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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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Podcasts

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:06am
    A new study says bike traffic deaths have spiked after years of decline. As cities adapt to growing numbers of cyclists, some say traffic laws should be more strictly enforced. A look at the debate over sharing the road with bikes.
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:06am
    For our October Readers’ Review: a novella that became an instant classic when it was written nearly two centuries ago. It is the ghostly tale of a lanky loner and a headless horseman. Some even call it the first American horror story. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving.
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:06am
    Campaign spending has reached new heights in some state judicial elections. Please join us to talk about the growing need to raise and spend money in judicial elections and how this spending may affect judicial integrity and public confidence.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:06am
    Journalist and scholar David Rothkopf examines the major U.S. foreign policy decisions of the last decade, at a moment when he says America is experiencing an unprecedented sense of fear and vulnerability. A look at American leadership in the world today and in the future.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:06am
    Some states are instituting mandatory quarantines for health workers who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa. We look at the debate over the legal, ethical and public health effects of quarantines for Ebola.
The State of Things
11:59 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Diane Rehm In 'Surviving Grace'

Diane Rehm
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Alzheimer’s disease is still a poorly understood illness, not only in the way it develops, but also how it affects caregivers. 

It is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but advocates say Alzheimer’s research does not get the time or money it needs.

So, the play “Surviving Grace,” is trying to fill that gap. It’s a bittersweet comedy that follows a TV producer whose mother’s memory is slowly fading, and it has been touring around the country, raising funds and awareness. 

A cast of local celebrities will be reading from the play tonight at 7 p.m. in the North Carolina Museum of History. The actors include Gov. Pat McCrory, TV star Loni Anderson, and public radio’s own Diane Rehm.

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Arts & Culture
10:03 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Diane Rehm Awarded National Humanities Medal

Diane Rehm awarded National Humanities Medal
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Diane Rehm was awarded the 2013 National Humanities Medal Monday. The awards recognize  "outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation."

Recipients are selected by the President of the United States in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities:

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Environment
5:00 am
Sat March 1, 2014

NC Coal Ash Disaster Discussed On Diane Rehm Show

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Did you miss it? The Diane Rehm Show devoted an episode earlier this week to the coal ash spill in Eden, NC.

(The spill was caused by a pipe failure at a Duke Energy location. Coal ash is leftover from the process of burning coal. The ash is considered toxic, and is held in ponds. This spill is the third largest of its kind in U.S. history.)

This was an interesting part of the show, between Frank Holleman of the Southern Environmental Law Center and Diane Rehm:

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