WAMU 88.5 : The Diane Rehm Show

Richard Haass: "Foreign Policy Begins At Home: The Case For Putting America's House In Order"

The president of the Council on Foreign Relations says the biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad but from within. He says that only by getting our own house in order -- fixing our crumbling infrastructure, second-class schools and outdated immigration system -- will we be able to lead a world that will otherwise be overwhelmed by global challenges, regional conflicts and failed states. Diane and her guest discuss why he believes foreign policy begins at home.

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Excerpt from "Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order" by Richard Haass. Copyright 2013. Reprinted here by permission of Basic Books. All rights reserved.


'Neither Snow Nor Rain' Celebrates History Of U.S. Postal Service

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Devin Leonard whose new book, Neither Snow Nor Rain, celebrates the history of the U.S. Postal Service.
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Should Local Restaurants Retire The Phrase, "Farm To Table?"

Where does Washington restaurant food really come from? Kojo explores how the phrase "farm to table" is used and discusses whether it should be retired altogether.

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The Results Of Tuesday's Indiana Primaries

Guest host Lisa Desjardins talks with NPR's Ron Elving about what the results of Tuesday's primaries in Indiana mean for the 2016 presidential race.


China Investigates Search Engine Baidu After Student Dies Of Cancer

A college student accused China's largest search engine, Baidu, of misleading him to a fraudulent cancer treatment. He died in April.

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