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)

  • Phoenix Students Restore School To Reclaim Native American Identity
    <p>A century-long government assimilation program boarded children from their tribes. Now some former students are turning their old school into a Native American cultural center to play their own music.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=417844637">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Queen Elizabeth, The Art Critic
    <p>On a state visit to Germany, Queen Elizabeth II was given a modernist portrait. As NPR's Scott Simon notes, the queen was unimpressed.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=418011857">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Women's Sports News: World Cup, WNBA, Reigning Triathlete
    <p>The U.S. beat China Friday night in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup. And the WNBA season is heating up. NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman talk women's sports.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=418011838">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Bishop Opposed To Marriage Ruling On Impact On Religious Institutions
    <p>In a 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Maryland Bishop Henry Jackson Jr., an opponent of the decision.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=418011811">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Greeks To Vote On Bailout On July 5
    <p>Greece's prime minister has called for a referendum that would allow Greeks to vote yes or no on the current bailout deal. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Joanna Kakissis in Athens.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=418011758">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Daniel Silva On 'Double-Edged Sword' Of Writing An Israeli Spy Protagonist
    <p>"Israel is extremely unpopular in the world right now," Silva says, and he doesn't always share his characters' opinions. <em>The English Spy</em> is Silva's 15th novel starring operative Gabriel Allon.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=416823110">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Tunisians In Shock Following Attack That Killed Dozens
    <p>Thirty-nine people died in an attack Friday in the resort town of Sousse, Tunisia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to freelance journalist Farah Samti in Tunisia.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=418011825">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • 1 Prison Escapee Killed By Police; Manhunt For 2nd Continues
    <p>Authorities say they have shot and killed escaped convict Richard Matt three weeks after he and another inmate escaped from a prison in northern New York State. The other escapee, David Sweat, is still at large.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=418011818">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Ground Shifts As Politicians Try To Stake Out Positions On Gay Marriage
    <p>Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, where will the political battle lines be drawn next?</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=418011804">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>
  • Native Americans Protest Proposed Copper Mine In Arizona
    <p>One of the country's largest copper deposits lies east of Phoenix. But none of that copper has been mined yet. A land swap between the federal government and a private company may change that. Some Native American residents say a holy site is at risk.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/email/emailAFriend.php?storyId=418011779">&raquo; E-Mail This</a></p>

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