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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, Rufus Sewell and Johnny Nicholas, July 13, 2011

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    Actor Rufus Sewell is the title character in the new Masterpiece Mystery series Zen. He plays Italian detective Aurelio Zen, whose honesty often gets him in trouble as he tracks down murderers and mysteries in Rome and the nearby Italian countryside. The series airs Sunday evenings starting July 17th through the 31st on PBS channels across the country.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Peter Sagal, Janet Tobias, Sonya Dodyk, and Hilary Mantel, December 24, 2013

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 57 mins
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    While exploring a remote cave in Eastern Europe in 1993, spelunker Christopher Nicola made an unusual discovery: a chamber that contained clear evidence that 20th-century people once lived there. After searching for more than a decade, Nicola discovered that 30 people lived in the cave during World War II. Bob speaks with documentary filmmaker Janet Tobias and Sonya Dodyk, who was just a little girl when she lived in the cave with her family. The documentary is titled No Place on Earth.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Hilary Mantel and Sheila Heti, July 11, 2013

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    Two-time Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel may seem like an overnight success to her recently acquired fans on this side of the Atlantic, but she’s been a working novelist for over 25 years. Bob talks with Mantel about her career and the success she’s found by telling the story of Henry VIII’s England in Wolf Hall and her latest Bring Up the Bodies.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Marc Maron, June 24, 2013

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    Marc Maron began his standup career as a contemporary of the late Sam Kinison, and though he’s toured extensively, recorded comedy CDs, appeared on talk shows dozens of times and held prominent jobs in media, personal problems including addiction laid Maron low by 2005. At his nadir, Maron began recording conversations with his friends and fellow comedians for a podcast called “WTF,” which today stands as a cornerstone of the medium. The underdog success of “WTF” sparked a career renaissance for Maron, who has since starred in his own show on the Independent Film Channel and written a book, titled Attempting Normal.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Joseph McBride and Chris Welles Feder, May 6, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    We take a break from Teacher Appreciation Week to pay tribute to Orson Welles…today would have been his 100th birthday. Perhaps the most influential director in film history, Welles nonetheless suffered numerous setbacks in his career as he battled studio heads who withheld money and support… and the stigma of appearing overweight and washed-up as a television pitchman in the 1970's. Joseph McBride hopes to set the record straight with his third and most recent book on the enigmatic auteur, entitled What Ever Happened To Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Wendell Berry and Karl Gerth, February 16, 2011

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    First, Bob speaks with author and activist Wendell Berry about his recent protest in Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s office over coal industry regulation. Then, KFC is as an iconic American company, but Colonel Sanders generates more revenue from the Chinese than Americans. And because of their collective buying power, the chicken-eating decisions those Chinese consumers make influences the menu at the KFC on Main Street, USA. Karl Gerth is an Oxford historian who studies the implications of Chinese consumerism.

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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, David Crosby, September 21, 2015

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    Bob talks to musician, rehabilitated drug addict, ex-con, liver recipient and sperm donor David Crosby. We talked about all that and more and he wrote about it in his book titled Since Then: How I Survived EVERYTHING and Lived to Tell About It. We also discuss much of his music as presented in Crosby’s 3-CD boxed set called Voyage. It features tracks from his time with The Byrds – the super group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – and from his solo career.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Taner Akcam, Rouben Adalian, and Dan Gediman, April 23, 2010

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    On April 24, 1915, the Ottomans arrested approximately 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders, marking what many scholars call the start of the Armenian Genocide. Ninety-five years later, the g-word is still taboo in Turkey and as recently as two years ago, a journalist was fatally shot in Istanbul for talking about it.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Father Gregory Boyle, May 3, 2010

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Father Gregory Boyle is a Jesuit priest in East Los Angeles. Since 1984, he’s helped thousands of young Latinos give up the gang life, find jobs, and lead productive healthy lives. In his book, Tattoos on the Heart, Father Greg tells the stories of gang-bangers who went straight—but also the stories of those he was unable to reach.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, John Prendergast and Jeffrey Deaver, July 18, 2011

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    Africa has a new country: the Republic of South Sudan. After decades of fighting for independence, southern Sudan seceded on July 9th. Co-founder of The Enough Project, John Prendergast, was in the country to observe the volatile split, where the predominantly Muslim north still disagrees with the predominantly Christian south on how to divide their oil-rich border. Prendergast will describe what he saw, discussions with local leaders, and why war crimes are feared.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Joan Baez, January 09, 2015

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    In 1957, Joan Baez bought her first guitar for 50 dollars. Two years later, she made her debut at the Newport Folk Festival, astounding the audience with her unique three-octave vocal range. She spoke with Bob in 2008 about her five-decade career and her album titled Day After Tomorrow. They’ll also talk a little politics. Baez has always spoken her mind and this interview was no different. Today is her 74th birthday. .

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    • Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Narrated by: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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    Long before the era of the news anchor, the pundit, and the mini-cam, one man blazed a trail that thousands would follow. Reporting live from the streets and rooftops of London as Nazi war planes rained terror from the skies during the Battle of Britain, Edward R. Murrow brought the stark horror of war and the shock of breaking news events directly into American living rooms for the first time, and that was just the beginning.

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    • Very interesting book, easy-listening

    • By D. Littman on 12-18-04

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Annie Leibovitz and Amy Krouse Rosenthal, September 24, 2015

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    Bob visits with Annie Leibovitz one of the world's best known photographers. She's been the featured portrait photographer for Vanity Fair magazine since 1983, and her images of celebrities and public figures have reached an iconic status. When she was our guest, Washington DC's Corcoran Gallery was exhibiting images featured in her book titled Annie Leibovitz At Work.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Sally Field, Meg Hutchinson, and Kevin Briggs, November 6, 2014

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    Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field joins Bob to discuss her career and her 2012 starring role as the First Lady in the feature film, Lincoln. Today Field is celebrating her 68th birthday. Then, another listener request. In 2010, Bob spoke with singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson about her album The Living Side. One song on the album is called Gatekeeper about Sergeant Kevin Briggs of the California Highway Patrol. For years, Briggs worked on the Golden Gate Bridge, talking hundreds of people out of jumping to their deaths. Bob talks with both Meg and Kevin about the song and Kevin’s work.

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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, Paul Tough and Sonia Manzano, September 25, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    Author Paul Tough believes that character is the most important factor in early childhood development. In fact, Tough argues, that skills such as perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control are more important than intelligence in determining success. Tough’s latest book is titled How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Michael Lewis and John Feinstein, September 20, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    Earlier this year, financial writer Michael Lewis spent six months hanging out with President Barack Obama at the White House and on Air Force One, gathering material for "Obama’s Way" in the October issue of Vanity Fair. Lewis talks with Bob about our 44th president in this election year and the man he got to know during their time together. Lewis’ book Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World is out in paperback.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Chris Hadfield, November 14, 2013

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    Bob talks with former astronaut Chris Hadfield about a few of his 4,000 hours spent in space, and about his new book An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything. Earlier this year while aboard the International Space Station, Hadfield attracted the world’s attention when he released a series of photos and educational videos about life in space. His version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” received over 10 million views in its first three days online.

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