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)

  • 'On Chesil Beach': Story Of An Unconsummated Love And Marriage
    <p>Saoirse Ronan stars in the new film <em>On Chesil Beach</em>, based on the story by Ian McEwan. Ronan and McEwan talk with NPR's Scott Simon, and joke about who plays the lead character best: Ronan or McEwan.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612583982' />
  • Georgia Governor's Race: Stacey Vs. Stacey
    <p>Democrats Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans share a first name and a profession but the contest for governor has become racialized with a black and white woman opposing each other.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612583975' />
  • N.H. Liquor Stores Are At The Center Of Cross-Border Bootlegging Stings
    <p>New Hampshire's state-run tax free liquor stores draw in customers from across the region. They also draw in modern-day bootleggers, prompting a wave of recent arrests.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612583968' />
  • Saturday Sports: Is Cleveland Done Rocking?
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon discusses the week's biggest sports stories with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and <em>ESPN The Magazine</em>.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612583961' />
  • After Much Anticipation, Royal Wedding Day Arrives
    <p>Britain's Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle Saturday in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Hundreds of family and friends were in attendance, as millions watched on TV.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612583954' />
  • Some House Republicans Want To Push Through DACA Measure
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon talks to Republican Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado about the effort to force a vote on the Deffered Action for Childhood Arrivals — people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612583947' />
  • Response Is Swift To Try To Contain Congo's Ebola Outbreak
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karsten Voigt of the International Federation of Red Cross, who just returned from 5 days in the hot zone, about the process of containing the virus.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612583940' />
  • Planned Military Drill Causes A Hiccup In North Korea Summit Plans
    <p>North Korea has threatened to call off the summit with President Trump over ongoing military drills. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Sue Mi Terry of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612583933' />
  • Texas Community Comes To Terms With Latest School Shooting
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jennifer Jones, the mother of a former student at Santa Fe High School, where a student allegedly opened fire inside the school. Ten people were killed.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612583926' />
  • Nellie McKay's Smoldering Voice Takes On Standards Like 'My Romance'
    <p>Nellie McKay sings melancholy standards about love on her new album: <em>Sister Orchid</em>. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with McKay about her music that she performs alone.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612583919' />


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