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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Victor Navasky, Marsha Hunt, Walter Bernstein, Christopher Trumbo, and Peter Askin, June 9, 2015

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    It's been nearly 70 years since the Hollywood Ten stood before the House Un-American Activities Committee. They refused to name their fellow screenwriters, directors, actors and musicians who were suspected of having communist ties. Bob talks with three blacklisted artists: publisher Victor Navasky, actress Marsha Hunt and screenwriter Walter Bernstein.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Bruce Hornsby and Rosanne Cash, November 21, 2014

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    Bruce Hornsby has sold more than 11 million records, drawing from a wide-range of American musical traditions. He was schooled in bluegrass, folk, rock, pop, country, blues and jazz, although the "adult-contemporary" label has plagued him ever since his hit, “The Way It Is,” became the most-played song on American radio in 1987. Next, Bob speaks with Rosanne Cash about her first new album in four years. The River & The Thread was released earlier this year. The record was inspired by her trips to Dyess, Arkansas to participate in the restoration of her father's boyhood home.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Michael Lewis, Robert Dawson, and Luis Herrera, April 16, 2014

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    Bob talks to Michael Lewis about high frequency trading on Wall Street. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department is investigating high speed trading, saying it rigs the market. Michael Lewis explains how this relatively new, shadowy industry operates, and the efforts of a handful of traders to rein it in, in his new book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Kevin Cook and Alex Gibney, March 16, 2015

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Two weeks after Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was brutally murdered in 1964, the New York Times published a detailed account of what happened: For more than half an hour 38 respectable, law-abiding citizens in Queens watched a killer stalk and stab a woman in three separate attacks. Not one person telephoned the police during the assault; one witness called after the woman was dead. Five decades later, Kevin Cook takes a closer look at the details of the case in a book titled Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Rachel Barton Pine and Bryan Sykes, May 9, 2013

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    Violinist Rachel Barton Pine returned to her earliest musical memories by recording 25 lullabies for her new album Violin Lullabies. Digging deep into classical music and traditional folk tunes, Barton Pine’s collection reminds us of familiar tunes as well as introducing listeners to never-before-recorded lullabies. Then, criss-crossing the continent, renowned geneticist Bryan Sykes provides a groundbreaking examination of America through its DNA. His book is DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America.

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

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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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    • Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • 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, Julian Barnes, March 4, 2015

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    Julian Barnes has written novels, several collections of essays and stories, and a book titled Nothing to Be Frightened Of. Bob talks with Barnes about his book, which is part essay and part memoir, and is described as a meditation on religion, mortality and the fear of death. Barnes writes in the book that he sometimes finds life “an overrated way of spending time.”

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Stephen Greenblatt and David Sirota, May 29, 2015

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    • Length: 56 mins
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    Scholar, literary critic and best-selling writer Stephen Greenblatt is the author of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. It examines the ancient Roman document that inspired the Renaissance. As one of the founders of New Historicism and one of the most important scholars of our age, Greenblatt is also the author of, among other works, Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Chris West, Jimmy Carter, and The Blind Boys of Alabama, November 18, 2013

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    Writer Chris West s best known for his China Quartet, a crime series set in contemporary China. He turns his attention closer to home with his latest book A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, April 8, 2015

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    • Length: 56 mins
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    Even when we ask a work colleague or a close friend for an honest opinion, we often aren’t ready to hear what they have to say. To teach us all to become better listeners, Bob talks with Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, the authors of Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Miriam Nisbet and Mahzarin R. Banaji, March 14, 2013

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    • Length: 57 mins
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    The “Freedom of Information Act” was passed when Lyndon Johnson was president. But LBJ had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the signing ceremony. He wasn’t keen on the idea of journalists meddling in the government’s business. Now this “right to know” is considered one fundamental rights of a democracy. We’ll look back on the history of FOIA with Miriam Nisbet, the Director of the Office of Information Services, the department that serves as the FOIA Ombudsman.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Giles Milton and Maya Angelou, May 29, 2014

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    Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin envisioned a Communist Western Europe, turning his attention first to the United Kingdom. Writer Giles Milton tells the story of the men who stopped him in Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin’s Plot for Global Revolution. Then, Bob remembers renowned poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who died yesterday at the age of 86. Angelou is known best for her award-winning writing, including her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her collection of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Diiie. In 2010, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our highest civilian honor. Bob spoke to Maya Angelou in 2006 and we share their conversation on writing, aging, and being an American.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Neil deGrasse Tyson, November 5, 2014

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, where he is director of the Hayden Planetarium. These days he is best known as the host of the first season of Cosmos on Fox. Bob spoke with Tyson back in 2007 about his collection of essays titled, Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Sister Helen Prejean, January 7, 2015

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    Bob talks with Sister Helen Prejean about her 2005 book titled The Death of Innocents which laid out the stories of two men who she believed were wrongly executed. Sister Helen also wrote Dead Man Walking which was turned into an award-winning movie by Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. Prejean, a Catholic nun, has been fighting for the past 30 years against the death penalty.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Pat Conroy, December 9, 2014

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    "A novel is a great act of passion and intellect, carpentry and largess," writes Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline and other best-sellers. In 200?, Conroy wrote about the books that shaped him, the books in which he found solace, the books that made him want to become a writer, the books he says saved his life. It’s called My Reading Life. But first, Bob talks with Conroy about his latest book, The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Neil Gaiman, Daniel Handler, and Eoin Colfer, June 24, 2015

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    Bob talks with British author Neil Gaiman about his career of writing for kids and his many award-winning books, including Coraline and The Graveyard Book, which follows the story of young Nobody Owens who lives, where else - in a graveyard.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Victor Wooten, November 17, 2014

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    Victor Wooten is perhaps the most important bassist of his generation. He's from a musical family and best known for his work as a member of Bela Fleck's genre-bending band the Flecktones, but Wooten has also released several albums of his own. Wooten is also an author. His first book, The Music Lesson: a Spiritual Search for Growth through Music, prompts readers to re-consider traditional notions of music, instruments and knowledge.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Tim O'Brien and Nick Turse, April 30, 2015

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    On this date 40 years ago, Saigon fell to North Vietnam, effectively ending US involvement in the Vietnam War. Like many young men of his generation, Tim O'Brien was drafted. He spent two years as an infantry foot soldier in Vietnam. Drawing from those experiences, O’Brien wrote a collection of stories he titled The Things They Carried. Twenty five years later, it’s regarded as a masterwork of war time impressions.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Ira Glass, May 11, 2015

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    Bob talks to This American Life host and producer Ira Glass. A long time ago, Ira made Bob pretend to be a wizard for a radio play he wrote. And before that, Ira worked with Bob as an intern at Morning Edition.

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