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The Diane Rehm Show's Friday News Roundup was an informed discussion of the week's top domestic and international news. This podcast serves as an archive and is no longer updated. For a more complete archive, visit drshow.org.

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The Diane Rehm Show's Friday News Roundup was an informed discussion of the week's top domestic and international news. This podcast serves as an archive and is no longer updated. For a more complete archive, visit drshow.org.

    Domestic – 2016-12-23

    Domestic – 2016-12-23

    The Friday News Roundup: President-elect Trump continues to add to his top-level staff. Obamacare sign-ups are strong despite the law's uncertain future. And North Carolina fails to repeal a controversial bathroom bill.

    • 52 min
    International – 2016-12-16

    International – 2016-12-16

    Evacuations from eastern Aleppo stall amid new violence. President Obama vows action against Russia over hacking. And President-elect Trump calls into question America's One China policy. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

    • 52 min
    International – 2016-12-09

    International – 2016-12-09

    Syrian rebels seek evacuation from the besieged city of Aleppo. President-elect Trump chooses an Iowa governor with good relations with Beijing as ambassador to China. And Italy's prime minister resigns after a referendum defeat. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

    • 52 min
    Domestic – 2016-12-09

    Domestic – 2016-12-09

    President-elect Trump picks an ally of the fossil fuel industry to head the E.P.A. The son of incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns over fake news tweets. And life expectancy declines in the U.S. for the first time in decades. Diane and a panel of journalists discuss the top domestic news stories of the week.

    • 52 min
    International – 2016-12-02

    International – 2016-12-02

    President-elect Trump chooses a retired Marine general to head the Pentagon. Syrian rebels agree to form a new alliance as the regime bombards Aleppo. And thousands of Cubans turn out to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

    • 52 min
    Domestic – 2016-12-02

    Domestic – 2016-12-02

    President-elect Donald Trump starts a victory tour with a stop in Cincinnati. Nancy Pelosi is re-elected House minority leader. And North Carolina prosecutors say the police officer who killed Keith Lamont Scott will not face charges.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

Labbie rules ,

Diane Rheam

Always informative. I am so glad Diane continues on with this Friday Podcast. She is truly up there with the best. I look forward to her show every week. She is a refreshing voice in an unsteady world. Check it out.

RMEinSC ,

Great content that is biased

I have been listening to The Diane Rehm show since 1991. It used to be incredible — 5 stars. Diane asked great questions and had incredible panel discussions usually presenting all sides. Diane herself was clearly left of center but the interviews, the panel discussions, and choice of questions meant to elicit fulsome responses were balanced, entertaining, and educational. Many times I learned something wrong with my point of view and learned something right about another’s opposite point of view b/c of the format and the attempt to be fair. However, since about halfway through Bush’s first term / 911 it has been a steady slide to being a mouthpiece of liberal/progressive talking points. It became very hard to listen to during the Obama administration as it appeared the show lost all objectivity and was nowhere near as critical as it had been of Bush or Clinton administration policies. I would say the last 5-10 years were a 3 at best mainly due to the production quality and the occasional balanced panel discussion. Find old episodes and compare/contrast to see what I mean. It is a real shame to see “national” public radio stop being national and instead be focused on one point of view.

Tim from Santa Fe ,

Great Show

She has the best panels and great conversations about the events of our time.

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