Weekend Edition Saturday

Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon. Drawing on his experience in covering 10 wars and stories in all 50 states and seven continents, Simon brings a humorous, sophisticated and often moving perspective to each show. He is as comfortable having a conversation with a major world leader as he is talking with a Hollywood celebrity or the guy next door. Weekend Edition Saturday has a unique and entertaining roster of other regular contributors. Marin Alsop, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, talks about music. Daniel Pinkwater, one of the biggest names in children's literature, talks about and reads stories with Simon. Financial journalist Joe Nocera follows the economy. Howard Bryant of EPSN.com and NPR's Tom Goldman chime in on sports. Keith Devlin, of Stanford University, unravels the mystery of math, and Will Grozier, a London cabbie, talks about good books that have just been released, and what well-read people leave in the back of his taxi. Simon contributes his own award-winning essays, which are sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant. Weekend Edition Saturday is heard on WUSF and other NPR Member stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR Worldwide. The conversation between the audience and the program staff continues throughout the social media world.

Saturday 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Scott Simon

Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.

Simon's weekly show, Weekend Edition Saturday, has been called by the Washington Post, "the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show on any dial," and by Brett Martin of Time-Out New York "the most eclectic, intelligent two hours of broadcasting on the airwaves." He has won every major award in broadcasting, including the Peabody, the Emmy,... Read More...

From Weekend Edition (Saturday)

  • As Heroin Addiction Grows, Maine Focuses On Drug Enforcement
    <p>A cap on the number of opiate addiction patients that doctors can treat means many who want to take Suboxone can't get access to it. In Maine, the governor has reduced funding for the treatment.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=435741124">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Randy Adams Still Counts His Blessings
    <p>To mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, NPR's Scott Simon checks back in with New Orleans resident Randy Adams who he first spoke with right after the hurricane hit.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=435741117">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • U.S. Open Starts Monday, Basketball Says Goodbye To Darryl Dawkins
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about the U.S. Open, the legendary Darryl Dawkins, and, yes, a little baseball.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=435741110">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Egypt Court Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Journalists To 3-Year Prison Terms
    <p>Three Al Jazeera English journalists, Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were sentenced to up to 3 years and 6 months in prison in a controversial case that's dragged on for nearly 2 years.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=435741096">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Plunging Chinese Stock Market Was Barely Covered In China
    <p>As the Chinese stock market dramatically tumbled, the country's state-run news media remained largely silent on the turmoil.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=435741089">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Of The 900 Or So People Running For President, At Least 1 Of Them Is Nuts
    <p>A small group of presidential hopefuls get most of the media attention, but there are a lot of unknown people who also want the top job and filed the necessary paperwork. One of them is Deez Nuts.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=435741068">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Tragic Stories Throw A Harsh Light On Europe's Migration Crisis
    <p>A truck filled with bodies in Austria highlighted the perils of the epic refugee flow into Europe. Hungarian journalist Istvan Szekeres tells NPR's Scott Simon about their journey.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=435741061">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • What Sanders Lacks In Media Coverage He Makes Up For In Crowd Size
    <p>Bernie Sanders is leading the polls in New Hampshire's Democratic primary race, but Hillary Clinton is still up in the national polls. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Amy Goodman, host of <em>Democracy Now!</em></p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=435741054">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Prep School Rape Trial Puts Spotlight On High School Assaults
    <p>A male prep school graduate in New Hampshire has been acquitted of felony rape of a freshman girl, but convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault of a minor.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=435741103">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Edward St. Aubyn's 'A Clue To The Exit' Is Released In The U.S.
    <p>Charlie Fairburn has been told he has six months to live. He's the central character in Edward St. Aubyn's novel, <em>A Clue to the Exit</em>. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the book.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=435741082">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>

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