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10:03 am
Thu June 27, 2013

NPR In The News: The Neal Conan Highlights Edition

Highlights magazine saluted Talk of the Nation with this "Check... and Double Check" game featuring Neal Conan.
Highlights magazine

We're celebrating this week Talk of the Nation's 21 years of news, conversations and stories, as well as those who brought the show to air each weekday afternoon. Others are saluting the program right alongside us. Highlights magazine wanted to do something special as well.

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This Is NPR
5:10 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

'Talk of the Nation' Memories: We Changed Almost Everything

Scott Cameron is the senior editor at Talk of the Nation.
Jacques Coughlin NPR

All this week, we are remembering our favorite moments from the 21-year-run of Talk of the Nation. With so many driveway moment-inducing interviews, hours of live breaking news, segments with familiar voices, and insights from audience members, it's hard to know where to start. So we asked a few of those who worked on Talk of the Nation over the years to share a story or two.

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This Is NPR
5:02 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

The Curious Listener: Listeners Say Goodbye To 'Talk Of The Nation'

Katie Burk NPR

A two-way dialogue is important in any conversation, especially when you are discussing compelling issues. Over the past two decades, Talk of the Nation has been part of public radio's national conversation with listeners, gathering perspectives and insights into the latest headlines and developments in science, education, religion and the arts.

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Science Cafe Call-In Show
3:13 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Science Cafe Tonight: Your Questions About Recycling in central Arkansas

Science Cafe is our monthly call-in show. The topic today is recycling. Our guest is Rusty Miller, plant manager at Waste Management Recycling in Little Rock. 

Call with your questions between 6:06 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The number is 501-569-8494.

After the show, Science Cafe continues with a live discussion and panel of experts on reducing, reusing, and recycling. The live event is from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. tonight at Vieux Carre/The Afterthought, 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd Little Rock, AR

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This Is NPR
3:33 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

'Talk Of The Nation' Memories: Interview That Made Us Blush

Jacques Coughlin NPR

All this week, we are remembering our favorite moments from the 21-year-run of Talk of the Nation. With so many driveway moment-inducing interviews, hours of live breaking news, segments with familiar voices, and insights from audience members, it's hard to know where to start. So we asked a few Talk of the Nation staff and alumni to share a story or two.

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News About Public Radio
3:14 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

KUAR Reworks Midday Programming, Adds 'The Takeaway'

Hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Credit Kalman Zabarsky for Boston University Photography / WBUR/NPR

A note to listeners from Interim Program Director Nathan Vandiver:

As announced earlier by NPR, Talk of the Nation leaves the air as of Thursday, June 27 and though it will be missed, its departure gives KUAR the opportunity to bring the voice and perspective of a new show to the central Arkansas airwaves.

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This Is NPR
5:10 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Buika Hearts NPR

Amy Ta NPR

Just over ten years ago, Spanish flamenco singer Concha Buika was performing as an impersonator in Las Vegas and conjuring her idol, Tina Turner. Now, she's composing her own songs, and inspiring other artists in the process.

In an interview with Tell Me More host Michel Martin, Buika shared how her own heritage plays a large role in inspiring her music. "I never knew, you know, where I was from," she says.

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This Is NPR
3:43 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

NPR's Backseat Book Club Puts Kids' Summer Reading Front And Center

NPR

School may be out, but reading is always in – especially when kids get to read along with NPR's award-winning host and special correspondent, Michele Norris.

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This Is NPR
10:23 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Live Stream 'The National Conversation,' Today At 1:00pm (ET)

NPR

This afternoon, NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten moderates a panel discussion on the topic of cybersecurity in the private and public sectors as part of The National Conversation series at the Wilson Center. Today's event will open with a keynote address from U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano followed by panelists Francis Taylor, Michael Chertoff and Stephen Flynn in conversation. Gjelten will moderate.

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This Is NPR
6:03 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Mara Wilson Loves NPR

Manya Zuba NPR

Look closely, you might recognize this former child star from her roles in several popular '90s movies including Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street and Matilda.

All grown-up, child actress-turned writer Mara Wilson sat down to talk with Talk of the Nation Host Neal Conan about the pressures of child stardom.

"Childhood stars are a very easy target," says Wilson of the celebrity culture surrounding child stars growing up in the public eye.

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