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Queen Elizabeth, The Art Critic

Saturday, June 27, 2015

On a state visit to Germany, Queen Elizabeth II was given a modernist portrait. As NPR's Scott Simon notes, the queen was unimpressed.

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Little Baggies Of Bigotry Broadcast A Hateful Message — Paired With Candy

Saturday, June 27, 2015

In some states, people have been leaving plastic baggies filled with Ku Klux Klan fliers and candy. NPR's Scott Simon considers what it means to sugarcoat hatred in the wake of Charleston shootings.

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What Do You Think Of When You Hear The Word 'Refugee'?

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The United Nations says there are nearly 60 million refugees around the world. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what it means to be a refugee, from the lives they leave behind to the struggles they face.

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Remembering 'Headless Body' Headline Writer Vincent Musetto

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Vincent Musetto was managing editor of the New York Post when the paper ran a famous headline he wrote, "Headless Body in Topless Bar." NPR's Scott Simon remembers Musetto, who died at age 74.

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Lunch Lady Knows There's No Quick Fix For Feeding Hungry Kids

Saturday, June 06, 2015

A school kitchen manager lost her job after giving a free meal to a hungry student. NPR's Scott Simon wonders if you'd rather a hungry kid encounter a lunch lady who enforces rules, or Della Curry?

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Congratulations, Grade School Grads! Now Listen Up.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon thinks most students stop listening to adults — including their commencement speakers — by age 11. So for this graduation season, he gives life advice to fifth graders.

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Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Yet another English monarch might be buried underneath an English parking lot. Scott Simon has more.

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At Day Center For The Elderly, 'They Have Everything'

Saturday, May 23, 2015

As America grapples with how to care for an aging population, a growing industry aims to provide families a place to send their loved ones who need supervision and support — just for the day.

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Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers died in a helicopter crash while delivering earthquake relief supplies. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the kind of people who risk their lives for strangers.

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Pressed For Time? Try Hiring A Body Double

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Mexican politician is trying to find a body double to attend ceremonial events in his stead. NPR's Scott Simon wonders if it might be a useful gimmick for American politicians, too.

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New Yorkers To Mayor De Blasio: 'Get Used To It'

Saturday, May 09, 2015

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had to wait a full 20 minutes for the subway. NPR's Scott Simon says that New Yorkers responded with a collective shrug and thought, "join the club, buddy."

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Can You Spot The Fake Fragonard?

Saturday, May 02, 2015

A London gallery has asked visitors to spot the single fake, produced for about $100 in China, and displayed among its priceless collection. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what makes art valuable.

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Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Gray will be laid to rest on Monday.

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Pick The Perfect Profanity To Season Your Message

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price repeated a choice curse word 77 times in a press conference. NPR's Scott Simon defends profanity, but warns it can obscure meaning if too liberally applied.

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Guest Picks: Scott Simon

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The NPR host spoke about his relationship with his mother, and his memoir about her, Unforgettable. Find out what he reads, watches, and listens to below!

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A Hospital Room, A Dying Mother, and A Twitter Handle

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scott Simon chronicles his mother's death and reminisces about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love.

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At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.

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Might A Brush With Death Set The Stage For Greatness?

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Izola Ware Curry, who stabbed but did not kill Martin Luther King Jr., has died. NPR's Scott Simon wonders about other public figures who came close to death, but went on to great things.

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Rev. Willie Barrow: Remembering 'The Little Warrior'

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Chicago civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow. She became an activist at 12, and later marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

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Seven Decades On, Anne Frank's Words Still Comfort

Saturday, March 14, 2015

70 years ago, Anne Frank died in a concentration camp. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the diarist, and two teenagers, Afghan refugee Asiieh Panahi and Chicagoan Sydney Falls, read from her writing.

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