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?
Diane and her guests discuss the 1990 National Book Award winning novel about a newly freed slave who accidentally boards a slave ship bound for Africa.
- E. Ethelbert Miller poet; director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, Board Chair of the Institute for Policy Study. And author of the forthcoming book "On Saturdays I Santana With You."
- Ira Berlin Professor of history at University of Maryland and author of "Generations of Captivity: A History of African American Slaves."
- Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
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