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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.
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.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:43am
Congressional Republicans call President Barack Obama's handling of the crisis in Ukraine part of a failed foreign policy. A look at the president's approach to world affairs and American power abroad.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:41am
WhatsApp, recently bought by Facebook for $19 billion, allows its users to text at virtually no cost. How consumers worldwide are using mobile apps to communicate for free and what it means for the future of the telecom industry.