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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.

Nikky Finney's Head Off & Split tells the stories of contemporary African-American life from the Civil Rights movement to Hurricane Katrina. David Flores/ hide caption

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How Nikky Finney Found Her Own Path To Poetry

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Richard Branson: Time To Rethink 'Business As Usual'

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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.