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NPR Takes "Talk of the Nation" to America's Front Yard

Pictures from "Talk of the Nation" at Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Yesterday NPR's Talk of the Nation broadcast live from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The show featured a tribute to American folk icon Woody Guthrie, who penned some of the nation's most iconic songs, and also followed the impact of land-grant universities on the future of agriculture.

NPR's Neal Conan later spoke with NAMES Project Foundation staff about the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which is on display at the Mall for the first time in over a decade. To wrap up the show, comedian Trevor Noah from South Africa joined Neal to share how he uses humor to reach diverse crowds. Listen to all of the stories below.