WAMU 88.5 : The Diane Rehm Show

The NATO Summit And Securing Afghanistan’s Future

The U.S. hosted world leaders over the weekend at the G-8 summit at Camp David and the ongoing NATO summit in Chicago, President Obama's hometown. Two intertwined issues topped the agendas - Europe's economic turmoil and the war in Afghanistan. As the E.U. continues to struggle with financial crises and political upheaval at home, there's little appetite for looking outward. Who will pay the annual $4 billion bill for security in Afghanistan after U.S. and NATO troops withdraw remains an open question. Diane and her guests discuss the role of the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan and the future of shared security.


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
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Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

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