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.
N.H. community colleges are helping to train much needed electric vehicle mechanics
Mechanics need different skills to fix electric vehicles. That's contributing to a shortage of EV mechanics. In New Hampshire, EV training programs are working to get technicians up to speed.
Author Xelena Gonzalez and illustrator Adriana Garcia on their new children's book
Author Xelena Gonzalez and illustrator Adriana Garcia talk about rocks and about working together on their new children's book, "Where Wonder Grows," for our series "Picture This."
Saturday Sports: Women's and men's NCAA; World Baseball Classic's cinematic end
The women's and men's NCAA basketball tournaments continue and the World Baseball Classic comes to a cinematic end.
It's getting harder to recruit firefighter volunteers
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Peter Nelson, a fire chief in Accord, N.Y., about the challenges of recruiting volunteer firefighters.
What we know about teacher shortages and how to address them
With many U.S. school districts grappling with teacher shortages, we look at the forces behind these shortages and what can be done about them.
Tennessee drag star Eureka O'Hara reflects on the new law against drag performances
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with drag star Eureka O'Hara about a new law in Tennessee that prohibits drag performances on public property.
Brazil's president Lula is heading to China to reverse Bolsonaro's isolationist policies
Brazil's new president is headed to China this weekend in an effort to put Latin America's largest economy back on the world stage after years of isolation by his far right predecessor.
The IMF's $15.6 billion loan to Ukraine will be its first to a country at war
The IMF's new loan to Ukraine will be its first to a country at war. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Scheherazade Rehman, professor at George Washington University, about the agreement's significance.