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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SAT 5am-10am
3 min

Daniel Pazmino, 53: Marta Sanchez's 'Desesperada'

The beloved uncle was a big fan of the Spanish singer.
2 min

OPINION: It's Hard To Shake Hands And Kiss Babies On Zoom

Pandemic social distancing has made candidates for New York mayor both more and less accessible.
3 min

Julien Baker Gets Vulnerable In 'Little Oblivions'

After taking a two-year step back from the spotlight, Julien Baker returns with a self-produced album titled Little Oblivions.
4 min

Saturday Sports: Former USA Gymnastics Coach Charged With Sex Crimes Dies By Suicide

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Tom Goldman about John Geddert's suicide and what it means for USA gymnastics. Then they move on to women's soccer: A guest from 2009 and the US women's national team.
5 min

In The Story Of U.S. Immigration, Black Immigrants Are Often Left Out

Nana Gyamfi, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, tells NPR's Scott Simon about challenges Black immigrants to the U.S. face.
3 min

Myanmar's U.N. Ambassador Defies Military, Calls For Global Action To End Coup

NPR's Scott Simon asks human rights activist Kyaw Win about Myanmar's ambassador to the U.N., who publicly called for international help to overturn the military coup in Myanmar.
2 min

Antony Blinken Starts Virtual 'International' Tour As Secretary Of State

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making the global rounds virtually, with Canada and Mexico as his first stops.
3 min

Advisory Panel Recommends FDA Approve Johnson & Johnson Vaccine For Emergency Use

The committee voted 22 to nothing in favor of the new vaccine.