The Diane Rehm Show

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Diane Rehm

The Diane Rehm Show - Diane Rehm's unique interview style takes us behind the headlines, and into often personal stories... plus, your calls. Thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times. Tune in for a lively mix of current events and public affairs programming that ranges from hard news analysis of politics and international affairs to in-depth examinations of religious issues, health and medical news, education and parenting.

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  • Friday, October 17, 2014 12:28pm

    The U.N. says the world is failing to contain Ebola in West Africa, stepped-up coalition airstrikes in the battle against ISIS on a Syrian border town and new concerns about sagging global economic growth: Please join us to discuss the week's top international news stories.

  • Friday, October 17, 2014 11:28am

    A second Dallas nurse is diagnosed with Ebola this week, soon after taking a domestic flight. CDC director Tom Frieden faces tough questions on Capitol Hill about the handling of the nurses’ cases, and President Obama considers appointing an Ebola “czar” to head US containment efforts. With weeks left before the midterms and nearly one million early votes cast, courts rule on voter ID laws in Texas and Arkansas. The stock market swung wildly again this week, as investors respond to mounting uncertainty in the global economy. And the budget deficit has dropped to its lowest level since before the great recession. The domestic hour of the Friday news roundup.

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:28pm

    Author Colm Toibin was 12 years old when his father died. He watched his mother struggle with grief but they rarely spoke of it. Toibin grew up to write award-winning stories and novels, including the best-seller, “Brooklyn.” But it was not until his mother’s death that he found a way to write about that painful period in his family’s life. His latest novel tells the story of a middle-aged widow living in a small Irish town in the 1960s. Music gives her solace and allows her to create an independent life. In her grief, however, she’s blind to the suffering of her young sons. Guest host Susan Page talks with author Colm Toibin about his new novel, "Nora Webster," and the ways it echoes his own childhood.

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:28am

    It’s been two months since a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed, African-American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury is considering whether to bring charges against officer Darren Wilson. And last week, an off-duty police officer fatally shot a black teenager in the Shaw neighborhood of Saint Louis. This past weekend, thousands of protestors staged the largest and most organized demonstrations yet. They are calling for a change in police tactics and racial equity nationwide. Voter registrations are up in Saint Louis, but so far, the movement hasn’t led to national policy changes. An update on the civil rights protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and their political implications.

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:28pm

    North Korea is arguably the most secretive country in the world today. Few foreign journalists enter its borders. When they do, they seldom see beyond what the government shows them. Frustrated by official reporting trips, Korean-American journalist Suki Kim decided to go undercover. In 2011, she posed as a teacher at a missionary school. During her months in the classroom, she was charmed by her students and overwhelmed by the regime’s totalitarian control. Suki Kim shares her story in a new book, “Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite.”