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Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.

Last Build Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 14:00:00 -0400

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The Second Plane Hit, And All Doubts Vanished

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 14:00:00 -0400

"I still feel a special bond with those listeners, as we reached out to each other across the loneliness of the night and the open spaces of a world remade."

Connecting Across 'The Open Spaces Of A World Remade'

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 09:29:00 -0400

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.

Conan's Alaska Adventure, Part Five

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:00:00 -0400

In the last installment of The Talk of Horsfeld,the adventurers finally get their grizzly, and talk about the changes coming to Horsfeld, when proprietors Gretchen and Dick will hand the operation over to their sons.

Conan's Alaska Adventure, Part Four

Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:00:00 -0400

In this installment of The Talk of Horsfeld, Neal Conan and his fellow adventurers share stories of harrowing experiences they've survived, while waiting for their friends to return from a long ride in the wilderness.

Conan's Alaska Adventure, Part Three

Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:00:00 -0400

On day three of Neal Conan's Alaska adventures, the travelers found a family of marmots. But that's not all the trail held — some of them also found a grizzly bear. He didn't pose for a photo, but it made a pretty good birthday present for Susan Miller Cormier.

Conan's Alaska Adventure, Part Two

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 10:00:00 -0400

In the second installation of Neal's travelogue from Alaska, the riders happen upon a mystery, in the form of a pile of feathers next to a glacier-fed stream. The Alaskan wilderness is a long way from the beach.

Conan's Alaska Adventure: 'The Talk Of Horsfeld'

Tue, 09 Aug 2011 11:25:00 -0400

Neal Conan spent a week in the Alaska wilderness, riding daily with a group of writers and artists. His contribution was a daily news story, read each morning at breakfast. Today, and for the next four days, read along with The Talk of Horsfeld.

Sunday's Game Marks An End, And A Beginning

Mon, 07 Feb 2011 10:02:00 -0500

For most sports fans, Sunday's Super Bowl represents an end –- the midwinter conclusion of a season that began in training camps in the almost forgotten heat of late July. To Neal Conan, the end of football heralds the start of baseball.

How The 'Teflon Don' Rubbed Out The '7 Dirty Words'

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:05:00 -0400

The backstory on the F.C.C. profanity case: How the "Teflon Don" rubbed out the "Seven Dirty Words."

February 26th Show

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:13:00 -0500

In our first hour, the Talk of the World is race. In our second hour, the Obama presidency-one month in, and Top Chef finalist Carla Hall.

October 2nd Show

Thu, 02 Oct 2008 12:10:00 -0400

In our first hour, how the credit crisis effects small businesses, and staging an all-male cast of "Romeo and Juliet." In our second hour, we'll find out how stuff gets made with Marshall Brain, and our "This American Moment" series with author a...

Wall Street Woes: Who Gets A Bailout?

Tue, 16 Sep 2008 13:21:00 -0400

The Dow dropped a mind-bending 500 points Sept. 15 on news that the federal government would not bail out investment banking giant Lehman Brothers. NPR's Adam Davidson, looks at why some firms get help and others don't.

August 26th Show

Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:09:00 -0400

There is a website called Hospital Compare established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as part of the Department of Health and Human Services. And the site now compares hospital death rates around the country and shows how

Presenting Isaac Hayes

Mon, 11 Aug 2008 13:56:00 -0400

Neal Conan first encountered Isaac Hayes in a top hat and tails on the cover of Presenting Isaac Hayes... What's your first, or favorite Hayes memory?

Rami Khouri, In The Flesh

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 13:58:00 -0400

Rami Khouri pays a live, in-person visit to TOTN -- we're talking Middle East politics and baseball (almost as complicated).