Scott Simon

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Tony Bennett And Diana Krall On Reincarnating Gershwin Classics: 'It Never Goes Out Of Style'

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall share their love of George and Ira Gershwin with a new album, Love Is Here to Stay.

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'Dear America,' Writes A Pulitzer-Winning Journalist — And Undocumented Immigrant

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Jose Antonio Vargas' new book is a memoir about living in the U.S. as an "undocumented citizen" — a secret he himself didn't discover until he was 16.

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Opinion: Live And Let Bagel

Saturday, September 15, 2018

What's so bad about a cinnamon raisin bagel with lox anyway?

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Shadowed By Scandals, Coach Rick Pitino Pens His 'Story'

Saturday, September 08, 2018

The Hall of Fame college basketball coach, fired by the University of Louisville in 2017 following recruiting violations, addresses his career and recent headline-grabbing mistakes in a new memoir.

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Opinion: Stand Up And Speak Out

Saturday, September 08, 2018

In this Saturday's essay, NPR's Scott Simon considers how the author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed could better serve the country.

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Former Presidents Bush and Obama Eulogize John McCain

Saturday, September 01, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon, Kelsey Snell and Ron Elving host coverage of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama speaking at the funeral for John McCain.

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Opinion: A Bond Beyond Politics

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Vladimir Kara-Murza is a Russian opposition figure who has twice been poisoned but keeps working for liberty and change in his country. He was also one of John McCain's pallbearers.

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'A River Of Stars' Is An Asian-American, 'Pregnant Thelma & Louise'

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Vanessa Hua's debut novel follows two women at a secret California maternity center where rich Chinese send expectant mothers to give birth to U.S. citizens. Then they run away.

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He Wants To Help The Army Fight Terrorism, But Was Discharged Before He Got A Chance

Saturday, August 25, 2018

This summer, the Pentagon forcibly discharged Army recruits and reservists living legally in the U.S., who have been waiting to be cleared for active duty.

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Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan To Be Honored At Newseum

Saturday, August 25, 2018

A statue to honor Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman accredited to cover the White House, will soon stand at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

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Opinion: 'National Enquirer' Publisher's CEO Could Testify About Trump And UFOs

Saturday, August 25, 2018

The head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer has reportedly received immunity for testimony about hush money payments. NPR's Scott Simon wonders: What other questions could he answer?

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Ralph Nader On What He Thinks Apple Should Do With Its Excess Billions

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The longtime consumer advocate says that now that Apple is a trillion dollar company, it could be doing more for its employees and shareholders.

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A Songwriting Mystery Solved: Math Proves John Lennon Wrote 'In My Life'

Saturday, August 11, 2018

John Lennon and Paul McCartney have differing memories of who wrote the music for "In My Life." A mathematics professor has spent 10 years working with statistics to decide once and for all.

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Opinion: Critics Nix Pop Flicks Pick For Oscar Fix

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is being criticized for changes to the annual awards. Do we really need a category for "Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film"?

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Opinion: Calling The Press The Enemy Of The People Is A Menacing Move

Saturday, August 04, 2018

This week President Trump continued his campaign to delegitimize the news media, using a particularly ignominious phrase.

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Come On Out And Dance

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Motown hit landed at a turning point in civil rights — and where Black Power movements flourished, the song followed. Scott Simon explores why, with a little help from singer Martha Reeves.

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Opinion: When A Video Isn't The Whole Story

Saturday, July 28, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon thinks about how a bit of video that seemed to capture a moment of callousness didn't actually show everything that happened.

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A Thwarted Child Kidnapping Inspired 'Fruit Of The Drunken Tree'

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Growing up amid widespread violence in Colombia, Ingrid Rojas Contreras and her sister were targeted for kidnapping. They were saved by the courage and compassion of a teenager working in their home.

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Opinion: An Act Of Bravery At The World Cup

Saturday, July 21, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon recounts an act of bravery in the World Cup championship game that happened in President Putin's Russia.

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A Phone Call Changes Everything In Anne Tyler's 'Clock Dance'

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Tyler's new novel — her 21st — follows a woman who thinks she's at the end of the road, widowed and settled into a lonely life, when a mistaken call for help turns her world upside down.

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