Scott Simon

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Scott Simon is an American journalist, and the host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday. Born in Chicago, in 1952 or 1953, he is the son of comedian Ernie Simon and actress Patricia Lyons; his first novel is Pretty Birds.

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Remembering Annie Glenn, Speech Disorder Advocate And Widow Of Astronaut John Glenn

Saturday, May 23, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Annie Glenn, who overcame a profound stutter in mid-life, then became a champion for those with speech challenges. She died this week from COVID complications.

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'The Power Of A Group' Moves Sharon Horgan, Kristin Scott Thomas In 'Military Wives'

Saturday, May 23, 2020

The film follows women who form a choir to cope with their spouses' deployments to Afghanistan. "It's a story that speaks to a huge number of partners, spouses and wives of the military," Horgan says.

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Inspired By Sleepless Nights, The New Woods Album Is 'Strange To Explain'

Saturday, May 23, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jeremy Earl about his band Woods and its new album, Strange to Explain, which he wrote in the months following the birth of his daughter.

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On His Debut Album, Jonah Mutono Embraces His Identity And His Name

Saturday, May 16, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the R&B singer dubbed "the Ugandan Frank Ocean" about his album GERG and his experience reconciling his sexuality with the community that raised him.

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Opinion: Livestock Farmers, Without Options, Turn To Euthanasia

Saturday, May 16, 2020

With meat packing plants and supply lines disrupted by the coronavirus, hog farmers are having to euthanize animals that were intended for food.

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Opinion: Endangered Bird Couple Returns To Chicago's Shore

Saturday, May 09, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon tells a tale of two piping plovers, endangered birds who've returned to Chicago to pair up and possibly raise another family of chicks.

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A Salon Owner Worries About The Lockdown's Impact On Her Business

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Christine Maccarone of New Jersey styles hair in nursing homes and hospitals. She's worried about her business surviving the state lockdown, and the well-being of her elderly clients.

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A Realtor Reflects On The Impact Of Lockdown On Her Business

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Marilyn Rivera Torres, a realtor in Puerto Rico, says the lockdown has dried up her finances. Confusion over the governor's executive orders also make it unclear how to resume her business.

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So, You're Not Talking Much In Quarantine. Here's How To Keep Your Voice Healthy

Saturday, May 09, 2020

With social distancing, many people are speaking less and their voices sound raggedy. NPR's Scott Simon talks with speech pathologist Sandy Hirsch, about keeping the voice sounding as it should.

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Rose Liberto, North Carolina Nurse, Dies At 64 Of COVID-19

Saturday, May 09, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Rose Liberto, a nurse at Atrium Health North East Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., who died of COVID-19. She was 64.

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Author Amy Jo Burns On Her Debut Novel 'Shiner'

Saturday, May 09, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Amy Jo Burns about her debut novel, "Shiner," set in the West Virginia mountains.

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Baseball Star Andre Dawson On Running A Funeral Home During The Pandemic

Saturday, May 09, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon talks to baseball legend Andre Dawson, a Hall-of-Fame member and National League MVP for the Chicago Cubs, about his second career as a Miami funeral director.

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Director Alice Wu On Her New Film 'The Half Of It'

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Alice Wu's new movie, "The Half of It," is a play on Cyrano de Bergerac with an LGBTQ twist. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the director.

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A Look At The U.S. Unemployment Rate, Now At Its Worst Since Great Depression

Saturday, May 09, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon talks with economist William Rodgers about the spiraling U.S. job losses due to the pandemic. The unemployment rate is now the worst since the Great Depression.

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Writer Caitlin Flanagan On Having Stage IV Cancer During The Pandemic

Saturday, May 09, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Caitlin Flanagan about her new piece in The Atlantic called "I Thought Stage IV Cancer Was Bad Enough."

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A Big, Complicated Family — And Their Mistakes — In 'All Adults Here'

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Emma Straub's new novel is about a woman who realizes, at age 68, that there are a lot of things she wishes she'd done differently in her life — and the choices and mistakes that shape her family.

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From Ella Fitzgerald To John Boutté: Jazz Festing In Place Presents Archival Audio

Saturday, May 02, 2020

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and WWOZ will stream of some of the greatest performances in Jazz Fest history this weekend.

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Jerry Seinfeld On Staying Home: 'At My Dinner Table, You're Supposed To Be Funny'

Saturday, May 02, 2020

The comedian says he's doing well under quarantine. He talked with NPR about comedy during a pandemic and his new Netflix standup special, 23 Hours to Kill. "Humor is an essential survival quantity."

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Opinion: NFL Fashion Masks But Still Not Enough Protective Masks

Saturday, May 02, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon explains why protective masks for frontline workers are still in short supply, while fashion masks for the rest of us seem to be readily available.

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Opinion: What Our Children Will Remember

Saturday, April 25, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon lays out what he hopes today's teenagers, including his own daughters, will remember about these times.

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