Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Listeners join Diane to discuss one of the summer’s best selling paperbacks. The book explores the secrets we harbor from those we love, our ability to rationalize lies, and our fear that there will always be something unknowable about the people we love most.
- Judith Viorst author of many books for adults and children, including "Too Young to be Seventy," "Grown-up Marriage," "Necessary Losses," "Just in Case," and "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."
- Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
- Ron Charles fiction editor at The Washington Post
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