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)

  • 'Out Of The Wreck I Rise' Supports Addiction Recovery With Literary Hero Companions
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sara Bader and Neil Steinberg about their book, "Out Of The Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery," a new anthology about addiction and sobriety.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=504244530' />
  • Silicon Valley 'Bubble' Reflects On Role In Trump Era
    <p>Silicon Valley has been soul searching since the election last month. Tech entrepreneur Ben Parr tells Scott Simon that collaboration with Washington is needed in an age of accelerating technology.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=504244523' />
  • The Latest In Sports
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine about the return of two of America's great football teams and baseball's new collective bargaining agreement.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=504244516' />
  • Yemen Crisis: Humanitarians Need 'Unconditional Access' To Reach The Food-Insecure
    <p>The civil war in Yemen has killed more than 10,000 people and left most of its population in need of humanitarian assistance. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Muhannad Hadi, Middle-East regional director for the World Food Program, who recently returned from a visit there.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=504244502' />
  • CNN Anchor Christiane Amanpour Concerned For U.S. Journalism In Trump Era
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon talks with CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour about a speech she gave last week in New York calling for the freedom of the press — in the United States.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=504244495' />
  • Trump's Call With Taiwan President Breaks Decades Of Diplomatic Tradition
    <p>President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with the President of Taiwan had diplomats apoplectic. The conversation broke nearly four decades of diplomatic practice with Taiwan and China.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=504244474' />
  • 'O Emmanuel' Composer Mixes In Jazz To Provide 'Respite' Within Traditional Hit
    <p>Composer J.J. Wright combines sacred music with jazz for a project based on texts and melodies of Advent. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to him from Rome where he now interns with the Sistine Chapel Choir.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=504244467' />
  • Daughter Of African-American Filmmaker Asks, What Happened To Kathleen Collins?
    <p>NPR's Scott Simon talks to Nina Collins about a new book of short stories written by her late mother, Kathleen Collins, one of the first African-American filmmakers. The book is called "Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?"</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=504244453' />
  • 'Half Of Humanity Has Something To Say': Composer Kaija Saariaho On Her Met Debut
    <p>Saariaho isn't the first woman composer to stage an opera at New York's Metropolitan Opera — just the first in more than a century. Her opera, <em>L'Amour de Loin, </em>has its New York premiere this week.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=503986298' />
  • NPR Holiday Leftovers Presents: Nina Totenberg's Cranberry Sauce
    <p>Weekend Edition is featuring the holiday recipes of NPR staff. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg about her very own cranberry sauce recipe.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=504244446' />

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