Scott Simon

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Opinion: For Washington's Nats, A Long And Winding Road To The World Series

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The complicated history of baseball in Washington, D.C., makes it difficult to pin down the most recent example of a hometown team making it to the World Series.

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'Everybody's Other Than Everybody Else': Choreographer Mark Morris

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The prolific dancer and company director has written Out Loud -- a memoir of hits and flops, childhood trauma and a lifetime at the forefront of modern dance.

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George R.R. Martin Really Does Know You Want Him To Write Faster

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Martin, who's working on the long-awaited sixth volume of his series A Song of Ice and Fire, rarely gives interviews — but NPR's Scott Simon recently caught up with him onstage at an awards ceremony.

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John Le Carré Fears For The Future In 'Agent Running In The Field'

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Decades ago, Le Carré worked for British intelligence services MI5 and MI6. He has channeled that experience into more than 50 years of espionage thrillers.

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Opinion: NBA Sidelines Free Speech In Favor Of China

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Scott Simon says the NBA has been handling China with kid gloves, in contrast with how outspoken coaches and players have been with their thoughts on America.

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La Santa Cecilia: 'We Are As American As Apple Pie And Tacos'

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Grammy Award-winning group's self-titled album is packed with political messaging and brims with hope.

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'We've Got More To Say About You': Olive Kitteridge Is Back, And Complex As Ever

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Elizabeth Strout won a Pulitzer Prize for her 2008 novel that spun together 13 connected stories of love, loss and loneliness. She returns to the small town of Crosby, Maine in Olive, Again.

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Opinion: Did Secretary Pompeo Forget His West Point Pledge?

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a West Point graduate, should remember the academy's honor code as the Ukraine story unfolds: "A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do."

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Remembering Diahann Carroll

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Singer and actress Diahann Carroll died Friday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 84.

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Opinion: The Sitcom President And The Reality Show President

Saturday, September 28, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the television show parallels of President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and the call between them at the center of an impeachment inquiry.

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In 'Imaginary Friend,' Stephen Chbosky Squeezes Horror From Everyday Life

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Stephen Chbosky — who wrote the YA classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- says his new book takes the familiar scares of childhood, like monsters in the closet, and twists them a little.

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Opinion: Remembering Cokie Roberts

Saturday, September 21, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon remembers journalist and friend Cokie Roberts, who died this week at the age of 75.

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Saturday Sports: Antonio Brown, Soccer Vs. Politics, WNBA Playoffs

Saturday, September 21, 2019

The New England Patriots have released receiver Antonio Brown. Apparently politics and Major League Soccer do not mix. And, we're down to the semi-finals of the WNBA playoffs.

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Navigating Culture And Crushes In 'Frankly In Love'

Saturday, September 21, 2019

David Yoon's young adult debut follows Frank Li, a Korean American kid who concocts a plan to keep his strict parents from finding out that he's dating a non-Korean girl — what could go wrong?

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Opinion: President Trump Claims He Was At Ground Zero On Sept. 11. But Was He?

Saturday, September 14, 2019

He continues to say he rushed to the wreckage of the twin towers after the Sept. 11 attacks to help. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the heroic work of the rescue crews.

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Ken Burns Gets To The Heart Of 'Country Music'

Saturday, September 14, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with filmmaker Ken Burns about his latest PBS documentary, Country Music.

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Edward Snowden Tells His Story In New Memoir, 'Permanent Record'

Thursday, September 12, 2019

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly and Scott Simon discuss Edward Snowden's new controversial book, Permanent Record.

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Edward Snowden Tells NPR: The Executive Branch 'Sort Of Hacked The Constitution'

Thursday, September 12, 2019

In an interview with NPR about his memoir, Permanent Record, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden denies any cooperation with Russian intelligence and says he would return if guaranteed a fair trial.

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Veterinarians Are Killing Themselves. An Online Group Is There To Listen And Help

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Veterinarians have suicide rates of more than double that of the general population. One group is building an online community to give advice and help out when stress adds up.

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Opinion: Earth Has Survived Extinctions Before, It's Humans Who Are Fragile

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Earth has experienced cataclysmic life-destroying events before. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what this means for humans in the midst of climate change.

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