Weekend Edition Saturday, hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon, 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.
Which coronavirus test should I take?
It will be a while until most of us are vaccinated. If you think you’ve been exposed, or hoping you haven’t been, knowing which test to get is important.
1 hour ago
As schools reopen, popular ‘PE with Joe’ online exercise class goes bye-bye
"PE With Joe" has gotten more than 100 million views on YouTube in the past year. That's in part because parents liked the workout as much as their kids.
11 hours ago
As states ease restrictions, study says on-premises dining linked to COVID-19 spread
A study published Friday confirms that state-imposed mask mandates and on-premises dining restrictions help slow the spread of COVID-19.
13 hours ago
WHO head wants virus vaccine patents waived to boost supply
The head of the World Health Organization called Friday for patent rights to be waived until the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
14 hours ago
Report: Camden Mayor Frank Moran to resign
Moran, a Democrat, was elected in 2017 and would be leaving his post months before the end of his first term.
16 hours ago
‘Up the Block’: A new resource hub for Philadelphians affected by gun violence
An initiative by The Trace wants to connect you with information on recovering from shootings, keeping young people safe, and holding local leaders accountable.
For the first time in almost 200 years, the sun will shine on the Philly Flower Show
The largest and oldest indoor flower show in the world moves outside to FDR Park this summer, for the pandemic.
17 hours ago
Philadelphia’s allocation of vaccine doses to increase next week
Philadelphia is prioritizing vaccinations for people over the age of 75 and those with high-risk medical conditions.
What’s the last ‘normal’ thing you did in Philly before the pandemic?
We’re collecting your memories of these pre-COVID “lasts.”
18 hours ago
Gov. Tom Wolf: ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ in virus fight
Gov. Tom Wolf said that it has been a tough and trying year, but there is hope and a light at the end of the tunnel with the growing availability of vaccines.
The Fishtown beaver is a good sign for Penn Treaty Park
Caretakers are now working to balance the rodents’ destructive chew with the environmental benefits of their dams.
19 hours ago
After COVID scare, Philly begins rapid testing incarcerated people ahead of courtroom dates
After a person exposed to COVID-19 while incarcerated entered a city courtroom, Philadelphia said it will begin testing prison inmates ahead of trials.
20 hours ago
Minimum wage hike falls short as Senate debates virus bill
Under the compromise, those payments — payable on top of regular state benefits — would be reduced to $300, but run an extra month through September.
Philly state lawmaker Sharif Street considering running for U.S. Senate
Sharif Street, 46, was elected to his second term in the state Senate last year. He will start an exploratory committee next month to start the formal process.
21 hours ago
Philly will send confirmation emails to everyone in the city vaccine registry
The Health Department says regular updates will go out to the quarter-million residents on the list.
22 hours ago
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