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 speaks with the co-editor of a new volume of essays on journalism and its role in American society.
- Geneva Overholser Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting, Missouri School of Journalism. She is former editor of the "Des Moines Register" and former ombudsman for the "Washington Post."
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