Critical Perspectives

On today’s show, a Catholic journalist characterizes Pope Benedict’s papacy as a struggle against modernity. Then, a sports writer explores the role cheating played in the 1951 pennant race between the Giants and the Dodgers. Plus, Maxine Hong Kingston celebrates her Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. And Ed Kosner—a former Editor of Newsweek, the Daily News, and Esquire—joins us.