February 8 - The Bigots Are Back; The War On Women's Health; Rumors Of War Intensify

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Part 1

We begin with Rick Santorum’s blowout victories in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado that indicate a resurgence of the electoral influence of the religious right and an undertone of bigotry toward the Mormon front-runner. Frank Schaeffer, the son of famous evangelicals who grew up surrounded by the likes of Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and James Dobson, joins us to discuss the revival of Santorum’s candidacy and the growing attacks on Obama over his fictional war on religion. frank schaeffer


Part 2

Then we look into the latest assault on women’s rights and the further politicization of women’s health as Republican presidential candidates and their House and Senate leaders join the chorus of defending religious liberty from the imaginary threat of birth control. Dr Susan Wood, a former FDA Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health and the Director of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health at George Washington University joins us to clarify the contraception rule in Insurance coverage that has riled up the Catholic bishops and other fundamentalists.

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Part 3

Then finally we speak with M.J. Rosenberg of Media Matters about the growing calls for war with Iran from Capitol Hill and the increasing pressure on President Obama to abandon a containment policy towards Iran’s alleged nuclear program in favor of a pre-emptive military strike.

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