Scott Simon

Scott Simon appears in the following:

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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After Tragedy In Pittsburgh, An Extraordinary Effort To Honor 'The Holy Ones'

Saturday, November 03, 2018

As the Squirrel Hill community worked to honor the 11 victims of last week's attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue, the investigation into the mass shooting complicated traditional Jewish preparations.

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On Barbra Streisand's Latest, The Walls Do Talk — To The President

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Streisand speaks with Scott Simon about crafting her new album, Walls, as a reaction to the Trump administration.

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Opinion: Lessons From Bosnia

Saturday, November 03, 2018

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his time spent covering the war in Bosnia and what we might learn now.

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Natasha Trethewey: Poetry Speaks 'Across The Lines That Would Divide Us'

Saturday, November 03, 2018

The Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate has a new collection out, called Monument, that takes on American history, personal history, and the lives that history and poetry often overlook.

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On The Scene At Pittsburgh Shooting

Saturday, October 27, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lucy Perkins to get the latest on a shooting that took place in a local synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Pittsburgh Shooting Update

Saturday, October 27, 2018

There are multiple casualties at a Pittsburgh synagogue after a shooter opened fire. Three officers have been shot. A suspect is in custody.

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Bob Cousy, 90, Still Rues The Assists He Didn't Make To Bill Russell

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The great Boston Celtics point guard and his fellow Hall of Fame center won six NBA titles together — in the shadow of widespread racism. Gary Pomerantz documents that history in The Last Pass.

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Why Did The Sea Lion Cross The Road?

Saturday, October 27, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon tells the story of one sea lion who delighted people on its short waddle through San Diego.

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Opinion: Trump's White House, A Bully's Pulpit

Saturday, October 27, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the words President Trump does — and doesn't — decide to use.

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She's Mom To A Headstrong Teen — Who Happens To Be Joan Of Arc

Saturday, October 20, 2018

In Mother of the Maid, Glenn Close returns to the New York stage to portray a 15th-century peasant woman with a remarkable adolescent daughter she loves — and can't protect.

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Nebraska: 'It's Not For Everyone'

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Nebraska has an innovative new marketing campaign.

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Opinion: A President In Praise Of Strongmen And Dictators

Saturday, October 20, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the praise that President Trump heaps on authoritarian leaders.

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Matthew Shepard Laid To Rest, 20 Years After His Death

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Shepard, who was violently attacked and left for dead in Laramie, Wyo., will be interred at the National Cathedral. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Bishop Gene Robinson about Shepard's life and death.

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Opinion: The Doctor And 'The Boy In The Bubble'

Saturday, October 13, 2018

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon remembers William T. Shearer, who died this week at the age of 81. He was the doctor of "The Boy In The Bubble."

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Mystery Of A Massive Library Fire Remains Unsolved After More Than 30 Years

Saturday, October 13, 2018

On April 29, 1986, fire tore through Los Angeles' Central Library — more than one million books were damaged or destroyed. Susan Orlean tells the story of the suspected arson in The Library Book.

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New York Vs. Boston Books

Saturday, October 06, 2018

This week the New York public library and the Boston public library made a friendly wager over baseball.

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Opinion: Donald Trump 'Fell In Love' With Kim Jong Un

Saturday, October 06, 2018

President Trump says he "fell in love" with the supreme leader of North Korea, who presides over a cruel kingdom of repression and torture.

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Alice Walker Is For Oakland, Human Imperfection And The Children

Saturday, October 06, 2018

The author of The Color Purple has released a new book of poems. Written in English and translated into Spanish, it's called Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart.

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Heather Morgan Is Ready To Share Her 'Borrowed Heart'

Saturday, October 06, 2018

After years of writing songs for some of the biggest names in country music, Heather Morgan makes her solo debut with the album Borrowed Heart.

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