Aug. 13, 2011
The World and Everything in It

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Berlin Wall anniversary, Hope Award for Effective Compassion, 'The Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' and remembering Mark Hatfield

In this week's program, Joseph Slife interviews journalist Uwe Siemon-Netto, who was in Berlin when communists began building the wall 50 years ago; WORLD reviewers discuss "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and a film about black gospel titled "Rejoice and Shout"; Marvin Olasky discusses the Hope Award for Effective Compassion and a profile one of the four finalists; and much more.

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

London riots, sanctions on Syria, what’s ahead for Congress, and a wild ride on Wall Street.

Hour A, Segment 2

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Wall: A conversation with veteran journalist Uwe Siemon-Netto. Read Uwe Siemon-Netto’s article "The Berlin Wall and the Laughing God" at

Hour A, Segment 3

A review of the film Rejoice and Shout with reviewer Alisa Harris. Telling the jubilant history of black gospel music (WORLD magazine, July 2).

Hour A, Segment 4

WORLD’s 2011 Hope Award for Effective Compassion: A profile of the West Region winner. "'Things a dad would do'" (WORLD magazine, Aug. 13). Read more about The Hope Award.

Hour A, Segment 5

Is less is more? Commentator Joel Belz on the size of government.

Hour B, Segment 1

Perry’s in, Iowa debate, and remembering Sen. Mark Hatfield.

Hour B, Segment 2

Human trafficking: Closer to home than you may think — a conversation with Charles Powell, coauthor of Not in My Town. Learn more at

Hour B, Segment 3

The Rise of the Planet of the Apes: WORLD’s Megan Basham reviews. "Caesar’s legions" (WORLD Magazine, Aug. 27).

Hour B, Segment 4

Famous work, little-known name | Famous name, little-understood work. Remembering religious demographer David Barrett, and celebrating the birthday of one of the most influential figures in the growth of the Christian church in the 20th century, film director Cecil B. DeMille. Read John Murray’s Wall Street Journal article about DeMille’s 1927 masterpiece, The King of Kings.

Hour B, Segment 5

Mid-August flashback: Japan surrenders, Watts riot, Jimmy Carter renominated, and Reagan signs tax cuts, spending curbs.
Aug. 13, 2011


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