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Judy Blume: "In The Unlikely Event"

3 hours 6 min ago

Author Judy Blume is beloved by many readers - young and old. Her best-selling books include some classics for young readers, including "Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret" and "Blubber." Her young adult fiction was some of the first to address subjects that other writers avoided - like sex and religion. Her latest novel is for adults and just came out in paperback. It takes place in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Blume grew up. The 78-year-old writer says this was the novel she was born to write - but Blume says it will likely be her last. Diane talks with the novelist about writing and connecting with readers.

Hillary Clinton's Emails

4 hours 6 min ago

Hillary Clinton is under pressure after a State Department report criticized her use of a private email server. Join Diane and guests for a discussion on what's in the report, potential security risks and whether it could affect Secretary Clinton's bid for the White House.

Environmental Outlook: New Reasons To Get Kids Outdoors (Rebroadcast)

Mon, 2016-05-30 11:06

The case has been made for decades that kids need to spend time outdoors. The benefits are many– exercise, play, and learning about nature. But for years, everyone from parents to doctors to nature enthusiasts have been concerned kids aren’t getting outside as much as they should be. Now there’s a growing body of scientific evidence to support their cause. Research is showing that going outdoors more often prevents obesity, reduces symptoms of ADHD, and may even stimulate learning. For this month's Environmental Outlook: some creative ways to get kids outside and why it’s good for the environment.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx On The Legacy Of The U.S. Highway System (Rebroadcast)

Mon, 2016-05-30 10:06

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has a message for Americans this week and it’s an unusual one for someone in his position. When the country’s urban freeways were constructed, they were often routed through low income, minority neighborhoods. Instead of connecting us to each other, Foxx says many of these highways were intentionally built to separate us. He says it’s a legacy the country has struggled to address and it’s one Foxx hopes to begin to repair. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joins Diane to discuss helping isolated, poor and minority communities get access to reliable and safe transportation – and a panel of experts react to his proposals.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2016-05-27 11:06

President Barack Obama makes a historic visit to Hiroshima. The Taliban choose a new leader after a U.S. drone strike kills Mullah Mansour. And a far right candidate in Austria narrowly loses the presidential election. A panel of journalists joins guest host Sabri Ben-Achour for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2016-05-27 10:06

Donald Trump now has enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination, according to the Associated Press. A State Department review criticizes Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. And 11 states sue the federal government over a transgender bathroom directive. A panel of journalists joins guest host Sabri Ben-Achour for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Environmental Outlook: Wildfires, Climate Change And Boreal Forests

Thu, 2016-05-26 11:06

Since the beginning of May, a massive, out-of-control fire has been raging in boreal forest lands in Alberta, Canada. The fire forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray and halted oil sands production. Scientists say climate change has contributed to the growing number and severity of wildfires in the world’s boreal forests. Hot, dry weather has lengthened fire seasons and created ideal conditions for wildfires. The fires in turn increase emissions of greenhouse gases. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, we talk about wildfires, climate change and threats to North America's forests.

Congress Moves To Overhaul A 40-Year-Old Law That Regulates Toxic Chemicals

Thu, 2016-05-26 10:06

Congress is updating a forty-year-old federal law regulating thousands of chemicals in daily use. The bipartisan bill has support from many industry groups and public health advocates, but some in the environmental community say it doesn't go far enough. Overseeing the safety of chemicals.

Governor John Hickenlooper: "The Opposite of Woe"

Wed, 2016-05-25 11:06

John Hickenlooper, the Democratic Governor of Colorado, did not take a traditional path to politics. In the 1980s, he was laid-off as a geologist in Colorado. He decided to open up a micro-brewery in Denver. The company played a key role in gentrifying downtown – and made him a popular businessman. He was persuaded to run for mayor and won. Hickenlooper’s knack for striking a deal appealed to democrats and republicans and helped him get elected governor. But he narrowly won re-election two years ago. Diane talks with the governor about his attempts to overcome the partisan divide in a swing state.

The Shake-Up At TSA: An Update On Airport Security

Wed, 2016-05-25 10:06

The Transportation Security Administration is under fire for long, slow airport screening lines and allegations of mismanagement. The latest on airport security at home, the shakeup at the TSA and the investigation into the EgyptAir crash.

Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Tue, 2016-05-24 11:06

When Robert Levinson retired from the FBI, transition to the private sector wasn’t working out the way he hoped. A short stint with a firm in Miami and a series of freelance jobs left him financially strapped and craving a return to government service. Then a friend helped him land contract work with the CIA. In 2007, Levinson traveled to Kish Island, Iran, to meet with a potential informant. He was never heard from again. Six years ago, a video surfaced showing Levinson in poor health and pleading for his life. U.S. officials maintain they are still trying to win Levinson’s release, but a recent prisoner swap with Iran didn’t include him. Guest host Indira Lakshmanan talks with journalist Barry Meier about the longest-held U.S. hostage and efforts to win his release.

The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

Tue, 2016-05-24 10:06

President Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

Mary Chapin Carpenter On Her Fourteenth Album, "The Things That We Are Made Of"

Mon, 2016-05-23 11:06

Mary Chapin Carpenter joins Diane to talk about her new album, the "artistic insight of middle age", and rewriting her life story in new ways.

Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On Key Issues

Mon, 2016-05-23 10:06

Now that only three major candidates remain in the 2016 race for the White House, attention turns to the details of their policy proposals. Where the presidential candidates stand on key issues like job creation, healthcare, taxes and education.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2016-05-20 11:06

The latest on crash of the Egypt Air plane from Paris to Cairo. ISIS ramps up its bombings in Baghdad. And one of the Nigerian schoolgirls captured by Boko Haram returns home. A panel of journalists joins guest host Allison Aubrey for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2016-05-20 10:06

Donald Trump unveils his proposed Supreme Court nominees. Bernie Sanders tells the Democratic Party to "let the people in." And the federal government promises action to fight long airport security delays. A panel of journalists joins guest host Allison Aubrey of NPR News for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Roger Thurow: "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time For Mothers And Children—And The World"

Thu, 2016-05-19 11:06

A new book tells the story of the First 1,000 Days movement, an international effort to end malnutrition during the most crucial time of development, from the beginning of a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday.

62 Years After Brown v. Board Of Education: Why Racial Segregation Is Up In U.S. Schools

Thu, 2016-05-19 10:06

New federal data show U.S. schools are resegregating; the number of high-poverty schools that serve mostly black and Hispanic children is up sharply. Sixty-two years after Brown v. Board of Education: racial segregation in schools and how to address it.

What Satellite Images Are Teaching Us About Life On Earth

Wed, 2016-05-18 11:06

The Fort McMurray wildfire in Canada’s Alberta Province is largely under control, but the job of estimating the damage is just beginning. Satellite images will be key in that effort. They provide detailed views on conditions across a charred expanse of more than 25,000 acres. Not long ago, pictures from satellites were the province of cold war spy masters. But now, clear pictures of the entire earth in almost real time are widely available, offering critical insights on regional water shortages, real estate development, refugee crises, agricultural productivity and much more. We ask: What are pictures from above teaching us about life on earth?

Divisions Within The Democratic Party And Implications For The Presidential Race

Wed, 2016-05-18 10:06

The Nevada Democratic party convention erupted in chaos as some Bernie Sanders delegates were deemed ineligible. And a group of construction unions threatens to undermine get-out-the-vote efforts. Divisions within the Democratic party and implications for turnout, the convention and the presidential race.