Weekend Edition Saturday
Weekend Edition Saturday

Weekend Edition Saturday 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.

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2 min

Welcome To New York, Traveler. Now Please Begin Your Quarantine

New York City is setting up quarantine "checkpoints" for travelers from states that are COVID-19 hot spots. The city wants travelers from high-risk states to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
2 min

Opinion: Remembering Pete Hamill, The Tabloid Man Whose Greatest Story Was His Own

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Pete Hamill, former columnist for the New York Post and Daily News, who's memoir A Drinking Life told tough truths. Hamill died this week at the age of 85.
3 min

COVID-19 Pandemic Cancels County Fair Competitions

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jordan Stivers, of Santa Clara, California whose last year to showcase and auction livestock at the county fair was disrupted by the pandemic.
3 min

Saturday Sports: NHL Bubble Prepares To Start Playoffs

NPR's Scott Simon talks to ESPN's Howard Bryant about the NHL Playoffs and the new COVID-19 infections in the MLB.
3 min

Oldest Nurse In U.S. Barred From Working Because Of Pandemic

At 95, Florence Rigney is believed to be the oldest working nurse in the U.S. But she's not allowed to work during the pandemic. NPR's Scott Simon talks to her about her wish to go back to the job.
3 min

Congress Stalled In COVID-19 Relief Bill Discussions

Talks between top Congressional Democrats and White House officials have failed to reconcile the coronavirus relief bills of the House and the Senate.
3 min

A Look At The History Of The Nagasaki Bombing, 75 Years Later

75 years ago this weekend, the U.S. killed tens of thousands when it dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. It was a mission marked by arbitrary decisions, technical problems, and bad weather.
4 min

How COVID-19 Has Impacted New Mexico

NPR's Scott Simon talks with New Mexico's Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham about how state has been handling the pandemic.