Weekend Edition (Saturday)

From civil wars in Bosnia and El Salvador, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, National Public Radio®'s Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of Weekend Edition/Saturday.

Hear in-depth news reports and features covering politics, international affairs, education, labor, economics,sports, the arts, entertainment and much each Saturday morning.

Weekend Edition on NPR.org

 

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Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

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The Sunni town fought back when Sunni Muslim extremists from the Islamic State tried to impose their rule. The extremists leveled the town as a warnin...
At the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed in eastern Ukraine, inspector Michael Bociurkiw says rebels have allowed some access, but the...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is supporting the drug Truvada as part of the state's ambitious plan to fight AIDS. But some advocates worry it will encourage risky...
Julia Hoeh is a bat tracker. For $350 a week plus basic housing in rural Tennessee, she stays up long after midnight to affix radio trackers to bats a...
Marisa Ronstadt is the younger cousin of the famous singer, Linda Ronstadt. But she has her own band, and a new album. She talks with NPR's Scott Simo...
South African writer and activist Nadine Gordimer wrote 15 books, and helped her friend Nelson Mandela edit his famous speech, "I Am Prepared To Die."...
As part of our summer Book Your Trip series, Petra Mayer delves into the mysteries of time travel: how do authors make it work? What's the appeal? And...
Going off the grid is one way to shake off cyberspies. Germany is thinking about doing so by bringing back the typewriter, but Spy Museum historian Vi...
Sunday is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Buzz Aldrin about his new YouTube channel, where anyone can...
The legendary actress Elaine Stritch died this week. NPR's Scott Simon remembers her career and an interview he had with her earlier this year....
 

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Carson Cooper, Host

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the host of "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has...

Scott Simon, Host

From Ground Zero in New York to ground zero in Kabul, to police stations, subway platforms, and darkened theaters, NPR's Peabody-Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of...

 

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