Nov. 9, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for the second weekend in November

Greece v. Galloway, Saeed Abedini moved to prison for violent criminals, ‘The Child Catchers,’ A cure for baldness, Billy Graham turns 95, John Stonestreet on ENDA, American Songbook with happy songs, gubernatorial elections, Dollars and Sense, Notable Speech by Ronald Reagan, military families and homeschooling, N.J. couple sues governor over conversion therapy ban, Legal Docket on the fight for religious liberty and the unborn, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Is prayer unconstitutional?

American pastor imprisoned in Iran moved to facility for violent criminals

Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Vice-President-Legal Doug Napier discusses the details of a case facing the U.S. Supreme Court that deals with the question of whether it is unconstitutional for a town council to open meetings with prayer.  

Steve Jordahl is a reporter for The World and Everything in It. He spoke with the wife of imprisoned American-Iranian pastor Saeed Abedini. She shares her fears for her husband’s life, but also the hope she has in God’s power. 

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Hour A, Segment 2

National Adoption Month | Child Catchers? 

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

Kathryn Joyce is a New York writer and author of The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption (PublicAffairs, 2013), in which she criticizes the Christian orphan care movement. 

Susan Olasky spoke with Joyce and presented her arguments to leaders in the orphan care movement: Bill Blacquiere of Bethany Christian Services, Jedd Medefind of Christian Alliance for Orphans, Chuck Johnson of National Council for Adoption, and Paul Pennington of Hope for Orphans.

This is the first in a four-part series highlighting National Adoption Month. 

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Hour A, Segment 3

A cure for baldness?

Billy Graham turns 95

TW&E technology correspondent reports on promising research related to reversing hair loss.

Billy Graham turned 95 Thursday, November 8. To celebrate, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association sponsored a half-hour video program titled “The Cross,” part of My Hope American campaign. Learn more at myhopewithbillygraham.org.

Click here for the Billy Graham Audio Archives, including more than 1,600 sermons from 1949-2006. 

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Hour A, Segment 4

Culture Talk with John Stonestreet: ENDA and the erosion of religious liberty

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 5

Feature: American Songbook and happy songs

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 1

The results are in

Dollars & Sense: Revenues low, but stocks keep climbing

TW&E’s political reporter Kent Covington speaks with Weekly Standard columnist Jay Cost and Kyle Kondik from the UVA Center for Politics about the gubernatorial elections and the national importance of the elections.

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 | Notable Speech: Ronald Reagan announces a run for presidency

In this segment, we feature a speech given 34 years ago on Nov. 13, 1979. Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan announces he will make a second run for presidency, after having lost the Republican nomination in 1976. 

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Hour B, Segment 3

Military families and homeschooling

N.J. couple sues Gov. Chris Christie over state’s law banning conversion therapy

TW&E reporter Steve Jordahl talks with several homeschooling military families about the growing popularity of home education. 

Steve Coleman is the religion editor for the Associated Press.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Legal Docket: The fight for religious liberty and the unborn

Mary Reichard is a legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It. She profiles several Supreme Court cases dealing with contraception and abortion, and clarifies the religious liberty implications. 

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

Nov. 11, 1620 - Forty-one Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, sign a compact calling for a "body politick."

Nov. 11, 1918—Fighting in World War I comes to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany.

Nov. 10, 1954— The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, is dedicated in Arlington, Va.

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