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

When Cancer Arrived, The Battle Was Second Nature For Uncle And Nephew Veterans

Michael Menta, who served in the Navy, bonded with his uncle, Sal Leone, a former Marine, over their shared experience as veterans. But when Leone got cancer, Menta assumed another soldierly role.
2 min

Opinion: 30 Years After The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was a concrete manifestation of the barrier between democracy and oppression. NPR's Scott Simon marks the 30th anniversary of the day it began to come down.
1 min

Remembering Former NPR Producer David Rector

Former NPR producer David Rector has died.
4 min

'Blue's Clues' Returns With A New Host

The children's TV show Blue's Clues is back after 15 years, with a new host. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Josh Dela Cruz about what it's like solving mysteries with an animated dog.
3 min

What's Left Behind Of The Berlin Wall

As Germany celebrates the 30th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall, the city has incorporated a piece of the historic relic into the landscape of the united German capital.
4 min

Saturday Sports: LA Clippers, 49ers, Bruins

The LA Clippers get fined, the San Francisco 49ers are the winningest team in the NFL, and the Boston Bruins are out for revenge. Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant.
5 min

Privacy And DNA Tests

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to New York University law professor Erin Murphy about privacy issues surrounding popular DNA and ancestry tests.
4 min

What's Behind Democrats' Win In Virginia

NPR's Scott Simon speak to Tram Nguyen of New Virginia Majority about how her group helped build a winning coalition in Virginia's statewide elections this week.
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