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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.

Director John Sayles shot his latest film, Amigo, in the Philippines with a primarily Filipino cast. Mary Cybulski/Variance Films/Anarchists' Convention hide caption

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Sayles' 'Amigo' Takes On Little-Known American War

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Not all college students drink, says sociology professor Thomas Vander Ven. But drinking to excess has become part and parcel of the college experience for many young people. Jason Reed/Reuters hide caption

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Understanding Why Students Love 'Getting Wasted'

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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.