Scott Simon

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Opinion: Hugging is common and meaningful in the animal kingdom

Saturday, November 20, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on hugs and other comforting behavior that occurs in the animal world.

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Opinion: Veteran and former senator Max Cleland has died, but his legacy lives on

Saturday, November 13, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon marks the passing of Max Cleland, who was a U.S. Army captain and senator from Georgia.

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Tiny Desk Contest entrant Zhalarina on the paternal bond that inspired 'Lala'

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Judges for the Tiny Desk Contest watched thousands of videos, and Weekend Edition is highlighting some of the standouts — this week: rapper Zhalarina's "Lala."

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Opinion: Fine dining on the International Space Station

Saturday, November 06, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon contemplates the growing dining options for astronauts aboard the space station, including tacos, chile and even lobster.

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Snail Mail talks 'emphasizing the opposite' for new album 'Valentine'

Saturday, November 06, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lindsey Jordan, whose 2018 debut turned out to be a breakout success, about her newest album, "Valentine."

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Helado Negro's meditative new album, 'Far In,' is one he's always wanted to hear

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Roberto Carlos Lange, who performs under the moniker Helado Negro, shares his thoughts on his new album, astrology, and the beauty of nature.

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Opinion: Timely Halloween costumes

Saturday, October 30, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon muses on some of the costumes he'd like to see this second pandemic Halloween.

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Here's what 'Let's Go, Brandon' actually means and how it made its way to Congress

Saturday, October 30, 2021

No one is really cheering on a guy named Brandon. Instead, the phrase is being used in conservative circles in place of a more vulgar message directed at President Biden.

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James Vincent Michael O'Brien built a following reading the lips of our favorite athletes

Saturday, October 23, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon talks with online sports commentator Jomboy, also known as James Vincent Michael O'Brien, about his rise to fame.

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Katie Couric goes behind the scenes in the cutthroat world of morning TV news

Saturday, October 23, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the veteran broadcast journalist and former Today show anchor about her new memoir, Going There, which chronicles her decades in TV news as well as her personal life.

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Opinion: Artist Julie Green, who depicted humanity of death row inmates, has died

Saturday, October 23, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon remembers artist Julie Green, who died this week. Green's painted plate project, "The Last Supper," depicts the final meal of death row inmates.

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Nick Offerman on why he finds solace in the outdoors

Saturday, October 23, 2021

The actor and author has a new book, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about why walking in the woods makes him feel better and how to experience nature in a city.

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Meet Z The Author, a standout artist from the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Each year, the Tiny Desk Contest attracts thousands of impressive unsigned artists from across the country — including Z The Author, who sent in a song inspired by 2020's Black Lives Matter protests.

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Opinion: The global reason behind Chicago's 'garbage juice'

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Chicago residents are upset about a foul liquid running through their streets. NPR's Scott Simon notes that runoff from rundown garbage trucks has long had a stomach-turning nickname: "The Gravy."

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Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny tackle nuclear war and diplomacy in new crime novel

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The former secretary of state and the best-selling author say their new book, State of Terror is meant to serve as an entertaining yet cautionary tale that deals with the perils of the "vast silence."

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Opinion: A gorilla's life and death, in 2 viral photos

Saturday, October 09, 2021

NPR's Scott Simon remarks on the death of Ndakasi, the gorilla who went viral for a photobomb a few years ago. A picture taken of her last moments in her caretaker's arms also went viral this week.

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Suicide bomb explosion rips through a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Dozens of worshipers in Afghanistan died during Friday prayers, after their mosque was targeted by an Islamic State suicide bomber.

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The week in politics: government funding, debt ceiling and infrastructure

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Dec. 3 is the date on Washington's mind. That's when federal government funding runs out. And, it's the new date for the U.S. to default on its credit after a Senate vote to raise the debt ceiling.

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Facebook whistleblower's testimony spurs calls for regulation

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's disclosures about the social media giant are fueling new, urgent calls for regulation.

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A controversial abortion ban in Texas is back in effect

Saturday, October 09, 2021

A federal appeals court has reinstated the ban just days after it was blocked by another court. The law known as SB-8 allows individuals to sue abortion providers in the state.

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