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When Americans want to be a part of the national conversation, they turn to Talk of the Nation, NPR's midday news-talk show.
Journalist Neal Conan leads a productive exchange of ideas and opinions on the issues that dominate the news landscape. From politics and public service to education, religion, music and health care, Talk of the Nation offers call-in listeners the opportunity to join enlightening discussions with decision-makers, authors, academicians, and artists from around the world.
“I think it really smashes a lot of ideas about what the Smithsonian does and what it’s supposed to do,” one curator says of the African-American museum’s growing collection.
As the former Virginia governor awaits his appeal on corruption charges, former attorneys general for the commonwealth have filed an amicus brief saying that the jury instructions' definition of "official acts" went far beyond court precedents.