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."
Friday, May 22, 2015 11:06amISIS takes control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Several nations agree to take in Southeast Asian migrants. And the U.S. and Cuba move closer to full restoration of diplomatic ties. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Friday, May 22, 2015 10:06amThe NSA's bulk data collection faces a Friday deadline. A massive airbag recall could take years to complete. And the State Department makes plans to release the first batch of Hillary Clinton's emails. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 11:06amAbout 24 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder. Anorexia is among the hardest to treat. We hear one young woman's struggle with the disease, told from her perspective and her mother's.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:06amThe Islamic State terrorist group captures the key Iraqi city of Ramadi and establishes a stronger foothold in Libya. We get an update on the latest battles for territorial control and questions over U.S. strategy.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:06amHELEN CASTOR: "JOAN OF ARC: A HISTORY": Placing aside the legends and myths surrounding Joan of Arc, historian Helen Castor takes a fresh look at the young girl and her role in history. What emerges is a different story than the one many of us know. Castor helps us understand the real Joan of Arc. (52 min.) HELEN CASTOR: "JOAN OF ARC: A HISTORY": Placing aside the legends and myths surrounding Joan of Arc, historian Helen Castor takes a fresh look at the young girl and her role in history. What emerges is a different story than the one many of us know. Understanding the real Joan of Arc. (52 min.)