Mapping the Brain, The Astor Orphan, Billy Ray Cyrus, Madame Bovary on the Book Club

5 segments

Dr. Eric Kandel talks about the Obama Administration’s plans to jump start efforts to map the human brain. Alexandra Aldrich, a direct descendent of John Jacob Astor, talks about her eccentric, fractured family. Billy Ray Cyrus describes his family and how his turbulent childhood led him to country music. Lydia Davis joins us for this month’s Leonard Lopate Show Book Club to discuss her translation of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.