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
Bette Davis was one of the greatest actors in American history. A new biography revisits her most memorable roles and traces her rise to stardom. It explores her upbringing, troubled relationships with men, and battles with the major studios to control her career.
- Ed Sikov author of "On Sunset Boulevard" and "Mr. Strangelove."
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