Scott Simon

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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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New York City And The Strand Bookstore Are Not On The Same Page

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Nancy Bass Wyden, the Strand's owner, is protesting New York City's decision to preserve the bookstore as a historic city landmark. She thinks the move will hurt, not help her business.

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Opinion: Ex-Prosecutor Faces Harsh Criticism After 'Central Park 5' Netflix Series

Saturday, June 08, 2019

A new television series about the Central Park Five paints an unflattering portrait of Linda Fairstein and has prompted calls to boycott her books. Her publisher dropped her Friday.

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Opinion: To Fight Anti-Semitism, German Tabloid Prints Cutout Kippah

Saturday, June 01, 2019

A German official said that because of a recent rise in attacks, he couldn't recommend Jews wear the skullcap "at every time and place." So daily newspaper Bild created a do-it-yourself paper kippah.

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These Tiny Desk Contestants Extend Compassion 'To Honor This Heartbreak' Of Addiction

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Amanda Gustafson and Eric Olsen of Swale's song "If You Get Lost" is a standout entry from this year's Tiny Desk Contest.

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'Start With Truth And End With Art': Poet Ocean Vuong On His Debut Novel

Saturday, June 01, 2019

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, written as a letter from a son to his immigrant mother who cannot read, aims "to speak to a rich American tradition of autobiography," its author says.

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This 'Greatest Hits' Album Is Real. Its Artist Is Fiction

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Laura Barnett wrote a novel about an aging singer-songwriter sizing up her life in 16 tracks. Then she approached musician Kathryn Williams, who created the book's original soundtrack.

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Opinion: Want Another Dog, Kids? Let's 'Have That Conversation'

Saturday, May 25, 2019

"I think we should have that conversation" is this era's preferred nonanswer for politicians trying to avoid tricky subjects, NPR's Scott Simon says.

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The Therapy Dogs Of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Therapy dogs at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School got their own yearbook page this year.

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Opinion: Why The Pool Poll Should Give Us Pause

Saturday, May 18, 2019

A new survey says 51% of adults in America take a dip in swimming pools instead of showering or bathing. But NPR's Scott Simon says we should be suspicious of this pool poll, and perhaps all polls.

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Opinion: 1 Million Species Are At Risk Of Disappearing. Humans Should Act Now

Saturday, May 11, 2019

This week, the U.N. issued the summary of a report warning of unprecedented declines in biodiversity. Scott Simon makes the case for humankind to assume responsibility for protecting the vulnerable.

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When Mozart Makes You Say 'Wow'

Saturday, May 11, 2019

A 9-year-old who attended a performance of "Masonic Funeral Music" at the Boston Symphony Hall last Sunday expressed his exuberance at the end.

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In 'The British Are Coming,' Rick Atkinson Turns His Gaze To The American Revolution

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian says there are lessons from the Revolution that hold true even today, 244 years after the shot heard 'round the world.

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Craig Ferguson On Recovery, Philosophy And A Lifetime Of 'Riding The Elephant'

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The comedian and former talk show host's new book is a collection of essays about what he's learned over decades of being a bouncer, a drummer, a TV personality — and a recovering alcoholic.

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In 'Ask Dr. Ruth,' The Famous Sex Therapist Looks Inward At Last

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Dr. Ruth Westheimer revolutionized talk around sex in America. At 90, she's letting her own walls come down in a new documentary. As a Holocaust refugee, she says it's her duty to speak up.

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Opinion: An Outrageous Crime Has Become A Commonplace Event

Saturday, May 04, 2019

After the recent shooting at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on how common school shootings have become in the United States.

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Before This Vietnam War Veteran Dies, He Would Like To Become An American Citizen

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Werner Trei, 71, is in hospice care in Colorado. He was given numerous awards for helping save 100 Vietnamese civilians when he was a U.S. Army Ranger. Before he dies, he'd like to be a U.S. citizen.

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Why Several Popular Democrats Are Pursing Presidency Over Senate Seats

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Why have several Democrats decided just to run for president, and not bother to try for a Senate seat first? Anne Caprara, who used to work at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, explains.

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