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Monday, January 26, 2015: Grammy award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is one of the few living composers who has topped the classical charts. Best-known for his “Virtual Choir” projects on YouTube, Whitacre is a musician who pushes the boundaries of music and still finds popular acclaim. He talks with Bob about his career and his 2012 album titled Water Night. Then, guitarist and singer Chuck Prophet, discusses recording his in Mexico City – amid petty corruption, through an earthquake and frequent power outages and during the height of the Swine Flu hysteria of 2009. The CD is called Let Freedom Ring and Prophet will perform a few tracks in our studio.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day and also the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. To mark the occasion, Bob visits with Nobel Peace Prize winner, author, activist and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Then, we’ll get a guided tour of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam from director Hans Westra. The Jewish girl and her family hid in the building for two years until they were discovered and sent to their deaths in concentration camps. Her story has lived on thanks to her book The Diary of a Young Girl.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Environmentalist John Francis went 17 years without saying a word. He was tired of having to explain to people why he gave up using motorized transportation – a boycott which lasted 22 years. Francis shares with Bob what he learned about listening and about the kindness of strangers. He wrote about his experiences in the books, Planetwalker and more recently The Ragged Edge of Silence.
Thursday, January 29, 2015: Bob speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer in front of a live audience at The Smithsonian Institution. Feiffer is a member of the Comic Book Hall of Fame and has written respected screenplays, books and plays. In 2006, Feiffer received the Benjamin Franklin Creativity Award. And today is Feiffer’s 86th birthday. Mike Luckovich has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his editorial cartoons. He calls the Pulitzer “the ultimate coloring contest.” Luckovich is the staff editorial cartoonist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution but his work is also syndicated to hundreds of papers nationwide and regularly appears in Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
Friday, January 30, 2015: In July 2005, Scott Hicks began filming a documentary about Philip Glass. Hicks had unprecedented access to the composer, following him across three continents – from his annual ride on the Coney Island “Cyclone” to the world premiere of his new opera in Germany to a didgeridoo concert in Australia. Now Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts is available on DVD. Then, another documentary. Long before pay-per-view, the WWE and Hulk Hogan, the world of professional wrestling was like the Wild West. And Memphis was its Dodge City. Director Chad Schaffler tells the story of Memphis wrestling, from the carnival days of Sputnik Monroe, to integration, female wrestlers, and Jerry “The King” Lawler, who famously wrestled Andy Kauffman. The film is titled, Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin’.