Dec. 28, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The year-end edition of The World and Everything in It

John Stonestreet Culture Talk, Olasky interview recap with Rosaria Butterfield, Kay Coles James, and Thomas Lake, Terry Mattingly on TIME’s Person of the Year Pope Francis, commentator Ginny Barker on proclaiming both abstinence and grace, Legal Docket on marriage cases, American Songbook, Cal Thomas on the line between freedom and national security, profile of editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Culture Talk with John Stonestreet: 2013 in review

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 2

The Olasky Interview recap: Rosaria Butterfield

Rosaria Butterfield is the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert (Crown & Covenant, 2012).

For more, read the article and watch a full video of the conversation between WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky and Rosaria Butterfield, conducted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

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Hour A, Segment 3

TIME’s Person of the Year: Pope Francis

Terry Mattingly is the editor of GetReligion.org, a site that critiques “mainstream press” religion coverage. He also writes a nationally syndicated column called “On Religion.”

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Hour A, Segment 4

The Olasky interview recap: Kay Coles James

Kay Coles James is former director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and now founder and president the Gloucester Institute, a leadership training center for young African Americans.

Watch (article and video) or listen (mp3) to the full conversation between WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky and Kay Coles James, conducted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia. 

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentary: Abstinence and grace

Commentator Ginny Barker lives in North Carolina. She blogs at CheetosForBreakfast.com.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Legal Docket: The marriage battle rages on

Legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard discusses the legal side of the marriage battle as two more states throw out long-standing understandings of marriage.

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Hour B, Segment 2

The Olasky Interview recap: Sports Illustrated writer Thomas Lake 

Thomas Lake is a senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated. You can read a published Q&A from the conversation between WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky and Lake here. At the end of the article, you can also watch the full interview, conducted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Series: American Songbook and the Church

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

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Hour B, Segment 4

Commentary: How much is too much?

A profile of editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel

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

Gary Varvel is a syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star. His cartoons can be viewed online here.

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

Dec. 29, 1170—Archbishop Thomas Becket is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in England.

Dec. 31, 1879 - Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting.

Dec. 31, 1992 – Czechoslovakia is peacefully dissolved in what is dubbed by media as the Velvet Divorce, resulting in the creation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 

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Dec. 28, 2013
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