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Friday
Sep112015

Bob Edwards Weekend (September 12-13, 2015)

 

HOUR ONE:

Bob talks with investigative journalists Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn about their book titled 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers.  Their gripping work was the first minute-by-minute history of 9/11 told from the perspective of the people trapped inside the World Trade Center - 14 years ago. Then, for his documentary Objects and Memory sculptor and filmmaker Jonathan Fein visited Ground Zero in New York, the site of the Oklahoma City bombing and the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial to explore the power and poignancy of objects retrieved from and left at those sites.

 

HOUR TWO:

As we near the end of the show, we’re featuring some of best-loved productions and some real fan favorites. Today, we bring back Bob’s time in the studio with Carol Kaye and her bass guitar. Kaye was the session bassist of the 1960s and 70s, playing on dozens and dozens of hits for the likes of The Beach Boys, Ritchie Valens, Simon & Garfunkel, The Supremes, Ray Charles and the Monkees. It’s estimated that Kaye has been involved with more than ten-thousand recording sessions in her career. Kaye and her bass are also responsible for the distinctive bass notes of the Mission Impossible theme.  Bob thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and we think you will too.

 

Friday
Sep042015

The Bob Edwards Show (September 7-11, 2015)

           

Monday, September 7, 2015: We spent last week remembering the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Today Bob talks with Lawrence Powell of Tulane University who reminds us of the city’s long, rich history – and what was almost lost in 2005. He’s the author of The Accidental City and the book covers the period from the first hunters, trappers and explorers in the region through the end of The War of 1812.  Then, Bob talks with Joey Burns, a founding member of the band Calexico. Burns will discuss the band’s music, branded by some as “desert noir,” Calexico’s home base of Tucson, Arizona, their ideas for immigration reform and why they decided to record their seventh studio album in New Orleans. That CD is called Algiers.

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015: For fifty years, Frank Deford has been dissecting the sporting world and interviewing some of the most famous and important athletes and coaches around.  He has covered just about every sport, in every medium, and he wrote about it all in his memoir, Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter. Then, another of Bob’s old friends, John Feinstein, talks about golf, basketball, football and tennis – all of which he covered in his book titled One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game.  Feinstein is famously the author of A Season on the Brink, the bestselling sports book of all time. 

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015: Egyptian-American comedian Ahmed Ahmed is here to discuss his documentary called Just Like Us. He brought fellow stand-ups on a historic tour of the Middle East, with shows in Dubai, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The film is not just about the comedy, but gives a real sense of the people and the places prior to the revolutions which swept through the region. Then we’ll hear Ahmed as part of a comedy odd couple. He first appeared on our show way back in 2004 with Rabbi Bob Alper. Back then their stage show was called One Arab, One Jew, One Stage. The pair just recently performed together again in Israel – including stops in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa.

 

Thursday, September 10, 2015: Bob talks with Ernie Colon, co-author of The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation.  The book condenses the nearly 600-page federal report into a 150 page comic book. Colon has worked in the comic industry for years, drawing the “Richie Rich” series as well as “Casper the Friendly Ghost.” Next, after 9/11, a small group of officials were tasked with using the financial powers of the United States government to find and dismantle illegal financial supply chains used by terrorists.  Author Juan Zarate explores one of the least-examined strategies in the war on terror with his book Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare.  Then, for his documentary Objects and Memory filmmaker Jonathan Fein visited Ground Zero in New York, the site of the Oklahoma City bombing and the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial to explore the power and poignancy of objects retrieved from and left at those sites.

 

Friday, September 11, 2015: Bob talks with investigative journalists Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn about their book titled 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers.  Their gripping work was the first minute-by-minute history of 9/11 told from the perspective of the people trapped inside the World Trade Center on this morning 14 years ago.

Friday
Sep042015

Bob Edwards Weekend (September 5-6, 2015)

HOUR ONE:

Today we present the culmination of our week-long coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding it caused in New Orleans 10 years ago. We’ll hear from journalists Dan Baum and Mark Schleifstein; social anthropolgist Kate Browne; musicians Ben Jaffe and Paul Sanchez; storm survivors Arthur Garrett, Eric Brown and Errol Perez; and urban farmers Ronald Terry and Michael Beauchamp.

 

HOUR TWO:

We spent the week remembering the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Today Bob talks with Lawrence Powell of Tulane University who reminds us of the city’s long, rich history – and what was almost lost in 2005. He’s the author of The Accidental City and the book covers the period from the first hunters, trappers and explorers in the region through the end of The War of 1812.  Then, Bob talks with Joey Burns, a founding member of the band Calexico. Burns will discuss the band’s music, branded by some as “desert noir,” Calexico’s home base of Tucson, Arizona, their ideas for immigration reform and why they decided to record their seventh studio album in New Orleans. That CD is called Algiers.

Friday
Aug282015

The Bob Edwards Show (August 31-September 4, 2015)

 

Monday, August 31, 2015: All this week, we’re remembering the destruction Hurricane Katrina caused in the New Orleans area ten years ago. Bob talks with Mark Schleifstein, a reporter for the Times Picayune, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his post-Katrina coverage. Next, Bob visits with Shirley Laska, the founder of the Center for Hazards Assessment Response and Technology (CHART) at the University of New Orleans. She predicted the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Katrina, and her center studies coastal communities, examining the ways people cope with frequent disasters. Journalist Dan Baum arrived in New Orleans two days after Hurricane Katrina and spent years reporting on the disaster and its aftermath. He wrote a book called Nine Lives about what happened in New Orleans between the twin catastrophes of Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  Baum covered those 40 years by telling the stories of nine citizens. Coleman deKay and Paul Sanchez took those stories and set them to music. Their CD is titled Nine Lives: A Musical Adaptation and features New Orleans musicians and singers.

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015: Today we continue a week-long series of conversations about New Orleans and how the city and the surrounding area was changed by Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of 2005. Bob talks with funny man Harry Shearer about his deadly serious documentary titled The Big Uneasy. It tells the story of the UNnatural disaster caused by Katrina. The focus is on three scientists who tried to warn of the danger before the hurricane hit — or who tried to investigate the aftermath of the flooding and the many obstacles they faced. Tia Lessin and Carl Deal were horrified by the destruction Hurricane Katrina brought to New Orleans. The filmmakers flew to Louisiana a week after the storm hit and met Kimberly Roberts and her husband Scott who filmed their experiences on a second-hand camcorder. Lessin and Deal incorporated that raw footage — documenting a frustrating wait for help — into their film titled Trouble the Water.

 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015: We continue our series on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina today. We’ll examine the struggles of two different families as they returned to their homes in hard-hit St. Bernard Parish. First we visit Errol Perez. He evacuated to northern Louisiana before Katrina, and it took him almost five years to move back home. Next, Bob talks with cultural anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Kate Browne about what she learned by following the journey of an extended Creole family scattered by Katrina. The documentary is titled, Still Waiting. Then Bob talks with Sheri Fink about her book titled Five Days at Memorial. Her book chronicles a grim string of events at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during and immediately after Hurricane Katrina. 

 

Thursday, September 3, 2015: We continue our series of conversations marking the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Today, Bob joins former mayor Maurice “Moon” Landrieu and his daughter Madeleine Landrieu for a history lesson and a driving tour of the destruction caused by the flooding - damage which still cuts across social and economic boundaries of the city. Then, we visit with New Hope Baptist Church deacons Arthur Garrett and Eric Brown about life – and life in New Orleans – since Katrina.

 

Friday, September 4, 2015: We conclude our series on Hurricane Katrina and the destruction it caused in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes. Bob gets an update from cultural anthropologist Kate Browne on the struggles of the extended Creole family she’s been documenting for the past ten years. Browne’s new book is titled Standing in the Need: Culture, Comfort and Coming Home after Katrina. Next, local musician Ben Jaffe shows us around Preservation Hall, the music venue started by his parents, and reminds us about some of the unique characteristics of New Orleans. Finally - we visit with local community organizer Paul Baricos at the Hollygrove Market and Farm in New Orleans and meet two of the farmers working there to help rebuild the roots of their neighborhood. Ronald Terry is a mentor farmer specializing in miniature fruit trees and Michael Beauchamp is a community gardener who grows his own vegetables and flowers in plots at the urban farm.

 

Friday
Aug282015

Bob Edwards Weekend (August 29-30, 2015)

 

HOUR ONE:

Today we’re presenting some of our favorite musical performance chats. Indiana sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz join Bob in our performance studio to discuss the beginning of their music career and to play a few songs from their self-titled album Lily & Madeleine. Then Bob sits down for a performance chat with musician Chad Lawson.  He’s an award-winning pianist and his latest CD is titled The Chopin Variations.  They discuss what it’s like to be an independent artist trying to make a career in today’s music world.

 

HOUR TWO:

Settle in for more of our favorite musical performance chats. First up, singer-songwriter Josh Ritter talks with Bob and performs a few songs from his CD, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter. Then, Patty Larkin joins Bob in the performance studio to play songs from her latest album Still Green.  Much of the CD was written in a primitive shack on the remote dunes of Cape Cod.