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: Susan Page
Novelist Ann Patchett discusses her popular novel, which was inspired in part by the 1996 hostage crisis at the Japanese ambassadorial residence in Lima, Peru. Now available in paperback, this work recently won the Penn/Faulkner Award.
- Ann Patchett also author of the novels "The Patron Saint of Liars," "Taft," "The Magician's Assistant," and "Bel Canto," which won the Pen/Faulkner Award.
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