Scott Simon

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American Anthem: 'Dancing In The Street'

Saturday, January 05, 2019

"Dancing In The Street" is a Motown party song made famous by Martha and the Vandellas, but the song took on a political connotation during the race riots of the 1960s.

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The Spirit Tells The Story In 'Orchestra Of Minorities'

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Chigozie Obioma's latest novel is a love story, a story of exile, a mix of classical tragedy and Igbo folklore, narrated by a chi — a guardian spirit that refers to Obioma's protagonist as its host.

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Love Airline Food? United Has The Cookbook Just For You

Saturday, January 05, 2019

United is publishing a cookbook of recipes "inspired by" some of the meals served in United's Polaris International Business Class.

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Opinion: Louis C.K. Can Say What He Wants, But At Least Be Funny

Saturday, January 05, 2019

"I don't think Louis C.K. is funny," NPR's Scott Simon says. A comic can be edgy, but one that's not funny "is no more interesting than any other muttering blowhard who craves attention."

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Barack Obama Collaborate On Gospel Version Of 'Hamilton' Song

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Barack Obama appears on the new song, "One Last Time (44 Remix)." Originally from the Broadway hit "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda reworked the number and included the former president.

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Opinion: In Judge Sullivan's Courtroom, A Reminder Of American Values

Saturday, December 22, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the time he met U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan when he reported for jury duty. Simon says Judge Sullivan has a history of "independence and sense of duty."

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke To Step Down

Saturday, December 15, 2018

President Trump has tweeted that the interior secretary is stepping down at the end of the year. NPR's Scott Simon and Tamara Keith discuss the issue.

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At A Special Show, Three Deaf Musicians Want You To Hear Them Roar

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Rapper Sean Forbes and percussionist Evelyn Glennie tell tell NPR's Scott Simon about their performance with the Detroit Philharmonic called "The Deaf And Loud Symphonic Experience."

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Despite Official Threats, Toxic Social Media, Journalist Sees 'A Battle We Can Win'

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Scott Simon talks with Maria Ressa of the investigative website Rappler in the Philippines about being named one of Time's Persons of the Year, and the mortal dangers some journalists faced this year.

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Father Of Dead Migrant Says Border Patrol's 'Best Efforts' Couldn't Save Her

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in CBP custody this month, but the West Texas Guatemalan Consul General, who has spoken with her father, says they have no complaints about their treatment.

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Despite Concessions, Macron's Struggles With Yellow Vest Movement Deepen

Saturday, December 15, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon talks to French journalist Anne Nivat about the political situation in her country, where just a quarter of citizens say they approve the president's job performance.

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Melvin Dummar, Who Claimed Kindness Made Him A Howard Hughes Heir, Dies at 74

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The gas station owner said he had found and helped the eccentric entrepreneur in the Nevada desert, and that afterward Hughes included him in his will. But the courts all ruled against him.

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'This Is Crossing The Line': Saudis Co-Opted Veterans' Voices To Lobby Congress

Saturday, December 15, 2018

When U.S. Navy veteran Gary Ard traveled last year to lobby against a bill before Congress, he didn't realize Saudi Arabia was paying for all of it — including rooms at the Trump International Hotel.

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The State Of U.S.-Saudi Relations, After The Senate's Rebuke

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Robin Wright explains where things stand after a bipartisan group of senators voted to pull military support from Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, and to tie the country's leader to a journalist's death.

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And They Heard Him Profane, Ere He Drove Out Of Sight

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The un-saintly language of a Santa in England inspired this riff on a classic Christmas poem.

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Pop Culture Comfort Food: Roll The Dice On These Board Games

Saturday, December 15, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon gets recommendations from the owner of Labyrinth Games in Washington, D.C., on what to play when all you need is something to get through winter's long nights.

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Why NRA Infiltrator Maria Butina Decided To Help Government Investigations

Saturday, December 15, 2018

This week Butina admitted she wasn't just a student and Russian gun rights activist, pleading guilty to a count of conspiring to act as a foreign agent. NPR's Scott Simon talks with her lawyer.

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Saturday Sports: Hard Chargers And Ravenous Raptors

Saturday, December 15, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon discusses the week in sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant, including impressive wins by the NBA's Toronto Raptors and the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers.

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In 'The Dakota Winters,' Finding A New Story To Tell About John Lennon

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Tom Barbash's new novel is set in the famed Manhattan apartment house where Lennon spent the last year of his life — and where, in this telling, he befriends a washed-up talk show host and his son.

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Karim Wasfi's 'Spontaneous Compositions' Aid Stability In Iraq

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Renowned Iraqi conductor and cellist Karim Wasfi tells NPR's Scott Simon about his music, the challenges of his work and his commitment to his country.

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