WAMU-FM: The Diane Rehm Show: Friday News Roundup Podcast
Summary: From NPR and WAMU in Washington, The Diane Rehm Show's Friday News Roundup is a fast-paced, informed discussion of the week's top news. As of Friday Oct. 27, the Roundup is a two-hour program, devoting one hour each to domestic and international topics.
The U.S. orders sanctions following Russia's actions in Crimea. Protests in Venezuela mark the anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death. And President Barack Obama meets with Israel's prime minister. A panel of journalists join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Political fallout on Capitol Hill over the Ukraine crisis. The White House releases its $4 trillion budget for 2015. And the College Board announces major changes to the SAT. A panel of journalists join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
Rival protesters clash in Ukraine's Crimea region. Ongoing political violence in Venezuela leads to more than 50 deaths. And President Barack Obama warns Afghan President Hamid Karzai time is running out to finalize terms of a U.S. troop withdrawal. A panel of journalists joins guest host Katty Kay for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's 2015 military budget proposal would reduce the army to pre-World War II levels. President Barack Obama calls on Congress to fund infrastructure projects by reforming the nation's tax code. The president discusses the proposal during a private meeting with House Speaker John Boehner, the first time the two have met privately in over a year. In Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes a controversial anti-gay bill. In Texas, a federal judge strikes down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. And the FDA proposes changes to nutrition labels. Guest host Katty Kay and her panel of reporters discuss the week in news.
Ukraine announces a deal to end the violent political crisis there. Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych says he would call early presidential elections and form a coalition government, but some protestors say this is not enough. Venezuela arrests an opposition leader and expels three U.S. diplomats while six protesters are killed in demonstrations. Iran agrees to a framework for negotiations on its nuclear program. A U.N. panel says the leader of North Korea could face charges of crimes against humanity. And President Obama attends a trade summit in Mexico. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
A CBO report says a proposal from Democrats to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would boost incomes but cut jobs. The report comes the same week The Gap announces a minimum wage hike to $10.00 an hour. On the 5th anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the so called stimulus is as politically polarizing as ever. The auto workers union re-groups after a defeat in a Tennessee Volkswagen plant. And a Nebraska judge strikes down a state law allowing a route for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Diane and her guests discuss the week in news.
Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Asia for a diplomatic push on North Korea's nuclear weapons. A new round of Syrian peace negotiations begin. And the U.N. warns of ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
For the first time since 2009, Congress passes a debt ceiling bill without any strings attached. The extension is a blow to Tea Party Republicans who oppose an increase in federal borrowing. The Obama administration announces another delay under the Affordable Care Act requiring employers to provide health insurance to their workers. Janet Yellen testifies in front of Congress for the first time as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. Comcast announces a bid to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. And a federal judge in Virginia overturns the state's same sex marriage ban. Diane and a panel of journalists discuss the week in news.
The U.S. agrees to limit drone strikes in Pakistan. A U.N. panel criticizes the Vatican over child sex abuse. And the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
The Farm Bill passes Congress after a two-year stand-off. CVS says it will stop selling tobacco products this fall. And the Labor Department releases its January jobs report. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news.
Ukraine's prime minister and cabinet resign amid continued unrest. The trial of former President Mohamed Morsi begins in Egypt. And Syria talks wind down in Switzerland. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
President Barack Obama takes his State of the Union message on the road. The House approves the Farm Bill. And the Fed continues its stimulus cut as Ben Bernanke's term ends. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
Syrian peace talks open in Switzerland with harsh exchanges from both sides. Political unrest in Ukraine turns deadly as authorities limit protests. And 13 men are arrested for a gang rape in Bengal, India. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
A federal review board says the NSA data collection program is illegal. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns the U.S. will reach its borrowing limit by the end of February. And Virginia's attorney general announces he'll fight the state's ban on gay marriage. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
A Senate panel concludes the attack in Benghazi was preventable. Early vote tallies show Egyptians approve a new constitution. And the White House urges lawmakers to abandon a push for new sanctions on Iran. A panel of journalists join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.