Dec. 21, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The Christmas edition of The World and Everything in It

Interview with Sen. Rand Paul, Robert P. George receives Land Award, Bill Bennett on ‘The True St. Nicholas,’ Rick Larson on The Star of Bethlehem, Belgium to potentially allow euthanasia for children, Okla. AG Scott Pruitt challenges Obamacare, Dollars and Sense, John Stonestreet culture talk, Bob Case with two great Christmas songs, Ann Voskamp on her book ‘The Greatest Gift,’ The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Sen. Rand Paul on Washington’s new budget deal, Obamacare, and the global persecution of Christians

TW&E senior correspondent Kent Covington talks with possible 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

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Hour A, Segment 2

Weekend Exclusive | Notable Speech: Robert P. George receives John Leland Religious Liberty Award

This segment features the Leland Award Lecture given by Professor Robert P. George on December 13, 2013.

Dr. George heads the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, where he also serves as the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence. Robert George is also the current chairman of the U-S Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Audio is courtesy of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. You can read the transcript of the lecture here.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Writers Read: The True St. Nicholas

Dr. William J. Bennett is a former U-S Secretary of Education  and is now the host of Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, a daily program on the Salem Radio Network.

In this segment, he reads from his book The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas (Howard Books, 2009).

Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, died in 345 A.D. He later became the inspiration for Sinterklaas (or, in some cultures, Santa Claus).

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Hour A, Segment 4

The Star of Bethlehem: An interview with Rick Larson

Rick Larson is a lawyer, professor, and host of the bestselling DVD, The Star of Bethlehem. In this segment, he speaks with our Science and Technology reporter Michael Cochrane.

Learn more at BethlehemStar.net.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Cal Thomas: Euthanasia for children and a culture of death

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

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Hour B, Segment 1

Challenging Obamacare: An interview with Okla. AG Scott Pruitt

Dollars & Sense

Scott Pruitt is the Oklahoma Attorney General. In this segment, he talks with TW&E senior correspondent Kent Covington about his state’s unique legal challenge against Obamacare.

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

Culture Talk with John Stonestreet: Resisting the cultural norms of Christmastime busyness

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 B, Segment 3

American Songbook and the Church series: Two great songs of the season

Bob Case is a board member at WORLD News Group, and for many years he headed our training initiative WORLD Journalism Institute

Today Bob Case’s “Singing in the Shower” spotlights “Joy to the World” by Isaac Watts and “The Christmas Song” by Bob Wells and Mel Tormé.

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Hour B, Segment 4

The Greatest Gift: An interview with bestselling author Ann Voskamp

Ann Voskamp blogs at A Holy Experience and is the bestselling author of The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas (Tyndale House, 2013).

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | Jesus of Nazareth: One Solitary Life

“One Solitary Life” was originally written by Pastor James Allan Francis in 1926.

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