Dec. 14, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for a mid-December weekend

2013 Daniel of the Year, John Stonestreet on ‘The Hunger Games,’ Phil Boatwright reviews Christmastime animated classics, Switchfoot releases debut film, USAF Band flash mob, status of immigration reform, Dollars and Sense, Olasky Interview with Christina Hoff Sommers, Favorite Songs of Christmas with Steve Moore, The Christian World of the Hobbit, The History Book, and more

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Hour A, Segment 1

WORLD’s 2013 Daniel of the Year: Bishop Antoine Audo and the persecuted Christians of Syria

Mindy Belz is editor of WORLD News Group and writes a thrice-weekly column highlighting international affairs titled “Globe Trot.”

Read her cover story of this year’s Daniel of the Year, WORLD’s version of Time’s Person of the Year.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Culture Talk with John Stonestreet: The Hunger Games

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.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Home-video screening room: Christmastime animated classics

Film reviewer Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. He is also the author of Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

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Hour A, Segment 4

Grammy Award-winning band Switchfoot releases debut film Fading West

Chad Butler is the drummer for Switchfoot. The Grammy and Dove Award-winning band released their debut film Fading West December 10. The film follows the band as they travel the world in search of musical inspiration and sweet surfing spots.

All music featured in the film will be on their CD Fading West, coming out in January 2014.

Fading West is available via multiple Video on Demand services, including Amazon.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Listener feedback: USAF Band performs flash mob at Smithsonian

In this segment, we check in with WNG’s Christina Darnell to talk about a video sent in by one of our listeners — a member of the United States Air Force Band. He and the band conducted a Christmas flash mob at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in D.C. 

Watch the full video here.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Where does immigration reform stand today?

Dollars & Sense

Alex Nowrasteh is an analyst of immigration policy at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. 

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

Weekend Exclusive | The Olasky Interview: Christina Hoff Sommers

Christina Hoff Sommers is a former philosophy professor who is now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is author of the provocatively titled book The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men, first published in 2000 and recently released in a new revised and updated edition.

Watch the full conversation between WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky and Christina Hoff Sommers.

This conversation was hosted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia. 

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Hour B, Segment 3

Series: Favorite Songs of Christmas

This week we feature songs recommended by Steve Moore, well-known as co-host of the daily radio show MoneyWise, produced by Compass -- Finances God’s Way.

Tell us about your favorite Christmas music, and you could be featured on a future Favorite Songs of Christmas segment. Email us at Christmas@worldandeverything.com.

Tell us about your favorite song overall and your favorite recording — and be sure to include your name, the city or town where you live, and how you heard about our program.

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Hour B, Segment 4

The Christian World of the Hobbit

On the weekend of the release of the second Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, WORLD News Group’s Christina Darnell chats with Devin Brown, author of The Christian World of the Hobbit (Abingdon Press, 2012) and Hobbit Lessons: A Map for Life's Unexpected Journeys (Abingdon Press, 2013).

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

Dec. 16, 1773—The Boston Tea Party.

Dec. 17, 1903—Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful man-powered airplane flight, near Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Dec. 15, 1944—An airplane carrying popular bandleader Glenn Miller disappears over the English Channel. No trace of the crew, passengers or plane has ever been found.

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