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A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dr. Doug Butzier was the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate in Iowa when he died in a small plane crash this week. NPR's Scott Simon thinks on the hopes even "lost cause" candidates inspire.

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Robot Bees Could Assist With Tricky Rescue Operations

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Robert Wood, an electrical engineer at Harvard's Microrobotics Lab, is engineering colonies of RoboBees. They don't sting, and they can be used for surveillance or crop pollination.

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In A Way, Gandhi Also Won 2014's Nobel Peace Prize

Saturday, October 11, 2014

In a week when two Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on Mahatma Gandhi's life. Though Gandhi never won the prize, 2014's winners carry on his legacy.

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A Stranger On A Train, A Phone Call, A Man's Life Transformed

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Announcing a layoff over the phone is bad etiquette, but it's the stuff of a great short story. When NPR's Scott Simon overheard such a moment, he couldn't help but try to fill in the gaps.

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FAA Chief: No Quick Fix To Prevent Another Fire Like Chicago

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Administrator Michael Huerta has a response to lawmakers who criticized the FAA for failing to have backup systems in place when a fire at an air traffic control center shut down Chicago's airports.

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Atlantic City Falls From Glittering Resort To Bargain Basement

Saturday, October 04, 2014

With four casinos shuttered, a fifth on the brink and 7,000 jobs lost, the once-glittery Atlantic City ponders a path to the future.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Lena Dunham And Matt Bai

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Lena Dunham talks about sex, oversharing and her new essay collection Not That Kind of Girl; Matt Bai discusses his book All The Truth Is Out about Gary Hart's 1987 affair and political journalism.

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Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pick up a banned book. Look for the scenes and language that once made people blush. Do those sections still have the power to make you gasp?

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A Man Who Knew The Value Of The Human Voice

Saturday, September 20, 2014

David Candow, known around NPR as "The Host Whisperer," has died. He was a great teacher, not only instructing us about the craft of radio news but reminding why the craft is important.

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Cruising Attitude: Recliner Rebellion Building In The Sky

Saturday, September 06, 2014

With the airlines packing more people into planes, "recliner rage" is on the rise. Is it a problem of entitled passengers, or just too many of us squeezed into small spaces?

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Syrian Artists Denied Visas, And A Voice In The U.S.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

U.S. performances of Syria: The Trojan Women are postponed, but NPR's Scott Simon says when art stops at the border, American audiences are the ones who miss out.

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Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands โ€” All Under A Kilometer Of Ice

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Biologists have discovered what may be the largest unexplored ecosystem on earth, and it's all hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the lead scientist, Brent Christner.

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The Risks And Rewards Of Reporting In A War Zone

Saturday, August 23, 2014

James Foley's murder by the Islamic State raises questions about the risks journalists take to report from conflict zones. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the mixed motives and rewards of the job.

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Lois Lowry Says 'The Giver' Was Inspired By Her Father's Memory Loss

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lowry's father didn't have Alzheimer's, but as he began to forget his past, the author says she began to imagine a book about eliminating painful memories. The Giver has just been adapted into a film.

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Remembering The Highs And Lows Of Robin Williams

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Audiences treasured his tremendous comic energy. But, says NPR's Scott Simon, Williams' death this week reminds us that depression can affect anyone.

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What If 'Gone With The Wind' Had This Ending, Instead?

Saturday, August 02, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon takes a moment to note a newly found script for the film Gone With the Wind that contains an alternate ending.

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M. Caldwell Butler, A True Bipartisan Politician

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Republican lawmaker from Virginia who died this week was not afraid to go against his party, or reach across the aisle, to stand against corruption.

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One Teacher's Latest Lesson Plan: Help The Homeless

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thomas Rebman is a teacher, but for his summer vacation he's spending 30 days homeless on the streets of Orlando. NPR's Scott Simon catches up with him as he raises awareness about homelessness.

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Bel Kaufman Took Us 'Up The Down Staircase'

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bel Kaufman was a public school teacher who revealed what the New York public schools were really like. She died Friday, in Manhattan, at the age of 103. NPR's Scott Simon has this remembrance.

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Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on Amazon.com as it celebrates its 20th birthday this month, examining the ways in which we're courted online to buy just about everything.

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