June 6, 2013 Doctors say 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan has only weeks to live if she doesn't get new lungs. Federal rules give priority to older patients. A judge has ordered that the rules be temporarily suspended, moving her up the waiting list.
April 19, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the hidden world of immigrant smuggling, and ten modern classics that are most harmful to aspiring writers. In the second hour, former addict Bill Clegg talks about his struggles through recovery and his book, Ninety Days, and blues singer Guy Davis.
April 5, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in treating diabetes, and an update on the political crisis in Mali. In the second hour, bicyclists' behavior, and extreme weather and climate change.
April 2, 2012 In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, how to best deal with the continued violence in Syria, author Donna Britt on coming to terms with her brother's death in a police shooting. In the second hour, The Story of English in 100 Words, and dealing with police when you're mentally ill.
March 29, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the final arguments at the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and why it's time to love the bus. In the second hour, living with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and long-standing sports rivalries.
March 27, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how the Trayvon Martin case has changed the conversation about race. In the second hour, Supreme Court arguments over President Obama's Affordable Care Act, and a look back at the legendary career of basketball head coach Pat Summitt.
March 26, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the role of nuclear weapons, and Rep. Dennis Baxley explains whether his sponsored Stand Your Ground law applies to Trayvon Martin's case. In the second hour, Dr. Ira Byock on transforming end of life care, and Supreme Court hearings on health care.
March 21, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie recaps the week in politics, and C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb talks about the future of C-SPAN and why he's stepping down. In the second hour, the evolution of the NFL quarterback, and the effectiveness of aspirin as a prevention drug.
March 19, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the debate over women's health and reproductive rights, and the opinion page looks at the aftermath of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. In the second hour, hate crime laws, and Mark Bittman on his new book, How to Cook Everything: The Basics.