Weekend Edition Saturday for April 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013 — Countless movies were filmed there, including Tarzan and Creature From the Black Lagoon. With its wildlife and freshwater springs, Silver Springs in Central Florida was one of the state's most popular tourist destinations. Those waters have receded now as the delicate ecosystem suffers from problems that threaten the entire state.
Apr 13, 2013 — Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died last month, is supporting Nicolas Maduro in Sunday's presidential election. How do we know? Maduro says Chavez came to him, as a bird, in a dream. For some Venezuelans, that's enough: Maduro leads the race by a considerable margin.
Apr 13, 2013 — NPR special correspondent Susan Stamberg has worked in all four of NPR's locations since it went on the air in 1971. As the company moves into its bigger space, Stamberg once again shepherds us to our new home.
Apr 13, 2013 — Both President Obama and Republican lawmakers say they're willing to close loopholes in the individual tax code. The argument is over what should be done with the money after that.
Apr 13, 2013 — Winters was best known for creating a repertory company of characters that he carried around in his head. In 2000, he told NPR's Scott Simon how he built that cast, after taking some advice from another performer.
Apr 13, 2013 — Starting this year, competitors in the National Spelling Bee will not only have to know how to spell a word, but they'll also have to know what it means.
Apr 13, 2013 — Matthews joins a diverse cast — including Emmylou Harris, My Morning Jacket and Old Crow Medicine Show — to honor the late singer-songwriter on a new tribute album.
Apr 13, 2013 — Marking the 200th anniversary of the controversial composer's birth, conductor Marin Alsop and friends rethink Wagner in a series of multimedia concerts.
Apr 12, 2013 — At 17, Daniel Hodd was starting a promising career as a concert pianist, but he decided to become a Marine instead. Before his second deployment, he broke a finger and was given a choice: Treat it and stay, or cut it off and deploy.
Apr 12, 2013 — Australian poet and critic Clive James has a new translation of Dante's epic Divine Comedy. James says it's a beautiful work that only an older person can translate — someone who's experienced the same spiritual crisis Dante suffered.