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

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Host:
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)

  • In North Carolina The Women's March Continues In Raleigh
    <p>Women's marches are being held across the country, including in Raleigh, N.C. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jess Clark of member station WUNC.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=510969515' />
  • Women's March On Washington Starts To Move Toward White House
    <p>As participants in the Women's March on Washington prepare to begin their walk down the National Mall to the White House NPR's Sarah McCammon checks in.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=510969385' />
  • Trump Attends National Prayer Service Before Heading To CIA Headquarters
    <p>President Trump attended an interfaith prayer service at Washington's National Cathedral, but he's also attending to more secular matters, with a visit to the CIA headquarters.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=510962497' />
  • Crowds Unite At Women's March In Boston
    <p>As the Women's March on Washington continues in the nation's capitol, people are marching in cities across the world. Deborah Becker of member station WBUR is at the march in Boston.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=510958868' />
  • A Young Republican On The Inauguration And Future Under President Trump
    <p>Will Estrada is chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee in Virginia. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with him about Trump's inauguration.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=510935393' />
  • Saturday Sports: Golf, Politics And The Presidency
    <p>Golf will return as the prominent presidential sport. And football legend and African-American icon Jim Brown shocked the political sports community by supporting Donald Trump.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=510935386' />
  • Hundreds Of Women's Marches Planned Worldwide Saturday
    <p>Women's marches will be taking place all over the country on Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Brandy Calvert. She'll be marching in Wichita, Kan.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=510935379' />
  • Lacking An Inaugural Poet, Scott Simon Steps In With A Poem
    <p>There was no inaugural poet for Friday's ceremonies, so NPR's Scott Simon picked a poem to mark the occasion: Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Populist Manifesto No. 1.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=510935372' />
  • Bikers For Trump Roll Into Washington For Inauguration
    <p>One of the groups that traveled to Washington, D.C. to celebrate President Trump's inauguration was Bikers for Trump. They rode into the city on their motorcycles.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=510935358' />
  • Friends Of 50 Years Travel To D.C. To Support And Oppose Trump
    <p>Inauguration weekend brings a mix of people to Washington, D.C. Scott Simon talks to friends Albert Kiecke and Becky Dinsmore. One supports President Trump and the other will attend the Women's March.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=510935351' />

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