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August 20, 2014 | NPR · If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
 

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August 19, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.
 
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August 19, 2014 | NPR · The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Neal Conan

Jul 11, 2013 — An icon of radio has passed on with the cancellation of Talk of the Nation. The decision was a management prerogative, but I join with the many hundreds of you who have written in mourning. Some of your letters may help the replacement, Here & Now. We are all listening.
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Jun 27, 2013Highlights magazine salutes Talk of the Nation with this "Check... and Double Check" game featuring Neal Conan.
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Jun 26, 2013 — All this week we are remembering our favorite moments during the 21-year-run of Talk of the Nation. Former Editor Barrie Hardymon says working with Neal was a true highlight.
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Jun 25, 2013 — All this week we are remembering our favorite moments during the 21-year-run of Talk of the Nation. Senior Editor Scott Cameron told us about one moment that has led to many more unforgettable interviews.
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Jun 24, 2013 — All this week, we are remembering our favorite moments from the 21-year-run of Talk of the Nation. Supervising Senior Producer Carline Watson shares with us two of her favorite TOTN interviews and an excerpt from each of those conversations that still make her smile... and maybe blush a little too.
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Mar 29, 2013 — The daily call-in show will be replaced by Here and Now, which is produced by Boston's WBUR. Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan is leaving NPR after more than three decades with the network. Science Friday will continue.
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Feb 10, 2012 — A listener compares the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II to the Jewish Holocaust under the Nazis and raises the question of what to call the camps used in both experiences. At stake is the power of words in framing our actions, past and future.
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Sep 11, 2011 — I vividly remember what a beautiful day Sept. 11 was — on a run before work, the temperature was delicious, the sky an impeccable blue. People ask what I remember from those first few days, and I think you might understand that it's mostly a blur. NPR's Neal Conan remembers the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
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Jul 26, 2010 — 'TOTN' Takes Facebook By Storm! Just click "like" to get in on the excitement!
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Jul 14, 2010 — The backstory on the F.C.C. profanity case: How the "Teflon Don" rubbed out the "Seven Dirty Words."
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