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
1:21 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

'Talk Of The Nation' Remembers Folk Singer Richie Havens

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 5:44 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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Africa
1:44 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

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

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 1:58 pm

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Opinion
1:34 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Big Op-Ed: Shifting Opinions On Surveillance Cameras

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 1:54 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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Health
1:18 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Learning To Live As An Amputee

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 2:43 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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Mental Health
12:55 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Oliver Sacks: Hallucinations

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 2:11 pm

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Environment
12:55 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Climate Change Takes Flight in New Novel

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 2:11 pm

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Science
12:55 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Robert Ballard: 50 Years Exploring Deep Waters

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 2:10 pm

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Technology
12:55 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Breaking Into The 'Department Of Mad Scientists'

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 2:09 pm

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National Security
1:13 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Investigating Explosions And Chemical Threats

Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 1:44 pm

Explosions at the Boston Marathon, potentially ricin-laced letters intercepted en route to the White House and Sen. Roger Wicker, and an explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas have each prompted investigations. In each case, authorities sift through evidence to construct a timeline of events.

World
1:05 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Malala: How A Young Girl Became A World Symbol

Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 1:28 pm

Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai has become a symbol of hope for change in Pakistan and the world. Since her near-fatal shooting in 2012, her voice and reach has grown, as she speaks out against the Taliban's influence, and advocates for education for Pakistani youth.

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