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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.

Kilian calls Jack Kerouac's On the Road one of the 20th-century novels that has "done more harm than good to apprentice writers." Alan Levine/Flickr hide caption

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From Kerouac To Rand, 'Harmful' Reads For Writers

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Author Bill Clegg works as a literary agent in New York. Christian Hansen hide caption

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Author Interviews

Crack Addict Aspires To 'Ninety Days' Of Sobriety

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Crack Addict Aspires To 'Ninety Days' Of Sobriety

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Guy Davis performs in northern Italy at the Piacenza Blues Festival in 2010. Giulia Ciappa/Flickr hide caption

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Music Interviews

'Ambassador' Guy Davis Takes Blues Around The Globe

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'Ambassador' Guy Davis Takes Blues Around The Globe

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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.