Scott Simon Brings Weekend Edition to Birmingham

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Extended interview with Scott Simon

 

This Saturday morning, (June 10th) NPR’s Scott Simon broadcasts Weekend Edition live from The Lyric Theatre in downtown Birmingham. The broadcast will feature many Alabama-based stories and feature notable guests, including Alabama’s own John Paul White playing guitar throughout the show. WBHM’s Michael Krall spoke with Simon about the live broadcast, Birmingham as well as the death of his mother in 2013. Their conversation began with Simon talking about why NPR chose to take the show on the road.