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.
Schedule:

Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Host:
Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the host of "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, trans-portation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

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Host:
Scott Simon

From Ground Zero in New York to ground zero in Kabul, to police stations, subway platforms, and darkened theaters, NPR's Peabody-Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of Weekend Edition Saturday.
Simon joined NPR in 1977 as chief of its Chicago bureau. Since then, he has reported from all 50 states, covered presidential campaigns and eight wars, and reported from Central America, Africa, India, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. In 2002, Simon took leave of his usual post at Weekend Edition Saturday to cover the war in Afghanistan for NPR. He has also reported from Central America on the continuing wars in that region;... Read More...

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From Weekend Edition (Saturday)

  • The Power Of Edouard Manet's 'Very Active Muse'
    <p>Maureen Gibbon's new novel, <em>Paris Red</em>, delves into the life of Victorine Meurent, Manet's favorite model and the central figure in some of his most famous paintings.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=402035150">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?
    <p>The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=402136396">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • There's A Sad Reason 'Migrants,' Not 'Immigrants,' Is The Word Being Used
    <p>Hundreds of people died this month when an overloaded ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea. They were on the move, but never reached their destinations.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=401750087">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • 'I Lost A Hand And This Is Workman's Comp. ... I Didn't Lose A Hook!'
    <p>Dennis Whedbee's experience illustrates the trade-offs for injured workers as states and insurance carriers seek to trim workers' comp by gaining more control over treatment decisions.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=401738678">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Kansas City Royals Break Bad: The Week In Sports
    <p>The first rounds of NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing. NPR's Scott Simon gets an update from ESPN.com's Howard Bryant.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=402160071">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The ... Police'
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=402160046">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Powerful Quake Hits Nepal; Death Toll Rising
    <p>An estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday. It's being described as the strongest quake to hit the country in 81 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Red Cross spokesman Mark South.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=402159988">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • 'Save Us, Save Us': A Poem For The Migrants Lost At Sea
    <p>We asked poet Craig Morgan Teicher to find a poem to illuminate a recent news event. He says the capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea made him think of Derek Mahon's "A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford."</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=402039310">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Finds A Better Life In PR
    <p>Rob Kuznia was one of three journalists at an LA paper to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. But days after he finished the winning project, he quit journalism altogether. Kuznia tells NPR's Scott Simon why.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=402160015">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science
    <p>Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=402160008">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>


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