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Wendell Pierce On Acting, New Orleans, And His Memoir, "The Wind in the Reeds" (Rebroadcast)

Best known as "Bunk" from the TV series "The Wire," Wendell Pierce is now working to rebuild his old neighborhood, Pontchartrain Park, one of New Orleans' first middle-class African American communities.

WAMU 88.5

Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series "Orange Is The New Black" (Rebroadcast)

As the second season of "Orange Is The New Black" premiers on Netflix, the woman that inspired the series, Piper Kerman, joins Diane to talk about her experience behind bars and her work on prison reform.

WAMU 88.5

New Research On Teens, Toddlers and Mobile Devices (Rebroadcast)

One new study says teens spend nine hours a day using media. Another survey finds a surprising number of toddlers have their own iPad or smartphone. Diane and a panel of experts discuss the latest research on screen time and kids.

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Deborah Voigt: "Call Me Debbie: True Confessions Of A Down-to-Earth Diva" (Rebroadcast)

Deborah Voigt started singing as soon as she could talk. She eventually became one of opera's most sought after performers. But struggles with weight and addiction plagued her. A conversation with opera singer Deborah Voigt.

NPR

Newspaper Editor Steps Down After Publication's Billionaire Buyer Unmasked

After the Las Vegas Review-Journal was purchased by a mysterious buyer, Editor Mike Hengel oversaw reporting that revealed it was the Adelson family. Then he stunned his newsroom by taking a buyout.
WAMU 88.5

Roger Angell: "This Old Man: All In Pieces"

Roger Angell, senior fiction editor of and longtime contributor to The New Yorker, discusses his latest book, "This Old Man: All In Pieces," a collection that includes commentary, letters, jokes and his reflections life in the 10th decade.

WAMU 88.5

The Diane Rehm Show’s 12 Favorite Moments From 2015

With two hours of live radio every day, it’s pretty much impossible to make a succinct “best of” list for any given year, but the show's producers have pulled out 12 of their favorites.

NPR

Digital Culture Critic Abandons 'Fake On The Internet' Column

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Caitlin Dewey, the digital culture critic for the Washington Post, about why she ended her "What Was Fake On The Internet This Week" column.
NPR

Why Are The New York Times' Tours Of Iran Controversial?

The New York Times is conducting cultural tours of Iran at the same time a Washington Post reporter has been imprisoned there for more than 500 days. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik about the controversial program.
NPR

'Washington Post' Columnist Ignatius On Obama's Choices To Thwart ISIS

Ahead of the holidays, President Obama has been trying to calm fears about ISIS. David Ignatius of The Washington Post tells David Greene that Obama doesn't consider ISIS to be an existential threat.

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