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Weekend Edition Saturday

Saturdays at 7 a.m.

With KPR's Kaye McIntyre in Lawrence, Kan., and NPR's Scott Simon in Washington, D.C.

About the Show: Weekend Edition Saturday

Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program 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. Drawing on his experience in covering 10 wars and stories in all 50 states and seven continents, Simon brings a humorous, sophisticated and often moving perspective to each show. He is as comfortable having a conversation with a major world leader as he is talking with a Hollywood celebrity or the guy next door.

Weekend Edition Saturday has a unique and entertaining roster of other regular contributors. Marin Alsop, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, talks about music. Daniel Pinkwater, one of the biggest names in children's literature, talks about and reads stories with Simon. Financial journalist Joe Nocera follows the economy. Howard Bryant of EPSN.com and NPR's Tom Goldman chime in on sports. Keith Devlin, of Stanford University, unravels the mystery of math, and Will Grozier, a London cabbie, talks about good books that have just been released, and what well-read people leave in the back of his taxi. Simon contributes his own award-winning essays, which are sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant.

About the Host: Kaye McIntyre

Kaye wears two hats at KPR: as most people are winding down their week, she's just starting hers. Kaye has been Kansas Public Radio's local host for Saturday mornings since 2001, with a line-up that includes Weekend Edition Saturday, Car Talk, Whad'Ya Know and This American Life. In 2006, Kaye began producing and hosting KPR Presents, Kansas Public Radio's public affairs program that airs at 8 Sunday evenings. 

"There are so many fascinating people that come to this area, everyone from Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor to syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts. KPR Presents is a great way to share some of those lectures with our listeners. We've also been able to expand the program to cover a broad range of topics, including the Kansas Sesquicentennial, the National Day of Listening and the 'Kansas Reads' program sponsored by the State Library of Kansas, just to name a few."

She started her radio career in her home state of Iowa, and has also worked as a news reporter and announcer for the Mississippi Radio Network. Kaye also teaches political science at a Kansas City-area community college. She holds a bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree from the University of Iowa in political science.