Weekend Edition

Saturday 8am to 11am, and Sunday 8am to 11am
  • Hosted by Scott Simon

Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour weekend morning newsmagazine covers hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.

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

Weekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. Conceived as a cross between a Sunday newspaper and CBS' Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt, Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. The highlight for many listeners is the regularly scheduled puzzle segment with Puzzlemaster Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times.

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The Total Eclipse Of 1878

Jul 15, 2017

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The Unconventional Poetry Of Tyehimba Jess

Jul 15, 2017

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Life As A 'Drone Warrior'

Jul 8, 2017

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What To Watch This Summer

Jul 8, 2017

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Today marks the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from Great Britain to China. China's Xi Jinping celebrated with a visit to the city.

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PRESIDENT XI JINPING: (Speaking Chinese).

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Time now for sports.

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DA Will Seek Retrial In Cosby Case

Jun 17, 2017

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