President-elect Trump chooses a retired Marine general to head the Pentagon. Syrian rebels agree to form a new alliance as the regime bombards Aleppo. And thousands of Cubans turn out to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Author Lee Smith grew up in a tiny town named Grundy, located in the mountains of western Virginia. After several devastating floods, Grundy’s future is very uncertain. Lee Smith joins Diane to tell about the oral history project she’s undertaken to help preserve her hometown, at least in memory. Ms. Smith recommends My History, a National Endowment for the Humanities Web site for more information on preserving and collecting family stories. Her book can be purchased through Tryon Press by calling 1-800-360-1980 or from the Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC, 919-286-2700, www.regulatorbookshop.com.
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