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?
Join Diane for a discussion of this 1963 Newbery Medal winning classic for all ages. “A Wrinkle in Time” is the story of Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their extraordinary adventure through time and space to find their father… and save the universe.
- Denise Orenstein Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University. She is the author of three novels, "The Secret Twin," "Unseen Companion," and "When the Wind Blows Hard."
- Geoff Chester Public Affairs Officer for the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the Observatory in 1997 he worked for 19 years at the Smithsonian Institution's Albert Einstein Planetarium in positions that ranged from Special Effects Technician to Staff Astronomer.
- Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
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