Scott Simon

Scott Simon appears in the following:

Remembering A Few Of The People Behind Overdose Numbers In Ohio

Saturday, October 08, 2016

The Medical Examiner of Cuyahoga County, Ohio says at least 52 people were killed there in September because they overdosed on opioid painkillers, including heroin. It's an ominous milestone.


Trump Caught On Tape Making Lewd Remarks About Women In 2005

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Audio of Donald Trump using crude language about women has surfaced. He was chatting on a hot mic before an interview with Billy Bush in 2005, who was then working for Access Hollywood.


An Act Of Kindness, From One Immigrant To Another

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Ibrahim Halil Dudu is a master tailor. He's also a Syrian refugee who had recently arrived in Ontario. And when the bride next door's zipper broke at the last minute, he came to her rescue.


For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.


Now Play Nice, Children

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Back in the days of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, there was no moderator. What if we tried that kind of thing in this year's campaign?


'What Is Aleppo?' There's No Easy Answer

Saturday, September 10, 2016

When Gary Johnson responded, "What is Aleppo?" to a question on MSNBC, he was chided. But, NPR's Scott Simon says, even people who don't draw a blank don't have great ideas about how to fix Syria.


Who's A Good Girl? Your Dog, Who Understands More Than You Might Think

Saturday, September 03, 2016

A team of Hungarian scientists has determined dogs can understand words, not just tone. NPR's Scott Simon says it may mean we should rethink our entire relationship with our furry friends.


Fear Not, White Sox Fans: You'll Get Used To 'Guaranteed' Field

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Chicago White Sox announced this week that their 25-year-old ballpark, U.S. Cellular Field, would be renamed Guaranteed Rate Field. Scott Simon ponders where such a name might lead.


In The Face Of A Bloodied Boy, A Call To Look More Deeply At Syria

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Prompted by the image of a little boy in Aleppo whose face is caked with rubble and blood, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the costs and effects of the war in Syria.


Through Organ Donation, A Heart Lives On

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.


The Fears Of A Clown

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?


Rep. Curry Todd Charged With Campaign Sign Theft; Opponent Mark Lovell Posts Bail

Saturday, August 06, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon reports on a moment of grace in this nasty campaign season.


Simon: Maybe We Should Eat Better If We're To Be Taller

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.


'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

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.


Balancing Safety And Celebration On The Streets Of France

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.


A Fond Farewell To Garrison Keillor's 'Prairie Home'

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.


What Of London's 'Beautiful Idiots And Brilliant Lunatics,' Post-'Brexit'?

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.


Orlando Rises To Meet The Challenges Of An Awful Week

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.


Politics, Pundits And The Problem With The Word 'Pivot'

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.


If Gorilla's Death Moves You, Consider Other Animals' Plights

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.