Scott Simon http://krvs.org en 'Muse Of Painting' Came To Churchill's Rescue — And Bush's http://krvs.org/post/muse-painting-came-churchills-rescue-and-bushs Portraits of world leaders painted by former President George W. Bush go on exhibit in Dallas on Saturday. He took up the hobby after he read Winston Churchill's essay, "Painting as Pastime." Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:52:00 +0000 Scott Simon 44941 at http://krvs.org A Tatar's Death Chills Those Who Suffered Under Russia Before http://krvs.org/post/tatars-death-chills-those-who-suffered-under-russia Amid all the of necessary analysis of what Russia's move into Crimea means geopolitically and strategically, it might also be good to remember Reshat Ametov.<p>Mr. Ametov was buried this week. He was 39 years old, married and the father of three young children.<p>He was last seen at a demonstration on March 3 in Simferopol, where he joined other Crimean Tatars held a silent protest before the pro-Russian armed men in unmarked uniforms who surrounded the cabinet ministers building.<p>Tatars make up more than 10 percent of Crimea's population. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:50:00 +0000 Scott Simon 44085 at http://krvs.org A Tatar's Death Chills Those Who Suffered Under Russia Before Girl Scout Sells Cookies Outside Medical Marijuana Clinic http://krvs.org/post/girl-scout-sells-cookies-outside-medical-marijuana-clinic Girl Scout cookies are never that hard to sell, but this week, one 13-year-old San Franciscan may have outsmarted the competition altogether. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Scott Simon 42400 at http://krvs.org Sing Out: A Concert Celebration Of Pete Seeger http://krvs.org/post/sing-out-concert-celebration-pete-seeger <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15869924/pete-seeger">Pete Seeger</a> was a lanky banjo player who showed up at every rally, every singalong, every town meeting, for as long as anyone could remember. He came singing songs of dissent; songs that helped to find the courage to change.<p>Legions of these songs now echo down through decades of strife and protest. Their messages were straightforward: Organize a union for better working conditions, fight for civil rights, fight against prejudice, find an alternative to war and protect the environment. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:48:00 +0000 Scott Simon 41178 at http://krvs.org Sing Out: A Concert Celebration Of Pete Seeger Opera Star Renee Fleming Brings Grace To The Super Bowl http://krvs.org/post/opera-star-renee-fleming-brings-grace-super-bowl Who knows who'll win the Super Bowl tomorrow, but history will be made before the coin toss.<p>Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Scott Simon 41174 at http://krvs.org Opera Star Renee Fleming Brings Grace To The Super Bowl