The Diane Rehm Show
Readers’ Review: “Olive Kitteridge” (Rebroadcast)11/28/14
Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
The Future Of Toll Roads In The U.S. (Rebroadcast)
Toll road mileage is increasing nationwide as cash-strapped states try to relieve traffic congestion without raising taxes. But some transportation officials are facing a political backlash. Diane and her guests discuss the future of toll roads in the...
Atul Gawande: “Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End”...
Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending...
Singer Linda Ronstadt on Her Life in Music (Rebroadcast)
Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt has won 11 Grammy Awards in a career spanning four decades. We take a look at her rise to stardom, life in the music business and her recent battle with Parkinson's.
Readers’ Review: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler
For our November Readers' Review: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler. As we prepare for holiday gatherings, join Diane and her guests to discuss this master work from the author who has made an art of exploring family love and...
Calorie Counts At Movie Theaters, Chain Restaurants And Pizza Parlors
The Food and Drug Administration will require movie theaters, chain restaurants and pizza parlors to include calorie counts for food and beverages – including alcohol. Please join us to discuss costs and benefits of the new rules.
Brooke Shields: “There Was A Little Girl”
Actress, model, and author Brooke Shields on her relationship with her mother and the childhood that made Shields the woman she is today.
Reaction To The Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson, Missouri
After months of tension, a St. Louis County grand jury decides not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. Diane and her guests discuss reaction to the verdict from civil rights groups, protesters...
Dr. Robert L. Okin: “Silent Voices: People With Mental Disorders On The...
The homeless have become a fixture of the urban landscape in cities across America. One psychiatrist spent two years speaking to the mentally ill living on the streets of San Francisco, learning about their lives. Now he shares those stories, along...
Republican Response To President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration
Congressional Republicans vow to block President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration. Some GOP governors say they may sue the President. A look at Republican response to White House action on immigration.
Friday News Roundup – International
A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Friday News Roundup – Domestic
A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
A Conversation With The New Chairman Of The National Endowment For The...
The National Endowment for the Humanities turns 50 next year. William “Bro” Adams, the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, wants to make sure that the study of history, philosophy, and literature remains accessible to everyone....
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: New Opportunities, New Questions For...
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is earning more than $3 billion from its investment in a new drug. Other charitable organizations are hoping to follow a similar path. New opportunities and new questions for nonprofits.
Joel Klein: “Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools”
Joel Klein served as the chancellor of the New York City Department of Education for eight years. In a new book called "Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools," he recounts his experience as head of the nation's largest school district and explains...
Political Showdown Over The Keystone XL Pipeline
Last night, the Senate came within one vote of passing legislation that would approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. A look at the ongoing controversy around its potential economic benefits and environmental costs.
The Right To Be Forgotten
Last May the European Union's highest court ruled that based on individual requests, search engines must delete links to personal information deemed "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant". Privacy advocates are hail the ruling but other warn...
Debate Over Ending The U.S. Embargo On Cuba
Washington is coming under increased fire for failing to lift the 50-year-old ban on trade with Cuba. As Cubans struggle with a devastated economy, many say now is the time for change. Debate over ending the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
The Pressure To Be More Productive
Despite a steadily improving economy, many companies continue to ask workers to do more with less. As a result, more of us are turning to technology and other self-help tools to become increasingly productive in both our professional and personal...
Political Repercussions Of White House Action On Immigration
President Barack Obama is expected to announce an executive order that would protect millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation. Republican lawmakers say they’ll block the president's order. A look at the political repercussions of White...
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