A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
Guest Host: Jim Angle
Record-high incarceration rates have kept lawbreakers off America’s streets, but now a large number of people are being released back into the "real world," often with little or no guidance in how to get a job, find housing, and operate as citizens in their communities. A panel talks about programs to help people make the adjustment to life after prison, and why they so often fail.
- Mario Paparozzi professor of law and justice at the College of New Jersey and a former parole officer with the New Jersey Department of Corrections
- Charles Simon deputy associate attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice
- Kelly Little Druid Heights Community Development Corporation in Baltimore, Md.
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