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 March 31, 2011

The readers of Guitar Player magazine recently named Joe Robinson "Best New Talent." Simone Cecchetti/ hide caption

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Joe Robinson: Self-Taught Guitar Virtuoso

Joe Robinson: Self-Taught Guitar Virtuoso

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Talk of the Nation for March 30, 2011

Talk of the Nation for March 29, 2011

Talk of the Nation for March 28, 2011

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Reading List: Books To Help You Understand Japan

Reading List: Books To Help You Understand Japan

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Talk of the Nation for March 25, 2011