WGBH will debut Boston Public Radio (BPR) Weekend this week, a one-hour weekend version of Boston Public Radio. The show, featuring local news and NPR coverage, will premiere June 11 and will run for 12 weeks as a pilot program.

BPR Weekend will feature rotating hosts, and this week’s show will be hosted by Andrea Cabral, former Massachusetts secretary of public safety, and Marcela Garcia, editorial writer for The Boston Globe. The show will include local news and NPR coverage.

“This is a first step toward extending the very strong presence of Boston Public Radio and providing additional local hours of live radio over the weekend,” said Phil Redo, WGBH general manager. “And this reaffirms our continued commitment to substantive local news.”

BPR Weekend’s first guests will include Harvey Silverglate, a Cambridge attorney and WGBH contributor, who will discuss first-amendment issues and former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, and author Nick Bilton, who will talk about his new book, American Kingpin.

"Andrea and Marcela will offer their unique takes on the stories covered on Boston Public Radio while also preparing listeners for the week ahead,” said Jason Turesky, BPR Weekend producer. “We hope that fans of BPR will enjoy a continuation of and reflection on the week's news.”

BPR Weekend will broadcast from WGBH Studio at the Boston Public Library from 12 to 1 p.m. on Sundays. The weekday edition of Boston Public Radio, hosted by Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, airs Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.