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 June 15, 2012

Talk of the Nation for June 14, 2012

Talk of the Nation for June 13, 2012

Tiphany Adams, Chelsie Hill, Angela Rockwood, Auti Angel and Mia Schaikewitz make up the cast of Push Girls. Greg Zook/ hide caption

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'Push Girls' Wheel Chairs Through Life And Love

'Push Girls' Wheel Chairs Through Life And Love

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Talk of the Nation for June 12, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama gardens in Soweto township, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first lady has planted a garden on the South Lawn of the White House — it's the first vegetable garden to be planted there since Eleanor Roosevelt's victory garden. Charles Dharapak/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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First Lady: Nation's Health 'Starts With Our Kids'

First Lady: Nation's Health 'Starts With Our Kids'

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Talk of the Nation for June 11, 2012

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Marking The Moment With A Meaningful 'Exit'

Marking The Moment With A Meaningful 'Exit'

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"Remember MySpace?" asks Stephen Balkam. "We were all up in arms about that. It's best not to overreact." iStockphoto.com hide caption

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How To Help Your Tween Use Facebook, Safely

How To Help Your Tween Use Facebook, Safely

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