February 8th: What's On Today's Show : Blog Of The Nation In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie and the results of Tuesday's caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, and keeping your resume out of oblivion. In the second hour, what it means to be a conservative, and how we mourn in the digital age.
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February 8th: What's On Today's Show

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The Political Junkie
Rick Santorum swept Tuesday's caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, though the results are non-binding. The contests weren't a major attraction for the candidates, but it's certainly a momentum swing for the former senator. He also won the Missouri primary, though the state will not allocate its delegates till a caucus in March. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who won Saturday's Nevada contest, was expected to win Colorado. Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins guest host Lynn Neary to discuss the results and the rest of the week in politics. They'll also speak with Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, who will explain the role of super PACS in this cycle, and President Obama's decision to embrace one.

Your Resume Vs. Oblivion
Many mid- and large-sized companies are now relying on computerized applicant tracking systems that scan resumes for the proper skills and experience in order to narrow the field of potential candidates. Yet experts say tracking software isn't foolproof — it may overlook highly qualified candidates who haven't used the right keywords on their resumes. Guest host Lynn Neary talks with Lauren Weber of the Wall Street Journal about how companies handle resumes and what you can do to get the attention of potential employers.

In the wake of Rick Santorum's sweep of Tuesday's primary and caucuses, voters and pundits are re-evaluating what it means to be a conservative. Reihan Salam, author of Grand New Party, tells us about young conservatives, while Sal Russo, co-founder of the Tea Party Express, shares the Tea Party perspective. And political scientist Jack Pitney explains how conservatives have become what they are today.

Digital Mourning
When we lose a loved one, it's becoming more common to offer condolences through a Facebook post or an email. But as less communication is done face to face, less grieving is done through religious rituals like shiva or Catholic mass. Guest host Lynn Neary talks with New York Times Style contributor Bruce Feiler about how we mourn in the digital age.