Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
Next, as a banjoist for The Punch Brothers, Noam Pikelny has helped expand the sound of bluegrass. He earned the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music, and his second solo album, Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail is up for Best Bluegrass Album Sunday. Pikelny joins Bob in the Sirius XM Performance Studio to discuss his work and play a few tunes.
Then, Bob visits with the North Carolina ensemble Carolina Chocolate Drops. The band followed-up their 2010 Grammy-winning album Genuine Negro Jig with their latest CD titled Leaving Eden, which is now up for Best Folk Album. Finally, the latest installment from our series This I Believe. [Broadcast Date: February 8, 2013]