Guests: Wes Moore, Betty Medsger, Bonnie Raines, John Raines, John Pollack
Coming up on today’s show, we revisit Marty’s conversation with author and military veteran, WES MOORE. He joined Marty in 2010 to discuss his semi-memoir about life’s trajectories called The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. Then, we’ll listen to Marty’s conversation with two Philadelphia activists and a reporter, BETTY MEDSGER, who were all involved in the grassroots effort to uncover J. Edgar Hoover’s unsavory practices as head of the FBI during the Vietnam War. Their story has been chronicled in a new documentary entitled “1971,” and it premieres at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute tonight. Then, we celebrate National Pun Day, which took place on Wednesday, by listening to Marty’s conversation with pun champion, JOHN POLLACK. The former speechwriter for Bill Clinton joined us in 2011 to discuss his book The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics.