Feb. 1, 2014
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for the first weekend in February

Faith and Freedom in the Public Square discussion panel, Cal Thomas on the public’s crumbling perception of Obama, Culture Talk on the Grammy Awards, Bob Case on old tunes with new lyrics, part one in series on Uganda, investing principles with Austin Pryor, Legal Docket focusing on Litter Sisters of the Poor, Dollars and Sense, Olasky Interview with Christopher Yuan, Joel Belz on his article ‘Polarizing president,’ visual artist Matt Ebisch, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

“Faith and Freedom in the Public Square”

WORLD News Group sponsored “Faith and Freedom in the Public Square,” a discussion featuring leading evangelical thinker Albert Mohler, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, and Salem radio talk show host Dennis Prager.

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

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Hour A, Segment 2

Culture Talk with John Stonestreet: Grammy Awards

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

Singing in the shower: Old tunes, new lyrics

Listening In preview

Bob Case is a former board member at WORLD News Group, and for many years he headed our training initiative WORLD Journalism Institute. In this segment, he focuses on old tunes with new lyrics.

This weekend, Warren Cole Smith talks with one of Washington’s most influential and controversial figures: Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. The full program will be posted here Saturday morning.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Uganda: Africa’s Hinge

Special correspondent Susan Olasky begins a two-part series on the East African nation of Uganda. She reports on two local groups: Uganda Christian University and Transforming Nations Alliance. 

Read more about groups and institutions training young people in Uganda in “Africa’s hinge,” from the Feb. 8, 2014, issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour A, Segment 5

You’re an investor? Focus on five things you can control, not on the one thing you can’t

Austin Pryor is the author, with Mark Biller, of The Sound Mind Investing Handbook (Moody Publishers, 2014).

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Hour B, Segment 1

Legal Docket: Little Sisters of the Poor

Dollars & Sense

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

Weekend Exclusive | The Olasky Interview with Christopher Yuan: From gay to joyous

Christopher Yuan is the co-author, along with his mother, of Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God (2013, Waterbrook Multnomah). Yuan, who used to be gay and a drug dealer, came to Christ after landing in prison. Now, he’s graduated from Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College, having earned an M.A. in biblical exegesis. 

WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky talks with Christopher Yuan before an audience at Patrick Henry College in Virginia. 

Read more from their conversation. At the end of the article, you’ll also find a full video of the event. 

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Hour B, Segment 3

WORLD News Group founder expounds on his article ‘Polarizing president’

WORLD News Group founder Joel Belz addresses some questions in reaction to his article in WORLD Magazine, in which he describes President Obama as the most polarizing U.S. president in the last 50 years.

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Hour B, Segment 4

A new series on visual artists

This year, we running a series of profiles of Christians in the visual arts. Today we visit with illustrator and comics writer Matt Ebisch, author of the web comic The Saga of Samuel. See his work at ArtistXeroCreations.com.

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

Jan. 31, 1865—Barely reaching the required two-thirds votes (119 to 56), the House of Representatives passes a constitutional amendment to abolish slavery. Every Republican supported the measure, as well as 16 Democrats.

Feb, 2, 1887—Punxsutawney, Pa., holds its first Groundhog Day festival.

Feb. 4, 2004—Massachusetts becomes the first state to legalize homosexual marriage, when the state's Supreme Judicial Court declares that marriage in that state could not be restricted to the union of a man and woman, but that a man could marry a man and a woman could marry a woman.

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