Weekend Edition Saturday for July 17, 2021 Hear the Weekend Edition Saturday program for July 17, 2021

Weekend Edition SaturdayWeekend Edition Saturday

April Alvarez, field director for Oregon's Farmworker Union PCUN, spoke at a Portland vigil to honor Sebastian Francisco Perez. The 38-year-old farmworker died during the late June heat wave. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

toggle caption
Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB

Environment

As Extreme Heat Kills Hundreds, Oregon Steps Up Push To Protect People

There are no federal worker protections from extreme heat even as climate change makes deadly heat waves more likely. Oregon has passed emergency rules and is educating the public on how to stay safe.

Bags of heroin, some laced with fentanyl, are displayed before a press conference regarding a major drug bust, at the office of the New York attorney general in New York City on Sept. 23, 2016. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Opinion: 2020's Other Medical Crisis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1017137386/1017264549" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Biden speaks about voting rights at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Voting Rights Activists Think Biden's Actions Fall Short Of His Dire Warnings

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1016936166/1017264597" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

April Alvarez, field director for Oregon's Farmworker Union PCUN, spoke at a Portland vigil to honor Sebastian Francisco Perez. The 38-year-old farmworker died during the late June heat wave. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

toggle caption
Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB

As Extreme Heat Kills Hundreds, Oregon Steps Up Push To Protect People

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1016415960/1017264603" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Blues guitarist-singer Albert Collins with Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer. Courtesy of Alligator Records hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Alligator Records

Alligator Records Founder Bruce Iglauer On 50 Years Of Celebrating The Blues

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1017264530/1017264531" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching for a song you heard between stories? We've retired music buttons on these pages. Learn more here.

Weekend Edition SaturdayWeekend Edition Saturday