Don Saliers & Emily Saliers: "A Song to Sing, A Life to Live" (Jossey-Bass)

December 9, 2004

Emily Saliers of the popular group "Indigo Girls" and her father, a professor of theology, talk about how the language of music connects us all.

Renée Fleming: "The Inner Voice" (Viking)

December 7, 2004

Renowned soprano Renée Fleming describes how she developed her voice into what has become known as the gold standard of the soprano sound, and used it to become one of the world's most sought-after musical artists.

Music heard...

Sheldon Drobny: "Road to Air America" (SelectBooks)

November 12, 2004

The founder of Air America explains why he started a liberal radio network and what the future holds for progressive talk radio.

Dan Zanes: "Parades and Panoramas" (Festival Five Records)

September 30, 2004

In 1927, the great American poet Carl Sandburg published a folk music compendium he called "The American Songbag" -- a collection of ballads, spirituals, work songs, love songs, and other tunes from all our country's musical...

Violinist Joshua Bell

September 27, 2004

Diane talks with America's greatest classical violinist, performing this week with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. His latest CD is titled "Romance of the Violin."

The following recordings by Joshua Bell...

Celebrating 25 Years of the Diane Rehm Show

September 21, 2004

The celebration of Diane's 25th anniversary continues as we open the lines for listeners to share their memories and congratulations. Whether you've been listening since the "Kaleidoscope" days or have found the show more recently...

Celebrating 25 Years of the Diane Rehm Show

September 21, 2004

25 years ago this month, Diane Rehm made her debut as a daily talk show host at Washington's WAMU. In this hour, we'll hear clips from some of Diane's favorite shows over the years, and find out more about how this local show grew into a...

Terry Gross: "All I Did Was Ask" (Hyperion)

September 20, 2004

The host of National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" joins Diane to talk about some of her favorite interviews.

Thomas Cottle: "When The Music Stopped" (SUNY Press)

August 11, 2004

A son tells the story of his mother, Gitta Gradova, who forfeited a career as an internationally renowned concert pianist for the sake of motherhood, only to return at age 80.

Eugene Robinson: "Last Dance in Havana" (Free Press)

July 15, 2004

The editor of the Washington Post Style section talks about how the struggles and the spirit of Cuban life are reflected in the island's diverse musical culture.

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