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Spiritual Leader Ram Dass

Earlier in life, Ram Dass, who birth name is Richard Alpert, earned a Ph.D. at Harvard. In the 60s and 70s, he, along with Timothy Leary, became interested in the religious potential of LSD. Dass is a practitioner of Eastern-inspired philosophy, and is careful to distance himself from corruption and cult-leader-like behavior of other gurus.

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Other segments from the episode on July 16, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 16, 1990: Interview with Ram Dass; Commentary on CBGB; Interview with Stefan Kanfer; Commentary on major television networks.

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