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?
American citizen Lori Berenson has been held in Peruvian prison custody for almost five years, serving a life sentence after being convicted of treason. She has maintained that she is innocent of the charges. Now, amid political upheaval in Peru, she awaits a new trial in civil court. Diane talks with Lori Berenson’s parents about their activism on their daughter’s behalf, and with a journalist who conducted an exclusive interview with Lori Berenson last year.
- Amy Goodman host of Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now"
- Mark and Rhoda Berenson parents of Lori Berenson
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