Scott Simon

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The Week In Sports: NCAA Basketball, Minor League Baseball

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The NCAA men's tournament is down to eight teams, and baseball makes an unexpected entry in the omnibus spending bill.

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Crowds Arrive For 'March For Our Lives' In D.C.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

They're coming by car, by plane and by bus: Throngs of protesters arrive in Washington for Saturday's "March for Our Lives" rally to end gun violence.

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Chad Lawson Wants To Revive Piano For The 'Spotify Generation'

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Lawson's new album Re:Piano aims to change perceptions of the piano by fusing it with digital filters, loops and effects.

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Ravyn Lenae's Music Honors The Merry-Go-Round Of Love

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The singer's Crush EP is about the good and bad parts of first love.

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French Police Officer Who Traded Himself For A Hostage Has Died

Saturday, March 24, 2018

A gunman took hostages in a supermarket in Southern France yesterday, killing at least two people. In an effort to switch places with a hostage during the standoff, a police officer died a hero.

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How A Famous Fraud Brought A Kind Of Hope In 'I Was Anastasia'

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Ariel Lawhon's new novel is a biography of both Russia's Grand Duchess Anastasia and Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be Anastasia after the royal family was executed during the Revolution.

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On The Rocky Road To Adulthood, Illustrator Asks 'Am I There Yet?'

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mari Andrew's collection of short essays and cartoons chronicle what life has shown her. "I think when I decided to be a writer, I kind of signed up for a life of interesting experiences," she says.

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A Country Divided, Click By Click

Saturday, March 24, 2018

In light of this past week's revelations about Cambridge Analytica's political use of Facebook data, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on how we let data control our lives.

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The Life Of Louise Slaughter

Saturday, March 17, 2018

We remember New York Democratic Rep. Lousie Slaughter, who died on Friday at the age of 88.

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Joe Biden And A Homeless Veteran Have A Very Human Moment

Saturday, March 17, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon has a story this week about something that doesn't make the news much these days: a private and unscripted act of kindness on the streets of Washington, D.C.

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Paul Thorn Revisits His Gospel Roots

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Southern rocker talks about channeling his humble beginnings in church for his latest album, Don't Let The Devil Ride.

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In Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Version, The Little Mermaid Inhales Souls

Saturday, March 17, 2018

His new book The Merry Spinster infuses old stories with psychological horror, tackling issues of gender and property. "The blood was already there," he says. "I was just moving the blood around."

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'Playboy' Founder Hugh Hefner, Champion Of Free Speech And 'Smut,' Dies At 91

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hefner's magazine was blamed for (or credited with) setting off a cultural revolution in America, but within a few years he was branded a male chauvinist.

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Chopin In The Shadows: The Supernatural Adventures Of Byron Janis

Saturday, August 05, 2017

The famous 89-year-old pianist has spent a lifetime perfecting Chopin. Along the way, the composer has reached out from the great beyond in a few startling ways.

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Democracy Advocate Executed In Syria

Saturday, August 05, 2017

It was reported this week that one of Syria's leading activists for democracy and free speech, Bassel Khartabil Sadafi, was executed by the Syrian government almost two years ago.

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Take A Pilgrimage To America's Sport Sanctuaries In 'The Arena'

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Rafi Kohan traveled all over the country to research stadiums for his new book. He learned the secrets of ground crews and ticket scalpers and explored the economics of tax-funded stadiums.

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'New People' Author Danzy Senna Loves The Troublesome Characters

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Author Danzy Senna's new novel follows a young, interracial couple — Khalil and Maria — whose seemingly charmed life falls apart after Maria becomes infatuated with a mysterious poet.

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A World Series Ring For Steven Bartman

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Steven Bartman is famous for interfering with a foul ball in a Chicago Cubs baseball game in 2003. This week, the Cubs gave Bartman a ring from their 2016 World Series win.

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A Criminal Mastermind At Work

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Prosecutors charged a man with securities fraud. They said he searched the Internet with phrases like, "how SEC detect unusual trade," and "insider trading international account."

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In New Orleans, There's A Piece Of Music History Around Every Corner

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A group of NOLA music lovers has created "A Closer Walk," an interactive map of landmarks like the birthplace of jazz, a recording studio-turned-laundromat and the home of a legendary cornetist.

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