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.


The State Of The Presidential Race  

Early voting is underway in states across the country. Just over two weeks before the presidential election, a look at the latest polls, the electoral map and end-of-the-line strategies for both campaigns.

Friday News Roundup – International  

The Islamic State launches a counterattack in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, as the battle to retake Mosul intensifies. Ecuador cuts off Internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. And the president of the Philippines says his country is pivoting away from the U.S. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic  

In the final debate, Donald Trump refuses to say whether he’ll accept the election results. North Carolina officials investigate the firebombing of Republican Party headquarters. And a police chiefs’ organization apologizes for ‘historical mistreatment of minorities.’ A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

The Daily Toll Gun Violence Takes On America’s Youth  

On an average day in the United States, seven young people are shot to death. A British journalist chooses a random day in 2013 and profiles each of the lives cut short.

Analysis Of The Third Clinton-Trump Debate  

With just weeks left before the general election, candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off in Las Vegas. Analysis of the third and final presidential debate.

A Neuroscientist And A Psychologist On How Our Ancient Brains Work In A High-Tech World  

In their new book, "The Distracted Mind", neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley and psychologist Larry Rosen, look at what happens to our brain when we are constantly bombarded by technological interruptions.

Where And How The U.S. Military Is Fighting Islamist Insurgencies  

There are 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. Some are on the front lines in the battle to re-take Mosul from the Islamic State in what could be a grueling campaign. A look at where and how U.S. troops are deployed in the fight against Islamist insurgencies.

H.W. Brands: “The General Vs. The President”  

At the height of the Korean War, President Harry Truman fired his Pacific commander, General Douglas MacArthur. A new look at their behind-the-scenes battle of wills and how it changed the course of history.

Donald Trump’s Unsubstantiated Claims Of A Rigged Election  

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ramps up unsubstantiated claims that the election is rigged against him: Why some say undermining confidence in the U.S. voting system is dangerous—and assessing the actual risks of potential election fraud.

How We Choose Our Spouses  

Author Alain de Botton made a splash this spring with his piece in The New York Times titled "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person." Our panel discusses what we know about how we choose our life partners and what makes us commit to one person.

WikiLeaks, Russia And The 2016 Presidential Race  

WikiLeaks has released thousands of Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee emails and promises to release tens of thousands more. The FBI is investigating whether Russia is playing a role. WikiLeaks, Russia and the 2016 presidential race.

Friday News Roundup – International  

Russian President Vladimir Putin cancels a visit to France over a disagreement on Syria. An American warship strikes Yemen. And Thailand mourns the death of its king, the world's longest-reigning monarch. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic  

Donald Trump faces new allegations of groping women. Wikileaks releases hacked emails from Clinton campaign manager John Podesta. And Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in Literature. Diane and a panel of reporters discuss the top domestic stories of the week.

Rep. John Lewis On His Graphic Novel Trilogy About The Civil Rights Movement  

Congressman John Lewis is out with “March: Book Three.” It is the final installment of a trilogy of graphic novels about the civil rights movement. The congressman and his co-authors on teaching history to a new generation.

Why Sexual Assault And Harassment Are So Common And What That Says About Our Culture  

Video footage of Donald Trump's lewd remarks is another example of something many women confront every day. Why sexual assault and harassment are so common and what that says about our culture.

What’s Behind The Increase In Maternal Deaths In The U.S.  

While the rate at which women die during pregnancy or childbirth has fallen in many nations, maternal deaths have been rising in the U.S. over the last fifteen years, according to several new studies. But the mortality rate differs depending on the state. It doubled in Texas from 2000 to 2014, but decreased in California. A look at what's behind the increase in U.S. maternal mortality rates.

How Economic Stagnation Is Reshaping Our Country And Its Future  

Many say rancor in the 2016 presidential campaign is in large part connected to widespread economic stagnation and the perception of diminished economic prospects: Quality of life, economic fairness and the U.S.economy.

Bryan Cranston: “A Life In Parts”  

Bryan Cranston is best known for his portrayal of Walter White, the teacher-turned-meth cook in AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” In a new memoir, Cranston writes about megastardom, telling stories and the necessary, hard work it takes to get it right.

Turmoil In The GOP: Trump’s Defiant Strategy And What It Means For His Party  

Donald Trump signals he could retaliate against Republicans who withdraw support for his campaign. Ongoing outrage over his lewd comments on videotape, Trump’s defiant campaign strategy and what’s ahead for his divided party.

One Girl’s Incredible Journey From War-Torn Syria In A Wheelchair  

A 16-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is forced to flee her war-ravaged town in Syria. Together with veteran journalist Christina Lamb, she tells of her remarkable journey to Europe and her hopes for finding refuge and new life.

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