HOST, Neal Conan

  Over 36 years with National Public Radio, Neal Conan may be best known as the long time host of “Talk of the Nation,” where he also played a key role as an anchor of NPR’s live coverage of 9/11 and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Previously, he served as Bureau Chief in New York and London and covered wars in the Middle East and Northern Ireland. Behind the scenes, he worked as editor, producer and executive producer of NPR’s flagship news magazine “All Things Considered” and filled in as Foreign Editor, Managing Editor and News Director. Conan’s work has been honored with, among others, DuPont-Columbia, Major Armstrong and Peabody awards. On leave in 2000, Conan worked as the play-by-play announcer of the Aberdeen Arsenal of the independent Atlantic league and wrote a book, “Play by Play: Baseball, Radio and Life in the Last Chance League.” He now splits time between Big Timber, Montana and the Big Island of Hawaii, where he farms macadamia nuts and files “The Pacific News Minute” for Hawaii Public Radio. He also hosts the public radio series ‘Truth, Politics and Power.”

ABOUT US

“Truth, Politics and Power” is an hour long, weekly public radio broadcast and podcast with NPR veteran Neal Conan that brings the kind of thinking and conversation we need to understand the changing landscape of American politics and its implications.  

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

 Sue Goodwin is an accomplished radio producer with over twenty five years experience in public media. At NPR, she served as Executive Producer, Talk of the Nation, Senior Producer, Weekly Edition, and Editor at NPR’s Science Desk. Additional production credits include Senior Booking Producer at PBS and Producer at Al Jazeera America

MANAGING PRODUCER

Argin Hutchins is the founder of Argin Audio, an audio production company. He is  a nationally recognized audio producer who served on the award winning radio program “Tell Me More with Michel Martin”. He earned his stripes through years of training at NPR where he specialized in audio journalism and audio engineering.

EDITOR

John Ogulnik has spent two centuries working in radio. In 22 years as an NPR producer, he covered everything from the Olympics, to national political conventions, presidential inaugurations, and numerous Congressional hearings, including the entire impeachment process of President Clinton. In 1999 – 2000,  John was the Interim Managing Editor for News at WAMU, NPR’s Washington, D.C. affiliate and is also an adjunct professor at The George Washington University.