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The Diane Rehm Show
The Diane Rehm Show is produced at WAMU 88.5 and distributed by National Public Radio.
Each week, more than 2.4 million listeners across the country tune in to the program, which has grown from a small local morning call-in show on Washington's WAMU 88.5 to one of public broadcasting's most-listened-to programs. In 2007 and 2008, the show placed among the top ten most powerful public radio programs, based on its ability to draw listeners to public radio stations. It is the only live call-in talk show on the list.
Diane's guests include many of the nation's top newsmakers, journalists and authors. Guests include former president Bill Clinton, General Tommy Franks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Julie Andrews and Toni Morrison. Newsweek magazine calls the program one of the most interesting talk shows in the country. The National Journal says Diane is "the class act of the talk radio world."
Each hour includes dialogue with listeners who call, e-mail, Tweet or post to Facebook to join Diane's virtual community and take part in a civil exchange of ideas.
Monday, March 10, 2014 10:54am
Jim DeMint served in the U.S. Senate from 2005-2013. The South Carolina Republican resigned to become head of the Heritage Foundation. During his years in Congress - which included three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives - DeMint was known as a staunch social and fiscal conservative. A Tea Party favorite, he also became known for his battles with more establishment Republicans. In a new book, DeMint argues that free enterprise, limited government and traditional values are not just conservative ideas. They reflect what America is all about. Guest host Susan Page sits down for a conversation with Jim DeMint.
Monday, March 10, 2014 10:53am
Ukraine's prime minister is flying to Washington this week to meet with President Obama. Plans for the visit come as the White House warns that Russia will face increasing international pressure if it presses ahead with a referendum to annex Crimea. Some say U.S. and European sanctions, which would freeze the assets and visas of Russian officials, could be a blow to Russia's flagging economy. But others warn Moscow could retaliate by seizing American and European assets or cut exports of natural gas to Europe which heavily relies on Russia for energy. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of experts discuss the West's response to a power struggle between Russia and Ukraine.
Friday, March 7, 2014 11:23am
The U.S. orders sanctions following Russia's actions in Crimea. Protests in Venezuela mark the anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death. And President Barack Obama meets with Israel's prime minister. A panel of journalists join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Friday, March 7, 2014 10:13am
Political fallout on Capitol Hill over the Ukraine crisis. The White House releases its $4 trillion budget for 2015. And the College Board announces major changes to the SAT. A panel of journalists join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:53am
On Oct. 9, 1996, a boarding school run by Italian nuns in rural Uganda was awakened by shattering glass. Rebels from Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army broke in and abducted 139 girls, some as young as 8 years old. A nun from the school negotiated the release of all but 30 girls, who were then brutalized, ordered to kill and forced to be "wives" to rebel leaders. A new novel about the kidnapping focuses on one of the fictional survivors and an American journalist who bears witness to her stories and recovery.