The Arctic is giving scientists ominous signs about climate change, Pope Francis goes to the Central African Republic despite security concerns, and we talk to a group of Chicago doctors helping Syrian refugees in Jordan.
The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Author John Thavis discusses the Pope’s Nobel nomination, this week’s Synod and this Pope’s methods for determining Sainthood. A festival celebrating Irish culture will focus on the Easter Rising, an armed insurrection that was mounted by the Irish, hoping for independence from British rule. The new film about Steve Jobs — aptly titled 'Steve Jobs’ — opens this weekend. It has been embraced by critics, but reportedly not by those who knew Jobs.
We talk about Pope Francis' push for climate change action, with one of his science advisors, and an NGO wants better practices from the world's conservation groups. Also, we discuss the escalating levels violence against women in the Middle East and North Africa.