiles the mystique and power of Amazon in his article “Amazon Is Good for Customers. But Is It Good for Books?” This article is in The New Yorker’s February 17 & 24, 2014 issue. Then, Golden Globe-winner and Oscar-nominated director Hany Abu-Assad’s (Paradise Now, 2006) new film, Omar, tells the story of a young Palestinian baker who spends his nights fighting against the Israeli military. Omar is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards and is in theaters now.
Friday, February 28, 2014: Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news. Next, during her time as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton logged nearly a million miles hopscotching across the globe. For 300,000 of those miles, Kim Ghattas was along for the ride. She’s a reporter for the BBC and has now written an inside account of Clinton’s time as Secretary of State titled The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power and it’s now out in paperback. Finally, the 86th annual Academy Awards will be handed out on March 2nd. Bob talks with Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday about who she thinks will win — and who she thinks should win at this year’s Academy Awards.