Standing Apart

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On today’s show: National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon looks into how parents learn to cope with unique children. John Glassie talks about about the life of Athanasius Kircher, an unconventional 17th century priest-scientist who was seen as either a great genius or a colossal crackpot—or both. We’ll examine the underground rock and roll scene in China. Plus, historian David Nasaw tells about the life of Joseph P. Kennedy.