This Weekend's Program (July 19-20, 2014)

Bob Edwards Weekend, July 19-20, 2014


Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss some of the books he’s reading this summer.

In the early decades of the 20th century, Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin envisioned a Communist Western Europe, turning his attention first to the United Kingdom.  Writer Giles Milton tells the story of the men who stopped him in Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin’s Plot for Global Revolution.

Then, we hear a new commentary from children’s book writer and illustrator Daniel Pinkwater.


Bob talks with director Richard Linklater about his latest movie Boyhood which he filmed over 12 years. The only special effect is watching the main character grow up on screen…starting in elementary school and ending on his first day in college.  The story follows family moves, unfortunate stepfathers and broken hearts and stars newcomer Ellar Coltrane as Mason, and Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke as his biological parents.

Social worker Dan Cohen’s work inspired the documentary, Alive Inside, which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.  It shows the remarkable power of music on those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Cohen talks with Bob about the film and the experiences that inspired it.

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