Talk of the Nation

Talk of the Nation linked the headlines with what's on people's minds, providing a springboard for listeners and experts to exchange ideas and pose critical questions about major events in the news and the world around them. Each day, Talk of the Nation combined the award-winning resources of NPR News with the vital participation of listeners. The result was a spirited and productive exchange of knowledge and insight that delves deeply into the news and ideas of the day.

Talk of the Nation ended its 17-year run on June 27, 2013.

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Science
2:56 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Designing A Bridge For Earthquake Country

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. Where is the safest place to be during an earthquake? Yeah. Here, in San Francisco, everybody is shaking their head.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

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Science
2:50 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Exploring The Deepest, Darkest Spots On Earth

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. We're here in California, broadcasting from the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. And just outside the Golden Gate, of course, is the Pacific Ocean. It is the largest body of water on Earth, and its trenches are also the deepest. You could put Mount Everest into some of them, and the top would not even peek out.

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Talk of the Nation - Political Junkie
12:28 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Talk Of The Nation Takes Political Junkie On The Road

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Talk of the Nation takes Ken Rudin and the program's signature Political Junkie segment on the road.  And one of their stops is New Hampshire Public Radio in Concord.

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Story Corps
2:00 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Story Corps’s National Day of Listening Call-In

Host Neal Conan and Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, co-host a Thanksgiving day broadcast in advance of the National Day of Listening, in the first hour of TOTN. This year, StoryCorps suggests that everyone reach out to their favorite teacher or mentor to say "Thank you for changing my life."   Information available at http://nationaldayoflistening.org/

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