Scott Simon

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Scott Simon appears in the following:

Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Bird lovers around the world are counting birds this weekend for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which provides valuable data for avian research.

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Opinion: Good Night Oppy, A Farewell To NASA's Mars Rover

Saturday, February 16, 2019

NASA's admission this week that the agency has lost contact with a Mars rover brings an end to a compelling story of usefulness and resilience.

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Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Ethan Lindenberger had never received vaccines for diseases like polio or measles because his mom is anti-vaccine. Now he's 18, he's finally getting his shots.

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How Racism Has Manifested Itself In Schools, As Recalled By Listeners

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Recent stories about high-profile politicians in Virginia having worn blackface have caused many people to recount their own experiences and how it made them feel unwelcome, or unsafe.

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In 'The Night Tiger,' Fantastic Beasts Of Colonial Malaysia

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Yangsze Choo's second novel features a disembodied finger, Chinese dancehalls of the 1930s and weretigers. For the author, it's a book of parallel worlds: the supernatural and the real.

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Bobbie Gentry's 'The Delta Sweete' Gets A Much-Belated Tribute

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Scott Simon discusses a star-studded reimagining of Gentry's 1968 cult classic with two of its contributors, country artist Margo Price and Rolling Stone editor David Fricke.

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Opinion: Paintings By Adolf Hitler Are 'Unremarkable,' So Why Forge Them?

Saturday, February 09, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on why someone would create a forgery of a painting by Adolf Hitler after German police raided an art house in Nuremberg with suspected counterfeits painted by the Führer.

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How Beirut's Zach Condon Escapes To Find His Focus

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Indie folk band Beirut is out with its latest album, Gallipoli. The band's leader, Zach Condon, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about emphasizing music over lyrics and escaping to unexpected places for inspiration

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'High Flying Bird': In An NBA Lockout, An Agent Shoots His Shot

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Actor André Holland imagined professional basketball if athletes had real agency. So he teamed up with director Steven Soderburgh for a movie which imagines what that might look like.

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Opinion: As U.S. Seeks To Withdraw Troops, What About Afghanistan's Women?

Saturday, February 02, 2019

The U.S. and the Taliban are working on an agreement to end the war and bring troops home. But NPR's Scott Simon asks: what will happen to Afghanistan's women if the Taliban return to power?

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Tasting Food For The Führer At 'The Wolf's Table'

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Rosella Postorino's new novel is based on the real-life story of a German woman who was conscripted to serve as a food taster for Adolf Hitler, who feared that the Allies were trying to poison him.

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Who Run The Numbers Racket? Mom

Saturday, January 26, 2019

In The World According to Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis has written a memoir about her mother, who ran a thriving underground gambling outfit in 1960s Detroit to provide for her family.

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A Slimy Discovery: New Fossil Found Of Jawless, Backless Hagfish

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The hagfish may not be as primitive as once thought, thanks to a new fossil discovery. NPR's Scott Simon asks The Atlantic science writer Ed Yong about his recent piece on hagfish and their slime.

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Opinion: A True 'Sports Hero,' Jackie Robinson At 100

Saturday, January 26, 2019

January 31, 2019 will mark 100 years since the birth of baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

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Senate Finds Russian Bots, Bucks Helped Push Brexit Vote Through

Saturday, January 19, 2019

A recent report on Russian influence operations overseas detailed large amounts of money and effort spent to influence the referendum. Scott Simon talks with The New Yorker's Jane Mayer.

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'Never Seen Morale This Low': Correctional Officers Struggle Through Shutdown

Saturday, January 19, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Justin Tarovisky, who works at a penitentiary in Hazelton, W.Va., about what it's been like to put in hours — including overtime and double shifts — without getting paid.

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'Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee' Demystifies The Modern Native Experience

Saturday, January 19, 2019

David Treuer's book is a wide-ranging account of Native American life, from the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre to now. He says that, contrary to popular perception, they're fully integrated in U.S. life.

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In 'Holy Lands,' A Tale Of Family Drama And Pig Farming In Israel

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The epistolary novel from author Amanda Sthers, newly available in English and now adapted into a feature film, is a story of reconciliation (and raising swine among Jews).

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'If I Have To Go To 100 Marches, I Will Do That': Women's Activism, 2 Years Later

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Jenny Mills and Vanessa De Leon have participated in past women's marches. NPR's Scott Simon asks them how they feel about marching today, and about the progress women have made in the Trump era.

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Michael Cohen's Lies And The Case Against The President

Saturday, January 19, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon asks former prosecutor Solomon Wisenberg about BuzzFeed's report that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump tower in Moscow.

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