Weekend Edition Saturday
Saturday 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on WUSF 89.7
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)
- Is This Week's Jerusalem Suicide Bombing A Warning Of More To Come?
<p>Days after the first bus bombing in Jerusalem in years, Israel is investigating whether the young Palestinian man who carried the bomb on the bus acted on his own or as part of an organized effort.</p>
- Shakespeare Saw '360 Degrees Of Humanity,' And That's Why He Endures
<p>From actor David Tennant to artistic director Gregory Doran, Royal Shakespeare Company thespians reflect on the Bard's legacy. Shakespeare is said to have died 400 years ago on April 23.</p>
- George Plimpton Reissues Books That Took Us Inside The Game
<p>Seven of the the late George Plimpton's sports books are being re-released. NPR's Scott Simon talks with sportscaster Bob Costas about the collection.</p>
- How Do Ants Survive Floods? Rafts Of Course
<p>Scott Simon talks with entomologist Jessica Purcell about her research into the ingenious strategy one kind of European ant uses to stay safe in floods: joining their bodies to form floating rafts.</p>
- Prince's Songwriting Survives In Other Artists' Hits
<p>The late pop music icon Prince left behind a lot of his own music when he died on Thursday at the age of 57. But he also was a sought after songwriter who wrote hits recorded by many other artists.</p>
- This Week In Sports
<p>The NBA playoffs are underway, and in Major League Baseball, the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals have come out swinging. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss sports.</p>
- Corruption Charges Could Cost Congressman Chaka Fattah 12th Term
<p>Indicted Philadelphia congressman Chaka Fattah hasn't faced a democratic challenger in more than two decades. Now he's fighting for his political life as he runs for re-election.</p>
- Over 60 Years In, The B-52 Bomber Is Still Kicking
<p>The B-52 Stratofortress bomber was first developed by Boeing in 1952. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Wired's Eric Adams about how an aircraft that old has such staying power.</p>
- Amid Calls To Ramp Up Fight Against Boko Haram, UN Ambassador Meets Girl Escapees
<p>Two years after Boko Haram grabbed hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria, UN Ambassador Samantha Power met with some who escaped, and promised to ramp up the fight against the Islamist militant group.</p>
- Competitive Cycling's Latest Scandal: 'Motor Doping'
<p>A new scandal has hit competitive cycling. A French TV network says it has evidence that racers may be using hidden motors. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Derek Bouchard-Hall about the controversy.</p>