This Weekend

Bob Edwards Weekend Highlights – September 4-5, 2010




Bob talks with James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic.  In his wide-ranging blog at, he comments on everything from the rise of China to the President’s grammar.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of Elizabeth Deutsch. When she was 16, she won a This I Believe essay contest in the Cleveland Press newspaper. Her prize was a trip to New York City to record her essay for broadcast on the original series. Deutsch went on to become a professor of plant breeding at Cornell University.




We continue No Place Like Home, our series of interviews gathered in coastal Louisiana, with a look at the past, present and future of New Orleans as the city marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Tulane University professor Lawrence Powell provides some historical perspective. Next we join former New Orleans mayor Maurice “Moon” Landrieu for a driving tour of the destruction caused by the flooding, damage which still cuts across social and economic boundaries five years later. Then we meet recent Tulane graduate Kerry Mitchell Kraft. She was an incoming freshman in August 2005, on campus for orientation as Katrina approached. She evacuated, but then returned to finish school and plans to make her home in New Orleans.

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