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)

  • Simon: Easy To See Why Some Loved Fidel Castro's Cuba, Many More Fled
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his time in Castro's Cuba and how its people struggled to persevere while under the rule of its dictator.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=503411676' />
  • In Andy Grammer's New Video, A Call To Act Against Homelessness
    <p>Grammer filmed the video for his single "Fresh Eyes" on Skid Row in Los Angeles. Over the course of the shoot, the singer and his team provided haircuts, clean clothes and meals.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=503196313' />
  • TSA Takes To Twitter For AMA
    <p>The Transportation Security Administration has been using social media to answer travelers' questions about what they can bring on commercial planes. Questions like, "Are meatballs allowed in carry-on bags?"</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=503416908' />
  • Anti-Castro Miami Celebrates The Former Cuban Leader's Death
    <p>Miami is the home to the largest diaspora of Cuban exiles, who fled their country after Fidel Castro came to power and in the decades since.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=503416901' />
  • Michigan Pediatrician Gives Update On Children's Health, One Year After Flint Water Crisis
    <p>Flint, Michigan is still struggling more than a year in a half after dangerous lead levels were found in the water. Dr. Hanna-Attisha was one of the first to raise concerns about children's health. NPR's Scott Simon asks the pediatrician for an update.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=503416880' />
  • Non-Politicians Talking Politics: Australian Radio Host Richard Glover
    <p>The Australian media have been closely following the American presidential election. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sydney radio host Richard Glover about the perspective from down under.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=503416873' />
  • New York Leaders Voice Opposition To Trump's Policies
    <p>As President-elect Donald Trump huddles with his transition team in Manhattan, New York's top politicians are fighting Trump on his policies, especially on immigration.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=503416866' />
  • The Latest In Politics
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon and Ron Elving discuss the shape of President-elect Donald Trump's administration so far and what priorities he'll likely pursue early on.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=503416859' />
  • Holiday Leftovers With Linda Wertheimer Presents: Turkey Tacos
    <p>NPR's Susan Stamberg is notorious for sharing her cranberry relish recipe on the air before Thanksgiving. But Weekend Edition has gone in search of other favorite recipes from NPR staff.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=503416838' />
  • Federal Judge Blocks Labor Department Overtime Pay Order
    <p>The rule would have forced many businesses change how they pay employees. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Paul Pahoresky, a CPA in Cleveland.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=503416824' />

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