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: LeBron James shoots for NBA scoring record; trade rumors for Kyrie Irving

Saturday, February 04, 2023

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Howard Bryant of Meadowlark Media about LeBron James' shot at the NBA's scoring record, rumors of a trade for Kyrie Irving, and the Boston Bruins' historic hot streak.

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DK Nnuro on his debut novel 'What Napoleon Could Not Do'

Saturday, February 04, 2023

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with writer DK Nnuro about his debut novel, "What Napoleon Could Not Do," which looks at differences between how African Americans and Black immigrants view the U.S.

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In January, the unemployment rate fell to its lowest in over 53 years

Saturday, February 04, 2023

US employers added over 500 thousand jobs last month, far more than forecasters expected. The unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than 53 years, and President Biden is taking credit.

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Thomas Mallon on his new novel 'Up With The Sun'

Saturday, February 04, 2023

NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Thomas Mallon. His new novel, "Up With The Sun," draws on the real life, and murder, of a stage and screen actor from the 1950's and '60s.

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Reptile heating pads can be surprisingly useful as cooking tools

Saturday, February 04, 2023

You can keep Mr. Muscles cozy, or you can make your own yogurt: using reptile heating pads in a container are a way to ferment foods, sans snake.

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Aya Nakamura on her new album 'DNK'

Saturday, February 04, 2023

NPR's Scott Simon talks to French-Malian singer Aya Nakamura, one of the most listened-to francophone pop artists in the world, about her new album, "DNK."

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A Ukrainian photojournalist reflects on documenting a year of war

Saturday, February 04, 2023

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Evgeniy Maloletka, an Ukrainian photojournalist, about what it's been like documenting a year of war in his country.

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Opinion: No, a cockroach does not deserve to be named after your ex

Saturday, February 04, 2023

You can say "I wuv u - not" by bestowing your ex's name on a hissing cockroach! NPR's Scott Simon muses on a fundraiser for a Chicago Zoo, and whether the roaches really deserve it.

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U.S. cancels Blinken's visit to China after the appearance of a spy balloon

Saturday, February 04, 2023

The Biden Administrations has cancelled Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip to China, following the appearance of a Chinese surveillance balloon over the US.

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Week in politics: Job numbers; debt ceiling; State of the Union

Saturday, February 04, 2023

Unusually robust job numbers for January, negotiations over raising the debt ceiling, and a preview of Tuesday's State of the Union.

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Opinion: A Holocaust remembrance — and lessons we have yet to learn

Saturday, January 28, 2023

NPR's Scott Simon wonders why teaching children about the Holocaust is not mandatory in most states and the lessons they are missing.

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What prices at a Walmart in Georgia tell us about inflation

Saturday, January 28, 2023

NPR has been tracking prices at a Walmart in Georgia for four years. The latest shopping trip tells us a lot about what's been happening in world trade and the U.S. economy.

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Belgian director Lukas Dhont on his Oscar-nominated new film 'Close'

Saturday, January 28, 2023

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Belgian director Lukas Dhont about his new film, "Close," which was nominated for an Oscar. The film traces the relationship between two 13-year-old boys.

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Three years after COVID-19 started, scientists have learned valuable lessons

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Three years after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a "public health emergency," scientists have learned several lessons about how pandemics begin and how to stop them.

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Protests break out after the release of videos showing police beating Tyre Nichols

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Non-violent protests broke out last night after the release of videos showing police beating 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, who died after a traffic stop in Memphis, Tenn., earlier this month.

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Hanna Pylvainen on her new novel 'The End of Drum-Time'

Saturday, January 28, 2023

NPR's Scott Simon interviews Hanna Pylvainen about her new novel, "The End of Drum-Time." It is set in northern Scandinavia in the 19th century.

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Scott Simon talks with Martin Patience about his new novel 'The Darker the Night'

Saturday, January 28, 2023

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Scottish writer — and Weekend Edition producer — Martin Patience about his new political thriller, "The Darker the Night."

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Antony Blinken is on a trip to the Middle East amidst a spate of violence

Saturday, January 28, 2023

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to the Middle East next week following three violent incidents that left several civilians dead in recent days.

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Saturday Sports: Australian Open finals; Mikaela Shiffrin's history-making run; NFL update

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Finals weekend in tennis at the Australian Open; Mikaela Shiffrin continues her history-making run; and four NFL teams play tomorrow for a spot in the Super Bowl.

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Policing experts condemn Memphis officers after the release of Tyre Nichols footage

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Policing experts are condemning the actions of Memphis officers depicted in videos of a deadly altercation with Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old man who was stopped for a traffic violation.

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