Scott Simon

NPR

Scott Simon is an American journalist, and the host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday. Born in Chicago, in 1952 or 1953, he is the son of comedian Ernie Simon and actress Patricia Lyons; his first novel is Pretty Birds.

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Saturday Sports: Albert Pujols' historic homerun, controversy for the NBA

Saturday, September 24, 2022

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of Meadowlark Media about Albert Pujol's historic 700th career homerun and a controversy-filled week for the NBA.

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Richard Armstrong is retiring as director of the Guggenheim Foundation after 15 years

Saturday, September 24, 2022

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Richard Armstrong, who is retiring next year after almost 15 years in the role.

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Kamila Shamsie's novel 'Best of Friends' asks if all friendships are meant to last

Saturday, September 24, 2022

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Kamila Shamsie about her novel, "Best of Friends," which follows the relationship between two women from their childhoods in Pakistan to adulthood in London.

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The Iranian government plans to use military force on protestors

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Protests spread across Iran this past week after a young woman died in the custody of the so-called morality police. The government is planning to use the military to control the protests.

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Senior citizens talk about the adjustments they're making as cost of living rises

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Three senior citizens from the Washington, D.C.-area who rely on Social Security for their income talk about the changes they've made as the cost of living has risen.

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'Love and Stuff' is a moving memoir about motherhood

Saturday, September 24, 2022

NPR's Scott Simon talks with filmmaker Judith Helfand about "Love and Stuff," her documentary memoir about taking care of her dying mother while becoming a mother herself.

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You can now play for Ted Lasso's team on FIFA

Saturday, September 24, 2022

The popular soccer video game FIFA will soon let players choose to play with a new team: AFC Richmond, the fictional team featured in the Emmy Award-winning streaming TV show "Ted Lasso."

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Two years into the pandemic, long COVID patients are suffering

Saturday, September 24, 2022

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez about how patients with long COVID are doing two years into the pandemic.

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New Yorker writer Hua Hsu's coming of age memoir 'Stay True' is out now

Saturday, September 24, 2022

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Hua Hsu about his new memoir "Stay True," a deep dive into the author's coming of age, the nature of close friendship, and grief.

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Russian men are flying to Turkey to avoid military service in Ukraine

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Russia's call-up of additional troops has prompted many men to look for ways to avoid military service. Some of them are packing flights to Turkey.

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Pessimism on Wall Street as Federal Reserve hikes interest rates

Saturday, September 24, 2022

After the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates again, and forecast more big hikes in the coming months, pessimism reigned supreme on Wall Street.

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Opinion: Tiny movers of earth, and also our hearts

Saturday, September 24, 2022

NPR's Scott Simon has worms. Hundreds of them. They live in a bin on his balcony and rejuvenate soil for flowers and vegetables. He talks about his admiration for the squiggly things.

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Pakistan is still reeling from unprecedented floods that caused widespread destruction

Saturday, September 24, 2022

In southern Pakistan, this year's unprecedented floods have left people homeless, sick and struggling. A lake 70 miles wide has submerged entire villages.

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Cyclone Fiona leaves many without power in eastern Canada

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Post-tropical cyclone Fiona is pummeling parts of eastern Canada, downing trees and leaving many without power. It's expected to be one of the strongest storms to hit that area.

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Week in politics: Stock market, Trump, add to party woes ahead of midterm elections

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Stock market declines could complicate Democrats' hopes for the midterm elections, but former President Trump isn't helping Republicans' prospects either.

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Saturday Sports: NBA owner faces workplace misconduct allegations; Federer to retire

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Controversy in basketball over allegations of workplace misconduct by an NBA owner. Minor League Baseball players form a union. And tennis legend Roger Federer announces his retirement.

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Trump holds rally in Youngston, Ohio as the race to the Senate heats up

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Former President Trump holds a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, later today. The U.S. Senate race in the state is surprisingly tight.

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'Warholcapote' recreates a play conceived by Andy Warhol and Truman Capote

Saturday, September 17, 2022

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rob Roth, the author of "WARHOLCAPOTE," a book that recreates a play conceived by the artist Andy Warhol and writer Truman Capote.

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How rail companies and union negotiators averted a strike

Saturday, September 17, 2022

NPR's Scott Simon asks Dennis Pierce of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen about the union's tentative deal with freight rail operators that seems to have averted a strike.

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There's a nationwide shortage of Adderall even as prescriptions reach an all-time high

Saturday, September 17, 2022

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to journalist Ike Swetlitz about the current shortage of the attention deficit disorder drug, Adderall.

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