Scott Simon

Scott Simon appears in the following:

Laura Nyro And The Summer Of 1968

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Scott Simon reminisces about the summer of 1968 through a song.

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Study Estimates Hurricane Maria Killed Nearly 5,000, But Barely Makes News

Saturday, June 02, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon muses about how the media covered Roseanne Barr's tweet compared with a new count of the lives lost and devastated by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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'I've Discovered My Voice': Aisha Burns Navigates Love In The Wake Of Her Mom's Death

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Burns' latest album Argonauta is a response to facing life's crossroads.

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Translated Into 'Trumptalk,' History's Famous Lines Would Look A Little Different

Saturday, May 26, 2018

President Trump is known for his particular style of tweets. NPR's Scott Simon muses about what other famous lines from history might sound like if they'd been composed by Trump.

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Remembering Tom Wolfe, 'The Man In The Ice-Cream Suit'

Saturday, May 19, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon remembers writer Tom Wolfe for his unusual sartorial choices, and his "gorgeous, curlicue sentences."

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After Much Anticipation, Royal Wedding Day Arrives

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Britain's Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle Saturday in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Hundreds of family and friends were in attendance, as millions watched on TV.

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The String Quartet As Chosen Family In 'The Ensemble'

Saturday, May 19, 2018

In her debut novel, former cellist Aja Gabel follows four musicians as they come together and entertain ambitions to strike out on their own — on and off stage.

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Texas Community Reels After Latest School Shooter Kills 10

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A 17-year-old high school student has been charged with capital murder for the deaths of 10 people at his high school near Houston, Texas. The suspect was arrested alive.

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The Week In Politics

Saturday, May 19, 2018

As usual, it's been a busy week for political news: another school shooting, reflections on the Mueller investigation, Title X funding and the state of the GOP.

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A DACA Recipient Graduates Amid Deportation Fears

Saturday, May 12, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jessica Moreno-Caycho, a DACA recipient who is graduating this weekend from Virginia Commonwealth University. She chronicles her experience of uncertainty.

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Body Camera Maker Weighs Adding Facial Recognition Technology

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Axon, formerly Taser, has created a new ethics board to consider using artificial intelligence and facial recognition in local policing.

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'Something Develops Onstage Called Love': Baltimore Symphony's Bernstein Centennial

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Recorded live on stage at the Meyerhoff, Scott Simon joins BSO music director Marin Alsop and Leonard Bernstein's daughter Jamie for a conversation and musical celebration.

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Bloody-Scepter'd 'Tyrant' Explores Shakespeare's Take On Politics

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Scholar Stephen Greenblatt says Shakespeare wrote his histories as a commentary on the era he lived in — and those plays still have important things to say about our current political climate.

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The 2 Directors Missing From Cannes

Saturday, May 12, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon muses about how the glamour of this year's red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival masks the struggles of two directors who have been prevented by their home countries from attending.

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Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man Brings Ancient Chinese Music To The Present

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Wu Man is a master of the Chinese pipa, a lute-like instrument with a 2,000-year history. She stopped by NPR to talk about her fresh twist on ancient music and perform live.

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3 Black Teenage Scientists Had A Breakthrough, Then Came The Trolls

Saturday, May 05, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the hatred expressed online for three African-American high school girls who entered a science competition.

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Marcia Ball Looks Back On Her Blues Legacy: 'I'm Perfectly Suited For The Job'

Saturday, April 28, 2018

With five decades in show business, blues musician Marcia Ball talks about her latest album Shine Bright and the perks of life on the road.

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Below A Michigan Overpass, Truckers Make A Safety Net

Saturday, April 28, 2018

On Tuesday, 13 semitrucks stopped under a freeway overpass in Michigan to try to break the fall of a man who said he was going to jump. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on that moment.

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Why Do Russian Journalists Keep Falling?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on a string of recent — and suspicious — deaths of Russian journalists and dissidents.

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Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Duke University has decided to stop honoring roommate requests made by incoming freshmen — returning the procedure largely to chance. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta tells NPR why.

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