Scott Simon

Scott Simon appears in the following:

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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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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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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Opinion: What The Death Of A 7-Year-Old Migrant Says About This Country

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A 7-year-old migrant died recently in custody of the U.S. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what this death says about the U.S.

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The Continuous Work Ethic Of Benny Blanco

Saturday, December 08, 2018

The songwriter and producer has worked with Rihanna, Katy Perry and more. Now, Blanco has released his debut album, Friends Keep Secrets.

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Opinion: Satanic Display Shows Power Of The Bible

Saturday, December 08, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on The Satanic Temple display in the Illinois State Capitol.

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'Anna And The Apocalypse': The Scottish Zombie Christmas High School Musical

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Ella Hunt, who stars as the titular Anna, explains the undead metaphor, her own teenage years, and the impact of co-creator Ryan McHenry — who died before he could see this movie completed.

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Revisiting George H.W. Bush's Legacy

Saturday, December 01, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon and Linda Wertheimer travel down the memory lane to discuss Bush on the campaign trail.

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Opinion: Knickers, The Giant Steer That Stole The Internet

Saturday, December 01, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the giant steer that became an Internet sensation and why more people should consider eating less meat.

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On 'Warm,' Jeff Tweedy Confronts His Shadow Self

Saturday, December 01, 2018

The Wilco frontman talks about using music to cope, appreciating the exercise of prose writing and releasing his first original solo album.

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Meet Jin Park, The First DACA Recipient Awarded A Rhodes Scholarship

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Park came to the U.S. with his family when he was 7 years old. He's a senior at Harvard working toward a degree in molecular and cellular biology with a minor in ethnicity, migration and rights.

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Opinion: Remembering A Victim of the Mercy Hospital Shooting

Saturday, November 24, 2018

A gunman shot and killed three people at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago this past week. NPR's Scott Simon remembers and honors one of the victims, Tamara O'Neal.

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Many California Farmworkers Forced To Stay Behind During The Wildfires

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Farmworkers workers in Ventura County toiled through the wildfires despite the risks. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Juvenal Solano, a former farmworker and community organizer, about why workers stayed.

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William Goldman Dies At 87

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Writer William Goldman died this week — he had an outsized influence on films, and the way we talk to each other. Scott Simon remembers the screenwriting giant.

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Opinion: Amazon Deal In New York Creates Some Unlikely Allies

Saturday, November 17, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on Amazon's plan to open a headquarters in New York. It has prompted an unlikely coalition to unite in opposition, because of tax breaks and subsidies the company will get.

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Behind 'The Kominsky Method,' A Sitcom King (He Prefers 'Court Jester')

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Chuck Lorre's new show for Netflix stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin as an aging star and his longtime agent. It's set in Hollywood, but it's really about the biggest show of all: growing old.

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Scott Simon, Not The Minnesota Secretary Of State

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Scott Simon received a plethora of congratulations on being elected to Minnesota Secretary of State, only he wasn't. Turns out the Minneapolis StarTribune accredited the wrong Simon.

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Opinion: Facebook's Link To The Rohingya Muslims

Saturday, November 10, 2018

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the role Facebook plays in the atrocities that have been used against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

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An American And Her Filipina Translator Exhume A Massacre In 'Insurrecto'

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Gina Apostol's new novel is a story about the Philippine-American War set in the present day, told from two dueling perspectives. Turns out the idea of multiple identities is close to her own heart.

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Ballet Dancers Of Color Welcome New Hues As Major Shoe Supplier Diversifies

Saturday, November 10, 2018

U.K. company Freed of London now sells ballet shoes for dancers of color — 200 years after the invention of white ones. It's good news for dancers who've long painted their shoes to match their skin.

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