Society

The Political Divide Over How Best To Reduce Poverty

March 5, 2014

In his 2015 budget, President Barack Obama calls for expanding tax breaks for low-income workers. Republicans are pushing welfare reform and an overhaul of social programs. Debate over government efforts to reduce poverty.

Environmental Outlook: New Strategies For Stopping The Elephant Ivory Trade

Environmental Outlook: New Strategies For Stopping The Elephant Ivory Trade

March 4, 2014

African elephants continue to be slaughtered for their tusks at an alarming rate - as many as 35,000 a year. For this month's Environmental Outlook, new strategies for stopping the illegal ivory trade and whether they can save the African elephant.

Managing Your Elderly Parents' Finances

Managing Your Elderly Parents' Finances

February 27, 2014

About a quarter of all people over age 65 rely on relatives, often their children, for help managing their finances. The task of taking over your elderly parents’ money can be overwhelming. A discussion about the ethical and legal pitfalls of managing an elderly relative’s finances.

Readers' Review: "Salvage The Bones" By Jesmyn Ward

Readers' Review: "Salvage The Bones" By Jesmyn Ward

February 26, 2014

For our February Readers’ Review: "Salvage the Bones" by Jesmyn Ward. It's the story of a poor family from a down-and-out Bayou town in the days before and after Hurricane Katrina. Diane and her guests discuss this National Book Award winner.

Retail Health Clinics

Retail Health Clinics

February 25, 2014

What clinics at CVS, Walgreens and other retail outlets mean for patients and doctors.

A Special Rebroadcast: Diane's 1988 Interview With Shirley Temple Black

February 19, 2014

From the archives of The Diane Rehm Show: a special rebroadcast of a 1988 interview with Shirley Temple Black. The child star and former ambassador died last week at age 85.

The Loud Music Trial And Renewed Debate Over Stand-Your-Ground Laws

The Loud Music Trial And Renewed Debate Over Stand-Your-Ground Laws

February 18, 2014

A white Florida man was convicted of attempted murder for firing a gun at four African-American teenagers playing loud music. Diane and her guests discuss controversy over the jury's verdict and stand-your-ground laws across America.

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

February 17, 2014

What a Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable could mean for consumers, content and the future of the Internet.

Daniel Jones: "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)"

Daniel Jones: "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)"

February 13, 2014

For nearly 10 years, Daniel Jones has edited the Modern Love column in The New York Times. Over the decade, he has read more than 50,000 stories of relationships lost, found and transformed. In his new book, "Love Illuminated," he reveals what he has learned.

Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

February 12, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

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