The Diane Rehm Show

Weekdays from 10am to noon
Diane Rehm

Each week, more than 2.2 million listeners across the country tune in to the program, which has grown from a small local morning call-in show on Washington's WAMU 88.5 to one of public broadcasting's most-listened-to programs.

Call 1-800-433-8850 10am to noon Monday through Friday to participate.  Each hour includes dialogue with listeners who call, e-mail, Tweet or post to Facebook to join Diane's virtual community and take part in a civil exchange of ideas.

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  • Friday, December 26, 2014 11:06am
    A special March Readers' Review: Diane and her guests discuss why fiction matters. A recent study indicates that fewer than half of all Americans are reading novels today. It suggests that those who do read fiction are better able to understand the emotions of others. A conversation about the social and personal benefits of reading fiction.
  • Friday, December 26, 2014 10:06am
    A conversation with a Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist on his book about one of the first known cases of a deadly car accident caused by someone who was texting while driving. In 2006, an ordinary Utah college student killed two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. An examination of the case and an exploration of the latest scientific findings on the impact technology has on attention and focus.
  • Thursday, December 25, 2014 11:06am
    The author of "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Blind Assassin" (winner of the 2000 Booker Prize) on her new collection of short fiction.
  • Thursday, December 25, 2014 10:06am
    A look at the current state of classical music in American culture, the financial health of its institutions, and new efforts to make it more accessible to millenials.
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014 11:06am
    The act of saving an injured dove nearly 20 years ago put Michele Raffin on a path from naive bird rescuer to accomplished breeder and conservationist. In a new book, she describes how that journey resulted in a backyard aviary that houses more than 350 exotic birds, representing 40 species.