Talk of the Nation

Neil Conan

Each day, Talk of the Nation combines the award-winning resources of NPR News with the vital participation of listeners. The result is a spirited and productive exchange of knowledge and insight that delves deeply into the news and ideas of the day.

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Remembrances
1:47 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

'Talk Of The Nation' Remembers Folk Singer Richie Havens

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 6:44 pm

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JENNIFER LUDDEN, HOST:

We've heard any number of remembrances today of legendary folk singer Richie Havens. He died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 72. The Brooklyn-born singer is perhaps best known as the opening act at Woodstock, for his unorthodox guitar style and his message of peace that helped define a generation. In 2004, Havens talked with Neal Conan on this program around the release of his album, "Grace of the Sun." We thought the most fitting way to remember Havens on this day is to let you hear from the man himself.

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Around the Nation
1:47 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Volunteer Firefighters: Facing The Flames And The Mundane

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 4:30 pm

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JENNIFER LUDDEN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Jennifer Ludden in Washington. Neal Conan is away. When the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, exploded last week, many of the first responders on the scene were volunteer firefighters, and they make up most of the 14 known victims so far.

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Health
2:09 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Learning To Live As An Amputee

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 3:43 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. Too many of those injured in Boston last Monday lost limbs in the explosion and now face a long and difficult recovery. Because the pressure-cooker bombs were in bags placed on the sidewalk, the shrapnel maimed and shredded many people's legs. Their basic challenge, of course, is to walk again. But the physical, mental and emotional process stretches far beyond those first steps.

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Opinion
2:09 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Big Op-Ed: Shifting Opinions On Surveillance Cameras

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 2:54 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. And now it's time for the Opinion Page. Investigators in the Boston Marathon bombings used all kinds of images to identify the suspects in Boston: pictures from cell phones, portable video recorders and from TV. But the most useful came from surveillance cameras placed to monitor public places like the entrance to the Lord and Taylor department store and Forum Restaurant.

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Africa
2:09 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

South Sudan: A Warn-Torn Nation Transforms To Tourist Destination

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 2:58 pm

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Environment
1:55 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Climate Change Takes Flight in New Novel

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 3:11 pm

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Science
1:55 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Robert Ballard: 50 Years Exploring Deep Waters

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 3:10 pm

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Mental Health
1:55 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Oliver Sacks: Hallucinations

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 3:11 pm

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NPR Story
1:02 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Breaking Into The 'Department Of Mad Scientists'

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 3:09 pm

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Race
2:31 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Navigating The Lines Between Ethnicity And Identity

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Celeste Headlee in Washington. Neal Conan is away. Every day, most of us wake up, and we start immediately to make choices that express how we see ourselves. The way we dress, or the way we wear our hair can say we're conformists, or we're rebels. The way - the type of phone that we use can say we're tech geeks, or we're old-fashioned, retro.

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