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An Asbestos Scandal Reaches Yale; The Mind of a Psychopath

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This hour, we talk with neuroscientist James Fallon. He found something shocking when he was looking at brain scans of serial killers. We’ll talk about his book The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain and what his research might tell us about Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza.

Also, an Italian organization representing victims of asbestos exposure has asked Yale University to rescind an honorary degree awarded to the owner of the company they once worked for. It’s a story about what’s called an “environmental disaster” -- but also about whether one’s good deeds and philanthropy can make up for a controversial past.

GUESTS: 

  • Diane Orson, WNPR Managing Editor, Morning Edition host
  • Barry Castleman, Environmental Consultant, author
  • James Fallon, Neuroscientist, Author of The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain

Tucker Ives is WNPR's morning news producer.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.
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