Scott Simon

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Baloji Finds His Freedom In Between Genres

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Congolese-Belgian musician Baloji blends hip-hop, funk and traditional Congolese sounds to create his own unique music.

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Opinion: Remembering A Soprano With The 'Warmth And Strength Of The Sun'

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick died this week at age 35. She was an opera singer who underwent double lung transplants twice. NPR's Scott Simon got to know her and her family.

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Not Just Child's Play: World Tiddlywinks Champions Look To Reclaim Their Glory

Sunday, April 21, 2019

David Lockwood and Larry Kahn, "the Ali-Frazier" of Tiddlywinks, are vying to win the World Pairs title. To the professional winkers, the game is far more than shooting discs, or "winks," into a cup.

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Helvetica, The Iconic Font Both Loved And Loathed, Gets Its 1st Redesign In 36 Years

Saturday, April 20, 2019

The updated font even has a new name: "Helvetica Now." But like many changes, some people are skeptical.

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Opinion: Amid Devastation, Paris Firefighters' Bravery Is An Inspiration

Saturday, April 20, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the efforts of the firefighters who rushed into the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris when it caught fire earlier this week.

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Remembering Dick Cole, Who Risked His Life In WWII Doolittle Raid

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Cole died last week at age 103. He was the last surviving member of the celebrated 1942 air raid by the United States on the Japanese mainland, which at the time was regarded as a suicide mission.

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Opinion: A Showcase Of 'Uncaged Art' By Children Once Detained

Saturday, April 13, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon explores an art exhibit in El Paso, Texas, by unaccompanied minors detained at the now-closed Tornillo Children's Detention center.

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The Wimpy Kid's Best Friend Gets A Diary Of His Own ... And He's 'Awesome'

Saturday, April 13, 2019

After 13 installments in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg Heffley's best friend finally tells his own story. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid is all about Rowley, whose superpower is kindness.

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Dervish Finds New Ways To Celebrate Tradition With 'The Great Irish Songbook'

Saturday, April 13, 2019

As the Irish band Dervish approaches its 30th anniversary, they musicians have released The Great Irish Songbook with guests including Steve Earle, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill and more.

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The Flying Baby From A Famous 1995 Patagonia Catalog Photo Is All Grown Up

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Jordan Leads lives in Las Vegas now and is studying to become a court reporter. An avid rock climber, Leads says she might want to re-create the iconic photo with her own child one day.

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Opinion: Can Stonehenge Offer A Lesson For Brexit?

Saturday, April 06, 2019

As the U.K. continues to debate the state of Brexit, NPR's Scott Simon looks at how a new discovery at Stonehenge might offer a lesson in coming together.

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Actor Matt Walsh Reflects On HBO's 'Veep' As Show's Final Season Kicks Off

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Just before the final season of HBO's Veep starts on Sunday, Matt Walsh talks about his role in the show playing Mike McClintock — a fired press secretary turned BuzzFeed reporter.

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Dealing With Trauma After A Mass Shooting — Over The Long Term

Saturday, March 30, 2019

After apparent suicides rocked the communities of Newtown, Conn., and Parkland, Fla., one shooting survivor speaks out about the lasting mental health repercussions of these traumatic experiences.

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Opinion: Remembering Pilot Michel Bacos, Hero Of The 1976 Entebbe Hijacking

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Remembering Michel Bacos, a French pilot who served in World War II and bravely remained behind with Jewish passengers when his 1976 commercial flight was hijacked by Palestinian and German terrorists

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The Valkyrie Who Maxed Out Her Credit Cards: Christine Goerke Sings Brünnhilde

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Goerke, who's singing in the current Metropolitan Opera Ring cycle, overcame a vocal crisis to become one of today's leading dramatic sopranos.

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Opinion: How America's Pastime Became So Slow

Saturday, March 23, 2019

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon writes about how an increased focus on analytics has slowed down the pace of baseball.

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'What Doesn't Kill You' Navigates The Challenges Of Existing While Black

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Damon Young's new memoir is full of pointed, thoughtful, barbed and funny essays about the ways race has affected his life, and the lives of his family — and about his hopes for the next generation.

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Jenny Lewis Puts Her Emotions 'On The Line': 'It Can Get Ugly Sometimes'

Friday, March 22, 2019

Lewis speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the catharsis of making her latest album, On the Line, and grappling with accusations made against her album collaborator, Ryan Adams.

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Googling Strangers: One Professor's Lesson On Privacy In Public Spaces

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Kate Klonick asked her law students at St. John's University to try to identify people they came across in public, based solely on what they said and wore. It was surprisingly easy.

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Instead Of Wrestling A Girl, High Schooler Chooses To Forfeit State Wrestling Match

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Brendan Johnston refused to compete against Jaslynn Gallegos because of her gender. Gallegos went on to place fifth but is frustrated to be treated differently as an athlete because she's a girl.

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