WAMU 88.5 : The Diane Rehm Show

President Obama’s Leadership Challenges At Home And Abroad

On Saturday, the U.S. and Russia reached an agreement to seize and destroy the estimated 1,000 tons of chemical weapons held in Syria. Supporters of a U.S. military strike, pushed for by President Barack Obama, said the agreement would never have been struck without the threat of force. Still, some critics charge that Obama's hand has been less than steady with regard to the conflict in Syria, and they question his ability to navigate through domestic battles, including upcoming budget and debt limit deadlines. An update on President Barack Obama's leadership challenges at home and abroad.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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