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There are too many bison in Yellowstone. Some will be relocated to tribal nations

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Yellowstone's bison population is booming and will be culled. Scott Simon talks to Troy Heinert, executive director of the InterTribal Buffalo Council, about how tribes are involved.

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For a dose of spiritual healing, tap into Daniel Lanois' latest album 'Heavy Sun'

Saturday, December 11, 2021

We revisit a conversation between Scott Simon and legendary music producer Daniel Lanois, who said he hoped to uplift spirits with the space-gospel vibe of his album, "Heavy Sun."

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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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Hong Kong democracy activist says the US must recognize China's threat to its values

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Scott Simon talks with Hong Kong activist Nathan Law about speaking at The Summit for Democracy and about the "special administrative zone's" fight for freedom.

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Opinion: Do you know who's picking your açaí berries?

Saturday, December 04, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon details how many of Brazil's açaí berries are harvested: by children.

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Sloths have become a prominent factor in some cities' infrastructure plans

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Humans are encroaching into the habitat of sloths. The solution? A city, built to cater to the lovable, slow-motion creatures.

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An interview 21 months delayed: Patti LuPone talks 'Company' back on Broadway

Saturday, December 04, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Patti LuPone, one of the stars of the revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical "Company" on Broadway.

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China has a record of human rights' abuses, and U.S. businesses make billions there

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Scott Simon speaks with Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, about why businesses aren't pulling out of China over its record of human rights abuses.

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Animated documentary 'Flee' tells of a teen's escape from Afghanistan to Denmark

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Scott Simon talks with Jonas Poher Rasmussen, director of the animated documentary "Flee", about his friend's escape from war-torn Afghanistan and the struggle to find his identity in Denmark.

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Buzzfeed tries to go public again

Saturday, December 04, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Benjamin Mullin about Buzzfeed becoming a publicly traded company.

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Famed author Jodi Picoult novelizes the pandemic in new book 'Wish You Were Here'

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Picoult's pandemic-inspired story focusing on a character stranded in the Galápagos Islands highlights how events can change us — and offer perspective.

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Mario Vargas Llosa explores 1954 Guatemalan coup in new novel

Monday, November 29, 2021

Harsh Times, set in the 1950s, is historical fiction centering on events of a CIA-backed coup to overthrow Guatemala's democratically-elected government led by Jacobo Árbenz.

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Famed author Jodi Picoult novelizes the pandemic in new book 'Wish You Were Here'

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Scott Simon talks with Jodi Picoult about her new novel, "Wish You Were Here." It's a pandemic-inspired story, with a character stranded in the Galapagos Islands.

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Opinion: In Sondheim's essential lyrics, a soundtrack for life

Saturday, November 27, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the life and legacy of Stephen Sondheim, the venerated composer and lyricist who died Friday at the age of 91.

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Sophia Glock divulges her secretive life as a child of CIA officers in 'Passport'

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Scott Simon speaks with author Sophia Glock about her graphic novel, "Passport," about a young girl's experience with her parents' careers with the CIA.

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Elbow tugs on the strings of childhood, life and death in album 'Flying Dream One'

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Scott Simon speaks with musician Guy Garvey, lead singer for Elbow, about his band's ninth studio album, "Flying Dream One."

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Independent retailers look to Small Business Saturday to recoup sales after pandemic

Saturday, November 27, 2021

You know about Black Friday, but Small Business Saturday is also promoted as a means for smaller businesses to make up for the sales they lost during the pandemic.

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Alaskan museum uncovers unique art from the indigenous Tlingit tribe

Saturday, November 27, 2021

The registrar of the Haines Sheldon Museum in Haines, Alaska, uncovered detailed designs on weathered, wooden Tlingit boxes.

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Invasive green crabs are threatening local species. The solution? Eat them

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Invasive green crabs are harming habitats in the pacific northwest. A solution? Researchers say catch 'em and eat 'em. Scott Simon talks with marine scientist Shon Schooler.

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Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin expects the Senate to pass spending bill by the end of 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, spoke with NPR about how Democrats plan to secure all 50 member votes needed to pass President Biden's $2.2 trillion social spending bill.

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