Weekend Edition Saturday for July 13, 2013
Jul 13, 2013 — A Daily Mail reporter says the betting public in Britain favors Elizabeth III or George VII for the name of the much-anticipated royal addition.
Jul 13, 2013 — The House Oversight Committee will hold its latest hearing next week into how the IRS handled the applications of groups seeking tax exempt status. The hearings have morphed from a scandal over the targeting of Tea Party groups into something broader.
Jul 13, 2013 — It's summertime and cucumbers are abundant. If you don't feel like making pickles, why not try Benedictine? This blend of cream cheese, cucumbers and onion is a Kentucky classic, dating back a century to a Louisville tearoom.
Jul 13, 2013 — There are youth orchestras and summer music camps all over the U.S., but Carnegie Hall may have created the best music camp ever. For the past two weeks, some of the country's best teenage musicians have gathered to create the first National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.
Jul 13, 2013 — James Astill, political editor of The Economist, has written a new book about a sport not often discussed in America. In The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Spectacular Rise of Modern Indian, he tells of the money, passion and peculiar forces behind Indian cricket's massive popularity.
Jul 13, 2013 — The Swedish singer-songwriter says the physicality of the pipe organ is what drew her to it: "When you play it, you can really feel it because you're sitting close to the pipes. It's almost as if you're becoming a part of the instrument."
Jul 13, 2013 — The Velez brothers both died while on deployment for the Army in their early 20s, two years apart from one another. Their sister, Monica, had been like a mother to them, and their deaths left her feeling helpless.
Jul 13, 2013 — Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon argues that it's time to retire the phrase "this wouldn't be a scandal in Europe" when referring to American politicians embroiled in sex scandals. From former President Bill Clinton to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, such scandals no longer seem to end careers.