Like most of America, public radio stations learned this morning that the over two-decade run of Talk of the Nation will end in a few months.Â
NPR is encouraging stations to replace it with an expanded version of the Here and Now public radio program that will be produced as a collaboration between WBUR Boston and NPR. WOSU will be considering all options in replacing Talk of the Nation, which airs from 2-4 pm daily on 89.7 FM.
As many of you know, WOSU Public Media has had a special relationship with host Neal Conan and his regular guest, the â€œpolitical junkie,â€ Ken Rudin. We were so pleased to host both of them in Columbus prior to the November elections last year in a packed auditorium at the Fawcett Center. Neal has also served as host of a series of WOSU public forums called â€˜Controversies in Scienceâ€™ produced in collaboration with Ohio State.