From civil wars to hospital rooms, police stations to America's backyards, Weekend Edition Saturday, hosted by NPR's Scott Simon, covers hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
After extended jaunts in TV and on the road, McDonald's first new album in seven years marks a return to her roots in musical theater.
Though the campaign was marred by violence and there were more attacks on Saturday, voters turned out in large numbers.
There's a move in Congress to name a science laureate. Astronomer Mike Brown hopes that person would do much more than visit schools to encourage kids to consider careers in science. He'd like to see a laureate reach out to the public in all sorts of ways.
Mothers know us better — sometimes better than we know ourselves. As any child will tell you, they really do have eyes in the back of their heads. When times are tough, they also have our back.
Longtime blues joint Gip's Place, in Bessemer, Ala., has been forced to close its doors. Weekend Edition profiled the place two years ago. Host Scott Simon takes note of the closing.