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?
Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel "The Hours" is the basis for a new, highly acclaimed movie. The author joins Diane to talk about the process by which his book was adapted for the screen.
- Michael Cunningham novelist. His previous books include "The Hours" and "A Home at the End of the World."
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