Scott Simon

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'Never Seen Morale This Low': Correctional Officers Struggle Through Shutdown

Saturday, January 19, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Justin Tarovisky, who works at a penitentiary in Hazelton, W.Va., about what it's been like to put in hours — including overtime and double shifts — without getting paid.

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Senate Finds Russian Bots, Bucks Helped Push Brexit Vote Through

Saturday, January 19, 2019

A recent report on Russian influence operations overseas detailed large amounts of money and effort spent to influence the referendum. Scott Simon talks with The New Yorker's Jane Mayer.

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'If I Have To Go To 100 Marches, I Will Do That': Women's Activism, 2 Years Later

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Jenny Mills and Vanessa De Leon have participated in past women's marches. NPR's Scott Simon asks them how they feel about marching today, and about the progress women have made in the Trump era.

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Michael Cohen's Lies And The Case Against The President

Saturday, January 19, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon asks former prosecutor Solomon Wisenberg about BuzzFeed's report that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump tower in Moscow.

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Opinion: Volunteers Step Up To Care For Furloughed Federal Workers

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Around the country, Americans are pitching in to help out government employees who aren't being paid during the shutdown, offering free meals, free haircuts, interest-free loans, and more.

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Gospel And Black Church Communities Grapple With The Allegations Against R. Kelly

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Despite allegations of sexual abuse, the musician still has defenders in the gospel music industry. NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Candice Benbow, who says it's time for leaders to speak up.

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How One Arizona Mother Used Crowdsourcing To Make Ends Meet Amid Government Shutdown

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Federal employees went without their first paycheck since the partial government shutdown began. Jo Ann Goodlow, a mother of three from Phoenix, turned to crowdsourcing for help.

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Opinion: The Strange Silence Over China's Muslim Crackdown

Saturday, January 12, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the world's inattention to China's crackdown on Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Chinese Muslims.

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A Celebrated Chinese Novelist Dreams Up A Nightmare Sci-Fi Allegory

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Yan Lianke's newest book The Day the Sun Died is now available in English in the United States. "Certainly it's a very sharp critique of contemporary society," he says.

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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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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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A New Novel Makes The 'Sugar Run' Out Of Jail And Back To West Virginia

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Mesha Maren's debut book follows a queer woman trying to restart her life and return to rural Appalachia. For the author, it's a place sometimes "difficult to love," but loved with "extra fierceness."

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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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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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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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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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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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