Jul 19, 2014 — South African writer and activist Nadine Gordimer wrote 15 books, and helped her friend Nelson Mandela edit his famous speech, "I Am Prepared To Die." She died this week at the age of 90.
Jul 30, 2013 — When Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon documented his mother's final days on Twitter, the online community that is so often dismissed for being quintessentially banal embraced Scott's grief in a way we rarely see play out in public.
Jul 30, 2013 — The Weekend Edition host used Twitter to share his observations and feelings in the final, tender moments of his mother's life. In a conversation with NPR's Audie Cornish, Simon remembers his late mom and explains how the social media community bolstered his spirits in a time of grieving.
Feb 8, 2013 — When a remark about the NRA by a sports commentator was edited out of later re-broadcasts and the Web edition, some listeners questioned NPR's editing policies. We asked the newsroom to explain this edit and the policy in general. What technology giveth, it taketh away.
Dec 19, 2012 — Each month, Weekend Edition Saturday celebrates stories of families of the 2.4 million who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 10 years. In partnership with StoryCorps the Military Voices Initiative amplifies their voices and lets them know that we as a nation are listening.
Oct 13, 2011 — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who has surged to the top of some national presidential preference polls, told NPR's Scott Simon that his fundraising has increased 20-fold in the past few weeks, and he is hiring more, much-needed staff.
Dec 3, 2010 — He knew "that you are lucky to play a game for a living," writes NPR's Scott Simon, and was a symbol of courage for other diabetics.
Jul 9, 2010 — The race for President Obama's old Senate seat in Illinois is a hot one, judging from the candidates' ads.
Feb 28, 2010 — Recently, NPR ran a story highlighting the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts. But the piece never mentioned the funding controversy that erupted in the early 1990's over the Boy Scouts discriminating against gays. Or that their o...
Nov 11, 2009 — Interested in hearing what Vivian Schiller, NPR's president and CEO has to say about Dan Schorr, pledge drives, the hard-to-follow public radio system, funding, iPhone apps and more? Here's a link to an online conversation that Schiller did Tues...