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Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'

Saturday, May 17, 2014

No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.

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The Catchy Songs Of Eurovision Transcend Europe's Divided Politics

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Eurovision: Love it, hate it, or have no idea what we're talking about? With tensions high in Ukraine, Russian performers are facing the music at the kitschy singing contest.

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Love Your Profile, Take Me Out To The Ball Game?

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Major League Baseball and Match.com have a new joint venture to connect fans looking for romance. But can they make lovers out of those with a passion for baseball?

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Want A Tour Of The American Psyche? Flip Through SkyMall

Saturday, May 03, 2014

That catalog stuffed in the seat pocket during your flight is one of America's best-read publications. What does that say about us?

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Home Of Second City Comedy Ranks First In Humor

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Chicago is the best place to have a good laugh, according to a report from the Humor Research Lab in Colorado. But don't be fooled — you can't precisely calculate a city's sense of humor.

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Dog Races The Rails To Manhattan — And Wins New Yorkers' Hearts

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Rush hour took on new meaning this week when a dog jumped in front of a commuter train and began to run.

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'Muse Of Painting' Came To Churchill's Rescue — And Bush's

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Portraits of world leaders painted by former President George W. Bush go on exhibit in Dallas on Saturday. He took up the hobby after he read Winston Churchill's essay, "Painting as Pastime."

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Firefighters Face Danger Head On (Whomever They're Rescuing)

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Firefighters are often called upon to risk their lives. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on a week that demonstrated the extraordinary and surprising sacrifices they make.

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A Bill To Distill Simmers In Tennessee

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Does a legally mandated recipe ensure Tennessee whiskey's quality, or does it violate the spirit's moonshiner roots? NPR's Scott Simon says that further study, and a sampling, is in order.

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A Tatar's Death Chills Those Who Suffered Under Russia Before

Saturday, March 22, 2014

As Russia takes control, the story of Reshat Ametov sends an ominous signal to Crimea's Tatars.

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'Unproductive Anxiety' And The Solo Act Of Essay Writing

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Wednesday, the College Board announced it will make the essay portion of the SAT exam optional. But what is lost when the importance of essays is diminished?

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Lessons In Humility From A Chicago Kid Called Harold Ramis

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Ramis, the actor and director best known for his comedies like Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day, died on Monday. In an age of bombast and snickering, Ramis remembered the importance of compliments.

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Ukrainian Olympic Skier's Stand Is A Sacrifice For Her Country

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Ukrainian skier has pulled out of the Olympics to show solidarity with protesters back home. While the impact of her move is unclear, forgoing a chance at a medal is a powerful symbol.

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Girl Scout Sells Cookies Outside Medical Marijuana Clinic

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Girl Scout cookies are never that hard to sell, but this week, one 13-year-old San Franciscan may have outsmarted the competition altogether.

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Shirley Temple's Films Still Charm After All These Years

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Shirley Temple starred in reliably formulaic movies — a little girl loses a parent, but unlocks the iron hearts of those around her with smiles and song. NPR's Scott Simon says her films still have the power to cheer us.

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Forego The Faux Snow: The Games Could Use A Permanent Home

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Will Sochi be a city of super-sized, expensive venues that sit mostly empty in the future? Maybe having different cities host the Olympics doesn't make much sense.

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Sing Out: A Concert Celebration Of Pete Seeger

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Scott Simon hosts a special concert, recorded in 2005, with interviews and performances by Seeger and a cast of gifted artists. Participants include Judy Collins, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Natalie Merchant, Janis Ian, Holly Near and more.

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Opera Star Renee Fleming Brings Grace To The Super Bowl

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday in New Jersey. She is the first opera star to be asked. NPR's Scott Simon remembers how Fleming has performed under pressure many times, including when she sang "Amazing Grace" at the ruins of the World Trade Center after 9/11.

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Rodman's Tour Of North Korea: Diplomacy Or Propaganda?

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dennis Rodman took a team of former NBA players to North Korea to celebrate leader Kim Jong Un's birthday. NPR's Scott Simon likes the flamboyant and frank Rodman, but wonders if his tour amounts to sports diplomacy or propaganda for the North Korean regime.

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Billie Jean King Travels With A Message About History

Saturday, December 21, 2013

NPR's Scott Simon muses on the inclusion of the former tennis superstar in the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. King is a lesbian who was not always open about her sexuality, but both she and American culture have changed since then.

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