The World and Everything in It
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Culture Friday, a $46 million dollar purchase, the American Songbook, the death of St. Nicholas
Today’s news and Culture Friday with John Stonestreet, examining the reason behind Christian persecution, plus: an unidentified buyer purchases a Norman Rockwell original, Bob Case discusses the most popular Christmas songs in American culture, remembering the death of St. Nicholas, and more
The loss of Mandela: The world mourns the loss and celebrates the life of civil rights icon Nelson Mandela.
Minimum wage protests: Fast food patrons had to cross picket lines to order burgers and fries at McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other quick service restaurants Wednesday. The demonstration, part of a multi-city protest demanding an increase in the minimum wage.
Islamic radicalism: Congressman Adam Schiff says growing Islamic radicalism among rebel factions in Syria has put the country’s minority Christians at greatest risk.
Business/economy: U.S. stocks fell on Thursday. Business reporter Warren Smith explains that the drop was a return to the peculiar pattern of good news actually being bad news for the markets.
Culture Friday: The tragedy of the global persecution
John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview discusses why Christians are being persecuted in the Middle East, North Africa and other places.
Norman Rockwell’s “Saying Grace” sells for $46 million
A 1951 painting by Norman Rockwell, depicting an older woman a young boy praying before their meal in a restaurant, has sold at auction for $46 million to an unidentified buyer.
American Songbook: Top-selling Christmas songs
Bob Case examines the Christmas songs that have shaped the American culture.
Marking the death of St. Nicholas
On December 6th of 345 A.D., Christian bishop by the name of Nicholas passed away. Eventually, stories of his generosity become part of the Christmas tradition, and St. Nicholas becomes the basis for Sinterklaas or Santa Claus.