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How a Rock Musician Inspired One Family Dealing With Lyme Disease

John McCormick | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Watching my son sing along with Morton at the Typhoon concert was an uplifting and touching experience.

The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a time when reading seems to be less of a priority for people, it was heartening to see so many willing to give money to the Chicago Library Foundation and celebrate the Chicago Public Library and Chicago authors.

Death and Dying: Living and Dying in 140 Characters

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

In Simon's case, the grace, respect and love with which he portrayed his mother transcends technology. It is his words, and the sentiments behind them, that resound in our hearts. He is writing a love poem to his mother, and power to any poem that has a readership of 1.2 million.

Jaweed Kaleem

Would You Tweet Your Mother's Death? NPR Host Did.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.31.2014 | Religion

"Our children want to know if you're dead forever. I tell them yes. But I wonder about that too." -- @nprscottsimon, August 4, 9:47 a.m. In the 11 ...

Imagine a Future Where We Record Our Own Deaths on Tiny Video Cameras Implanted in Our Foreheads

Justin Nobel | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Justin Nobel

As radical as this all might seem to you now, just remember, the future is impossible to predict, but utterly inevitable.

Scott Simon: 'I'm Not Embarrassed To Share It'

Posted 07.30.2013 | Media

Scott Simon's mother Patricia Lyons Simon Newman Gilband passed away on Monday night. The NPR host tweeted: The heavens over Chicago have opened a...

NPR Host's Moving Tweets From His Dying Mother's Bedside

Posted 07.29.2013 | Media

NPR host Scott Simon has been live tweeting from the hospital bedside of his mother Patricia Lyons Simon Newman Gilband, chronicling their final momen...

Man Pocket Dials 911; Reveals Heinous Plot

Posted 05.22.2013 | Miami

Police arrested a Florida man on first-degree murder charges Tuesday after he reportedly pocket dialed 911 and revealed his murder plot on a recorded ...

Rosa Parks and Mother Teresa -- Justice vs. Charity

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

On Thursday the Washington National Cathedral dedicated a new stone carving of Rosa Parks. It will be displayed in the Cathedral's Human Rights Porch. Rosa Parks deserves to be in the same human rights pantheon as Bishop Romero and Eleanor Roosevelt. But not Mother Teresa.

Freddie Mac Reportedly Invested Billions Betting Against Struggling Homeowners

NPR | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

Freddie Mac, a taxpayer-owned mortgage company, is supposed to make homeownership easier. One thing that makes owning a home more affordable is gettin...

Star Trek & Twitterlutionaries: CyberFrequencies Turns One

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tanya Jo Miller

It all started a year ago. Through a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CyberFrequencies, our sci-tech podcast that airs on KPCC, was born.

Fred Schulte, Senior Reporter For HuffPost Investigative Fund, Talks Digitizing Medical Records On NPR (AUDIO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fred Schulte, a senior reporter for the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, talked with NPR's Scott Simon Saturday morning about the overlooked techno...

Video: NPR Revamps Web Site, Expands Smart Phone Offerings

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

NPR has revised its Web site. Earlier this year, we spoke with NPR CEO Vivian Schiller about the opportunities for NPR on the Web. We have republished it today.