Society

Peter van Agtmael: "Disco Night Sept 11"

Peter van Agtmael: "Disco Night Sept 11"

July 30, 2014

War photographer Peter van Agtmael chronicles U.S. involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a new book.

Attorney Ken Feinberg On Claims Against GM

Attorney Ken Feinberg On Claims Against GM

July 30, 2014

Death and personal injury claims related to faulty ignition switches in 2.6 million General Motors cars can be filed starting Friday. We talk with Ken Feinberg, who led victim compensation efforts after 9/11, on the claims against GM.

New Efforts To Address The Child Migrant Crisis

New Efforts To Address The Child Migrant Crisis

July 28, 2014

An update on efforts to address the child migrant crisis, from competing plans from the Senate Democrats and House Republicans to the latest proposals from the White House.

Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

July 24, 2014

Michelangelo created some of the most celebrated works in the history of Western art, including the Pieta, David and the Sistine Chapel: his life, legacy and how he revolutionized the role of art in society.

Readers' Review: "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Readers' Review: "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

July 23, 2014

For our next Readers' Review: A novel about a beautiful and smart Nigerian woman who leaves military-ruled Nigeria and heads for America. For the first time, she must grapple with what it means to be black. Diane Rehm and a panel of guests discuss the award-winning novel "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

U.S. Forests And Trees

U.S. Forests And Trees

July 21, 2014

The trees in U.S. forests and cities are among our most precious resources. Join us to talk about efforts to manage threats posed by invasive species, climate change and forest fire patterns.

New Findings on Postpartum Depression:  Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

New Findings on Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

July 17, 2014

New findings indicate one in seven new mothers suffer from postpartum depression. We discuss the latest research on symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.

Transgender in America: Gender Identity and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Transgender in America: Gender Identity and the Struggle for Civil Rights

July 14, 2014

There are 1.5 million transgender people in the US. What it means to be “trans," and the struggle for civil rights and acceptance in American society.

Does Hobby Lobby Threaten Gay Rights?

Does Hobby Lobby Threaten Gay Rights?

July 10, 2014

As faith groups call for President Barack Obama to exempt them from rules about employment bias, gay rights advocates express fears of eroding protections. We discuss the ongoing effort to balance religious freedom and equal treatment under the law.

Choosing To Die

Choosing To Die

July 7, 2014

Until about six years ago, helping the terminally ill end their lives in the U.S. was illegal everywhere except Oregon. Now five states have right-to-die options. Diane and her guests discuss the growing "aid in dying" movement.

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