Bob Edwards Weekend

Bob Edwards Weekend showcases interviews through which celebrated host Bob Edwards highlights the life and work of interesting people, from newsmakers, historians, and authors to artists, actors, and regular folks too. A sampling:

  • former President Jimmy Carter
  • former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
  • actors George Clooney and David Strathairn
  • former gang members in L.A. and the priest who helped them leave the gangs.

 

Each program features an artful mix of natural sound, music, readings, film clips, and more. Typically, Edwards speaks with 3-5 guests in each program, but occasionally, one interview will comprise an entire hour. And Edwards regularly goes outside the studio; to Oklahoma City for the 10th anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing; to Chicago for a conversation with Studs Terkel in his home; to Austin for interviews with artists and filmmakers at the South by Southwest Festival.

Bob Edwards Weekend - a superb host talking with fascinating people.


NPR

O'Keeffe Museum Acquires Rarely-Seen Work By The Famed Artist

An atmospheric image of barns in Lake George, N.Y., is joining the collection at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The painting reveals a lesser-known genre of the artist's work.
NPR

We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
WAMU 88.5

Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

NPR

Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.