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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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High School Coach Takes The Heat, And Teaches Her Team About Character

Saturday, March 07, 2015

The Narbonne High girls' basketball team added pink to their uniforms for a cancer awareness program, and got penalized. But their coach stepped in to take responsibility, so the girls could play.

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Rats Blamed For Bubonic Plague, But Gerbils May Be The Real Villains

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Rats have had a bad reputation ever since they were blamed for spreading bubonic plague. But perhaps the blame was misplaced. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the roles of rodents.

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The Heavy Moral Weight Of Carnegie Mellon's 800 Botched Acceptances

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University recently emailed about 800 graduate school applicants to say they'd been accepted. But it was a mistake. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on acceptance letters in the digital age.

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'Do Not Fear For Me': Remembering Kayla Mueller With Her Own Words

Saturday, February 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Kayla Mueller by reading from a letter she sent her family in the spring of 2014. She died while being held captive by the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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Oscar Romero, The Murdered Archbishop Who Inspires The Pope

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Pope Francis and the Vatican have recognized Romero, who served as archbishop of San Salvador, as a martyr. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his life, and the possibility he might become a saint.

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Rod McKuen, The Cheeseburger To Poetry's Haute Cuisine

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Poet Rod McKuen was loved by millions but mocked by literary critics. He died this week at age 81.

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