Scott Simon

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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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The Week In News, In Verse

Saturday, April 14, 2018

It's been a whirlwind week in Washington, D.C., with news about Syria, the Russia investigation and Scott Pruitt's spending at the EPA. NPR's Scott Simon sums it all up, with a poem.

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In 'You All Grow Up And Leave Me,' Charm Masks A Predator

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Piper Weiss's new book is part memoir, part true-crime chronicle of her time as a student of Gary Wilensky, a beloved and trusted Manhattan tennis instructor who turned out to be a violent predator.

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The Startling Statistics About People's Holocaust Knowledge

Saturday, April 14, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on a new study which shows that many millennials don't know about the Auschwitz death camp and the true number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

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'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska describes in a new memoir surviving 20 brain tumors, and what the eight-week nightmare of psychological symptoms taught her about mental illnesses she's long studied.

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African-American Gun Rights Group Grows In The Age Of Trump

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Membership of the National African American Gun Association tripled after President Trump's inauguration. The group's founder, Philip Smith, talks about why more people are flocking to the group now.

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Frankie Cosmos Examines Fear, Fame And Womanhood

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Vessel is Greta Kline's third proper album as the leader of Frankie Cosmos, though she's been putting her music online since she was 16. At 24, her songs have come to find the beauty in melancholy.

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'World Make Way': New Poems Paint Classic Pictures

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Poet Lee Bennett Hopkins edited the new children's book, in which poets reflect on paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Rather than describing the painting, it's what they feel," he says.

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Glenda Jackson Stands Tall, On And Off Stage

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Academy Award-winning actress (and former member of British Parliament) returns to Broadway after a 30-year absence in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women.

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Counting Votes Or Counting Sheep?

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Dozens of members of Congress sleep overnight in their Capitol Hill offices. NPR's Scott Simon has some suggestions for how to reform the system at least one critic has called "almost nasty."

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The Week In Sports: NCAA Basketball, Minor League Baseball

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The NCAA men's tournament is down to eight teams, and baseball makes an unexpected entry in the omnibus spending bill.

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Crowds Arrive For 'March For Our Lives' In D.C.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

They're coming by car, by plane and by bus: Throngs of protesters arrive in Washington for Saturday's "March for Our Lives" rally to end gun violence.

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French Police Officer Who Traded Himself For A Hostage Has Died

Saturday, March 24, 2018

A gunman took hostages in a supermarket in Southern France yesterday, killing at least two people. In an effort to switch places with a hostage during the standoff, a police officer died a hero.

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On The Rocky Road To Adulthood, Illustrator Asks 'Am I There Yet?'

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mari Andrew's collection of short essays and cartoons chronicle what life has shown her. "I think when I decided to be a writer, I kind of signed up for a life of interesting experiences," she says.

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How A Famous Fraud Brought A Kind Of Hope In 'I Was Anastasia'

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Ariel Lawhon's new novel is a biography of both Russia's Grand Duchess Anastasia and Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be Anastasia after the royal family was executed during the Revolution.

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Ravyn Lenae's Music Honors The Merry-Go-Round Of Love

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The singer's Crush EP is about the good and bad parts of first love.

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