Scott Simon appears in the following:
Saturday, August 13, 2016
When Michael Stepien died, Arthur Thomas recieved his donated heart. When Stepien's daughter, Jeni, got married, Thomas walked her down the aisle. Scott Simon reflects on the power of organ donation.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
"Don't let my glad expression give you the wrong impression," Smokey Robinson sings — but no one could mistake the face of Gags, the Green Bay Clown, for anything other than grim. What's his story?
Saturday, August 06, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon reports on a moment of grace in this nasty campaign season.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Height is not accomplishment or character, Scott Simon writes, but the authors of a recent study caution that height can be related to health.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon looks back at the history of the slogan, "America First," which goes back to the 1940s, and has both bipartisan and anti-Semitic roots.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon celebrated Bastille Day in France with his family. Even before he learned of the attack in Nice, he struggled to balance the joy of the festivities with the undercurrent of fear.
Saturday, July 02, 2016
Garrison Keillor's final A Prairie Home Companion airs Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the show, beloved by so many, and Keillor's particular talent for telling a story.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Many people know London as a true city of the world, says NPR's Scott Simon. But he wonders what the U.K.'s recent vote to leave the European Union may mean for that reputation.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
With the mass shooting, the Christina Grimmie's murder and the toddler killed at a resort, Orlando has suffered lately. NPR's Scott Simon highlights the grace Orlando residents are showing each other.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
The campaign buzzword du jour seems to be "pivot," and NPR's Scott Simon is sick of it. He points out that it's more than tiresome — it can obscure the true meaning of a politician's message.
Saturday, June 04, 2016
After the shooting death of Harambe the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the living conditions and deaths of other animals, such as the ones we raise for food.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon remembers the work of John Hersey, who visited with people who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima. His reporting filled an entire issue of the New Yorker magazine in 1946.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon just spent time waiting in a long security line at the airport. He says that even though it's easy to grow impatient, the security measures exist to protect lives.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
The National Bison Legacy Act establishes the bison as the national mammal. NPR's Scott Simon muses on the bison's legacy and current significance.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon considers the breathtaking toll of the violence in Syria.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
A cooking show featuring Kim Jong Un is reportedly a hit in North Korea. Though it's a setup ripe for satire, NPR's Scott Simon says millions of starving North Koreans make it too serious for jokes.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Inky the octopus escaped from the National Aquarium of New Zealand and into Hawke's Bay. NPR's Scott Simon celebrates his ingenuity, and second-guesses the octopus's inclusion on his dinner plate.
Saturday, April 09, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon spent some time with the country legend aboard his tour bus in 2001. Simon remembers a man who'd come a long way since his imprisonment at San Quentin, where he did time for robbery.
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Why would someone pose for a picture with a supposed suicide bomber? In this commentary, NPR's Scott Simon wonders about seeking the price of fame during a dangerous situation.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
A local leader of Germany's far-right NPD party, which has campaigned for closed borders, crashed his car. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the irony of what happened next: refugees stopped and helped.