Scott Simon

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Texas Community Reels After Latest School Shooter Kills 10

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A 17-year-old high school student has been charged with capital murder for the deaths of 10 people at his high school near Houston, Texas. The suspect was arrested alive.

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Remembering Tom Wolfe, 'The Man In The Ice-Cream Suit'

Saturday, May 19, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon remembers writer Tom Wolfe for his unusual sartorial choices, and his "gorgeous, curlicue sentences."

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The String Quartet As Chosen Family In 'The Ensemble'

Saturday, May 19, 2018

In her debut novel, former cellist Aja Gabel follows four musicians as they come together and entertain ambitions to strike out on their own — on and off stage.

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After Much Anticipation, Royal Wedding Day Arrives

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Britain's Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle Saturday in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Hundreds of family and friends were in attendance, as millions watched on TV.

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Bloody-Scepter'd 'Tyrant' Explores Shakespeare's Take On Politics

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Scholar Stephen Greenblatt says Shakespeare wrote his histories as a commentary on the era he lived in — and those plays still have important things to say about our current political climate.

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A DACA Recipient Graduates Amid Deportation Fears

Saturday, May 12, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jessica Moreno-Caycho, a DACA recipient who is graduating this weekend from Virginia Commonwealth University. She chronicles her experience of uncertainty.

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Body Camera Maker Weighs Adding Facial Recognition Technology

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Axon, formerly Taser, has created a new ethics board to consider using artificial intelligence and facial recognition in local policing.

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'Something Develops Onstage Called Love': Baltimore Symphony's Bernstein Centennial

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Recorded live on stage at the Meyerhoff, Scott Simon joins BSO music director Marin Alsop and Leonard Bernstein's daughter Jamie for a conversation and musical celebration.

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The 2 Directors Missing From Cannes

Saturday, May 12, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon muses about how the glamour of this year's red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival masks the struggles of two directors who have been prevented by their home countries from attending.

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Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man Brings Ancient Chinese Music To The Present

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Wu Man is a master of the Chinese pipa, a lute-like instrument with a 2,000-year history. She stopped by NPR to talk about her fresh twist on ancient music and perform live.

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3 Black Teenage Scientists Had A Breakthrough, Then Came The Trolls

Saturday, May 05, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the hatred expressed online for three African-American high school girls who entered a science competition.

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Marcia Ball Looks Back On Her Blues Legacy: 'I'm Perfectly Suited For The Job'

Saturday, April 28, 2018

With five decades in show business, blues musician Marcia Ball talks about her latest album Shine Bright and the perks of life on the road.

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Below A Michigan Overpass, Truckers Make A Safety Net

Saturday, April 28, 2018

On Tuesday, 13 semitrucks stopped under a freeway overpass in Michigan to try to break the fall of a man who said he was going to jump. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on that moment.

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Why Do Russian Journalists Keep Falling?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on a string of recent — and suspicious — deaths of Russian journalists and dissidents.

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Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Duke University has decided to stop honoring roommate requests made by incoming freshmen — returning the procedure largely to chance. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta tells NPR why.

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The Week In News, In Verse

Saturday, April 14, 2018

It's been a whirlwind week in Washington, D.C., with news about Syria, the Russia investigation and Scott Pruitt's spending at the EPA. NPR's Scott Simon sums it all up, with a poem.

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In 'You All Grow Up And Leave Me,' Charm Masks A Predator

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Piper Weiss's new book is part memoir, part true-crime chronicle of her time as a student of Gary Wilensky, a beloved and trusted Manhattan tennis instructor who turned out to be a violent predator.

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The Startling Statistics About People's Holocaust Knowledge

Saturday, April 14, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on a new study which shows that many millennials don't know about the Auschwitz death camp and the true number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

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Frankie Cosmos Examines Fear, Fame And Womanhood

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Vessel is Greta Kline's third proper album as the leader of Frankie Cosmos, though she's been putting her music online since she was 16. At 24, her songs have come to find the beauty in melancholy.

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African-American Gun Rights Group Grows In The Age Of Trump

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Membership of the National African American Gun Association tripled after President Trump's inauguration. The group's founder, Philip Smith, talks about why more people are flocking to the group now.

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