Scott Simon


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Fear Not, White Sox Fans: You'll Get Used To 'Guaranteed' Field

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Chicago White Sox announced this week that their 25-year-old ballpark, U.S. Cellular Field, would be renamed Guaranteed Rate Field. Scott Simon ponders where such a name might lead.


In The Face Of A Bloodied Boy, A Call To Look More Deeply At Syria

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Prompted by the image of a little boy in Aleppo whose face is caked with rubble and blood, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the costs and effects of the war in Syria.


Through Organ Donation, A Heart Lives On

Saturday, August 13, 2016

When Michael Stepien died, Arthur Thomas recieved his donated heart. When Stepien's daughter, Jeni, got married, Thomas walked her down the aisle. Scott Simon reflects on the power of organ donation.


The Fears Of A Clown

Saturday, August 06, 2016

"Don't let my glad expression give you the wrong impression," Smokey Robinson sings — but no one could mistake the face of Gags, the Green Bay Clown, for anything other than grim. What's his story?


Rep. Curry Todd Charged With Campaign Sign Theft; Opponent Mark Lovell Posts Bail

Saturday, August 06, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon reports on a moment of grace in this nasty campaign season.


Simon: Maybe We Should Eat Better If We're To Be Taller

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Height is not accomplishment or character, Scott Simon writes, but the authors of a recent study caution that height can be related to health.


'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

Saturday, July 23, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon looks back at the history of the slogan, "America First," which goes back to the 1940s, and has both bipartisan and anti-Semitic roots.


Balancing Safety And Celebration On The Streets Of France

Saturday, July 16, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon celebrated Bastille Day in France with his family. Even before he learned of the attack in Nice, he struggled to balance the joy of the festivities with the undercurrent of fear.


A Fond Farewell To Garrison Keillor's 'Prairie Home'

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Garrison Keillor's final A Prairie Home Companion airs Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the show, beloved by so many, and Keillor's particular talent for telling a story.


What Of London's 'Beautiful Idiots And Brilliant Lunatics,' Post-'Brexit'?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Many people know London as a true city of the world, says NPR's Scott Simon. But he wonders what the U.K.'s recent vote to leave the European Union may mean for that reputation.


Orlando Rises To Meet The Challenges Of An Awful Week

Saturday, June 18, 2016

With the mass shooting, the Christina Grimmie's murder and the toddler killed at a resort, Orlando has suffered lately. NPR's Scott Simon highlights the grace Orlando residents are showing each other.


Politics, Pundits And The Problem With The Word 'Pivot'

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The campaign buzzword du jour seems to be "pivot," and NPR's Scott Simon is sick of it. He points out that it's more than tiresome — it can obscure the true meaning of a politician's message.


If Gorilla's Death Moves You, Consider Other Animals' Plights

Saturday, June 04, 2016

After the shooting death of Harambe the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the living conditions and deaths of other animals, such as the ones we raise for food.


After Hiroshima Bombing, Survivors Sorted Through The Horror

Saturday, May 28, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the work of John Hersey, who visited with people who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima. His reporting filled an entire issue of the New Yorker magazine in 1946.


Security Lines Are Interminable, But With Good Reason

Saturday, May 21, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon just spent time waiting in a long security line at the airport. He says that even though it's easy to grow impatient, the security measures exist to protect lives.


The Bison's Back, But What For?

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The National Bison Legacy Act establishes the bison as the national mammal. NPR's Scott Simon muses on the bison's legacy and current significance.


A Cease-Fire In Name Alone

Saturday, April 30, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon considers the breathtaking toll of the violence in Syria.


Joking About A North Korean Cooking Show Just Isn't Funny

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A cooking show featuring Kim Jong Un is reportedly a hit in North Korea. Though it's a setup ripe for satire, NPR's Scott Simon says millions of starving North Koreans make it too serious for jokes.


Inky The Octopus's Great Escape

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Inky the octopus escaped from the National Aquarium of New Zealand and into Hawke's Bay. NPR's Scott Simon celebrates his ingenuity, and second-guesses the octopus's inclusion on his dinner plate.


Merle Haggard, Country's Outlaw With A Heartfelt Message

Saturday, April 09, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon spent some time with the country legend aboard his tour bus in 2001. Simon remembers a man who'd come a long way since his imprisonment at San Quentin, where he did time for robbery.