Diane Rehm: On My Mind-logo

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

WAMU

Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.

Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.

Location:

Washington, DC

Networks:

WAMU

Description:

Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.

Twitter:

@drshow

Language:

English

Contact:

(202) 885-1200


Episodes

How The Housing Crisis Spread, And What Happens Now

8/5/2022
From high mortgage rates to shortages that have spread coast to coast, New York Times reporter Emily Badger explains the roots -- and consequences of our country's broken housing system.

Duration:00:29:08

The Tuskegee Study, 50 Years Later

7/29/2022
Fifty years after the Tuskegee study, Diane talks to Harvard's Evelynn Hammonds about the intersection of race and medicine in the United States, and the lessons from history that can help us understand health inequities today.

Duration:00:31:19

What’s Next In The Fight Over Abortion

7/22/2022
Pills, the right to travel and fetal personhood laws -- Diane talks to Temple University Law School's Rachel Rebouché about what's next in the fight over abortion in the U.S.

Duration:00:38:24

Jan. 6 And The Ongoing Threat Of Right-Wing Extremism

7/15/2022
What's happened to groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys post-January 6, and the ongoing threat of far-right extremism in this country. Diane talks to Sam Jackson, author of "Oath Keepers: Patriotism and the Edge of Violence in a Right-Wing Antigovernment Group"

Duration:00:47:34

Setting The Record Straight On The Female Species

7/8/2022
For centuries science described male animals as aggressive, promiscuous, and dominant, and females as pretty much the opposite. Author Lucy Cooke says we got it wrong and updates our understanding of the queens of the animal kingdom.

Duration:00:45:30

A Strengthening Case Against Donald Trump

7/1/2022
Former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade digs into the week's explosive testimony at the January 6th committee hearing -- and whether it pushes the Department of Justice closer to an indictment of Donald Trump.

Duration:00:37:16

The Jan. 6 Hearings So Far: Enough To Launch A Criminal Investigation?

6/24/2022
A look at what we have learned so far from the public hearings of the January 6 Committee. Diane talks to Ryan Goodman, professor at New York University's School of Law. He explains what is next in the investigation, including whether we might see criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.

Duration:00:40:50

“Sitting With The Ugliness Of The Past”: A Conversation With “1619 Project” Contributors

6/17/2022
To mark Juneteenth, a conversation with three contributors to "The 1619 Project" about what happens when we place slavery and its legacy at the center of the American story. Diane talks to New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie, history professor Martha S. Jones and Jake Silverstein, editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine.

Duration:00:55:35

Novelist Jennifer Haigh On Fictionalizing The Fight Over Abortion

6/10/2022
Author Jennifer Haigh discusses her latest novel, "Mercy Street." Set at an abortion clinic in Boston, it tells the stories of the patients, employees, and protesters whose lives intersect there.

Duration:00:48:12

Biden Says “We Have To Act” On Guns. Can We?

6/3/2022
The New Yorker's Susan Glasser looks at the history of Washington's reactions to mass shootings -- and the politics of passing new gun laws today.

Duration:00:28:37

Untangling The Mystery Of Long Covid

5/27/2022
The Atlantic's Katherine Wu discusses what we know -- and what we are still struggling to understand -- about long Covid.

Duration:00:29:24

Russia, Ukraine And The Global Economic Battlefield

5/20/2022
As the war in Ukraine grinds on, a look at the economic battlefield and how the conflict might permanently reshape the global economy. Diane talks to Sebastian Mallaby, senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Duration:00:27:39

David Gergen On The Need For New American Leadership

5/13/2022
David Gergen was a White House adviser to four presidents, then founded the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard. In a new book he explains what it takes to become a leader and why fresh leadership is so necessary in this country today.

Duration:00:47:13

Title IX at 50: An Incomplete Revolution In Women’s Sports

5/6/2022
Title IX turns 50 in June. Diane talks to Elizabeth Sharrow, expert on the history and consequences of the landmark sex discrimination law, about how it transformed women's sports -- and how much there is left to be done to achieve equality on the playing field.

Duration:00:37:30

Russia, Ukraine And A New Nuclear Reality

4/29/2022
The New Yorker's Robin Wright on Russia's threatened use of nuclear weapons and what it says about the state of global security.

Duration:00:42:24

Book Bans Then And Now

4/22/2022
Book bans, outlawed curriculum, and the history of culture wars in America's schools. Diane talks to educational historian Adam Laats.

Duration:00:38:59

Prepping For A Post-Roe America

4/15/2022
Journalist Jessica Bruder on prepping for a post-Roe America. Her new cover story in The Atlantic is titled, "The Abortion Underground."

Duration:00:37:25

Can Russia Be Held Accountable For War Crimes?

4/8/2022
Diane talks to Stephen Rapp, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, about alleged atrocities in Ukraine and what accountability might look like.

Duration:00:34:58

On The Invention Of Race

4/1/2022
Historians Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Andrew Curran explore a hidden chapter in the invention of race in the 18th Century.

Duration:00:40:28

Allies Push To Isolate Russia

3/25/2022
Veteran national security and foreign affairs reporter James Kitfield on President Biden's trip to Europe and next steps for the Western allies in countering Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Duration:00:45:30