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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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    • 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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    • Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism

    • By: Bob Edwards
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    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 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, Jesse Prinz and Dave Barry, March 18, 2014

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    Author Jesse Prinz jabs at the nihilism of the nature/nurture debate in his book Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Brain. Prinz shares with Bob his belief that “…nurture can transcend nature.” Then, since retiring from his weekly column a few years ago, Dave Barry has remained an astute observer of things that are funny to him. In his latest collection of humor essays, You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty, Barry pokes fun at Justin Bieber, 50 Shades of Gray, teenage girls, and, of course, himself.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Peter Sagal, May 6, 2013

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    NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me host Peter Sagal set out across America on a motorcycle to find out what we as citizens of this nation know – and how we feel – about our Constitution for the new PBS series Constitution USA with Peter Sagal. The series premieres May 7th on PBS.

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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, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and Marian McPartland, August 22, 2013

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    In 2010, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi put their individual groups on hold to form a family band that would allow them to take the kids on the road. Trucks was a slide guitar prodigy who began touring with some of blues and rock music's biggest names when he was just nine-years-old. Likewise, Tedeschi has been playing in bands since she was 13, but has come a long way since her first all-original group The Smokin' Section. Derek and Susan take a break from their extensive tour to talk with Bob about family life on the road and their second studio album, Made Up Mind.

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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, 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, Ben Goldacre and Daniel Pinkwater, March 20, 2013

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    When Ben Goldacre’s book Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients was published in England, it prompted government investigations into the pharmaceutical companies’ withholding of clinical trial data. Now the book is being published in the United States with a focus on this country’s medical industry. Goldacre began his career as a doctor but left the profession to devote himself to exposing the corruption in the health care system.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Arlo Guthrie, July 10, 2015

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    We conclude our week of musical performance chats with Arlo Guthrie who today celebrates his 68th birthday. Bob talks with the folk singer about the 50 year anniversary of Alice's Restaurant Massacree, his epic 18 minute song detailing all sorts of real life indignities suffered by the draft-age Arlo in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Arlo only performs the song every ten years, saying that's how it stays fresh.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark, January 13, 2015

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    Roots music titan Delbert McClinton talks with Bob about his early days in music, dodging beer bottles and joining fistfights on stage - to trading harmonica licks with a young John Lennon. McClinton and fellow Texas troubadour Glen Clark have been playing music together since the 1960s. But Blind, Crippled and Crazy was their first new album together in 40 years. The two country music greats join Bob to talk about their collaboration and why McClinton says he has more fun singing with Clark than anybody else.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Robert Duvall and Dolly Parton, January 5, 2015

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    The filmography of actor Robert Duvall features some of the greatest productions to come out of Hollywood: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather I & II, Apocalypse Now, Lonesome Dove, and Tender Mercies, for which he earned an Oscar. In 2010, he talked with Bob about his career and his film titled Get Low in which he portrays the town recluse who stages his own "living funeral." Then, Bob visits with Dolly Parton - The Queen of Country Music. They discuss her long musical career, her philanthropic work in her home state of Tennessee and Parton's starring role in the 2012 movie Joyful Noise.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Dick Smothers, November 13, 2014

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    Dick Smothers is half of the 1960's comedy duo The Smothers Brothers. He stopped by our studios to talk with Bob about comedy, country, and controversy.

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    • The Bob Edwards Show, Chuck Leavell, October 20, 2014

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    Bob talks with one of his musical favorites, Chuck Leavell, the pianist whose buoyant sound has graced records from The Allman Brothers Band in the 1970s to The Rolling Stones of today. Leavell wrote a book about his experiences on the road and in the studio called Between Rock and a Home Place. From November of 2004, just seven weeks into our decade of interviews, Chuck Leavell was the first of many guests to visit with Bob for a full hour.

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