Worldview: Argentina's Catholics, global viral videos, a gynecologist for the world

March 14, 2013

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Worldview: Argentina's Catholics, global viral videos, a gynecologist for the world

The new Pope's past life in Argentina follows him to the Vatican. We find out why people risk it all with global viral videos and a Chicago gynecologist does surgery for the world's needy.

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Unpacking Pope Francis' past

 

Some old, controversial stories have re-emerged about Jorge Bergoglio, who is now Francis I, the first pope from Latin America. He is accused by critics of not standing up toArgentina’s military junta that ruled from 1976 to 1983. An Argentinian journalist has accused him of conspiring with the junta to hide politicalprisoners from a visiting delegation of the Inter-American Human RightsCommission. WBEZ human rights contributor and University of Notre Dame law professor Doug Cassel joins DePaul University professor of Catholic studies Peter Casarella on Worldview to discuss Pope Francis' leadership in Argentina. 

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Global Viral Videos: Bare-handed rabbit hunting and Norwegian ice skating


Video guru and WBEZ digital content editor Tim Akimoff joins Worldview for our weekly look at global viral videos. He examines why people are willing to risk it all for thrills and excitement. 

WorldviewPeople are always looking for formulas to make viral videos. Their need to make them viral is driven by financial gain and ego, among oth...

Global Activism: A Chicago doctor goes global


Gynecologist Dr. Nicole Williams has traveled with Medical Ministry International to many countries including the Dominican Republic and Cambodia. She tells Worldview about her work doing necessary surgery (prolapse of uterus, family planning) for patients who otherwise would not be able to afford it. 

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