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G8 Group Begins Talks on Georgia Resort Island

NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with NPR's Don Gonyea about the agenda of this year's G8 summit at a resort named Sea Island, off the coast of the state of Georgia. This year, leaders from Mideast nations and Afghanistan have been invited to address the summit on the need for democratic reform in the region. Notably, staunch U.S. ally Saudi Arabia has not been invited to the talks.

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You're most likely to find NPR's Don Gonyea on the road, in some battleground state looking for voters to sit with him at the local lunch spot, the VFW or union hall, at a campaign rally, or at their kitchen tables to tell him what's on their minds. Through countless such conversations over the course of the year, he gets a ground-level view of American elections. Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at To hear his sound-rich stories is akin to riding in the passenger seat of his rental car, traveling through Iowa or South Carolina or Michigan or wherever, right along with him.
Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.