Talk of the Nation Journalist Neal Conan leads a productive exchange of ideas and opinions on the issues that dominate the news landscape. From politics and public service to education, religion, music and health care, Talk of the Nation offers call-in listeners the opportunity to join enlightening discussions with decision-makers, authors, academicians and artists from around the world.

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Talk of the Nation for May 17, 2011

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted to having an extramarital affair in June 2009. Out of Character quotes his friend Tom Davis as saying, "I never would have expected something like this. This is not in character for Mark Sanford." Davis Turner/Getty Images hide caption

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How Even The Best Of Us Can Act 'Out Of Character'

How Even The Best Of Us Can Act 'Out Of Character'

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Talk of the Nation for May 16, 2011

Talk of the Nation for May 13, 2011

Talk of the Nation for May 12, 2011

Fossil remains of Australopithecus afarensi, known as "Lucy," were first discovered in Ethiopia and Tanzania in the 1970s. Dirk Van Tuerenhout/AP hide caption

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Scientists Fight To Prove Humanity 'Born In Africa'

Scientists Fight To Prove Humanity 'Born In Africa'

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Talk of the Nation for May 11, 2011