Scott Simon

Scott Simon appears in the following:

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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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'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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Paul Beaubrun Shares His Love For Haiti In Song: 'Our Message Is Still Strong'

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Creole word ayibobo can mean blessings, among other definitions. For Haitian singer Paul Beaubrun, it's also the name of his latest album.

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How A Black Detective Infiltrated The KKK

Saturday, June 09, 2018

In Black Klansman, Ron Stallworth writes about an undercover investigation in which he — an African-American police detective — convinced the Ku Klux Klan that he was one of them.

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When Suicide Is 'Buzzing Around'

Saturday, June 09, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on recent celebrity suicides and the danger of more people taking their lives, and offers advice on where to turn for help.

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From Israel, A Hit TV Thriller Of War's Chaos — And Its Domestic Cost

Saturday, June 02, 2018

The drama Fauda, now streaming its second season on Netflix, is set amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Co-creator and star Lior Raz has some ideas why his show found fans across borders.

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Natural Born Leaders Turn A Tiny Convenience Store Into A Tiny Desk Contest Entry

Saturday, June 02, 2018

The Asheville band were the only ones of nearly 5,000 Tiny Desk Contest entrants to play in a convenience store. Lead vocalist Mike Martinez says that setting is more poignant than you might think.

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Laura Nyro And The Summer Of 1968

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Scott Simon reminisces about the summer of 1968 through a song.

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Study Estimates Hurricane Maria Killed Nearly 5,000, But Barely Makes News

Saturday, June 02, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon muses about how the media covered Roseanne Barr's tweet compared with a new count of the lives lost and devastated by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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'I've Discovered My Voice': Aisha Burns Navigates Love In The Wake Of Her Mom's Death

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Burns' latest album Argonauta is a response to facing life's crossroads.

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Translated Into 'Trumptalk,' History's Famous Lines Would Look A Little Different

Saturday, May 26, 2018

President Trump is known for his particular style of tweets. NPR's Scott Simon muses about what other famous lines from history might sound like if they'd been composed by Trump.

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The String Quartet As Chosen Family In 'The Ensemble'

Saturday, May 19, 2018

In her debut novel, former cellist Aja Gabel follows four musicians as they come together and entertain ambitions to strike out on their own — on and off stage.

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