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)

  • Sports Announcer Keith Jackson Dies At 89
    <p>Sports announcer Keith Jackson, most famous for calling college football games, has died at the age of 89.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577898376' />
  • Illinois Attorney General Candidate Robbed
    <p>Being an officer of the court doesn't mean you won't be a victim of a crime. One of the candidates running for the office of attorney general in Illinois was robbed at gunpoint.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577833734' />
  • Saturday Sports: North Korea At The Winter Olympics
    <p>North and South Korea are discussing details of the North's participation in the Winter Olympics.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577833727' />
  • A History Of When The U.S. Chose Immigrants By Their Country Of Origin
    <p>President Trump's suggestion that some countries produce more desirable immigrants than others echoes thinking popular nearly 100 years ago, when visas were allocated on the basis of national origin.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577833720' />
  • Why So Many House Republicans Are Retiring
    <p>A record number of House Republicans are retiring. History shows that after a new president wins, his party doesn't fare well in the next midterms. President Trump also has low approval ratings.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577833713' />
  • Sen. Ron Wyden On Russia Investigation
    <p>Sen. Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. NPR's Scott Simon asks him about the latest on the committee's investigation into Russian election interference.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577833706' />
  • California Mudslides Latest
    <p>Rescue teams in Southern California continue to search for those missing in the massive mudslides in coastal Montecito.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577833699' />
  • Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin On Requiring Medicaid Recipients To Work
    <p>Kentucky is the first state to require Medicaid recipients to work or get job training in order to qualify for aid. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Gov. Matt Bevin about the new requirements.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577833692' />
  • UC President Janet Napolitano On DACA Lawsuit
    <p>University of California President Janet Napolitano talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her involvement in a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the DACA program.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577833685' />
  • Longtime Record Producer Joe Boyd On Albanian 'Saze' Music
    <p>Record producer Joe Boyd recorded his new album with a group of southern Albanian singers and musicians. It's a record of polyphonic Albanian music that reminds him of his rock 'n' roll youth.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577833678' />

 

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