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.

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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Talk of the Nation for August 24, 2011

Talk of the Nation for August 23, 2011

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'Color Line' Still A Potent Force In The U.S.

'Color Line' Still A Potent Force In The U.S.

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Continuing Earthquake Coverage

Continuing Earthquake Coverage

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Talk of the Nation for August 22, 2011

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The 'Secret' Perks Of Being A Middle Child

The 'Secret' Perks Of Being A Middle Child

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Talk of the Nation for August 19, 2011

Talk of the Nation for August 18, 2011

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College Common Reads: Learning From 'Wes Moore'

College Common Reads: Learning From 'Wes Moore'

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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.