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Peter van Agtmael: "Disco Night Sept 11"

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War photographer Peter van Agtmael chronicles U.S. involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a new book.

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Attorney Ken Feinberg On Claims Against GM

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Death and personal injury claims related to faulty ignition switches in 2.6 million General Motors cars can be filed starting Friday. We talk with Ken Feinberg, who led victim compensation efforts after 9/11, on the claims against GM.

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Singer Linda Ronstadt on Her Life in Music

Tue, 2014-07-29 11:06

Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt has won 11 Grammy Awards in a career spanning four decades. We take a look at her rise to stardom, life in the music business and her recent battle with Parkinson's.

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Fixing The Department Of Veterans Affairs

Tue, 2014-07-29 10:06

Congressional efforts to overhaul the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs: An update on plans to reduce wait times, boost accountability and improve overall medical care for veterans.

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John Dean: "The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It"

Mon, 2014-07-28 11:06

Forty years after Watergate you may think we have learned all there is to know about the scandal. But a key member of Nixon's White House disagrees. John Dean talks with guest host Susan Page about what he now believes the president knew and when he knew it.

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New Efforts To Address The Child Migrant Crisis

Mon, 2014-07-28 10:06

We get an update on efforts to address the child migrant crisis, from competing plans from the Senate Democrats and House Republicans to the latest proposals from the White House.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2014-07-25 11:06

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2014-07-25 10:06

The House and Senate offer competing bills on the border crisis. Federal courts issue conflicting rulings on Affordable Care Act subsidies. And a botched execution in Arizona renews debate over lethal injections. Diane and a panel of journalists round up the week's top U.S. news.

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Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:06

A renowned art historian on the art and life of Michelangelo.

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Debating The Role Of Political Primaries

Thu, 2014-07-24 10:06

The vast majority of Americans don't vote in primaries. Some say this means that the most extreme members of each party end up choosing the general election candidates. Diane and her guests discuss the role of primaries in today's polarized politics.

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Readers' Review: "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:06

For our next Readers' Review: A novel about a beautiful and smart Nigerian woman who leaves military-ruled Nigeria and heads for America. For the first time, she must grapple with what it means to be black. Diane Rehm and a panel of guests discuss the award-winning novel "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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Conflicting Court Decisions On Federal Subsidies For Health Insurance

Wed, 2014-07-23 10:06

Two U.S appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on whether millions who buy health insurance on federally-run health exchanges can get subsidies. Please join us to discuss what the decisions mean for consumers and President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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The Future of Classical Music

Tue, 2014-07-22 11:06

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.

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The Latest On The Crisis Between Israel And Hamas

Tue, 2014-07-22 10:06

As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Cairo to seek a cease-fire after the deadliest day so far for both sides in Gaza, we take a look at the latest on the crisis between Israel and Hamas and the prospects for a truce.

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U.S. Forests And Trees

Mon, 2014-07-21 11:06

The trees in U.S. forests and cities are among our most precious resources: Join us to talk about efforts to manage threats posed by invasive species, climate change and forest fire patterns. The health of the nation’s forests and trees.

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Update on the Downing of a Malaysian Airliner over Eastern Ukraine

Mon, 2014-07-21 10:06

Update on the investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner on the Russia-Ukraine border. Worldwide outrage over the tragedy and the escalating crisis in Ukraine.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2014-07-18 11:06

Negotiators in Egypt work toward a longer cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. The U.S. announces sanctions against Russia's energy and defense sectors. And Syrian President Assad is sworn in for a third term. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2014-07-18 10:06

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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New Findings on Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

Thu, 2014-07-17 11:06

New findings indicate one in seven new mothers suffer from postpartum depression. We discuss the latest research on symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.

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California’s Drought and U.S. Food Prices

Thu, 2014-07-17 10:06

California supplies a sizable majority of the fruits, vegetables and nuts in the U.S. But the state is suffering through the third year of a devastating drought. Coping with the water scarcity could cost California more than two billion...

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