Scott Simon

Scott Simon appears in the following:

He Wants To Help The Army Fight Terrorism, But Was Discharged Before He Got A Chance

Saturday, August 25, 2018

This summer, the Pentagon forcibly discharged Army recruits and reservists living legally in the U.S., who have been waiting to be cleared for active duty.

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Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan To Be Honored At Newseum

Saturday, August 25, 2018

A statue to honor Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman accredited to cover the White House, will soon stand at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

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Opinion: 'National Enquirer' Publisher's CEO Could Testify About Trump And UFOs

Saturday, August 25, 2018

The head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer has reportedly received immunity for testimony about hush money payments. NPR's Scott Simon wonders: What other questions could he answer?

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A Songwriting Mystery Solved: Math Proves John Lennon Wrote 'In My Life'

Saturday, August 11, 2018

John Lennon and Paul McCartney have differing memories of who wrote the music for "In My Life." A mathematics professor has spent 10 years working with statistics to decide once and for all.

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Ralph Nader On What He Thinks Apple Should Do With Its Excess Billions

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The longtime consumer advocate says that now that Apple is a trillion dollar company, it could be doing more for its employees and shareholders.

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Opinion: Critics Nix Pop Flicks Pick For Oscar Fix

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is being criticized for changes to the annual awards. Do we really need a category for "Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film"?

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Opinion: Calling The Press The Enemy Of The People Is A Menacing Move

Saturday, August 04, 2018

This week President Trump continued his campaign to delegitimize the news media, using a particularly ignominious phrase.

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Opinion: When A Video Isn't The Whole Story

Saturday, July 28, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon thinks about how a bit of video that seemed to capture a moment of callousness didn't actually show everything that happened.

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A Thwarted Child Kidnapping Inspired 'Fruit Of The Drunken Tree'

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Growing up amid widespread violence in Colombia, Ingrid Rojas Contreras and her sister were targeted for kidnapping. They were saved by the courage and compassion of a teenager working in their home.

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Come On Out And Dance

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Motown hit landed at a turning point in civil rights — and where Black Power movements flourished, the song followed. Scott Simon explores why, with a little help from singer Martha Reeves.

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Opinion: An Act Of Bravery At The World Cup

Saturday, July 21, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon recounts an act of bravery in the World Cup championship game that happened in President Putin's Russia.

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A Phone Call Changes Everything In Anne Tyler's 'Clock Dance'

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Tyler's new novel — her 21st — follows a woman who thinks she's at the end of the road, widowed and settled into a lonely life, when a mistaken call for help turns her world upside down.

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Musical 'East Of The River' Examines A Gentrifying Anacostia

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Set amid a theoretical debate about a potential Whole Foods arriving in the historically underserved Washington, D.C. neighborhood, the musical looks at the good and the bad of gentrification.

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Separated Triplets Offer A Glimpse Into 'The Wild West Of Psychology'

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Would they have been better off not knowing about each other? That's the question director Tim Wardle keeps asking himself — he's the director of a documentary called Three Identical Strangers.

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Remembering Poet Donald Hall

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Donald Hall, a former poet laureate of the United States, died last Saturday, at the age of 89. NPR's Scott Simon reads one of Hall's poems, "September Ode."

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Yasmin Williams Transcends All Guitar Norms In Her Tiny Desk Contest Entry

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Virginia's Yasmin Williams is a captivating acoustic finger-style guitarist who incorporates cello bows and tap shoes into making her sound.

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For Restaurant Staff, A Rare Chance To Protest The Trump Administration

Saturday, June 30, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on recent protests of Trump administration officials at restaurants.

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Jill Barber Goes Pop, Minus Some Sweetness

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Canadian singer known for folk and jazz switches genres, this time to write an album about the place of women in modern times.

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An 18th Century, Gender-Bending Mystery: What Did 'The Fox' Say?

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jordy Rosenberg's debut novel, Confessions of the Fox, is a speculative retelling of The Threepenny Opera as a queer love story.

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'A Very English Scandal' Stars Who Else But A Very English Hugh Grant

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Grant plays popular progressive Jeremy Thorpe in the TV miniseries coming soon to Amazon. Thorpe's political career ended in the 1970s after an ex-lover accused him of an affair and a murder plot.

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