Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Diane Rehm receives the 2013 National Humanities Medal

On July 28, Diane received the 2013 National Humanities Medal in a ceremony at the White House. You can watch a video clip of President Barack Obama presenting her with the award here.
 - Spencer Platt/Getty Images for Fortune Magazine

Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

10 a.m. (ET)

A growing body of research shows that in the U.S., if you're born poor, you're likely to stay poor. Debate over how to improve prospects for upward mobility in America.

Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom near McKittrick, California. - David McNew/Getty Images

An Update On The Environmental Effects Of Fracking

11 a.m. (ET)

A recent study blames fracking for earthquakes in Oklahoma while another warns of risks to drinking water. Diane and her guests discuss what the latest research says about how fracking affects the earth - and what can be done about it.

Our address has changed!

The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.