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)

  • A Minneapolis Theater 'Prop God' Retires
    <p>Linus Vlatkovich, longtime "Prop God" of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, has retired.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=648214089' />
  • Saturday Sports: End Of Baseball Season
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon talk with Howard Bryant of ESPN about the end of baseball season and the beginning of the hockey and football seasons.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=648214082' />
  • Cajun Navy Volunteer Rescuer On Responding To Storm
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon asks Todd Terrell of the volunteer rescue group the Cajun Navy about his group's response to Tropical Storm Florence.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=648214075' />
  • Typhoon Slams Philippines
    <p>A powerful typhoon is making its way from the Philippines to China. The storm is expected to remain strong as it enters the South China Sea.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=648214064' />
  • North Carolina Rep. David Rouzer On The Impact Of Florence
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon asks Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C., about the effects of Hurricane Florence on the area he represents, including Wilmington.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=648214054' />
  • Update On Explosions In Massachusetts
    <p>Days after gas explosions caused fires in 70 homes across three Massachusetts towns, many residents remain in shelters.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=648214045' />
  • Paul Manafort Pleads Guilty
    <p>Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, has turned state's evidence. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=648214038' />
  • A True Story Of Kidnap And Rape In 'The Real Lolita'
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Sarah Weinman about her new book <em>The Real Lolita.</em> It tells the story of the true events that inspired Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=648214031' />
  • CBS And #MeToo
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon speaks with <em>The Hollywood Reporter</em>'s Kim Masters about CBS and the latest updates on ongoing sexual misconduct and bullying allegations there.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=648214024' />
  • New Bern Resident On Leaving Her Home
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Danielle Cayton of New Bern, N.C., about the effect Tropical Storm Florence has had on her and her loved ones.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=648214017' />