Diane Rehm

Weekdays at 10:00am and 8:00pm on RADIO IQ

In 1979, Diane Rehm took over as host of WAMU's mid-day program, Kaleidoscope, and in 1984, the name was changed to The Diane Rehm Show. In all the ensuing years, Diane has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times and is one of the most popular weekday shows on our RADIO IQ and RADIO IQ With BBC News network of signals.

In 2010, The Diane Rehm Show won a Shorty Award in the news category. The Shorty Awards honor the producers of the best real-time content on Twitter and are supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Also, in 2010, Diane won a coveted George Foster Peabody Award. The Peabodys, the oldest awards in broadcasting, are considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media. The award honors Diane Rehm's more than 30 years in public broadcasting as host of The Diane Rehm Show, calling the program the "gold standard in civic, civil discourse."

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Program Headlines

  • Monday, April 27, 2015 11:06am
    Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.
  • Monday, April 27, 2015 10:06am
    More than 2,500 have lost their lives in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. The latest from Kathmandu, and new questions about preparing for and predicting seismic activity.
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 11:06am
    The White House says two al-Qaida hostages were killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation. E.U. leaders meet to address the migrant crisis. And Saudi Arabia resumes airstrikes in Yemen. A panel of journalists joins Diane to round up the week's top news.
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 10:06am
    The Senate confirms Loretta Lynch to lead the Justice Department. David Petraeus is sentenced for leaking military secrets. And the F.B.I. arrests Islamic State supporters in Minnesota. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:06am
    A conversation with best-selling writer Jon Krakauer on his latest book of non-fiction. The author of “Into the Wild” and “Into Thin Air” chronicles the lives of several women allegedly raped on campus at the University of Montana.