Scott Simon

Scott Simon appears in the following:

Who Run The Numbers Racket? Mom

Saturday, January 26, 2019

In The World According to Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis has written a memoir about her mother, who ran a thriving underground gambling outfit in 1960s Detroit to provide for her family.

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Opinion: A True 'Sports Hero,' Jackie Robinson At 100

Saturday, January 26, 2019

January 31, 2019 will mark 100 years since the birth of baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

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A Slimy Discovery: New Fossil Found Of Jawless, Backless Hagfish

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The hagfish may not be as primitive as once thought, thanks to a new fossil discovery. NPR's Scott Simon asks The Atlantic science writer Ed Yong about his recent piece on hagfish and their slime.

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Tasting Food For The Führer At 'The Wolf's Table'

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Rosella Postorino's new novel is based on the real-life story of a German woman who was conscripted to serve as a food taster for Adolf Hitler, who feared that the Allies were trying to poison him.

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'Never Seen Morale This Low': Correctional Officers Struggle Through Shutdown

Saturday, January 19, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Justin Tarovisky, who works at a penitentiary in Hazelton, W.Va., about what it's been like to put in hours — including overtime and double shifts — without getting paid.

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Senate Finds Russian Bots, Bucks Helped Push Brexit Vote Through

Saturday, January 19, 2019

A recent report on Russian influence operations overseas detailed large amounts of money and effort spent to influence the referendum. Scott Simon talks with The New Yorker's Jane Mayer.

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In 'Holy Lands,' A Tale Of Family Drama And Pig Farming In Israel

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The epistolary novel from author Amanda Sthers, newly available in English and now adapted into a feature film, is a story of reconciliation (and raising swine among Jews).

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'Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee' Demystifies The Modern Native Experience

Saturday, January 19, 2019

David Treuer's book is a wide-ranging account of Native American life, from the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre to now. He says that, contrary to popular perception, they're fully integrated in U.S. life.

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Michael Cohen's Lies And The Case Against The President

Saturday, January 19, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon asks former prosecutor Solomon Wisenberg about BuzzFeed's report that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump tower in Moscow.

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Opinion: Volunteers Step Up To Care For Furloughed Federal Workers

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Around the country, Americans are pitching in to help out government employees who aren't being paid during the shutdown, offering free meals, free haircuts, interest-free loans, and more.

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'If I Have To Go To 100 Marches, I Will Do That': Women's Activism, 2 Years Later

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Jenny Mills and Vanessa De Leon have participated in past women's marches. NPR's Scott Simon asks them how they feel about marching today, and about the progress women have made in the Trump era.

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A Celebrated Chinese Novelist Dreams Up A Nightmare Sci-Fi Allegory

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Yan Lianke's newest book The Day the Sun Died is now available in English in the United States. "Certainly it's a very sharp critique of contemporary society," he says.

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How One Arizona Mother Used Crowdsourcing To Make Ends Meet Amid Government Shutdown

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Federal employees went without their first paycheck since the partial government shutdown began. Jo Ann Goodlow, a mother of three from Phoenix, turned to crowdsourcing for help.

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Opinion: The Strange Silence Over China's Muslim Crackdown

Saturday, January 12, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the world's inattention to China's crackdown on Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Chinese Muslims.

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Gospel And Black Church Communities Grapple With The Allegations Against R. Kelly

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Despite allegations of sexual abuse, the musician still has defenders in the gospel music industry. NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Candice Benbow, who says it's time for leaders to speak up.

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American Anthem: 'Dancing In The Street'

Saturday, January 05, 2019

"Dancing In The Street" is a Motown party song made famous by Martha and the Vandellas, but the song took on a political connotation during the race riots of the 1960s.

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Opinion: Louis C.K. Can Say What He Wants, But At Least Be Funny

Saturday, January 05, 2019

"I don't think Louis C.K. is funny," NPR's Scott Simon says. A comic can be edgy, but one that's not funny "is no more interesting than any other muttering blowhard who craves attention."

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Love Airline Food? United Has The Cookbook Just For You

Saturday, January 05, 2019

United is publishing a cookbook of recipes "inspired by" some of the meals served in United's Polaris International Business Class.

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The Spirit Tells The Story In 'Orchestra Of Minorities'

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Chigozie Obioma's latest novel is a love story, a story of exile, a mix of classical tragedy and Igbo folklore, narrated by a chi — a guardian spirit that refers to Obioma's protagonist as its host.

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A New Novel Makes The 'Sugar Run' Out Of Jail And Back To West Virginia

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Mesha Maren's debut book follows a queer woman trying to restart her life and return to rural Appalachia. For the author, it's a place sometimes "difficult to love," but loved with "extra fierceness."

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