It was 40 years ago this year that readers first met the fearless adventurer, marine engineer, and government agent Dirk Pitt in author Clive Cussler’s The Mediterranean Caper. A copy writer by day, Cussler started writing at night to keep himself company while his wife worked a nightshift. This best-selling author’s most recent book is Zero Hour, the 9th installment of his “Numa Files” series.
Then, in the late 1950s and early 60s, Nat King Cole released three ground-breaking Spanish language albums and became instantly beloved by many Latin Americans for helping to bring their language and beats to an American audience. Now his daughter is following in his footsteps with Natalie Cole en Espanol. Cole felt inspired to make this album not only because of her father’s connection with the music but also because her life-saving kidney donor was Latino. Natalie Cole speaks with Bob about the experience of undergoing a kidney transplant and her special relationship with the donor’s family, as well as her family’s long commitment to bilingual music. [Broadcast Date: July 23, 2013]