As a fixture at NPR for over 30 years, Neal Conan hosted the syndicated call-in news talk show Talk of the Nation for the last 11 of the show's 21 years—and then, much to longtime listeners' disappointment, NPR canceled it early this year. Conan comes to town this week, using his on-air talents to deliver spoken-word pieces with Ensemble Galilei, a Celtic and early music group from the East Coast. The group will play on early instruments while Conan's spoken word paints details over the rich Irish, Scottish and original music on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Glaser Center. 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 7:30pm. $20. 707.568.5381.