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"Iraq Confidential" - Tuesday October 11, 2005

A former UN weapons inspector talks on the Diane Rehm Show (10/11/05) about looking for WMDs in Iraq. He also explains how much of the intelligence used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq was discredited by work he and fellow inspectors conducted in the 1990s.

"Medicare" - Monday, March 29, 2004

"Medicare Bill Update" - Monday, July 19, 2004

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   "Constitutional Amendment on Gay Marriage" - Thursday, February 26, 2004  

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  Thursday, February 26, 2004
 

10:06 - Constitutional Amendment on Gay Marriage

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President Bush called for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. We'll hear several perspectives on the cultural and legal implications.

Bruce Fein, general counsel for the Center for Law and Accountability
Stanley Kurtz, research fellow at the Hoover Institution and contributing editor, National Review Online
Ralph Neas, president of People for the American Way

11:06 - David Shipler: "The Working Poor" (Knopf)

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You see them almost everywhere. They serve your coffee, clear your table, or clean your office. The working poor come from practically all walks of life. they are white, black, Latino and Asian. Author David Shipler examines the problems these hard-working Americans face - and offers informed solutions - in his book "The Working Poor."

David Shipler, worked for the New York Times from 1966 to 1988. He is the author of "Russia: Broken Idols," "Solemn Dreams; Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land," and, "A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America."

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Wednesday February 25, 2004

Therapeutic cloning  

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Scientists in South Korea have announced they have successfully cloned human embryos for disease research. We'll discuss this latest advance and the debate in this country over the ethics of therapeutic cloning.

Dr. John Gearhart, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Alfonso Gomez-Lobo, Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy, Georgetown University

 

Wednesday February 25, 2004

Rosemary Dew: "No Backup" (Carroll & Graf)

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Ever since the September 11th attacks, many questions have been raised about the failures of our intelligence agencies. A former field supervisor who spent 13 years in the FBI exposes the problems she saw while working there.

Rosemary Dew, Author, "No Backup: A Female Agent's Life in the FBI" (Carroll & Graf). She spent 13 years as an FBI agent and currently works as a law enforcement consultant.

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Tuesday February 10, 2004

Kevin Phillips: "American Dynasty" (Viking)       

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President Bush's father was president and his grandfather a senator. But a one-time Republican strategist traces the family's political connections much further back. Kevin Phillips takes a look at four generations of the Bush family and how they have affected America.

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Tuesday February 24, 2004

The Politics of Economic Forecasting   

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Diane and her guests talk about how President Bush and the contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are using employment projections and U.S. economic trends in their campaigns.

Jared Bernstein, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute
Kevin Hassett, director of economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute
Jonathan Weisman, economic policy writer for "The Washington Post"

 

 

 

Monday, March 29, 2004

Medicare

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Diane and her guests talk about the future of Medicare, in the wake of a report indicating one of the program's funds will run out of money by 2019.

Edward Kaleta, chairman of the Employers' Coalition on Medicare, and Washington manager for Caterpillar
Robert Moffit, director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation
Marilyn Moon, director of health programs for the American Institutes for Research
John Palmer, public trustee for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds, and an economist at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University

 

 

 

Monday, March 22, 2004

Guest host: Terence Smith

Congressional Ethics

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Congress' mutual "truce" on filing ethics complaints seems to be at an end, now that the House Ethics Committee is launching its first investigation in several years. We'll look at some of the allegations of Capitol Hill ethical breaches now being raised by lawmakers and watchdog groups.

Rep. Howard Berman, (D-CA), served 6 years as ranking Democrat on the House Ethics Committee
Norm Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
Fred Wertheimer, Founder and president of Democracy 21

 

 

Monday, March 22, 2004   Part 2

Pre-War Media Coverage

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Some media critics say the press could have done a better job of sorting out the Bush administration's claims regarding the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Terence Smith, media correspondent for PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," leads a discussion about press coverage leading up to the U.S. war on Iraq.

Bob Drogin, reporter on national security and intelligence issues for the Los Angeles Times, Washington bureau
Michael Getler, ombudsman for "The Washington Post"
Susan Moeller, professor of journalism at the University of Maryland and author of a recent study, "Media Coverage of Weapons of Mass Destruction"

 
 

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Guest host: Susan Page

Iraq and 9/11 Update

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President Bush answered questions about Iraq and 9/11 at a press conference this week, while the 9/11 commission heard from CIA Director George Tenet and others in hearings on Capitol Hill. A panel talks about the news and analysis emerging from both.

Jim Angle, "FOX News Channel"
John Dickerson, White House correspondent for "TIME" magazine
Dana Priest, author and intelligence correspondent for "The Washington Post"

 
 

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Cards

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New government-approved discount cards can help seniors save money on prescription drugs. But there are 73 to choose from and it can be tough to know exactly how any one of them will work. Diane and her guests look at the advantages and drawbacks of the new program.

Leslie Norwalk, deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Ron Pollack, president of Families USA
Mary Ann Wagner, president and consumer health adviser for the Pharmacy Care Alliance
Rep. Marion Berry, (D-Arkansas)

 
 

Monday, May 24, 2004

European & Arab Opinion on the U.S. in Iraq

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Diane talks with journalists from Great Britain, Germany, Lebanon, and Spain about U.S. operations in Iraq and the hopes for democracy there.

Thomas Berbner, Washington correspondent for ARD (German television)
Hisham Melhem, Washington correspondent for "As-Safir," a Lebanese daily newspaper, and host of the weekly television program "Al-Arabia"
Justin Webb, Washington correspondent for the BBC
Jose Manuel Calvo, Washington bureau chief for "El Pais," a major Spanish daily newspaper

 
 

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

The Economy and Politics

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Whatever else is going on around the world, the economy is always the top issue in a presidential election. Economists joins Diane for a discussion of the indicators which could cast the deciding vote this November.

Henry Aaron, Senior fellow, economic studies, The Brookings Institution.
Kevin Hassett, director of economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute

 

 

Monday, June 21, 2004

Treatment of Prisoners

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Diane and her guests discuss the latest revelations about the Abu Ghraib abuse investigations, conditions at the Guantanamo detention facility, and other issues regarding treatment of prisoners in US custody around the world.

David Cole, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and author of "Enemy Aliens" and "Terrorism and the Constitution"
Dana Priest, intelligence correspondent for "The Washington Post" and author of "The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military"
Ruth Wedgwood, professor of international law at Johns Hopkins University and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

 

Monday, June 21, 2004

James Bamford: "A Pretext For War" (Doubleday)

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Investigative journalist James Bamford offers a detailed account
of intelligence failures that led to the 9/11 tragedy and the administration's call for a pre-emptive war in Iraq.

James Bamford, previous books include "Body of Secrets" and "The Puzzle Palace"

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Monday, July 19, 2004

Medicare Bill Update
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A conversation about prescription drug coverage, the new possibility of Medicare coverage for treatment of obesity, and other developments in health care policy.

Sarah Lueck, health policy reporter for the "Wall Street Journal"
Julie Rovner, health policy correspondent for National Public Radio and special correspondent for "National Journal"'s "CongressDaily," and author of "Health Care Policy and Politics A-Z"

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

International Public Opinion
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Recent public opinion surveys in Europe and the Middle East offer a complex picture of U.S foreign policy. We'll talk about changes in how we are seen by others around the world.

Karlyn Bowman, American Enterprise Institute, resident fellow
Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Shibley Telhami, professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of "The Stakes: America and the Middle East" (Westview Press)

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Hourly Wages
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June statistics indicate that hourly wages did not keep pace with inflation. We'll talk about the implications for family budgets and the overall economy.

William Beach, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation
Jared Bernstein, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute
James Paulsen, chief investment officer, Wells Capital Management


Monday, August 2, 2004

Sen. Robert Byrd: "Losing America" (WW Norton)
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United States Senator Robert Byrd has served under eleven different presidents. He talks to Diane about why he believes the current administration is reckless and arrogant.

Robert Byrd, senator from West Virginia, is the third longest-serving Member of Congress in American history.

 

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Peter Peterson: "Running on Empty" (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

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A longtime leader in business, economics and government talks about the long-term effects of our ever-growing federal budget deficit.

Peter Peterson, chairman of the Blackstone Group and chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has also served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, founding president of the Concord Coalition, and Secretary of Commerce.

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Thursday, August 12, 2004

Stem Cell Research

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Diane and her guests talk about why stem cell research is getting so much attention in the presidential campaigns.

Richard Doerflinger, secretariat for pro-life activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Larry Soler, vice president for government relations for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Rick Weiss, science reporter for "The Washington Post"

 

August 13, 2004

Maureen Dowd: "Bushworld" (Putnam)

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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd joins Diane to share her observations on current politics and her experiences covering the last several administrations.

Maureen Dowd, New York Times columnist

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September 21, 2004

Celebrating 25 Years of the Diane Rehm Show

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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 nationally-syndicated talk radio pioneer.

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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, we'd love to hear from you!

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

President Bush at the U.N.
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Diane and her guests talk about Bush's speech to the U.N., criticism from Democratic candidate John Kerry about Bush's handling of the war, and how Iraq will figure in the presidential election.

James Rubin, national security adviser to the Kerry campaign and former State Department spokesman in the Clinton administration

Ambassador Rich Williamson, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Commision on Human Rights; he served in the Reagan administration and the first Bush administration

 

September 23, 2004

Economic Proposals
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President Bush and Senator Kerry offer very different economic policy proposals. We'll compare and contrast the Bush and Kerry specifics on tax reform, federal spending and economic growth

Jason Furman, economic advisor to the Kerry campaign

James Miller, unofficial advisor to the Bush reelection campaign, chairman of CapAnalysis, former director of the Office of Management and Budget,

 

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Health Care in the Presidential Campaigns


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Kerry and Bush's dueling health care proposals would address rising costs and the growing number of uninsured people in different ways. We'll look at what their opposing philosophies would mean for American health care.

Sarah Bianchi, national policy director for John Kerry's presidential campaign

Gail Wilensky, PhD, senior fellow at Project HOPE, and informal adviser to the Bush campaign, speaking for the Bush health care plan

 

September 13, 2004

Sen. Bob Graham: "Intelligence Matters" (Random House)


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One of the chairmen of the House-Senate joint inquiry on pre-9/11 intelligence talks about what he has learned about the problems in our intelligence networks -- and what has and had not been done to address these shortcomings and failures.

Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), has served 3 terms in the Senate and 2 terms as governor of Florida.

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Wednesday October 6, 2004

Vice Presidential Debate Analysis 

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Diane and her guests talk about the highlights from Tuesday night's debate in Cleveland between Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic candidate for vice president, John Edwards, and assess its impact.

Guests

Ron Elving, Washington editor for National Public Radio

Norm Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

 

 

Monday October 11, 2004

2nd. Presidential Debate Analysis

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Two political observers join Diane to talk about the second Bush-Kerry debate Friday in St. Louis. They'll examine major issues that were raised and the case each man is presenting to persuade the American electorate to give him their votes.

Guests

Tom Mann, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

Norm Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

 

Friday October 15, 2004

3rd. Presidential Debate Analysis

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Diane and her guests discuss the third and final debate of the presidential campaign. They'll talk about the domestic proposals and problems that were raised Wednesday night in Tempe, Arizona, and predict how Bush and Kerry's performances may affect strategy going into the last few weeks before Election Day.

Guests

Tom Mann, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

Norm Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

 

Monday October 18, 2004

Barlett & Steele: "Critical Condition

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Two Pulitzer-Prize winning journalists explore what's gone wrong with America's health-care industry and offer a prescription for getting it back on the right track.

Guests

Donald Barlett, Editor-at-large for Time Inc.

James Steele, Editor-at-large for Time Inc.

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Tuesday October 19, 2004

Social Security Reform

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President Bush and Senator John Kerry have offered different visions on the future of Social Security. but neither has offered much in the way of specifics. We'll talk about of the challenges of Social Security reform.

Guests

Eric Engen, American Enterprise Institute

Julie Kostlerlitz, National Journal

Peter Orszag, senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution

 

Tuesday October 11, 2005

Scott Ritter: "Iraq Confidential" (Nation Books)

A former UN weapons inspector talks about looking for WMDs in Iraq. He also explains how much of the intelligence used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq was discredited by work he and fellow inspectors conducted in the 1990s.

Guests

Scott Ritter, was a top UN weapons inspector in Iraq between 1991 and 1998. He is a former Marine.

 

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