The State of American Universities, NPR's Diane Rehm on her Life and Career

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 Students chat on campus at Columbia University in Morningside Heights in Upper Manhattan, on May 6, 2015 in New York, N.Y.

This episode is a rebroadcast of interviews that originally aired on January 27, 2016 and February 3, 2016. 

Jonathan Cole discusses the biggest issues in American higher education and tells us what universities are doing to address them. Ingrid Betancourt's latest novel is set in Buenos Aires during Argentina's Dirty War of the 1970s. Gail Lumet Buckley traces her family's ancestry from slavery to the Civil Rights era. Diane Rehm discusses her memoir On My Own, about her husband’s battle with Parkinson’s disease and life without him after 54 years of marriage.