March 14 - The Man Who is the New Pope; Protecting our Defenders; An Update from CPAC

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We begin with an analysis of the new pope who is both a doctrinal conservative and a humble man who rides the bus and cooks for himself. Matthew Fox, the author of “The Pope’s War: Why Ratzinger’s Secret Crusade Has Imperiled the Church and How it can be Saved”, joins us. An internationally acclaimed theologian, Fox was hounded out of the Catholic Church by Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict. We discuss the unknown chapters in the background of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, in particular why he and the church hierarchy were silent when Argentina’s Military death squads were torturing and killing fellow priests and bishops who practiced liberation theology. mathew fox

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Then we speak with Kirby Dick, the award-winning film maker whose latest documentary 'The Invisible War’ was nominated in this year’s Academy Awards. He attended Wednesday’s hearing in the US Senate on the epidemic of rape in the military where one in three military women are victims with 19,000 service members sexually assaulted every year. We will discuss the powerful testimony by women who have been victimized by assaults that are routinely covered up and questions about the Uniform Code of Military Justice that allows senior officers friendly to the assailants to overturn jury verdicts.

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Then finally we will get an update from CPAC where conservative activists are gathering to hear from Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and other Republican rising stars. Adele Stan, Alternet’s Washington Bureau Chief joins us to report on a gathering dominated by what John McCain calls “Republican wacko birds” where moderates like Governor Christie are not invited but “birthers” like Donald Trump are welcome. Adele Stan has an article at Alternet.com “Rand Paul No Progressive Hero, Despite Anti-Drone Filibuster”. adele stan