2001 Weekend Edition Saturday Features
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival
07.14.01: Baseball at Night
There was a time, not so long ago, that baseball games were called because of darkness. Lights, glorious lights, changed the national pastime forever. On Weekend Edition Saturday, Susan Stamberg talks to the director of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art about Baseball at Night -- Morris Kantor's famous painting.
07.07.01: Strangers Passing -- Capturing the Everyday
Joel Sternfeld is a master photographer, capturing small, undocumented moments that resonate far beyond gallery walls. His portraits are haunting and varied tributes to the individuals he features.
06.30.01: Right, Left, Up, Twist, Back!
Scott Simon Goes Dancing -- Irish Dancing. Join Scott at step-dancing class, as he learns to kick and step along with the cast of Riverdance and a horde of excited youngsters.
06.30.01 Annoying Patriotic Music
When smoke bombs and American flag outfits are not enough: Scott Simon talks about the worst of patriotic music with Jim Nayder, host and creator of The Annoying Music Show.
06.23.01: Nepalese Tigers
NPR producer Peter Breslow traveled by jeep, river and elephant through the jungles of Nepal to try and glimpse one of only 5,000 surviving Bengal tigers.
06.23.01:Nazi Invasion of Russa
Sixty years ago this week, Nazi Germany invaded Russia. Scott Simon talks to Helen Charov about her mother's experiences in the early days of the invasion.
06.16.01: Xena's Last Battle
Scott Simon talks with Lucy Lawless, the actress who plays Xena, about
the show's popularity and the controversies it has inspired.
06.09.01: Jim Metzner in Karánou
On the Mediterranean island of Crete, the cherry harvest is a time to
celebrate. Only a few hundred people live in the Cretan village of Karánou,
but thousands of people go there every year at this time for an annual
cherry harvest festival. Radio producer Jim Metzner joined the celebration
last year and brought back sounds and pictures.
06.09.01: A Bean of a Different Color
Sandy Tolan has the story of the problems caused by a patent issued to a simple bean --
color yellow, origin debatable.
06.09.01: Merle Haggard
He talks with Scott Simon about life after 60 and his new CD, If I Could Only Fly.
06.02.01: The London Underground
London's new mayor has hired an American to help modernize the world's oldest subway system.
05.26.01: Lucinda Williams
Passion and lust on her new CD, Essence.
05.26.01: Ghost Soldiers
A new book on the Bataan death march.
04.28.01: Fishing with the Chief
On the first day of his retirement, former U.S. Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck went fishing.
04.21.01: Malika Oufkir
The Moroccan tells the story of her life as a prisoner, and her family's audacious, albeit short-lived escape that dazzled much of the world.
04.21.01: FDR in Song
More songs have been written about Franklin Delano Roosevelt than any other U.S. president.
03.31.01: Alan Bennett
British wit appreciated by Scott Simon.
03.24.01: Wolford Wolves
Guest host John Ydstie recalls his team's trip to the 1968 Nebraska state basketball championship.
03.24.01: Ben Harper
He and his band are Live From Mars.
02.17.01: Wagner in Israel
The music of Richard Wagner is performed in Israel for the first time.
02.10.01: Dolly Parton
On her new CD, she returns to her roots.
02.03.01: The Giants Steal the Pennant
The Wall Street Journal added an epilogue to a storybook ending to one of baseballs's most storied games.
01.13.01: Wisconsin Weather (Music Cues)
Scott Simon comments on the case of a retired Madison, Wis. civil servant who has been taken to task for wintering in Florida.
01.16.01: Eminem (Music Cues)
Host Scott Simon wonders if rapper Eminem has crossed the line, and if the Grammys crossed another by awarding him for it.