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Why 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' is a staple year after year

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Why does the song "All I Want For Christmas Is You" still take the airwaves by storm every holiday season? Billboard's Gary Trust breaks it down.

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How film has shaped the American image of democracy

Saturday, December 25, 2021

For NPR's series, "We Hold These Truths," Scott Simon spoke to film critics Wesley Morris and Mark Harris about movies that have shaped how Americans think of democracy.

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Saturday sports: NHL says no to Olympics; new Peng Shuai video; NFL, NBA keep games

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Scott Simon asks ESPN's Michele Steele about a Chinese tennis star's new video, NHL players skipping the Olympics, and about NFL and NBA games this weekend.

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Leo del Aguila retires from NPR after 46 years

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Long-time audio engineer Leo del Aguila retires this month after 46 years of making NPR sound great.

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Chaplain David Sparks has provided comfort at Dover Air Force Base for 40 years

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Scott Simon talks with Chaplain David Sparks, who comforted the families of fallen service members at Dover Air Force Base for more than 40 years.

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U.S. air strikes have killed thousands of civilians, NYT Magazine investigation finds

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Scott Simon talks with Azmat Khan of the New York Times about U.S. drone strikes that have killed civilians in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

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Opinion: A Christmas guest has much to say

Saturday, December 25, 2021

People are understandably stressed this Christmas, including Santa.

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Writer Stephen Carter distills what we should take away from the past two years

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Scott Simon talks with law professor and writer Stephen Carter about the last two years and the new year to come.

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Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer on 50 years of celebrating the Blues

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Scott Simon notes Alligator Records' 50th anniversary year with founder Bruce Iglauer.

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Opinion: Albrecht Dürer's lesson for all of us today

Saturday, December 18, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on "The Virgin and Child with a Flower on a Grassy Bank," by Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. The previously unknown drawing was unveiled this week in London.

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Inflation may be worse in our heads than in reality

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Scott Simon speaks with University of Chicago economist Stefan Nagel about the psychological effects of inflation.

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpasses 800,000

Saturday, December 18, 2021

As the number of confirmed COVID deaths surpasses 800,000, Scott Simon speaks with Pastor Jesse Rincones of San Antonio about consoling families that have lost loved ones.

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The message of 'It's A Wonderful Life' rings true 75 years later

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Scott Simon speaks with Michael Willian, author of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Scene-by-Scene Guide to the Classic Film," about the 75th anniversary of the movie.

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Capitol police officer reacts to the new findings about Jan. 6

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Scott Simon talks with Capitol police officer Harry Dunn about some of the revelations coming out of the Congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.

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Saturday sports: COVID-19 postpones games; Urban Meyer loses job; Curry claims record

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Scott Simon talks to Meadowlark Media's Howard Bryant about COVID's impact on game schedules and the exit of NFL coach Urban Meyer.

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Multiple deaths likely after factory destroyed in storms in Mayfield, Kentucky

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Scott Simon talks with Jesse Perry, judge executive of Mayfield, Kentucky, where last night's severe storms tore through parts of downtown and leveled a candle factory as people were working.

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Death toll likely to near 100 from storms in Kentucky

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Scott Simon talks with Ronnie Noel, an official in Hopkins County, Kentucky, about how severe weather and tornados last night have affected his area.

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Rounding up listeners' favorite holiday songs and albums

Saturday, December 11, 2021

We asked our listeners to share their favorite holiday albums and songs after another trying pandemic year.

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Opinion: Bob Dole's efforts to prevent the genocide of Bosnians, remembered

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Scott Simon remembers the late Sen. Bob Dole. When Yugoslavia broke apart in 1991, Dole tried hard, but failed, to get an arms embargo lifted so Bosnian Muslims could defend themselves.

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Albuquerque's distinctive Christmas tree will be retired this year after 3 decades

Saturday, December 11, 2021

In Albuquerque, this season is the last for a giant Christmas tree made up of smaller trees in Plaza Don Luis. The structure is being retired from its spot of three decades.

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