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With Apologies To Longfellow, A Poem As Boston Declines To Bid For The Olympics : NPR

npr.org — What do you give a city that has everything? Maybe not the Olympic Games. This week the city of Boston declined to sign what's called a host city contract that would make it liable to pay for any losses incurred by the Olympics, which effectively ended its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Aug 01, 2015

This week's essay: redoing Longfellow's Paul Revere for Olympic ride Boston did not want to take: n.pr/1DYoiw7

Willis Conover, The Voice Of Jazz Behind The Iron Curtain

wnyc.org — · by Scott Simon From Willis Conover was known around the world, but not so much at home. He was the voice of jazz over the Voice of America for more than 40 years, most of it during the Cold War.

Willis Conover, The Voice Of Jazz Behind The Iron Curtain

npr.org — Willis Conover was known around the world, but not so much at home. He was the voice of jazz over the Voice of America for more than 40 years, most of it during the Cold War.
Jul 25, 2015

This week's essay on a voice who warmed up the Cold War w/ hot jazz n.pr/1VFHB8D Time to be a household face?

Jul 27, 2015

RT @SFJAZZ: "Jazz tells more about America than any American can realize"—Willis Conover feature n.pr/1HP1xi2 @nprmusic pic.twitter.com/wlYLnjCNhx

Photos Of Pluto Reveal A 'Toy Store' Of Surprises

npr.org — Pluto turns out to be pretty lively. Not Las Vegas, perhaps, but more vivacious with geologic activity than we've ever known about, and for good reason: Pluto is currently almost 3 billion miles away from Earth, a dwarf planet spinning in the lonely last ring of our solar system.
Jul 18, 2015

By request: this week's essay on going deeper into space--and imagination: n.pr/1CHyu17 in new Age of Discovery

Jul 18, 2015

RT @isalara: "Imagine what it must take to blow the mind of a space scientist..." @nprscottsimon reflects on the #PlutoFlyBy npr.org/2015/07/18/423…

Little Baggies Of Bigotry Broadcast A Hateful Message - Paired With Candy

npr.org — There has been an outpouring of grief and sympathy since the shootings in Charleston, S.C., and calls for Americans to examine our minds and hearts. But this week, in several spots around the country, little bags of candy have been left with harsh and hateful messages.
Jul 01, 2015

RT @NPRWeekend: Little Baggies Of Bigotry Broadcast A Hateful Message — Paired With Candy n.pr/1Hsqilc @nprscottsimon

Jul 01, 2015

In the week since the Charleston church shooting, fliers advocating for the KKK have turned up throughout the U.S. npr.org/2015/06/27/417…

What Do You Think Of When You Hear The Word 'Refugee'?

wnyc.org — · by Scott Simon From Many refugees around the world have to make a grim decision: what few things can they carry in their arms and on their backs as they try to run for safety and freedom?

What Do You Think Of When You Hear The Word 'Refugee'?

npr.org — Many refugees around the world have to make a grim decision: what few things can they carry in their arms and on their backs as they try to run for safety and freedom?
Jun 20, 2015

This week's essay: there have never been more refugees. But what does that word really mean? n.pr/1Ft0IXC

Jun 20, 2015

RT @nprscottsimon: This week's essay: there have never been more refugees. But what does that word really mean? n.pr/1Ft0IXC

Remembering 'Headless Body' Headline Writer Vincent Musetto

wnyc.org — Vincent Musetto wrote some of the most widely quoted words in the history of journalism: "Headless Body in Topless Bar." Vinnie Musetto - I'm told no one called him Vincent - died this week of pancreatic cancer at the age of 74.

Remembering 'Headless Body' Headline Writer Vincent Musetto

npr.org — Vincent Musetto wrote some of the most widely quoted words in the history of journalism: "Headless Body in Topless Bar." Vinnie Musetto - I'm told no one called him Vincent - died this week of pancreatic cancer at the age of 74.
Jun 13, 2015

This week's essay: the poetic legacy of Vinny Musetto & HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR n.pr/1TiQELq @nypost

Jun 13, 2015

RT @NPRWeekend: "Vincent Musetto wrote some of the most widely quoted words in ... journalism: "Headless Body in Topless Bar."" n.pr/1QvqJRV

Jun 14, 2015

A brilliant essay on true brilliance in journalism. Remembering 'Headless Body' Headline Writer Vincent Musetto : NPR npr.org/2015/06/13/414…

Jun 14, 2015

RT @MichaelOreskes: A brilliant essay on true brilliance in journalism. Remembering 'Headless Body' Headline Writer Vincent Musetto : NPR npr.org/2015/06/13/414…

Lunch Lady Knows There's No Quick Fix For Feeding Hungry Kids

npr.org — Della Curry gave a free lunch to a hungry child that may be costly. Curry is the kitchen manager - the lunch lady - at the Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora, Colo.
Jun 06, 2015

This week's essay on a real life Lunch Lady. Does a kind act wind up costing others? n.pr/1BR9I8F

Jun 06, 2015

RT @nprscottsimon: This week's essay on a real life Lunch Lady. Does a kind act wind up costing others? n.pr/1BR9I8F

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Aug 01, 2015

Should HR hitter take a 3rd strike for last out in extra-inning game? Just saw Prince Fielder do that @SFGiants @Rangers

Aug 01, 2015

I do not care less about human suffering in Syria or Cincinnati because the deaths of lions Cecil & Jericho makes me weep.

Aug 01, 2015

RT @CocaNut: @nprscottsimon @pennjillette @MrTeller Scott Simon and Penn & Teller are National Treasures. So many years of entertaining, a…

Aug 01, 2015

RT @HESherman: "For @pennjillette & @MrTeller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth.” @nprscottsimon @NPRweekend: http://t.…

Aug 01, 2015

RT @HESherman: @nprscottsimon I 1st heard @pennjillette's fire eating monologue in a 200 seat theatre. 30 years later, it's as mesmerizing as ever.

Aug 01, 2015

@cydwel @Cubs @Cardinals @NPRWeekend Alas, Joel, I seem to always talk about the Cards in October--in the World Series!

Aug 01, 2015

Ahead: Nick Tosches on his new novel, which casts Jesus as the heavy. & then @lindiortega on her new CD's w/ music from hard knocks.

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