Weekend Edition Saturday for June 6, 2015 Hear the Weekend Edition Saturday program for June 6, 2015

Weekend Edition SaturdayWeekend Edition Saturday

The monks of Norcia, Italy have recorded their first album, Benedicta. Christopher McLallan/Decca hide caption

toggle caption
Christopher McLallan/Decca

Deceptive Cadence

For Benedictine Monks, The Joy Of Making Albums And Beer

The Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy spend their days in quiet prayer and chanting the divine office. But recently the order has taken up recording albums and brewing beer.

Dakota Valley Elementary School kitchen manager Della Curry said she "knew the whole time it was a firing offense" to give out free lunches. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto.com

Lunch Lady Knows There's No Quick Fix For Feeding Hungry Kids

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/412305557/412445485" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

As candidates, staff and media flood Iowa, there will inevitably be photo ops with grain silos and bales of hay. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The Iowa Beyond Hay Bales, Corn Fields And Deep-Fried Butter

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/412040704/412445491" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption
Julie Jacobson/AP

American Pharoah Makes A Run At History

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/412388011/412445511" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

From a 2012 New York Philharmonic production of Candide, Marin Alsop conducts a cast that includes (from right) Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Paul Groves and Janine LaManna. Randy Brooke/WireImage hide caption

toggle caption
Randy Brooke/WireImage

In 'Candide,' Bernstein Fuses Philosophy And Comedy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/412211924/412445537" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Vanity Fair's Twitter page shows its July cover with Caitlyn Jenner. The issue and photo shoot had to be planned in secret. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

Behind The Camera: How 'Vanity Fair' Got Its 'Call Me Caitlyn' Cover

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/412223773/412445564" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Andersson's new film, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, consists of a series of absurdist episodes. It opens with a man (Per Bergqvist) wandering a museum, looking at exhibits of stuffed birds. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Roy Andersson: From Mordant Ad Director To Philosophical Filmmaker

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/411989169/412445570" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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

toggle caption
Mónica Ortiz Uribe/KJZZ

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/412297396/412445583" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The monks of Norcia, Italy have recorded their first album, Benedicta. Christopher McLallan/Decca hide caption

toggle caption
Christopher McLallan/Decca

For Benedictine Monks, The Joy Of Making Albums And Beer

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/412288704/412445595" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Weekend Edition SaturdayWeekend Edition Saturday