Scott Simon

NPR

Scott Simon appears in the following:

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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Children's Cries Brought Down Walls Of Indifference

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Thousands of migrant children have been separated from their parents by the U.S. government. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on audio recordings this week in which detained children can be heard crying.

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Domestic Violence Expert Resigns From NFL Players Association Commission

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Commission on Violence Prevention was created in response to several cases of alleged domestic violence by NFL players. Law professor Deborah Epstein says the effort was essentially a "fig leaf."

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President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un

Saturday, June 16, 2018

President Trump has nice things to say about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what that might mean.

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A Dust-Up Over Moon Dust

Saturday, June 16, 2018

A woman in Tennessee is suing NASA to keep the vial of moon dust she claims Neil Armstrong gave to her when she was 10 years old.

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Jermaine Dupri Is A Songwriters Hall Of Famer And We Have The Playlist To Prove It

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dupri's songs have sold millions of copies and helped launch the careers of Usher, Mariah Carey and many others. Now, he's been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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'Old In Art School': An MFA Inspires A Memoir Of Age

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Upon retiring from Princeton University at age 64, historian Nell Irvin Painter decided to pursue a second career in visual art among students a third of her age.

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