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)
- Britain's Biggest Heist Case Is On Trial
<p>Four of the eight alleged masterminds are on trial for the theft of almost $21 million worth of gems and other valuables. A reporter covering the case details the story's peculiar developments.</p>
- Smartphones Tame Black Friday Shopping Frenzy
<p>Phones are becoming more shopping-friendly and more consumers are willing to wait for online deals. This year's online sales boost signals an era of mobile shopping as retailers race to keep up.<strong></strong></p>
- Hendrix On A Horn: The World Of Robin Eubanks
<p>His 30-year career includes trailblazing with an electric trombone, but the Oberlin educator and jazz player has never recorded with a big band until now.</p>
- With Rich History And Tax Breaks, Berlin Lures American Filmmakers
<p>Berlin is a favorite among Hollywood's top directors and actors. In the past year, <em>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2</em>, <em>Homeland</em> and <em>Bridge of Spies</em> were all shot on location in the German capital.</p>
- How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?
<p>It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."</p>
- Number Of Beer Barrel Builders In England Are Declining
<p>Cooperage is one of the oldest trades in Britain. The skills needed to make wooden beer barrels were introduced by the Romans. Now there's only one "Master Cooper" left in England.</p>
- What Will News Of Frank Gifford's CTE Mean For Football?
<p>NPR's Scott Simon and Bloomberg View's Kavitha Davidson discuss the late Frank Gifford, concussions and the debate over locker room interviews.</p>
- What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?
<p>Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.</p>
- Diplomatic Relations With Turkey Strained After Russian Plane Shot Down
<p>Relations between Turkey and Russia have been strained since the Turkish military shot down a Russian war plane. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Julia Ioffe about the diplomatic relations in the region.</p>
- What Information Do Intelligence Agencies Need To Keep U.S. Safe?
<p>In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University about what information intelligence agencies need to keep the U.S. safe.</p>