Papal Transition

The Brian Lehrer Show

Electing The Next Pope

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

David Gibson, national reporter for Religion News Service, describes the scene in Rome as the Papal Conclave convenes to determine Pope Benedict XVI's successor -- and the odds of local favorite Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Papal Election; City H.S. Admissions; Future of Payphones

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Today the papal conclave convenes in the Vatican to begin the process of electing the next pope. David Gibson of Religious News Service explains the politics behind the scenes. Plus: the city's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot on reinventing NYC's payphones; WNYC's Beth Fertig on the impact of test prep on city high school admissions; the latest sequestration news; and the new novel from Mohsin Hamid.


Catholic Conversations: Nuns on the Papal Transition

Wednesday, March 06, 2013


As the Catholic Church begins the process of selecting its next leader, WNYC's Amy Eddings is hosting conversations with Catholics to find out what anxieties, concerns and hopes they have during this time of transition.  We're hearing this week from two nuns.

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