In 2013, NPR’s Weekend Edition host Scott Simon’s mother was dying. Rather than grieve in private, Simon live tweeted his last moments with her to share the experience and offer empathy to others who may be struggling with the loss of a loved one. Simon captured those tweets and expanded on his life growing up in Chicago with his mother in his new memoir, "Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime." We catch up with him. Also, a look at Passover candy.
Want to know what cuts would be best for your next BBQ? Butcher Bob Levitt lets us know how you can throw the BBQ of your dreams. And NPR host Scott Simon discusses why he decided to tweet about his mother's final days.
These are some of Scott Simon’s memories.Yes, that Scott Simon, the Scott Simon you listen to as host of Weekend Edition on NPR.Yes, that Scott Simon, who will join me later in the show.He is a child of Chicago and these are some of his memories:On sports: "I am
"Chicago-style" has become a euphemism for shady backroom deals and cronyism in the world of politics. But WBEZ's Tony Arnold shares why it's also shorthand for "getting things done." We'll also talk with some of the folks behind The Onion's new book. Plus, Weekend Edition's Scott Simon.