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Sunday
Jun012014

This Week on The Bob Edwards Show (June 2-6, 2014)

The Bob Edwards Show, June 2-6, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014:  There’s a good chance you’re sitting at one as you read this.  Cubicles, whether we like it or not, are part of many of our jobs.  Writer Nikil Saval looks at the week-day setting of many of our lives in his new book Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace.  Then, as the daughter of the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art during the 1960s and ‘70s, Gabrielle Selz grew up surrounded by most famous artists of the day.  Now a writer, Selz looks back on the art and artists of her childhood in her new memoir Unstill Life: A Daughter’s Memoir of Art and Love in the Age of Abstraction.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014:  For your summer reading enjoyment, we feature authors whose books have just been released in paperback. First, in Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, readers learn that the star of two best-selling books and two hit movies is now a mother of two and—gasp—a widow.  Author Helen Fielding joins Bob to discuss her most famous creation, and what’s next for her character Bridget. Then, motherless at the age of two, Alysia Abbott lived with her bisexual father in the aftermath of San Francisco’s Stonewall riots. She recounts her unique adolescence in her book titled Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014:   Ezekiel Emanuel is a professor of medical ethics and health policy, and was a special adviser to the White House on health-care reform, working directly on the Affordable Care Act.  His new book is Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Inefficient, Error Prone System.  Emanuel was labeled “Dr. Death” after several conservative commentators twisted his words to make it seem as though he supported “death panels.”

Thursday, June 5, 2014:  Phillipe Petit captured the world’s attention in 1974 when he secretly strung a tightrope between the World Trade Center towers and went for a walk —-  a quarter of a mile above the ground. The very-illegal stunt was the subject of the 2008 documentary Man on Wire.  Petit still practices the high wire three hours a day, six days a week. But he’s also a busker, juggler, pick-pock artist and author.  His newest book is Creativity: the Perfect Crime.   Then, Bob talks to author and Columbia University professor Stacey D’ Erasmo about her fourth novel Wonderland.

Friday, June 6, 2014:  Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.  Then, Bob talks to journalist Daniel Schulman about his new book, Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty.

Friday
May302014

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

Bob Edwards Weekend airs on Sirius XM Public Radio (XM 121, Sirius 205) Saturdays from 8-10 AM ET. 

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Tuesday
May272014

This Week on The Bob Edwards Show (May 26-30, 2014)

The Bob Edwards Show, May 26-30, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014:  Nearly 70 years ago, a British bomber was shot down and crashed in The Netherlands…one of more than six-thousand planes lost over the tiny country during World War Two. The tail gunner of the Lancaster ED 470 was able to parachute to safety, but the rest of the crew perished. Last fall, local authorities finally decided to excavate the crash site near the village of Zelhem. Bob talks with Dutch journalist Sandrina Hadderingh about the documentary she produced called Forever 21.  It features interviews with family members of the Australian and British crew.  Then, Jon Mooallem traveled all over North America to study the plight of three endangered species – polar bears, whooping cranes and Lange’s metalmark butterflies. He uses their stories to frame a larger one about American’s precarious relationship with wild animals, one that starts when we are very small and surrounded by animal imagery on everything from bouncy seats to PJ sets.  Mooallem’s book is titled Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America and it’s available in paperback.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014:  Bob talks to bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead about his latest book The Noble Hustle.  Then, Sonia Manzano was the only Maria on Sesame Street in the 1970’s. She’s racked up 15 Emmy Awards since then, and now Manzano has published her first novel. The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano is a young girl’s coming-of-age tale set in Spanish Harlem circa 1970 as young Evelyn struggles with adolescence… and ancestry.  Manzano’s book is available in paperback.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014:  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.

Thursday, May 29, 2014:  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, Bob remembers renowned poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who died yesterday at the age of 86.  Angelou is known best for her award-winning writing, including her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her collection of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Diiie.  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.

Friday, May 30, 2014:  Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.  Next, Bob talks with Ralph Nader about his new book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance To Dismantle The Corporate StateThen, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe.

Saturday
May242014

This Weekend's Program (May 24-25, 2014)

Bob Edwards Weekend, May 24-25, 2014

HOUR ONE: 

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

Andrew Carroll is a man on a mission.  After discovering that there are thousands of historical landmarks that are not just unmarked but in danger of being forgotten, or worse, destroyed, he founded Here Is Where.  This volunteer initiative encourages people to find and mark unmarked historical sites across the country.  Carroll’s book, Here is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History, is now available in paperback.

HOUR TWO:

Nearly 70 years ago, a British bomber was shot down and crashed in The Netherlands…one of more than six-thousand planes lost over the tiny country during World War Two. Last fall, local authorities finally decided to excavate the crash site. Bob talks with Dutch journalist Sandrina Hadderingh about the documentary she produced called Forever 21.  It features interviews with family members of the Australian and British crew.

Following World War II, the United States secretly smuggled former Nazi scientists into the country, notwithstanding their crimes against humanity.  Best-selling author Annie Jacobsen details this covert plan in her book Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America.

Bob Edwards Weekend airs on Sirius XM Public Radio (XM 121, Sirius 205) Saturdays from 8-10 AM ET. 

Visit Bob Edwards Weekend on PRI’s website to find local stations that air the program.
Tuesday
May202014

Here Is Where

— Cristy Meiners, producer

A few weeks ago, Bob handed me an article from The Washington Post about a former slave named Philip Reid.  Reid was instrumental in helping to cast the bronze statue that stands atop the U.S. Capitol dome, but, like so many slaves, his story has largely been forgotten.  Enter Andrew Carroll, founder of Here Is Where, a volunteer program dedicated to locating and marking unmarked historical sites.  Carroll, Bob’s guest on today’s program, worked to insure that Reid’s story is remembered, and now, thanks to his efforts, there is a historical marker at the National Harmony Memorial Park in Hyattsville, MD, near Reid’s remains.  Reid’s marker is just one of many important, now-forgotten stories from America’s history that Carroll has brought to light.  He details his experiences traveling through the country in his book Here Is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History, which is now available in paperback. 

Carroll is also the founder of The Legacy Project, which collects and archives war-time correspondence.  For more information go to legacy-project.org