Bob speaks with journalist Deborah Scroggins about two Muslim women who have become world famous for their diametrically opposed political views. The Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Pakistani Aafia Siddiqui offer a striking contrast in the issue of Islamic women’s rights and the often-overlooked place of women in that society. In her book, Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror, Scroggins offers a comprehensive dual biography of these two women who, despite their divergent ideological paths, share similarities in their backgrounds, age and education.
Then, starting his career at just eight years old, Ricky Nelson soon became America’s most famous little brother on the popular 1950s TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. As a teenager, Nelson sang Billboard’s first number one single, “Poor Little Fool,” and went on to have a successful career as a musician. Bob talks with music journalist Sheree Homer about her book Rick Nelson: Rock ‘n’ Rock Pioneer. [Broadcast Date: January 9, 2013]
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