David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
President Barack Obama recently announced a plan to open up new areas off the U.S. coastlines for drilling for oil and natural gas, including a large stretch of the Atlantic which has been closed to development. At the same time, the White House said they would ban drilling in portions of the Arctic. The Obama administration described it as a balanced approach, but the proposal was immediately criticized by environmental and industry groups alike. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guests discuss offshore drilling and how it would fit into President Obama’s overall energy strategy.
- Jackie Savitz vice president for U.S. Oceans, Oceana
- Michael Conathan director of ocean policy, Center for American Progress
- Erik Milito director of upstream and industry operations, American Petroleum Institute
- Amy Harder reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Map: New Areas For Drilling
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management outlined the waters affected by President Obama’s recent proposal. Map Courtesy of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
Map: A Closer Look At The Atlantic
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management details the specific parts of the Atlantic that would be open for drilling under President Obama’s proposal. Map Courtesy of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
Most Recent Shows
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.
Mary Chapin Carpenter joins Diane to talk about her new album, the "artistic insight of middle age" and rewriting her life story in new ways.
A rebroadcast of Diane's 1999 interview with J.K. Rowling, author of the acclaimed Harry Potter series.