Scott Simon

Scott Simon appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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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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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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Nebraska: 'It's Not For Everyone'

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Nebraska has an innovative new marketing campaign.

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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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The High Drama Of The Wrigley Rat

Saturday, September 29, 2018

At Chicago's Wrigley Field, a rat's attempt to surmount a wall got fans cheering on Sept. 25, even as the home team lost.

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At 94, Mike Nussbaum Is The Oldest Working Stage Actor In Show Biz

Saturday, September 29, 2018

At 94, Mike Nussbaum is reportedly the oldest working stage actor in the country. He is currently starring in a play at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie, Ill.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie's Authorized Biography Serves As A 'Map Of Hope'

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The award-winning native Canadian singer-songwriter and social activist looks back on a life of music, milestones and empowerment.

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Opinion: Christine Blasey Ford's Moving Testimony

Saturday, September 29, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon says Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh unlocked a heavy door holding in American women's experiences with sexual assault.

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Sen. Grassley Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time To Consider Options

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's path to confirmation hit a roadblock after allegations of sexual assault decades ago. The Senate Judiciary Committee wants Christine Blasey Ford to testify.

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Opinion: A Very Winning Play?

Saturday, September 22, 2018

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon wonders whether the most remarkable play of this college football season so far was really a win for the athletes.

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Opinion: Live And Let Bagel

Saturday, September 15, 2018

What's so bad about a cinnamon raisin bagel with lox anyway?

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