11:20am

Thu June 27, 2013
Around the Nation

A Fond Farewell To Talk Of The Nation

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Now it's time for a segment we call Wisdom Watch, that's where we hear wisdom from someone who's made a difference with his or her work and life. Today, we're going to speak with someone who surely fits that bill. Twelve years ago, Neal Conan took to the airwaves as the host of NPR's Talk of the Nation.

(SOUNDBITE OF TALK OF THE NATION)

NEAL CONAN, BYLINE: From NPR News in Washington, D.C., I'm Neal Conan and this is Talk of the Nation.

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11:12am

Thu June 27, 2013
Monkey See

Why Paula Deen Can't Be A 'Food Network Star'

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 6:17 am

Seen here in 2009, Paula Deen recently lost her ongoing deal with Food Network.
Katy Winn AP

It's not the least bit surprising that Paula Deen lost her gig on The Food Network — and you don't have to believe she's a terrible person to know it. All you have to do is watch Food Network Star, the competition show that seeks a new network personality and sometimes finds one.

That's where they got Aarti Sequeira, who now hosts the Indian food show Aarti Party. It's where they got Aaron McCargo, Jr., who hosts Big Daddy's House. And Melissa d'Arabian, who hosts Ten Dollar Dinners, and Jeff Mauro, who calls himself "The Sandwich King."

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10:55am

Thu June 27, 2013
Arts & Culture

Take a Stroll for the Arts on the Southside

An interview with Justin Burd of Set in Stone and Max Poppel of the Crash Pad about the Southside ArtStroll

The south side of Chattanooga is home to artists, art galleries, restaurants, stylists, and even a hostel. In an attempt to celebrate the culture of the area, the Southside ArtStroll happens every last Friday of the month until September.

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10:38am

Thu June 27, 2013
Africa

Nelson Mandela Said To Be Gravely Ill

South Africa is on watch for the fate of the 94-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The ailing Mandela, an international icon known for his fight to end apartheid, has been in the hospital for several days. For the latest on his condition, Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.

10:23am

Thu June 27, 2013
Parallels

The Day Nelson Mandela Walked Out Of Prison

Originally published on Thu December 5, 2013 7:19 pm

Nelson Mandela, with his wife, Winnie, walks to freedom after 27 years in prison on Feb. 11, 1990, in Cape Town.
AP

One of the most remarkable days of Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life was Feb. 11, 1990, when he walked out of prison after 27 years behind bars. Greg Myre, the international editor of NPR.org, covered Mandela's release for The Associated Press and recounts that day.

The evening before his release from 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela was ushered into a secret meeting with South African President F.W. de Klerk for a conversation that sounded straight from the theater of the absurd.

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9:55am

Thu June 27, 2013
Giant Fish

Zeb Hogan from Nat Geo WILD's Monster Fish at the Tennessee Aquarium

Some of the world's rivers provide a natural habitat for extremely large fish.  These animals are the stars in the  Nat Geo WILD program Monster Fish.  In June 2012 Zeb Hogan visited Chattanooga in search of giant catfish in the Tennessee River.  The season opener for Monster Fish will air on Nat Geo WILD Friday July 5, 2013 at 10:00 PM and includes the Chattanooga visit.

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9:24am

Thu June 27, 2013
Shots - Health News

Test-Driving The Obamacare Software

Hit return for health coverage.
iStockphoto.com

All the outreach in the world won't count for much if the Obamacare ticket counter doesn't work.

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9:12am

Thu June 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has More Documents

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 10:12 am

Edward Snowden, seen during a video interview with The Guardian.
Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras EPA /LANDOV

During a news briefing in Senegal, President Obama said NSA leaker Edward Snowden was in possession of more classified documents and that the government did not know "what other documents he may try to dribble out there."

That said, the president added that he will not "be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker."

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8:43am

Thu June 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Arthur C. Clarke's DNA Headed For A New Space Odyssey

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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7:15am

Thu June 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Mandela's Daughter: 'It Doesn't Look Good'

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 10:59 am

A man holds a picture as people gather to leave messages of support for former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa.
Jeff J Mitchell Getty Images

Nelson Mandela's condition is "very critical," his daughter Makaziwe Mandela told South African broadcaster SABC.

"I reiterate that Tata is very critical, that anything is imminent," said Makaziwe. "But I want to emphasize again that it's only God who knows when the time to go is. So we will wait with Tata. He's still giving us hope by opening his eyes, he's still reactive to touch, we will live with that hope until the final end comes."

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