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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4 min

Fear Of Public Restrooms Prompts Creative Solutions As Some Businesses Reopen

Some people are afraid to use potentially germ-filled public restrooms as stay-at-home restrictions begin lifting. That's boosting sales of products that offer creative alternatives.

Pac Man, A Video Game Icon, Turns 40

Munch munch munch munch - Pac Man, the classic video game that ate up hours of Gen X youth turns 40. We mark the anniversary.
2 min

Remembering Annie Glenn, Speech Disorder Advocate And Widow Of Astronaut John Glenn

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Annie Glenn, who overcame a profound stutter in mid-life, then became a champion for those with speech challenges. She died this week from COVID complications.
6 min

Meredith Talusan On Her New Memoir, Life As A Child Star, Relationship With Parents

Author Meredith Talusan talks to NPR's Scott Simon about her new memoir, Fairest.
4 min

Cities Must Rethink Public Transportation As States Reopen Amid Pandemic

As businesses reopen, many city dwellers worry about the risks of public transit. Cities are trying to figure out how to safeguard public health, keep people moving, and avoid a gridlock nightmare.
3 min

Virginia Web Developer Hosts Weekly Game Shows On Zoom

Ed Conley of Alexandria, Virginia, had a eureka moment using zoom to chat with friends: the boxes looked like Hollywood Squares. He's used the platform to host game shows for them during the pandemic.
3 min

Arctic Researchers Return Home To A Pandemic

An Arctic research expedition faces a carefully orchestrated crew change. Members reflect on how they feel about emerging from the ship into a pandemic, or from social isolation into close quarters.
4 min

Week In Sports: Colleges Prepare For Fall; Remembering Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan

Colleges are preparing for the next athletic season amid the pandemic. Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan is remembered. ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary ends.