Talk of the Nation Journalist Neal Conan leads a productive exchange of ideas and opinions on the issues that dominate the news landscape. From politics and public service to education, religion, music and health care, Talk of the Nation offers call-in listeners the opportunity to join enlightening discussions with decision-makers, authors, academicians and artists from around the world.

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Talk of the Nation for September 16, 2011

Talk of the Nation for September 15, 2011

Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, shown in 1961, "was often underestimated," says historian Sally Bedell Smith. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jackie Kennedy Tapes Offer View On An Era, And Icon

Jackie Kennedy Tapes Offer View On An Era, And Icon

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Talk of the Nation for September 14, 2011

Former Vice President Al Gore trains a group of presenters for the 24 Hours of Reality project. The online program will stream live online from 24 locations worldwide. Courtesy of the Climate Reality Project hide caption

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Al Gore's '24 Hours' On Climate Change

Al Gore's '24 Hours' On Climate Change

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Michael Moore has directed several documentary features, including Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Sicko. Brian Stanton hide caption

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Michael Moore On His Penchant For 'Trouble'

Michael Moore On His Penchant For 'Trouble'

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Talk of the Nation for September 13, 2011

Music has become an essential component of a workout for many exercisers. Sports psychologists say the right music can help optimize an exercise routine. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Maximizing Your Workout With The Right Tunes

Maximizing Your Workout With The Right Tunes

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Emma Thompson starred in HBO's adaptation of Tony Kushner's play Angels in America. Stephen Goldblatt/AP/HBO hide caption

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'Angels In America,' 20 Years Later

'Angels In America,' 20 Years Later

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Talk of the Nation for September 12, 2011