Nov. 2, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in it for the first weekend in November

Obamacare trouble, Olasky Interview with Craig James, megachurch pastor faces questions about finances, United Methodist bishop performs same-sex wedding, Cal Thomas tells Republicans to put on a happy face, controversial marriage cases, Dollars and Sense, Sen. Mike Lee on the conservative agenda, American Songbook and the Blues, John Stonestreet on religious persecution, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

In politics, the best defense is a good offense

Kent Covington is a senior correspondent for The World and Everything in It. He discusses the latest issues with Obamacare, including the White House responses to the controversy. 

Keep up with the latest Obamacare news at wng.org.

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Hour A, Segment 2

The Olasky Interview: Craig James

Craig James is a former NFL player and former Fox Sports analyst. He says he was fired after a few days on the job at Fox because of statements he made during his unsuccessful U.S. senatorial race in 2012 opposing same-sex marriage.

In response to his firing, Mr. James has filed a religious-discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

Read more from the conversation between WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky and Mr. Craig James. At the end of the article, you’ll also find video of the full interview, hosted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Critics confront megachurch pastor about his finances

Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America’s fastest-growing churches. A local TV station investigative team is now questioning Elevation’s financial arrangements, after learning that church founder and pastor Steven Furtick is building a secluded 16,000-square-foot house as a personal residence.

WCNC-TV’s I-Team reports on the Furtick story are here.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Defying church doctrine, United Methodist bishop performs same-sex wedding

Last weekend, in violation of United Methodist doctrinal standards, retired UM Bishop Melvin Talbert performed a union ceremony for two homosexual men. He called it a “great day for the church.” Learn more here.

Rob Renfroe is the president of Good News, a United Methodist renewal ministry founded in 1967.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Cal Thomas to Republicans: Put on a happy face

Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. He writes for USA Today, is a FOX News contributor and a regular commentator for The World and Everything in It. Read his recent column upon which this commentary is based. Follow him on Twitter: @CalThomas

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Hour B, Segment 1

Legal Docket: Controversial marriage cases

Dollars & Sense: Are we headed for a stock slide? 

Mary Reichard is a legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It.

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

Notable Speech | Another Great Debate: The conservative agenda

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) spoke at The Heritage Foundation this week, Tuesday, October 29. You can find a transcription of the speech here. You can also watch video of the speech here

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Hour B, Segment 3

Feature: American Songbook and the blues

Bob Case is a board member at WORLD News Group, and for many years he headed our training initiative WORLD Journalism Institute. In this segment, he explains how singing the blues goes all the way back to biblical times.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Culture Talk with John Stonestreet: What do we define freedom?

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 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

Nov. 5, 1605 — The Gunpowder Plot fails when Guy Fawkes is seized before he can blow up the English Parliament.

Nov. 4, 1979—The Iranian hostage crisis begins as Islamist militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

Nov. 7, 2009—The U.S. House passes a huge and politically unpopular healthcare bill, setting the stage for the loss of 63 Democratic seats in the 2010 mid-term elections. 

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