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)

  • 3 Ecuadoran Journalists Killed
    <p>Three Ecuadoran journalists abducted by Colombian militants are dead. Ecuador's president confirmed the deaths. The journalists were investigating increased violence along the Ecuador-Colombia border.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602616426' />
  • Deported Veteran Becomes U.S. Citizen
    <p>A deported veteran and activist was sworn in as a U.S. citizen after living in Mexico for eight years. Hector Barajas is said to be the first deported veteran to be naturalized as a U.S. citizen.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602587943' />
  • The U.S. Goals In Syria
    <p>We look at how the U.S. has been involved in the Syrian civil war over the last seven years.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602587193' />
  • Rep. Tom Cole On Airstrikes
    <p>Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma talks with Scott Simon about the recent U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602586164' />
  • View From Damascus
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon talks with CBS News' Seth Doane about the situation in Damascus after the airstrikes.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602453678' />
  • Syria Update
    <p>We have the latest on the U.S.-led airstrikes launched at targets in Syria.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602446834' />
  • Missouri Governor Faces Calls To Resign
    <p>We have an update in the ongoing scandal involving Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. There are renewed calls this week for Greitens to resign.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602446827' />
  • Russia Condemns U.S.-Led Airstrikes
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon talks with journalist Charles Maynes in Moscow about Russia's response to the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602443863' />
  • In 'You All Grow Up And Leave Me,' Charm Masks A Predator
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/04/12/piperweiss_wide-f377168bbab88bb6f7ca30c6345a61990cb75318.jpg?s=600' alt='You All Grow Up and Leave Me, by Piper Weiss'/><p>Piper Weiss's new book is part memoir, part true-crime chronicle of her time as a student of Gary Wilensky, a beloved and trusted Manhattan tennis instructor who turned out to be a violent predator.</p><p>(Image credit: )</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=601889771' />
  • Pentagon Latest On Syria Airstrikes
    <p>We have the latest from the U.S. military about the airstrikes in Syria.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602448597' />


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