Scott Simon

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Opinion: Hong Kong Protesters Might Bother Tourists, Or Pierce Their Conscience

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Hong Kong protesters are appealing to U.S. authorities and to international travelers as they press their government to keep its distance from Beijing.

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How One Mom Talks To Her Sons About Hate On The Internet

Saturday, August 17, 2019

White teenage boys are being exposed via social media to groups peddling hate. Writer Joanna Schroeder explains how she protects her kids from the extremist propaganda they encounter online.

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Opinion: The Prince Of Broadway's Legacy Lives On Through His Music

Saturday, August 03, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon honors the legacy of theatrical producer and director Hal Prince, who died this week at the age of 91.

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Growing Up In Appalachia Is 'The Great Riddle Of My Life,' Says 'Marilou' Author

Saturday, August 03, 2019

A 14-year-old loner named Cindy finds her own maternal figure in Sarah Elaine Smith's first novel, set in the part of rural Pennsylvania where the author grew up.

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Opinion: Is Anything More Urgent Than The Temperature Of Our Planet?

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Our Earth is in the middle of what may be the hottest summer on record. Scorching new records were set all over Europe this week. What could be more urgent news than the temperature of our planet?

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Lucy Lawless: To Fans, 'I'm A Really Cute Walking Dinosaur'

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Everyone's favorite Warrior Princess is back on the small screen as a retired police detective solving crimes in the new series My Life is Murder. She says she's gratified that fans are so friendly.

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Isolated And Struggling, Many Seniors Are Turning To Suicide

Saturday, July 27, 2019

The golden years are thought to be a well-earned, carefree time in life. But adults 65 and older now account for almost 1 in 5 suicides in America.

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Author Caitlin Horrocks Explores Brilliance of Composer Erik Satie In 'The Vexations'

Saturday, July 27, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Caitlin Horrocks about her debut novel, The Vexations. It's about French composer Erik Satie and his siblings.

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Once Nearly Dead As The Dodo, California Condor Comeback Reaches 1,000 Chicks

Sunday, July 21, 2019

In the 1980s, there were fewer than two dozen California Condors left. Today, more than 500 exist in the world, thanks to the efforts of conservationists.

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Opinion: Should Republicans Still Call Themselves The Party Of Lincoln?

Saturday, July 20, 2019

In defending the president's racist tweets, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy declared, "We are the party of Lincoln." NPR's Scott Simon contends President Lincoln would object.

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Latest On Tropical Storm Barry

Saturday, July 13, 2019

New Orleans is braced for the arrival of Barry, which may be near hurricane strength by the time it comes ashore Saturday.

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Opinion: The Warning Signs Around Jeffrey Epstein

Saturday, July 13, 2019

How could someone so prominent commit crimes on a staggering scale and still host parties to which celebrities would flock? Jeffrey Epstein may have believed fame can conceal almost anything.

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France Suffers In Historic Heatwave

Sunday, June 30, 2019

France has been blazing this week. It recorded its highest temperature ever on Friday, 113 degrees. But temperature records have been rising all over the country, including in Deauville, Normandy.

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Trump On Iran

Saturday, June 22, 2019

President Trump is heading to Camp David to talk about Iran — after announcing additional sanctions on the country.

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2 Fractured Halves Make A Whole In 'Evvie Drake'

Saturday, June 22, 2019

The debut novel from NPR's own Linda Holmes follows a suddenly widowed (and not all that grief-stricken) woman and her new lodger — a former major league ballplayer who's lost his ability to pitch.

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Satchmo In His Adolescence: 1915 Film Clip May Show Young Louis Armstrong

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Music historian James Karst explains his recent research into the early life of the legendary Louis Armstrong.

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Opinion: The 'Filthy And Uncomfortable Circumstances' Of Detained Migrant Children

Saturday, June 22, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the unsanitary conditions for detained migrant children in border detention facilities.

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Opinion: Here's A Dad Joke! What Does The Buffalo Tell His Son In The Morning?

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Corny "dad jokes" are an outgrowth of the deep and lifelong bond between parents and children.

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Decades Later, 'Tales Of The City' Returns To A New San Francisco

Saturday, June 15, 2019

A new Netflix series resurrects the house at Barbary Lane, with characters reprised by Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis. Showrunner Lauren Morelli says she aimed to expand the range of queer stories.

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'Fleishman Is In Trouble': A Debut About Divorce, Dating And Disappearance

Saturday, June 15, 2019

One day, Toby Fleishman's ex-wife drops off the kids and disappears. Author Taffy Brodesser-Akner says too many people are "locked into" marriage; her new novel explores wedlock, and what comes after.

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