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Radio Smart Talk for Tuesday, February 12:
The Vatican. Photograph by witf's Tim Lambert.
Pope Benedict XVI became the first pointiff to resign since 1415 when he announced Monday that he would be stepping down. The 85-year-old Benedict cited his age and not having enough energy as the reasons for his resignation.
What does Pope Benedict's resignation mean for the world's one billion Catholics?
That's a question we'll pose on Tuesday's Radio Smart Talk to The Most Reverend Joseph McFadden, the 10th Bishop of the Harrisburg Diocese.
Bishop McFadden believes the next pope could come from somewhere other than Europe -- maybe Africa or Asia. We'll ask him why he thinks that is a possibility.
Also, President Barack Obama delivers his State-of-the-Union Address Tuesday night. (9 p.m. witf-fm 89.5 and witf-tv)
Radio Smart Talk will preview the president's priorities with Ed Uravic, a former Congressional Chief-of-Staff, Washington lobbyist, and manager of numerous campaigns. Uravic is now a faculty member at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
Was the president's progressive Inaugural speech a sign of things to come. With re-election behind him, will the president move away from the center politically?
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