R. Nicholas Burns

Nicholas Burns is a professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has worked in the U.S. State Department as a former under secretary of state for political affairs, and served in the United States Foreign Service for 27 years. He is a former U.S. ambassador to NATO and Greece, State Department spokesman, and special assistant to President Clinton. 

R. Nicholas Burns: This week

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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