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?
A protracted and bitter family dispute over the removal of a disabled woman’s feeding tube is being fought on the national stage. Diane and her guests discuss some of the moral, legal and political issues involved.
- Jessica Berg associate professor of Law and Biomedical Ethics at Case Western Reserve University
- Kenneth Goodman director, Bioethics Program, University of Miami
- James Q Wilson professor emeritus at Harvard University and UCLA, public policy analyst, author of several books including "The Moral Sense"
- Thomas Mann senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How To Get It Back On Track"
Most Recent Shows
Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.
On the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," a discussion about why the poem and poet are well-loved but misunderstood.
"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.”