This Weekend's Program (May 31 - June 1, 2014)

Bob Edwards Weekend, May 31 – June 1

HOUR ONE:

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

Bob talks with new author Alena Graedon about her debut novel titled The Word Exchange.  The story takes place in the near future, after our smart phones become even smarter, leaving us perhaps a little dumber.  The printed word is finally dead – bookstores, libraries, newspapers and magazines are things of the past.  The “word nerd dreamscape” created by Graedon mixes mystery and love stories with a dystopian thriller.

HOUR TWO:

Bob remembers renowned poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who died this week at the age of 86.  Angelou is known best for her award-winning writing, including her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.  In 2010, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our highest civilian honor.  Bob spoke to Maya Angelou in 2006 and we share their conversation on writing, aging, and being an American.

Singer and songwriter Rodney Crowell stops by our performance studio to visit with Bob and to play a few songs from his new album titled Tarpaper Sky

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