Weekend Edition Saturday
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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)
- Fast-Track Program: Kenyan Runners Join U.S. Army — And Olympic Team
<p>A U.S. Army program allows elite athletes to join the military and train in their sport. Four Kenyan distance runners in the U.S. military quickly became citizens and will represent America in Rio.</p>
- The Uppermost Aristocracy of the Hoverfly Society
<p>Fredrik Sjöberg had been hunting for hoverflies for 30 years. But his collection wasn't complete without the rare and beautiful <em>Callicera </em>fly.</p>
- Russia Awaits Potential Rio Olympics Ban Decision, After Widespread Doping Practices
<p>On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether or not to ban Russia from competing due to state-sponsored doping. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the decision with NPR's Tom Goldman.</p>
- Baltimore Prosecutors Face Pressure After No Officer Convictions In Freddie Gray Case
<p>So far, prosecutors failed to convict four of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray last year. Scott Simon talks to Jennifer Ludden about the challenges of the case.</p>
- Hillary Clinton Picks Her VP Nominee: Who Is Tim Kaine?
<p>Hillary Clinton has tapped Virginia SenatorTim Kaine to be her running mate, completing the democratic presidential ticket.</p>
- MPAA Argues Ban On Smoking In Movies Defies First Amendment
<p>Should a child going to a G-rated movie be exposed to characters smoking on screen? The MPAA is defending itself from a lawsuit about that. NPR' Scott Simon speaks with film historian David Thomson.</p>
- The Latest On Baton Rouge: A City In Healing
<p>As Baton Rouge prepares to bury the second of two officers killed in a targeted attack, the city gathers to reflect on the violence.</p>
- Casting Doubt On U.S. Commitment To Mutual Defense, Donald Trump Unsettles NATO Allies
<p>Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the New York Times that a Trump administration wouldn't defend NATO allies unless they had "fulfilled their obligations" to the U.S.</p>
- Post Republican Convention Wrap-Up: Did The Party Make Progress On Unity?
<p>The Republican National Convention wrapped up on Thursday. Ron Elving was there, and tells NPR's Scott Simon about the ups and downs of the four day meeting.</p>
- 'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History
<p>NPR's Scott Simon looks back at the history of the slogan, "America First," which goes back to the 1940s, and has both bipartisan and anti-Semitic roots.</p>