UCLA launches new institute to study kindness

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Civility, compassion, kindness. Is there a shortage of these today, particularly in public life? Jenifer and Matthew Harris seem to think so. Through their Bedari Foundation, they recently gave UCLA $20 million to start an institute devoted to the study of kindness. It’s called the Bedari Kindness Institute, and it’s lead by UCLA anthropology professor Daniel Fessler.

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Guest:
Daniel Fessler - Anthropology professor at UCLA

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel, Caleigh Wells