Bob Edwards Weekend, March 8-9, 2014
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
Then we’ll examine the political turmoil in Ukraine. Bob talks with Miroslava Gongadze, an anchor and reporter at Voice of America’s Ukrainian Service, and Mychailo Wynnyckyi, a professor of sociology at the National University in Kiev. The trouble started three months ago when a small group of students met on Kiev’s Independence Square to mark the anniversary of Ukraine’s 2004 Orange Revolution. It quickly morphed into a massive popular uprising. Bloody clashes between protesters and police left about 100 people dead. It led to the sudden departure of President Viktor Yanukovych, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to send in troops to the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. Now Ukraine is an international crisis.
A 2004 research study concluded that child care ranked sixteenth out of nineteen activities that gave working women the most pleasure. Housework beat out parenting. In the last few decades, there have been hundreds of ways that the experience of parenting has changed. Jennifer Senior writes about them in a new book, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood.
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.
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.
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