Aug. 17, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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It's our Back-to-School edition of The World and Everything in It

Report argues for lifting ban on politics from pulpit, Cal Thomas on a constitutional cure for what ails us, 2013 Hope Award West Region winner, profile of a conservative JRN professor in a liberal profession, culture talk with John Stonestreet, Eric Tippin on football and church, Godonomics, markets and economy, Olasky Interview with National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru, Remembering V-Discs, Summer Vacations and Destinations, Albin Sadar with offbeat news, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Report argues for lifting ban on politics from pulpit

Commentator Cal Thomas: A constitutional cure for what ails us

Jim Henry is a reporter for The World and Everything in It. He spoke with Matt Staver, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Law and founder of Liberty Counsel. 

After months of revelations of IRS abuse of conservative organizations, a new report is proposing to cut the power of the IRS to chill free speech. A diverse panel called the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations is calling for an end to the IRS ban on political speech from the pulpit. 

Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent column, upon which this commentary is based. Follow him on Twitter: @CalThomas

He recommends The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic (Threshold Editions, 2013), written by Mark R. Levin, host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Mark Levin Show

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Hour A, Segment 2

WORLD’s 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion: My Safe Harbor

Jill Nelson is a reporter for WORLD News Group and special correspondent for The World and Everything in It

My Safe Harbor is the West Region winner for WORLD’s 8th annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion, an award that seeks to honor Christian poverty-fighting ministries. We will be profiling the other four finalists — three domestic and one international — over the coming weeks. 

My Safe Harbor, located in Anaheim, Calif., is a ministry to single moms. Read the full report by Angela Lu in “Parent Practicum,” published in the July 27 edition of WORLD Magazine. You can also click through a slideshow of pictures taken by WORLD News Group’s Tiffany Owens. 

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Hour A, Segment 3

Profile of a conservative journalism professor in a liberal profession

Susan Olasky is a special correspondent for The World and Everything in It

Eighty-two-year-old Gene Burd has been practicing and teaching journalism for over 50 years, most of them at the University of Texas at Austin — and he’s still going strong. 

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Hour A, Segment 4

Culture talk with John Stonestreet: Prison reform

Commentator John Stonestreet is a Speaker and Fellow for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and host of The Point, a daily radio feature on worldview and culture. Follow him on Twitter: @JBStonestreet

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Eric Tippin: Fall, football, and church

Eric Tippin is a musician and writer from Newton, KS. He blogs at The Ink Society. Follow him on Twitter: @rerictippin

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Hour B, Segment 1

An interview with Chad Hovind, author of Godonomics

Markets and the economy: Earnings surprises

Jim Henry is a reporter for The World and Everything in It. He spoke with Chad Hovind, author of the recent release Godonomics: How to Save Our Country — and Protect Your Wallet — Through Biblical Principles of Finance (Multnomah Books, 2013).

Warren Cole Smith is vice president of WORLD News Group and regularly covers business and economic news. Read his weekly finance column “Dollars and Sense.” Follow him on Twitter: @WarrenColeSmith

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Hour B, Segment 2

The Olasky Interview: National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru

A TW&E Weekend Edition exclusive. Ramesh Ponnuru is senior editor at National Review. Read more from WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky’s interview with Ramesh Ponnuru in his articles “Show them the money” and “How the GOP can win.” You can watch video of the full conversation, posted at the end of the first article. 

This Q&A was hosted by Patrick Henry College in Virginia as part of their Newsmakers Interview Series.

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Hour B, Segment 3

V-Discs: When Uncle Sam became a record producer

To boost troop morale during World War II, the War Department created V-Discs — government-produced recordings featuring many of the top singers and bands of the period.

Some V-Disc recordings are available for purchase here.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Feature: Summer Vacations and Destinations

Offbeat newsbeat: Sharks and Subways

We wrap up our series Summer Vacations and Destinations with listeners Scott and Gail Kohler from Waxhaw, N.C. A huge thanks to everyone who participated, and we look forward to hearing from more of you next summer!

Albin Sadar works for a media-production company in New York. Visit his company's website at Slycraft.com.

And yes, it’s a true story.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book

Aug. 21, 1858—The first of seven Lincoln/Douglas debates in Ottawa, Ill., as the two candidates vie for a U.S. Senate seat.

Aug. 19, 1934—Adolf Hitler is vested with sole executive power as Fuhrer.

Aug. 20, 1968—The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations invade Czechoslovakia to crush the ''Prague Spring.'' 

Aug. 21, 2009—The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America votes to end its prohibition on sexually active homosexuals serving as clergy. The ELCA has since lost about 700 member churches and more than 300,000 individual members.

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