Diane Rehm Show

Subscribe to Diane Rehm Show feed
The Diane Rehm Show
Updated: 32 min 48 sec ago

How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

27 min 19 sec ago

The obsessive use of digital technology is a real problem for many teens and children, say parents and therapists. A recent study by Common Sense Media, a parent advocacy group, found that 59 percent of parents think their teens are "addicted" to mobile devices. A growing number of psychologists specialize in treating young people who use digital technology obsessively— some even to the point of not eating or sleeping. Yet the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a mental disorder. Guest host Derek McGinty and a panel of guests discuss therapies designed to treat compulsive web use among young people—and what parents and teens should know.

Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

1 hour 27 min ago

Day two of the Democratic National Convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage as party leaders scramble to gain the support of Bernie Sanders fans and present a united front against Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Matthew Dallek: "Defenseless Under The Night"

Tue, 2016-07-26 11:06

In the years following 9/11, conversations about the threat of terrorism, and debates over the role of government in keeping us safe have been constant. Political scientist Matthew Dallek says there’s many parallels to the late 1930s and 40s when fears of a Nazi attack in the U.S. were high. In a new book, “Defenseless Under the Night” Dallek explores the history of the Office of Civil Defense, a precursor to the Department of Homeland Security. It was led by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia whose competing visions set the stage for the debates we are still having today about security and democracy. Guest host Derek McGinty is joined by author Matthew Dallek to discuss the origins of homeland security.

Update On The Democratic National Convention

Tue, 2016-07-26 10:06

Opening night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. How speakers including Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren and First Lady Michelle Obama seek to bridge party divides and build the case for presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.

Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Mon, 2016-07-25 11:06

In 1970, Maurice White called his younger brother, Verdine, from Los Angeles: I’m starting a band, he said. Want to join me? More than 45 years later, that band–known today as Earth, Wind & Fire–is considered one of the most successful recording groups of the 20th century. Not only has the band sold more than 100 million records–it also helped bridge the gap between black and white music in America, fusing genres from soul and funk to electronic and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks with Derek McGinty about the band’s beginning’s, losing his older brother to Parkinson’s disease and how Earth, Wind & Fire is still evolving.

What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

Mon, 2016-07-25 10:06

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2016-07-22 11:06

Turkey declares a state of emergency and arrests thousands after a failed coup. Donald Trump suggests he'd put conditions on protecting NATO allies. And Russia loses an appeal in a sports doping case. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2016-07-22 10:06

The Republican National Convention ends with a divided GOP. Hillary Clinton prepares to select her running mate. And Roger Ailes resigns from Fox News over sexual harassment allegations. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The Growth Of Secret Spending In State And Local Politics

Thu, 2016-07-21 11:06

Undisclosed political spending in presidential politics has increased dramatically since Citizens United. But this kind of donation is growing at an even faster rate on state and local levels. How the growth of dark money is influencing state and local elections.

Latest From Cleveland: The GOP's Challenge To Unify And Expand Its Appeal

Thu, 2016-07-21 10:06

This week’s GOP convention highlights fractures in the Republican party. Now with its nominee Donald Trump officially chosen, the party tries to unify and broaden its appeal beyond its base that many say is too dominated by white men. Updates from Cleveland, and where the GOP goes from here.

Environmental Outlook: New Efforts To Save African Lions

Wed, 2016-07-20 11:06

The trophy killing of Cecil the Lion last year by an American dentist in Zimbabwe brought new attention to the plight of African lions. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gave legal protection to African lions under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and several airlines have since banned shipments of trophies of lions and other big game. Yet many conservationists and big cat experts says the real threat to lions is habitat loss and communities who retaliate — and understandably so — against these big cats who kill their livestock. Guest host Frank Sesno and a panel of guests look at new efforts to save lions.

Republican National Convention: Analysis Of Trump's Plans For The Economy And Creating Jobs

Wed, 2016-07-20 10:06

Speakers at the Republican National Convention address jobs and the economy. A convention update and analysis of Donald Trump's economic plans and how his own successes and failures as a businessman could shape voter opinion.

Delia Ephron: "Siracusa"

Tue, 2016-07-19 11:06

Two married couples, vacationing together in Italy, one with their beautiful young daughter along. They eat, and drink, and tour, and talk, and talk, and talk. Sounds like a nice trip, doesn’t it? But both marriages are under strain and as it happens, the wife of one couple and the husband of the other had a summer fling when they were both young and single. Now, this doesn’t sound like such a great trip any more, does it? This is the set-up for Delia Ephron’s new novel, Siracusa. The author joins guest host Frank Sesno to talk marriage, vacations, mistakes, and more.

Update On The GOP Convention In Cleveland

Tue, 2016-07-19 10:06

GOP prime-time convention speakers in Cleveland focus on the theme of law and order. Join us for analysis of Donald Trump's message, its resonance with Republican voters and its possible appeal in the general election.

The History Of Political Conventions

Mon, 2016-07-18 11:06

America's first presidential nominating conventions were held in 1831. Since then, they've evolved into what many call made-for-TV promotions for the Democratic and Republican parties. The colorful history of political conventions.

Republican National Convention: The Week Ahead In Cleveland

Mon, 2016-07-18 10:20

The first day of the Republican National Convention: Trump, delegates and heightened security as another shooting of police officers unsettles the nation.

Aftermath Of The Failed Coup In Turkey And The Bastille Day Attack In France

Mon, 2016-07-18 10:06

Analysis of the coup attempt in Turkey and the attack on a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2016-07-15 11:06

Theresa May becomes Britain's prime minister and Boris Johnson the new foreign secretary. An international tribunal rejects Beijing's claims to the South China Sea. And Venezuela puts its dwindling food supply under military control. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2016-07-15 10:06

Funerals are held for Dallas police officers and two African American men killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota. Donald Trump prepares to announce his running mate. And Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Robert P. Jones: "The End Of White Christian America"

Thu, 2016-07-14 11:06

Throughout much of the history of the United States, white Protestant Christians set the tone both culturally and politically. But demographic changes over the last few decades have transformed the country. As recently as 2008, white Christians made up the majority of the American population. Six years later, the number had dropped seven points to 47 percent. A religious scholar tracks these changes in a new book. He says understanding this shift can help explain everything from the rise of Donald Trump to the heated rhetoric of the same sex marriage debate.