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Jimmy Carter Remains Stalwart In Vow To Eradicate Guinea Worm

Saturday, August 22, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on former President Jimmy Carter and his decades-long fight to snuff out the disease that once afflicted an estimated 3.5 million people in Asia and Africa.

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German Bus Driver Pauses To Welcome African Immigrants

Saturday, August 15, 2015

One man's small effort to ease the discomfort of desperate migrants, newly arrived in Germany after fleeing wars and oppression, inspires cheers and a few tears.

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Will Rogers Helped Popularize Radio With Pointed Humor

Saturday, August 15, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the folksy cowboy comic Will Rogers on the 80th anniversary of his death.

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Boston's Ride, Or Thanks But No Thanks, Olympic Committee

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Boston has ended its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mayor Martin Walsh said the financial risk was just too great. But the episode did inspire NPR's Scott Simon to write a poem.

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Willis Conover, The Voice Of Jazz Behind The Iron Curtain

Saturday, July 25, 2015

American broadcaster Willis Conover was known around the world in places like Prague, Moscow and Warsaw, but not so much at home. For more than 40 years, he hosted a jazz show on the Voice of America.

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Photos Of Pluto Reveal A 'Toy Store' Of Surprises

Saturday, July 18, 2015

New Horizons has provided us with our first close look at Pluto. The images are blowing the minds of scientists. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the joy of these new discoveries.

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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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