Scott Simon

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Actor Kirk Douglas Turns 100

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The actor — who played a boxer, a hard-bitten detective, a cynical reporter, Doc Holliday, Vincent Van Gogh and a French colonel — turned 100. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on Kirk Douglas' career.


Simon: Pets Find Their Way Into Our Hearts When We Need Them Most

Saturday, December 03, 2016

A recent trip to New York for Scott Simon and his family found them with a new addition to their clan. She's small, furry, and a reminder of what we enjoy about pets.


Simon: Easy To See Why Some Loved Fidel Castro's Cuba, Many More Fled

Saturday, November 26, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his time in Castro's Cuba and how its people struggled to persevere while under the rule of its dictator.


Gwen Ifill, A Life Remembered

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Remembering Gwen Ifill


Journalists Underestimated Trump. But We All Live In Bubbles

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Journalists, pundits, and many Americans were shocked when Donald Trump won the presidential election. It illuminates just how easy it is to live in a bubble, reinforced by social media channels.


2016 World Series Brought Welcome Levity To Weary Cities

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Chicago and Cleveland are both cities with real problems. But while their baseball teams played out the World Series, Indians fans and Cubs fans connected and commiserated with each other.


Stop Lying, America. You Love Election 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Americans say they're sick of this year's election campaign, that they're switching off the news. Ratings for prime-time TV are down, but cable news networks are seeing higher ratings than ever.


Graceful Losers Triumph, In Spite Of Defeat

Saturday, October 22, 2016

One way or another, someone's going to lose on election night. And there's a graceful way to concede defeat, as Adlai Stevenson showed in 1952, and Al Gore did in the disputed 2000 election.


Remembering Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The District Attorney in Brooklyn Kenneth Thompson died on Sunday at the age of 50. NPR's Scott Simon remembers his work fighting wrongful convictions.


A Nobel In Literature For Bob Dylan, Whose Words Transcend Form

Saturday, October 15, 2016

When Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, many were surprised. But many novelists cheered, and performers of all kinds — from William Shatner to Kesha — have been inspired by Dylan's words.


Remembering A Few Of The People Behind Overdose Numbers In Ohio

Saturday, October 08, 2016

The Medical Examiner of Cuyahoga County, Ohio says at least 52 people were killed there in September because they overdosed on opioid painkillers, including heroin. It's an ominous milestone.


Trump Caught On Tape Making Lewd Remarks About Women In 2005

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Audio of Donald Trump using crude language about women has surfaced. He was chatting on a hot mic before an interview with Billy Bush in 2005, who was then working for Access Hollywood.


An Act Of Kindness, From One Immigrant To Another

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Ibrahim Halil Dudu is a master tailor. He's also a Syrian refugee who had recently arrived in Ontario. And when the bride next door's zipper broke at the last minute, he came to her rescue.


For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.


Now Play Nice, Children

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Back in the days of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, there was no moderator. What if we tried that kind of thing in this year's campaign?


'What Is Aleppo?' There's No Easy Answer

Saturday, September 10, 2016

When Gary Johnson responded, "What is Aleppo?" to a question on MSNBC, he was chided. But, NPR's Scott Simon says, even people who don't draw a blank don't have great ideas about how to fix Syria.


Who's A Good Girl? Your Dog, Who Understands More Than You Might Think

Saturday, September 03, 2016

A team of Hungarian scientists has determined dogs can understand words, not just tone. NPR's Scott Simon says it may mean we should rethink our entire relationship with our furry friends.


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.