Scott Simon

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Opinion: A Lesson From Memorial Day, 1993

Saturday, February 15, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon ponders the loss of civility and respect in public discourse.

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50 Years Of 'The Point,' Harry Nilsson's Wonderful, Weird Musical Fable

Saturday, February 15, 2020

50 years after Harry Nilsson's concept album about a round-headed boy from a land of pointy heads, his son Kiefo and actor Mike Lookinland talk about a new release of the animated film from 1971.

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After 30 Years Apart, An Immigration Lawyer Reunites His Mother With Her Parents

Saturday, February 15, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with immigration attorney Luis Cortes Romero about his experience reuniting his mother with her parents after 30 years.

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The U.S. Is In The Midst Of An Affordability Crisis, 'Atlantic' Writer Argues

Saturday, February 15, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Annie Lowrey of the Atlantic on what she calls the Great Affordability Crisis. She the cost of housing and health care is bleeding some American families dry.

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Political Hurdles Lie Ahead In Ireland After Sinn Fein Wins Popular Vote

Saturday, February 15, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Marie O'Halloran, parliamentary reporter of the Irish Times, about Sinn Fein's lead in last week's Irish elections and the hurdles ahead in forming a coalition government.

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When It's Cold, Rats Can Crawl Into Your Car ... And Snack On It

Saturday, February 15, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Albin, also known as "Rat King Dave," about rodents eating their way through cars and how they can be stopped.

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Writer R. Eric Thomas Discusses Vivid New Memoir 'Here For It'

Saturday, February 15, 2020

R. Eric Thomas, writer and host of The Moth Radio Hour, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his memoir in essays: "Here for It."

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For Bob Marley's 75th Birthday, Ziggy Marley Reflects On His Father's Legacy

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Reggae's biggest ambassador would have turned 75 this week, had he not died four decades ago from cancer. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Ziggy Marley about his father's legacy.

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Opinion: Kirk Douglas's Passion Project After Spartacus

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Actor Kirk Douglas died at the age of 103 this week. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the movie that Douglas made after his pivotal role in Spartacus.

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For Woman At Heart Of 'Weather,' Storms Loom Over Every Horizon

Saturday, February 08, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon asks Jenny Offill about her new novel, "Weather," which balances a woman's parochial concerns with her growing alarm about the state of the planet.

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Antibalas' 'Fu Chronicles' Is A Martial Arts-Inspired Testament To Afrobeat

Saturday, February 08, 2020

For two decades, some of Afropop's hottest sounds have come out of Brooklyn. Duke Amayo and Martin Perna of the band Antibalas talk about their latest release, Fu Chronicles.

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Batting Around The Edge Of The Bigs In 'The Cactus League'

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Just in time for spring training, Emily Nemens, editor of the Paris Review, tells NPR's Scott Simon about her new novel. It's a look at preseason baseball's strivers and dreamers, on-field and off.

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Goodbye To The Spitzer Telescope, A Hard-Working Stellar Time Machine

Saturday, February 08, 2020

George Helou who worked on the space telescope during its 16-year lifespan, tells NPR's Scott Simon what scientists learned from the images it captured.

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Polls Suggest Irish Election Is Poised To Topple Government

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Prime Minister Leo Varadker's party is struggling, while Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein has surged into the lead ahead of Saturday's vote. Reporter Jennifer Bray of the Irish Times explains why.

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Remembering A Congressman Who Bucked His Party On An Impeachment

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Tom Railsback, a former Republican representative from Illinois who died this week at age 87, played a memorable role in the impeachment process of President Richard Nixon.

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A Trump Spokesman On The Administration's Ukraine Policy

Saturday, January 25, 2020

As Presdent Trump's lawyers prepare make their case in the Senate impeachment trial, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Steven Groves, special assistant to the president and deputy press secretary.

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On Their Latest Album, The Haden Triplets Sing 'The Family Songbook'

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The daughters of accomplished upright bassist Charlie Haden have reached back even further for inspiration on their latest album, drawing influence from the country roots of their grandfather.

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'Interior Chinatown' Puts That Guy In The Background Front And Center

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Charles Yu's new novel follows a TV actor who often gets stuck playing generic Asian men. Yu says he was inspired by shows that set episodes in Chinatown — but keep Asian actors in the background.

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Marcelo Hernandez Castillo On 'Children of the Land'

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Mexican-born poet talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his new memoir and the struggles his family faced as undocumented immigrants.

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Johns Hopkins Sees Jump In Low-Income Students After Ending Legacy Admissions

Saturday, January 25, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Phillips, Johns Hopkins University's vice provost for admissions, about the results of the school's 2014 decision to end so-called legacy admissions.

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