"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
An anonymous donor gave John Hopkins University Medical Centers $100 million to establish an institute for developing better treatments and a vaccine for malaria, a disease that kills more than a million people each year. A panel explains what’s behind this initiative and the problems the researchers will face.
- Regina Rabinovich Gates Foundation
- Don Roberts professor of tropical public health at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
- Diane Griffin chair of microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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