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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Declan Hill and Nassim Taleb, June 10, 2010

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    For more than seven years, Declan Hill has been investigating match-fixing in professional soccer. His work uncovered a multi-billion dollar gambling ring and proof of hundreds of fixed-matches, prompting a major police investigation in Europe. Hill talks to Bob about how we will know if fixing is happening at the World Cup, beginning this month in South Africa.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Leon Fleisher, November 3, 2014

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    Bob speaks with classical pianist Leon Fleisher, who lost the use of his right hand to a neurological movement disorder called dystonia. We begin with their 2004 conversation, recorded just a few weeks after the release of Two Hands, Fleisher's first solo piano recording in decades. An experimental treatment involving injections of Botox relieved his condition enough to allow Fleisher to perform with both hands once again

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Dean Buonomano and The Wilderness of Manitoba, August 11, 2011

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    Neurobiologist Dean Buonomano gives Bob a tour of our mental glitches – why our memory is unreliable; we can’t do complicated math in our heads; we prefer instant gratification; and what we think is rational decision making is anything but. His new book is titled Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives. Buonomano is a professor in the Departments of Neurobiology and Psychology and the Brain Research Institute at UCLA.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Brian Lewis, Gore Vidal, and John Feinstein, August 2, 2012

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    Today, in part four of this week’s series, “An ‘Occupational Hazard’: Rape in the Military,” we hear an extended version of the interview with Brian Lewis who enlisted in the Navy after graduating from high school. Three years later he was raped by a senior petty officer. Lewis will discuss that attack, why he was diagnosed with a Personality Disorder, how his military career ended, and the treatment he has received as a male survivor of Military Sexual Trauma.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Steve Martin and Merle Haggard, October 11, 2012

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    We celebrate our 8th anniversary by replaying some of Bob’s favorite music interviews. First, actor, comedian, writer and musician Steve Martin talks with Bob about his second album Rare Bird Alert, a follow-up to 2009’s Grammy-winning The Crow. Martin is joined on the album by his backing band The Steep Canyon Rangers, with special guests The Dixie Chicks and Paul McCartney singing a couple of Martin’s original tunes.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Nora Ephron and Doyle McManus, June 29, 2012

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    Next, we remember director, playwright, author and screenwriter Nora Ephron. She died on Tuesday at the age of 71. Ephron wrote the scripts for movies such as When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. Bob talked with Ephron in 2006 about her best-selling book of essays titled I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman. Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Juliet Frerking.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Christopher Rothko and Harry Cooper, May 25, 2010

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    Mark Rothko was an abstract expressionist painter who pioneered the way for American artists. He died tragically in 1970, leaving behind two children and hundreds of marked up pages in the form of a manuscript on his views on art. Christopher Rothko talks about the book he and his sister eventually published The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art, and the legacy of his father’s work.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, John Valadez, Amy Ray, and Emily Sailers, November 8, 2010

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    Private Felix Longoria volunteered for service during World War II and was killed by a Japanese sniper seven months later. When his body was finally returned to the United States in 1949, the only funeral parlor in his hometown refused to hold a wake for him. The Longoria family was told they’d have to find somewhere else because he was “Mexican” and “the whites would not like it.” The incident led to a sequence of political maneuvers now referred to as The Longoria Affair.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Rebecca Skloot, April 16, 2015

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    More than six decades ago, doctors took cells from a cancer patient in Baltimore. She died soon afterward, forgotten to everyone except her family. But her cells became immortal and famous – known as HeLa. HeLa cells were the first to grow reliably in a laboratory, and they’re still the most widely used today. HeLa cells are responsible for everything from the Polio vaccine to gene mapping. They've ridden into space and into oblivion on atomic weapons. In a new book, Rebecca Skloot tells the story of the woman from whom HeLa cells were taken without permission, and what happened to her family after she died. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is part biography and part investigation into racial politics and medical ethics.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, William Cope Moyers and Gabor Maté, January 20, 2010

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act went into effect at the beginning of the month. The new law means that for the first time, mental health and substance abuse services will be covered by insurance plans. 22 million Americans are addicted to alcohol or drugs but few know that treatment could be covered by health insurance. William Cope Moyers has advocated for the passage of the legislation for 15 years.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Mark Helprin, Steve Winick, and Nancy Groce, November 1, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    The end of World War II brought a flood of optimism and dreams of great aspiration, both for the country as a whole and for many individuals. This is the back drop of Mark Helprin’s new novel, In Sunlight and in Shadow. It’s a complicated love story that pairs a former paratrooper with an heiress in Manhattan. Helprin is also the author of Winter’s Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, and many other books.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Jay Bahadur and Megan Stack, July 25, 2011

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    Five foreigners, including an American, were pardoned by the Somali government recently after being arrested in May for bringing millions of dollars into the country to pay a ransom to Somali pirates. The UN estimates more than $110 million has been paid just in the past twelve months.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Bill Nye and Alan Furst, July 9, 2012

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    Bill Nye is one of the best known public advocates for science education. A one-time engineer at Boeing and amateur standup comic, Nye inspired a generation of children with his PBS program Bill Nye the Science Guy. Today he hosts The 100 Greatest Discoveries on the Science Channel and The Eyes of Nye on PBS. Bill Nye joins Bob to discuss the importance of science in society, new frontiers of research and the scourge of teachers everywhere, summer ‘brain drain.’

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Jotaka Eaddy, C. T. Vivian, Bonita Porter, and Talib Kweli, August 28, 2013

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    Today is part three of our series “Deeply Rooted: Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement” and the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People played a large role that day. Founded in 1909 in response to race riots and lynchings, the NAACP is a long-standing American institution. The association is also known for its work on Brown v. Board of Education; the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1964, and 1968; integration of the armed forces; and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Jotaka Eaddy, Senior Director for Voting Rights and Senior Adviser to the President and CEO of the NAACP, joins Bob to discuss the organization, its history, and its ongoing efforts to raise American standards of equality.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Pico Iyer and Doyle McManus, March 9, 2012

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    Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times joins Bob to discuss the latest political news. Next, travel writer Pico Iyer crosses the globe in this very personal exploration of his similarities and life-time connection with writer Graham Greene. Iyer’s book is titled The Man Within My Head.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Bob Newhart and Bonnie Raitt, October 15, 2014

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    Bob visits with legendary comedian Bob Newhart about his life and career as detailed in his memoir titled I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! Then Bob speaks with musician Bonnie Raitt. In 1970, Raitt took a leave of absence from Radcliffe College to embark on her first tour -- with The Rolling Stones. Needless to say, she did not return to school. Though commercial popularity was not immediate, Raitt's soulful vocals and scathing slide guitar work have been praised by roots music fans for decades.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Charles Wheelan, January 23, 2013

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    The chief economist for Google says that the field of statistics is turning into a “sexy” discipline. In his new book, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, Dartmouth professor Charles Wheelan explains how and why that’s changing – and why we all should care about the amount of data growing every year.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Toni Morrison, February 18, 2015

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    Bob talks with Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison. They discuss her most famous work, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved, a story about slavery set in 1855 Cincinnati. As well as her politics, career and her prequel to Beloved – a book titled A Mercy, which takes place around 1690. Morrison said she wrote the book because she was "wondering was what it must have felt like to be a slave before racism." Today is Morrison’s 84th birthday.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, and Leonard Cohen, October 7, 2014

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    In 2007, Bob talked with director Kenneth Branagh and actor Michael Caine about their film Sleuth. It was a remake of the 1972 thriller which starred Caine. But really the interview was just an excuse for Caine to tell hilariously charming stories to entertain Bob and Branagh. Then, 80-year-old Leonard Cohen has a new CD out now titled Popular Problems, but back when he visited with Bob in 2006, they discussed Cohen’s collection of poetry called Book of Longing and a documentary titled Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. Cohen has been a monk, a songwriter and a poet.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, George Friedman, March 17, 2010

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    When companies want to understand global affairs, they hire someone like George Friedman. He runs Stratfor, a private intelligence company that provides intelligence and analysis. Friedman is the author of The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century, and he'll discuss what a private intelligence firm does, who hires it and what it knows that the public doesn't.

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