-- University of California neuroscientist James Fallon looked at brain scans from his own family history to learn more about the psychopathic brain...and found that he fit the objective criteria. He's written a book called "The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain," to understand how someone can have aspects of psychopathic behaviour, but without the darkest manifestations.
Amazing scenes are unfolding at Nelson Mandela's memorial in Johannesburg. The World's newsroom focuses today on decoding the historic gathering of world leaders -- from the meaning of a handshake to the tenor of a speech. To get at the real buzz inside South Africa we turn to talk radio host Redi Thlabi. And we'll hear from the Guardian's Chris McGreal about the voices who laud Mandela now but supported apartheid back then.
Jian talks to voice actor Susan Bennett, the real-life woman who says she is the voice of Siri, the "intelligent assistant" on Apple products.
-- From the Whistler Film Festival, Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss reflects on his four-decade film career, playing outsiders in ‘70s films like The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Jaws, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, as well as more varied roles in later life, such as Mr Holland's Opus, and his new movie Cas & Dylan.
Today "The World" kicks off in South Africa for more on the passing of an icon. We'll talk about South Africa post-Nelson Mandela and examine Mandela's impact in some surprising places around the globe. We'll also go beyond the many tributes to explore the historical context of Mandela's life and times.
We'll feature our own Anders Kelto in Cape Town. Anders been reporting all year on a particular high school there and he's been chatting with students about Mandela's influence.
The contributions of nonprofit organizations to the Nashville area economy are in the spotlight on the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Murat Arik, associate director of MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and http://www.wmot.org).
With recent news that eating disorders are increasingly affecting men, Jian talks to MERRYL BEAR, director of Canada's National Eating Disorder Information Centre about the alarming rise of the condition blithely called "manorexia", and why men with disordered eating and body image problems are not taken as seriously as women.
There are chilling warnings of imminent mass killings in the Central Africa Republic. As the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide approaches we examine whether the international community has better mechanisms for sounding alarm bells and preventing atrocities than it did back in 1994. And we ask whether "genocide" is the right word for the violence and mass killing in the C.A.R. We'll hear from the BBC's Thomas Fessy in Bangui and writer and Rwanda expert Philip Gourevitch.
--ELI PARISER is founder of Upworthy.com, former executive director of MoveOn.org, and author of the bestselling book "The Filter Bubble". He talks about what it takes to make meaningful content go viral... and what he says to critics who call Upworthy manipulative clickbait.