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.

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

WAMU 88.5

Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

NPR

$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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