Talk of the Nation on RADIO IQ & RADIO IQ With BBC News http://wvtf.org en After 11 Years Behind The Host Mic, Neal Conan Signs Off http://wvtf.org/post/after-11-years-behind-host-mic-neal-conan-signs Transcript <p>NEAL CONAN, HOST: <p>And so it's time to say goodbye. As you probably know, this, after 21 years, is the final broadcast of TALK OF THE NATION, and after 36 years, my last day at NPR.<p>Before I go, there are some people to thank. First, my predecessors in this chair: John Hockenberry, Ray Suarez, Juan Williams and the many substitutes who allowed us time off.<p>There have been dozens of people on the staff over the years, the people whose names you heard after Letters on Tuesdays, the people who made this program happen. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:33:00 +0000 editor 6728 at http://wvtf.org Hopes And Fears For The Future Of The World, With Ted Koppel http://wvtf.org/post/hopes-and-fears-future-world-ted-koppel Transcript <p>NEAL CONAN, HOST: <p>This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. As some of you may know, this program began in the crisis that led up to what we now call the first Gulf War, in 1991, as Daniel Schorr and I anchored live coverage of briefings from the White House and the Pentagon and congressional hearings.<p>I got called away to other duties, so Dan took over, and when events failed to start on time, he took phone calls. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:33:00 +0000 editor 6729 at http://wvtf.org So Hard To Say Goodbye: Advice For Farewell Notes http://wvtf.org/post/so-hard-say-goodbye-advice-farewell-notes Transcript <p>NEAL CONAN, HOST: <p>Looking ahead to our last day, many of our friends and colleagues have been faced with a dilemma. Well, how do you say goodbye? For many of us, finding the right words can be difficult. And when inspiration fails and panic sets in, well, we often turn to the long racks of greeting cards. So we've asked former Hallmark greeting card writer and creator of the YouTube series "Greeting Card Emergency" David Ellis Dickerson. He'll join us in a moment. But what's the best goodbye card you ever got? 800-989-8255. Email us: talk@npr.org. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:33:00 +0000 editor 6730 at http://wvtf.org A Look Ahead And A Farewell To The Political Junkie http://wvtf.org/post/look-ahead-and-farewell-political-junkie Transcript <p>NEAL CONAN, HOST: <p>This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. It's Markey in Massachusetts, the court nixes DOMA and Prop 8, and the president bows to the summer heat and discards his jacket to take on climate change. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:02:00 +0000 editor 6668 at http://wvtf.org Gospel Legend Mavis Staples Comes 'Full Circle' http://wvtf.org/post/gospel-legend-mavis-staples-sixty-years-song <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVO1sivbq5k</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:02:00 +0000 editor 6666 at http://wvtf.org Gospel Legend Mavis Staples Comes 'Full Circle'