Oct. 8, 2011
The World and Everything in It

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News, reviews, and interviews: Steve Jobs is commemorated, Megan Basham reviews 'Courageous,' Marvin Olasky talks with Ann Voskamp, economics analysis with Warren Smith, and the Facebook Timeline

In this week's program, remembering Steve Jobs, Fred Shuttlesworth, and C.K. Barrett; news reports on homosexual marriages to be performed by military chaplains and Obama's HRC speech; Megan Basham discusses the strengths of "Courageous"; coverage from Pulpit Freedom Sunday; an update on the U.S. financial situation and the economy; Marvin Olasky interviews author Ann Voskamp; and much more.

Program Segments

Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

  • Oct. 8, 1918 - American Army Cpl. Alvin York almost single-handedly kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132 others in the Argonne Forest in France.
  • Oct. 8, 1956 - Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 in Game 5.
  • Oct. 9, 1967 - Communist guerrilla leader Che Guevara is executed in Bolivia while attempting to incite revolution.
  • Oct. 8, 1970 - Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn is named winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.

Hour B, Segment 4

SCOTUS is skeptical of EEOC oral argument in church/school case

Stop SB48

Catholics launch new committee for religious liberty

  • On Wednesday, skeptical Supreme Court justices heard the U.S. government argue against religious hiring protections. WORLD News Group reporter Emily Belz was there.

Hour B, Segment 3

Sports update: Baseball playoffs

  • In the current WORLD magazine, Mark Bergin writes about Hank Williams Jr.'s run-in with ESPN and about the great moments from baseball.

Hour B, Segment 2

The Olasky Interview: author Ann Voskamp

Hour B, Segment 1

Update on U.S. financial situation

Jobless report

Economic roundup

Wall Street protests

  • The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the Fiscal Year 2011 deficit was $1,300 billion ($1.3 trillion).
  • Here is the Treasury Department cash and debt statement (PDF) for the final day of Fiscal Year 2011.
  • Citing Census Bureau data, The Wall Street Journal reported that nearly half of the U.S. population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit in 2010.
  • The latest IRS data showed that the top 1 percent of earners paid more than 38 percent of all income taxes (via the Tax Foundation)

Hour A, Segment 5

Matthew Lee Anderson commentary: What the Facebook "Timeline" says about individuals

Hour A, Segment 4

Preachers make good use of Puplit Freedom Sunday

Hour A, Segment 3

Film review: Megan Basham discusses the strengths of Courageous

  • Here is the website for the film, Courageous.
  • Read Megan Bashams' review of the film.

Hour A, Segment 2

Homosexual marriages can be performed by military chaplians

Obama delivers his speech at the 15th annual dinner at the Human Rights Campaign

PC(USA) to ordain non-celibate homosexual

  • Ron Crews of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty says "the Pentagon has launched a direct assault on the fundamental unit of society—husband and wife."
  • Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, says the Obama administration decision to not observe the Defense of Marriage Act is "bordering on lawlessness."
  • This is the Defense Department's website focused on the implications of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
  • Roll Call, a Capitol Hilll newspaper, reported that "[t]he Obama administration has all but officially recognized gay parterships as the legal equivalent of marriage."
  • Here is the text of President Obama's speech to the Human Rights Campaign, America's largest homosexual group.
  • The website of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality is here.

Hour A, Segment 1

Honoring the lives of Steve Jobs, Fred Shuttlesworth, and C.K. Barrett

Obama's "jobs" bill

  • Read Marvin Olasky's WORLD cover story on Steve Jobs.
  • Albert Mohler's reflection on the life and death of Steve Jobs is here.
  • The New York Times reported on the life and death of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.
  • London's Guardian newspaper remembered the late Bible scholar C.K. Barrett. Most of Barrett's works are still in print.
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