David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
Humans have long wondered what goes on inside the minds of animals.Now the mysteries of autism may provide clues. A scientist explains how her own experience as a person with autism helps her translate "animal talk."
- Dr. Temple Grandin professor of animal science at Colorado State University and author of two books on autism, including "Thinking In Pictures." "Animals in Translation" was co-authored with Catherine Johnson.
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Maya Angelou came onto this program several times over the years. But in her last conversation with Diane, in 2013, she talked about writing about her fraught relationship with her mother for the first time. Her last words to Diane: “I love you, Diane Rehm. And I look forward to seeing you and talking to you again and again.” A year later, she died at the age of 86. In one of Diane's most treasured interviews, the women reflect on forgiveness, healing and reconciliation.
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A rebroadcast of Diane's 1999 interview with J.K. Rowling, author of the acclaimed Harry Potter series.