The Bob Edwards Show, March 24-28, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014: Anne Greenhalgh is deputy director of the Wharton Leadership Program and a featured voice on Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, channel 111. In 2005, she was voted the Best Lecturer in the Social Sciences by the entire student body of the University of Pennsylvania. Bob asks her about business radio, how leadership can be taught, and what separates good from bad leadership. Then, Bob talks to author and PEN/American Award winner David Stuart McLean about his book The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014: New York Times reporter Michael Moss won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2010 investigation into the dangers of contaminated meat. In his latest book, Moss examines how food companies use science and technology to engineer the perfect combinations of three magic ingredients to make their food taste better – a process which often neglects nutrition. Moss writes about the food laboratories where scientists calculate the “bliss point” of sugary drinks and the “mouthfeel” of fat. His book is titled, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us and it’s now available in paperback.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014: In Stokely: A Life, renowned civil rights scholar Peniel Joseph examines the life and legacy of black nationalist Stokely Carmichael. Bob talks to the Tufts University professor about his research and interest in the black power movement.
Thursday, March 27, 2014: Even when we ask a work colleague or a close friend for an honest opinion, we often aren’t ready to hear what they have to say. To teach us all to become better listeners, Bob talks with Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, the authors of Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well.
Friday, March 28, 2014: Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news. Then, as front-man of a successful rock band ‘The National,’ Matt Berningerperformed sold-out shows for adoring fans, enjoying ample opportunities to express himself creatively while being well-paid for it. Meanwhile, his brother Tom had the less glamorous gig as a tour roadie for The National, but he wisely brought his video camera along. The resulting footage became the film, Mistaken for Strangers, less a traditional rock documentary than a universal story about the striving of brothers and the love of family. It premiered at Tribeca Film Festival last year and marked the true blossoming of Tom Berninger’s creative voice.