The Diane Rehm Show

The Diane Rehm Show


From NPR and WAMU 88.5 in Washington, The Diane Rehm Show is a live, award-winning program featuring smart conversation and civil dialogue on top news stories and new ideas, two hours a day, five days a week.


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.

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.

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.

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

Our Opioid 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.

The Retreat Of Western Liberalism And How Charlotte Bronte Came To Write “Jane Eyre”  

Financial Times columnist Ed Luce explains what has given rise to populism in the West. Then, a Georgetown professor on the parallels between Charlotte Bronte's life and that of her famous protagonist Jane Eyre.

Rollbacks At The EPA And Walking With Diana Nyad  

Fast action at the EPA on President Trump's pledge to roll back environmental regulations, then, epic swimmer Diane Nyad on the many benefits of walking.

The Senate’s Health Care Bill And What We Learned From Voters In Georgia  

Senate GOP leaders press ahead on a health care reform bill: What's in it, what's not, and will voters like it any better? Then, lessons learned from the Republican victory in a Georgia special election on Tuesday.

Recent Gun Violence, Calls For Unity, And What State Election Results Can Tell Us About National Trends  

Perspective on recent gun violence and calls for unity, then, what election results in state races may tell us about national trends

Russian Election Interference And Pressure On Tech Companies To Police Content  

What we know so far about Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential campaign, then, new pressure on social media and other tech companies to become more pro-active in policing content.

The Challenge Ahead For The Democratic Party And Actor Alan Alda  

David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, on what the Democratic party needs to do to regain its momentum, and actor Alan Alda on the importance of being a good communicator

The Trump-GOP Bargain And Trump Family Business Entanglements  

Why the bargain the GOP and President Trump may be unraveling and more questions about Trump family business entanglements here and abroad

More Turmoil In DC, Anti-anti Trumpism And The Unraveling Of America’s Shared Narrative  

Reaction to this week's political shocks, why many conservatives are choosing to double down on Trump critics, and then, a conversation on the growing dis-union in America.

Upheaval At The FBI,  Why Our Cities Are Segregated, And A Young Palestinian On Mideast Peace  

Political fallout from the dismissal of FBI director James Comey, how our government created racially segregated cities, and a young Palestinian's perspective on Mideast peace.

Covering the Trump Administration And How To Support Friends In Grief  

Washington Post reporter Dan Balz on covering President Trump and linguist Deborah Tannen on how women support each other with the words they use.

Impeaching President Trump And A Conversation With Writer Elizabeth Strout  

American University history professor Allan Lichtman describes how and why President Donald Trump could be impeached, and then, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Elizabeth Strout on her new book, "Anything is Possible".

North Korea And A Longer View On Church State Separation  

The threat from North Korea: a diplomat's perspective on what's changed and what hasn't, then, shifting notions on tax payer money for religious institutions and the separation between church and state.

Diane Checks In From Cuba And Why Americans Increasingly Reject Expertise  

Guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR talks with Diane who is visiting Cuba, then Tom Nichols on "The Death Of Expertise: The Campaign against established knowledge and Why it Matters"

Inside Fox News And The Revolution Ahead  

Harassment claims at Fox News and the networks close connections to the Trump administration, then the questions we should be asking as advances in technology change life as we know it.

The Changing Role Of The U.S. In The World And A Closer Look At Recent Russian Protests  

The Trump administration is changing the U.S. role in the world, including shifting relations with longstanding allies and an update on protests in Russia.

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