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The Diane Rehm Show


Diane offers listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.

Diane offers listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.
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Washington, DC





Diane offers listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.






(202) 885-1200


One Year Under President Trump

A panel of top political commentators joins Diane to talk about some of the head spinning events of this last year and to get their perspectives on the challenges ahead.

Duration: 00:47:39

Anti-Immigrant Policies And The GOP, Then, Calls For Apple To Help Parents Curb Screen Time

What President Trump's anti-immigrant policies may mean for the future of the GOP, then why some say Apple should help parents limit teen's time on iPhones

Duration: 00:43:32

Selling The Republican Tax Bill, Then Singer Songwriter Dar Williams

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank explains some of the challenges ahead for 'Trump Tax,’ then singer songwriter Dar Williams talks about what she’s learned from a career of performing in small towns across America.

Duration: 00:46:45

Lessons From the Alabama Senate Race And How To Address Sexual Misconduct Allegations In Congress

What the Alabama Senate race means for Republicans and Democrats, then dealing with sexual misconduct claims against members of Congress and President Trump.

Duration: 00:39:36

A President’s Claim Of Immunity And A Conversation With Actor – And Author – Tom Hanks

A former special prosecutor weighs in on where the Mueller investigation may be headed, then, a conversation with actor, filmmaker and author Tom Hanks

Duration: 00:57:25

An About Face On Net Neutrality, Then, How President Trump Is Reshaping The Judiciary

What the end of net neutrality could mean for users and future of the internet, then, a look at President Trump's extraordinary opportunity to appoint conservative judges.

Duration: 00:39:55

Revolutionizing Your Body From Within, Then Best-Selling Author Isabel Allende On Her Latest Book And Finding Unexpected Love

Dr. Michael Mosley on the powerful army of microbes inside our gut and what they mean for our mood, weight and immune system. Then Isabel Allende on her latest book, "In the Midst of Winter."

Duration: 00:53:11

Confronting Sexual Misconduct Allegations In Politics And A Leading Executive On Making It In Hollywood As A Woman

With news of sexual misconduct continuing to fill the headlines, former Sen. Barbara Boxer discusses harassment in Congress and HBO executive Sheila Nevins talks about her experience in Hollywood. Also, new accusations against Roy Moore and Senator Al Franken and the reaction in Washington.

Duration: 00:54:50

Where Do We Go From Here With Sexual Harassment And Taking A Long View Of American Politics With Dan Rather

Sexual harassment allegations continue to pile up. Where do we go from here? Then, former CBS News anchor Dan Rather on bridging political division in the age of Trump.

Duration: 00:53:58

Making Sense Of The Russia Inquiry And A New Era For The Private Prison Industry

Making sense of the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, then, with business booming under Trump, a look at the private prison industry.

Duration: 00:52:37

Why Sharp Criticism Of Trump Doesn’t Sway His Supporters, Then Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Ron Chernow

Brian Resnick of explains why President Trump's supporters will most likely stick with him. Then, Pulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow on his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant.

Duration: 00:45:03

Analysis Of GOP Senator Bob Corker’s Dire Warnings And A Conversation Children’s Author Sandra Boynton

Republican Senator Bob Corker, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, openly feuds with President Trump, then, a conversation with best-selling author and illustrator, Sandra Boynton.

Duration: 00:50:32

The Challenge Of Defending Our Civil Liberties And Ta-Nehisi Coates On Trump, Race, And Finding His Voice

National Legal Director of the ACLU, David Cole, on defending our civil liberties and Atlantic Magazine national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates on why Donald Trump is America's "first white president"

Duration: 00:47:33

On Faith, Sacrifice and Forgiveness With Novelist Alice McDermott And The Religious Symbolism Of Taking A Knee

A conversation with National Book Award winning author Alice McDermott about her latest work, "The Ninth Hour." Then, a religious perspective on the symbolism behind "taking a knee."

Duration: 00:42:22

How Trump Is Changing The Presidency And The Real Story Of The Da Vinci Code’s Warrior Monks

From day one, it was clear that Donald Trump was like no president this country had ever seen. Eight months into his term, we talk to Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith about the lasting impact Trump may have on the presidency, itself. Then, historian Dan Jones on the Knights Templar, the Medieval secret society that inspired "The Da Vinci Code".

Duration: 00:51:04

Business Not As Usual In Washington And NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins On Cutting Edge Research

President Trump's possible deal with congressional Democrats on DACA and what Robert Mueller may be learning about Trump's business dealings, then, news from NIH on gene editing, regenerative medicine, and immunotherapy.

Duration: 00:57:19

President Trump’s Surprise Deal With Congressional Democrats And Understanding The North Korean Threat

President Trump's surprise move to side with congressional Democrats on a short term fix for government funding and the debt ceiling raises new questions about other legislative agenda items: What's likely to get done and what's not, and then, understanding the threat from North Korea.

Duration: 00:45:27

Republicans Struggle To Govern And Democrats Search For A Message

Trumps disparages his Attorney General, Senate Republicans try to overcome differences on healthcare, and Democratic leaders try to re-engage with voters: NY Times reporter Peter Baker on what's going on in Washington and Democrat Jason Kander on how the Democratic Party can grab the momentum.

Duration: 00:45:45

Inside Washington And Using Smart Phone Data To Treat Mental Illness

CNN senior congressional reporter, Manu Raju, on healthcare, meetings with Russians and other Washington news stories, then, how smart phones could be used to help treat diagnose and treat mental illness

Duration: 00:47:22

Our Opiod Addiction Crisis And A Theatrical Take On Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Two perspectives on the magnitude of the the opioid addiction crisis we face in this country, then, what a new play based on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia teaches us about political polarization and compromise.

Duration: 00:50:17

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