Scott Simon

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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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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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'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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'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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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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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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Chad Lawson Wants To Revive Piano For The 'Spotify Generation'

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Lawson's new album Re:Piano aims to change perceptions of the piano by fusing it with digital filters, loops and effects.

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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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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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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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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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A Country Divided, Click By Click

Saturday, March 24, 2018

In light of this past week's revelations about Cambridge Analytica's political use of Facebook data, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on how we let data control our lives.

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Joe Biden And A Homeless Veteran Have A Very Human Moment

Saturday, March 17, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon has a story this week about something that doesn't make the news much these days: a private and unscripted act of kindness on the streets of Washington, D.C.

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Paul Thorn Revisits His Gospel Roots

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Southern rocker talks about channeling his humble beginnings in church for his latest album, Don't Let The Devil Ride.

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In Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Version, The Little Mermaid Inhales Souls

Saturday, March 17, 2018

His new book The Merry Spinster infuses old stories with psychological horror, tackling issues of gender and property. "The blood was already there," he says. "I was just moving the blood around."

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