Weekend Edition Saturday on WUTC

Saturdays, 8am - 10am
Hosted By: Scott Simon

From civil wars in Bosnia and El Salvador, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, National Public Radio's Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of Weekend Edition/Saturday.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
5187f828e1c8daeab91b0285|5187f820e1c8daeab91b0269

Pages

8:16am

Sat June 20, 2015
The Salt

Barcelona's Mom-And-Pop Tapas Bars Take On The Big Tourist Chains

Originally published on Sun June 21, 2015 9:24 am

Pedro Barros Diéguez and Albina Macia Fernández, the husband-and-wife owners of Casa Pages, a traditional bar in Barcelona. Many of the city's historic, family-run businesses are in danger of closing because of rising rents, spurred by a huge spike in tourism
Courtesy of Devour Barcelona

Construction workers clamp scaffolding onto the historic facade of Colmado Quilez, an old-fashioned general store selling wine and cheese in downtown Barcelona.

One hundred years ago, customers rolled up here in horse-drawn carts. Now BMWs park on the Rambla de Catalunya, which has become one of Barcelona's poshest avenues.

So posh, in fact, that this family business can no longer afford to stay.

Read more

7:34am

Sat June 20, 2015
Latin America

Citing Abuse, Haitian Immigrants Flee Dominican Republic

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 10:40 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Read more

7:34am

Sat June 20, 2015
Sports

A Champion In Hoops And Another On Ice: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 10:40 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

And it's time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

Read more

7:34am

Sat June 20, 2015
Strange News

Ontario Man Reports A Sticky Spill; Syrup Suspected

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 10:40 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Read more

12:32pm

Sat June 13, 2015
Politics

Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Campaign In First Major Speech

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:46 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

9:53am

Sat June 13, 2015
Law

Inside Clinton Correctional: Power Tools And Barbecue Grills

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 2:04 pm

Clinton Correctional Facility, where two prisoners escaped last week, was built in the 1840s in Dannemora, N.Y. The prison historian says inmates have frequent access to tools, supplies, and information about how the prison works.
Chris Wattie Reuters /Landov

The first time I went inside Clinton Correctional Facility was more than a decade ago.

I was there to do a story about the architecture and history of this maximum security prison, built in the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York in the 1840s. It was a rare glimpse of a world and a culture few people ever see.

Read more

9:33am

Sat June 13, 2015
Around the Nation

When Feeding The Homeless Runs Afoul Of The Law

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 1:50 pm

Cheever stands with Mundo, one of her regular homeless clients.
David Martin Davies TPR

Every Tuesday night, Joan Cheever hits the streets of San Antonio to feed the homeless. In a decade, she's rarely missed a night. But on a recent, windy Tuesday, something new happens.

The police show up.

"He says we have to have a permit," Cheever says. "We have a permit. We are a licensed nonprofit food truck."

Cheever runs a nonprofit called the Chow Train. Her food truck is licensed by the city. On this night, she has loaded the back of a pickup with catering equipment and hot meals and driven to San Antonio's Maverick Park, near a noisy downtown highway.

Read more

9:32am

Sat June 13, 2015
Around the Nation

Gunman Attacks Dallas Police Headquarters

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:46 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Read more

8:01am

Sat June 13, 2015
Politics

Chicago Democrats Make Appeal To Republican Candidates

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:46 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Read more

8:01am

Sat June 13, 2015
Around the Nation

The Duffel Blog: Like 'The Onion' In Camo

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 11:59 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Read more

8:01am

Sat June 13, 2015
Sports

Hoops And World Soccer: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:46 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Finally, time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

Read more

8:37am

Sat June 6, 2015
Sports

American Pharoah Makes A Run At History

Originally published on Sat June 6, 2015 12:44 pm

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah plays with hot walker Juan Ramirez during a bath Friday at Belmont Park.
Julie Jacobson AP

The Triple Crown is one of the most difficult tests in sports: Three horse races over the course of just five weeks, culminating with the Belmont Stakes Saturday in Elmont, N.Y.

American Pharoah is favored to win, which would make him the first horse to capture the Triple Crown in 37 years. But his rivals have a key advantage: They've had extra time to rest, and that's led to some grumbling inside the sport.

Read more

7:37am

Sat June 6, 2015
Sports

Triple Championships: The Weekend In Sports

Originally published on Sat June 6, 2015 12:44 pm

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

And now it's time for B.J. Leiderman's theme music.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

Read more

7:37am

Sat June 6, 2015
Author Interviews

A New Judy Blume Novel For Adults Is Always An 'Event'

Originally published on Mon June 8, 2015 10:10 am

Ariel Zambelich NPR

Judy Blume, the incomparable writer for young adults, has a new novel for adult adults, about something totally unexpected: People falling from the sky, and how that can change onlookers for life in ways they only see when they're grown. In the Unlikely Event is a story told by a chorus of voices — most of them young — beginning with Miri and her mother, Rusty, who see a fireball fall from the sky in Elizabeth, N.J. "It's not my story, but I was 14 years old, the winter of 1951-1952 when this bizarre thing happened," Blume tells NPR's Scott Simon.

Read more

7:37am

Sat June 6, 2015
The Salt

For New Mexico's Chiles, The Enemy Isn't Just Drought But Salt, Too

Originally published on Sat June 6, 2015 12:44 pm

Salt appears in white clumps in a newly sprouted chile field in Garfield, N.M.
Mónica Ortiz Uribe KJZZ

For some people, too much salt is bad for health. Too much salt is also bad for growing most crops.

Salty soil is a common problem for farmers in the arid West and it's gotten worse because of the ongoing drought. Water is necessary to flush salts out; without it, salt builds up over time.

In New Mexico, one crop that's suffering is the state's beloved chile pepper.

Read more

Pages