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.

Airs on:
SAT 5am-10am
07:06

'How to Stand Up to a Dictator' is part-memoir, part-manual for journalism in authoritative states

Scott Simon speaks to journalist Maria Ressa about her new book, "How to Stand Up to a Dictator," and about the role of journalism in authoritarian states.
05:20

After gutting local newspapers, hedge fund Alden Global is going after mobile home parks

Scott Simon speaks to journalist Julie Reynolds about hedge fund Alden Global Capital's purchase of several mobile home parks and its eviction of many of their low-income residents.
03:54

Encore: India installs a record volume of solar power in 2022

As the world aims to reduce carbon emissions, particularly from developing nations, India is bragging: It's installed a record volume of solar power in 2022 to wean itself off of coal.
04:26

Saturday Sports: Qatar out of FIFA World Cup; American football season picks up

Qatar, the host country of the 2022 World Cup, is eliminated from competition, while in American football, the real season is just beginning.
04:46

He was arrested twice for marijuana possession. Now, he's starting over with a dispensary license

Scott Simon speaks with Matthew Robinson, a Black business owner who was arrested twice for marijuana possession and recently received a license to open a cannabis dispensary in New York state.
02:36

Israel appoints far-right politician with a history of inciting racism as national security minister

Israel's far-right politician Ben Gvir is set to be national security minister in the new coalition. What are the implications of his appointment?
03:28

After brief respite, China re-imposes strict COVID restrictions as infections rise

Earlier this month, China relaxed its strict Covid-related rules. But lockdowns are back as infections have risen.
04:00

Early voting for the Georgia Senate runoff has begun

Early voting for the Georgia Senate runoff between Republican Herschel Walker and incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock is underway. It follows a fight over when early voting could take place.