If you happen to see a silver-coifed woman driving a burgundy Toyota while making strange faces and loudly mouthing words to herself, that’s Diane Rehm. “I warm up my voice in the car,” she says. “It’s a good thing I have heating and air conditioning because I’m screaming like a banshee.”
Rehm has been at the helm of a weekday public-radio talk show since Jimmy Carter was President. You might expect a 77-year-old who is plagued by a voice disorder and whose husband of 54 years suffers from Parkinson’s disease to toy with retirement. Not Rehm. She has zero intention of hanging up her microphone. Repeat—none.
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