Bob Edwards Weekend Lineup (Aug 30-31, 2014)

Bob Edwards Weekend, August 30-31, 2014


Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news. Then, the latest essay from children’s author and illustrator Daniel Pinkwater.

Bob talks with best-selling author and Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman about the challenges of writing the third volume of his trilogy.  The Magician’s Land is the final installment of Grossman’s Fillory books.
Finally, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe
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The new film Love Is Strange stars Alfred Molina and John Lithgow as a long-time gay couple.  After spending 39 years together, George and Ben finally get married but they do not get the storybook ending they hoped for. Molina plays George, a Catholic school teacher who is fired after the marriage, sending the newlyweds on a difficult journey.  Molina joins Bob to discuss his career and the new movie. Love Is Strange is now in theaters. 
Many of us still remember baseball’s good old days: the ballparks, the legendary players, and the unforgettable play-by-play announcers who brought it right into our homes. Bob talks to Kevin Bender about many of those broadcasting Hall of Famers in his documentary Ball Talk: Baseball’s Voices of Summer.  It’s available on DVD.
Bob samples a New Orleans delicacy: a snoball from Hansen’s SnoBliz.  Ashley Hansen Springgate runs the business started by her grandparents in 1939.  In fact she still shaves the blocks of ice on the very same machine her grandfather invented and built decades ago.

Bob Edwards Weekend airs on Sirius XM Public Radio (Channel 121) Saturdays from 8-10 AM ET. 

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