Scott Simon

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Keeping Calm In London, In Spite Of Terror

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Soon after the terrorist attack in London, the Parliament's Twitter account posted a short message restoring business as usual. NPR's Scott Simon remembers another time Brits met terror with calm.

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The Pregame PB&J: How The Comfort Food Became The NBA's Recipe For Success

Saturday, March 25, 2017

"If there's a locker room that doesn't have it, I haven't seen it," says ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes, who expands on his recent story, which details professional basketball's obsession with the snack.

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Living Among the Ruins In Aleppo, A Man Keeps Playing His Songs

Saturday, March 18, 2017

There is a photograph that's been seen around the world this week. It seems to hold both civilization and destruction in the same frame.

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More Than 100 Diners Skip Out On A Restaurant Bill — In A Conga Line

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Last month more than 100 people, who said they were celebrating a baptism, sat down to a banquet at a restaurant in Spain. Afterward, they formed a conga line and danced out without paying.

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Some Plaque To Build A Theory On: Did Humans And Neanderthals Kiss?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the scientific discovery of Neanderthal dental plaque that indicates they might have kissed humans.

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In 'Strangers Tend To Tell Me Things,' An Advice Columnist Comes Home

Saturday, March 11, 2017

After moving away, Ask Amy columnist Amy Dickinson returned to her hometown of Freeville, N.Y. There, she married a man she first met at age 12, and cared for her mother in her final days.

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Thank Hanks For The Coffee

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Tom Hanks has sent the White House press corps a new espresso machine. "Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially the Truth part," he wrote in a note.

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A Green Beret Sits For A Portrait By His Former Commander In Chief

Saturday, March 04, 2017

After leaving office, President George W. Bush picked up painting — first fruit, then pets, then people. His book Portraits of Courage features paintings of more than 60 American service members.

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'Gary From Chicago,' And The Flip Side Of 5 Minutes

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Star-struck members of a tour group led into the Academy Awards ceremony enjoyed a few minutes of attention, followed by notoriety. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the downside of fleeting fame.

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Remembering Frank Delaney's 'Irish Gift Of Gab'

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Scott Simon remembers Irish writer, broadcaster and critic Frank Delaney, who died this week at age 74.

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Swedish Council Member Proposes Paid Breaks For Sex

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Councilman Per-Eric Muskos of Overtornea, Sweden, introduced a proposal to let municipal employees take a paid break each week to go home and have sex.

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'Take The Cannoli': 45 Years Spent Quoting 'The Godfather'

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Godfather was released 45 years ago this spring. NPR's Scott Simon takes the anniversary as an opportunity to revisit some of his favorite lines from the classic film.

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Squirrel Foils Attempted Theft

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Idaho isn't always a hot bed for news. But this week a pet squirrel scared off a would-be burglar trying to break into a gun safe.

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'Are We Alone?' Churchill Concludes It's Likely Life Circles Other Suns

Saturday, February 18, 2017

In an essay written in 1939, Winston Churchill pondered the possibility that there might be life elsewhere in the universe. The document was recently rediscovered in a museum in Fulton, Mo.

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Amnesty International Identifies Assad's 'Policy Of Extermination'

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Amnesty International says as many as 13,000 opponents of Bashar Assad have been hanged outside Damascus. NPR's Scott Simon wonders why any Syrian refugee who opposes the regime would return home.

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When Caterpillar Leaves Peoria, What Will Become Of The Town?

Saturday, February 04, 2017

The Caterpillar company is moving its headquarters from Peoria, Ill. to Chicago. It's a blow to Peoria, but the company says its executives need to be closer to Chicago's transportation options.

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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, Whose Sunny Smile Masked Steel

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Many women in the news business cited Mary Richards, the role Mary Tyler Moore played on her eponymous show, as an inspiration. NPR's Scott Simon notes she inspired men, too, and showed a lot of grit.

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Remembering Actor John Hurt

Saturday, January 28, 2017

British actor John Hurt, who had memorable roles in The Elephant Man and Alien has died at 77.

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In North Carolina The Women's March Continues In Raleigh

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's marches are being held across the country, including in Raleigh, N.C. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jess Clark of member station WUNC.

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Women's March On Washington Starts To Move Toward White House

Saturday, January 21, 2017

As participants in the Women's March on Washington prepare to begin their walk down the National Mall to the White House NPR's Sarah McCammon checks in.

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