Alan Alda, How Digital Monopolies Control Art And News, Southern Cooking, Stories Of Facing The Unknown

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In this June 11, 2014 file photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif.

Alan Alda draws from research and his acting background to explore how people can better communicate with one another. John T. Edge tells the history of the South through food. Catherine Burns and George Dawes Green of The Moth celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new collection of stories. Jonathan Taplin, the Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, discusses how companies like Facebook and Google control how creative content like music, film and television is distributed and shared.

Note: Jonathan Capehart guest-hosted this episode of "The Leonard Lopate Show."