Law

Al Franken: U.S. Senator

July 1, 2009

Democrat Al Franken heads to Washington after Republican Norm Coleman concedes the contested Minnesota Senate race. What Franken's victory means for the balance of power on Capitol Hill and the President's agenda. The Diane Rehm Show...

Supreme Court Roundup

June 30, 2009

The Supreme Court ends its session with on rulings on voting rights, discrimination and campaign finance. Analysis of the decisions and how Justice David Souter’s retirement will affect the court.

News Roundup - Hour 2

June 19, 2009

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories. Iran limits international news coverage of protests over presidential election results. China and Russia urge a defiant North Korea to return to...

Matthew M. Aid: "The Secret Sentry" (Bloomsbury)

June 16, 2009

A detailed history of the National Security Agency from its conception during World War II to its role in the wars in Afghanistan and Iran.

Jason Kersten: "The Art of Making Money" (Gotham Books)

June 15, 2009

Master counterfeiters are criminals, but also craftsmen. The true story of a master counterfeiter who outwitted the Secret Service for years until he was brought down by his own son.

News Roundup - Hour 2

June 12, 2009

A small island nation in the South Pacific agrees to take seventeen Guantanamo detainees. Iranians head to the polls to elect a new president. The United Nations considers additional North Korea sanctions. A panel of journalists joins...

Neil White: "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts" (William Morrow)

June 3, 2009

A former magazine publisher, convicted of bank fraud, about what he learned as an inmate in a federal prison which also housed the last leprosy colony in the continental U.S.

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton: "Picking Cotton" (St. Martin's Press) (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2009

A rape victim mistakenly accused Ronald Cotton of being her attacker. He served eleven years in prison before DNA evidence exonerated him. They both join Diane to present their joint memoir of injustice and forgiveness

Mark Seal: "Wildflower" (Random House)

May 27, 2009

In two-thousand-six, a world-renowned conservationist and documentary filmmaker was murdered in Kenya under mysterious circumstances. Her life, death and efforts to save Africa's disappearing wilderness.

Confirmation Prospects for U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor

May 26, 2009

President Obama has named U-S appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York to succeed Supreme Court justice, David Souter. Guest host, Terence Smith and his guests discuss the confirmation prospects of the woman who could be the first...

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