February 26th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, the Talk of the World is race. In our second hour, the Obama presidency-one month in, and Top Chef finalist Carla Hall.
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February 26th Show

In the host's chair today will be NPR White House correspondent and Obama campaign trail traveler Don Gonyea!!! And here's what's happening on our last show in February:

Today, we'll continue our Talk of the World series, in which we ask our listeners in the U.S. to put down the phone and listen to people around the world talk about issues that touch us all. This time, we're going to talk about how the issue of race affects people across the globe. The presidential campaign and the election of President Barack Obama meant more and more discussions about race in the United States. But what do conversations about race sound like in other parts of the world? And how is diversity viewed there? For our entire first hour, we'll hear from listeners and experts stationed in Italy, France, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

In our second hour, we're back on this side of the world, to have a discussion about the Obama presidency, one month in. Already Americans have strong opinions of how his administration is doing. We'll recap all that has happened since the president's inauguration, and we want to hear from you. Tell us one thing that Obama has done that either impressed you or disappointed you.

After that, we'll find out who is the TOP chef on the Bravo reality show Top Chef. The finale aired last night, and Carla Hall was one of the top three finalists--and arguably a stand out this season. She'll be with us at the end of the hour to talk about her experience on the reality show, give some advice on how we can get the most out of our food, and reveal whether she was crowned "Top Chef." **SPOILER ALERT**