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PBC News & Comment: Nuns Make News

Ex-nun Mary Dispenza challenges Pope Francis to confront sex abuse scandal; 84-year-old nun Megan Rice jailed for 3 years……Dept. of Oops: Corrected audio file is uploaded.  Sorry, but the first file started with 2.5 minutes of dead air, throat clearing, and a false start.  So sorry!

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–Ukraine uprisings spread from Kiev

–Rachel Maddow breaks from exhaustive Chris Christie coverage, reports earthquakes near frack zones in TX, OK

–SF billionaire Jim Steyer dangles $100 million in campaign money for candidates who will address climate change

–Energy Dept OK’s $6.5 billion loan to Georgia nuke plant

–Former FCC Commissioner Copps slams Comcast merger in this excerpt; full interview tomorrow at Boiling Frogs

–“domestic terrorist” takes plea deal, in another case with paid informants and indications of a frame-up

–students at Glasgow University elect Ed Snowden as rector

–UK court says Miranda’s detention at Heathrow was lawful

–PBS Frontline aired interesting show on Facebook, and PBC notes that the marketing of the recent Hunger Games sequel offers a layered metaphor of the virtual world of Facebook