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Talk of the Nation

Neal Conan leads an exchange of ideas and opinions on the issues that dominate the news landscape.
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Jennifer Pharr Davis has set the unofficial speed record for hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. Barbara Pharr/AP hide caption

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Hiker Finishes Appalachian Trail In Just 46 Days

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Talk of the Nation

Neal Conan leads an exchange of ideas and opinions on the issues that dominate the news landscape.