Oct. 29, 2011
The World and Everything in It

The World and Everything in It is an audio news magazine produced daily (Monday-Friday), with a longer week-in-review program on the weekend. Hosted by Nick Eicher and Joseph Slife, the program features reports, interviews, and analysis from WORLD's editorial team.

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News, reviews, and interviews: Rick Perry unveils economic plan, film review of 'Footloose,' report on the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition forum, Marvin Olasky talks with Sen. Jim DeMint, and Matthew Lee Anderson reads from 'Earthen Vessels'

In this week's program, news report about the rising costs of college education, Megan Basham discusses how TV comedy is making a comeback, report from Joel Hannahs on the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition forum, Andreé Seu on social justice, an update on the Kansas Planned Parenthood investigation, economic analysis with Warren Cole Smith, Marvin Olasky talks with Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), and much more.

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Earthquake in Turkey

Occupy protesters clash with police

College costs skyrocket

Rick Perry unveils economic plan

Hour A, Segment 2

Whither the 'Arab Spring?'

  • Co-host Nick Eicher talks with Mindy Belz editor of WORLD Magazine.

Hour A, Segment 3

A new—and racier—Footloose

TV comedy is making a comeback

Hour A, Segment 4

Republican presidential candidates court Christian conservatives in Iowa

  • WORLD News Group's Joel Hannahs reported on presidential hopefuls reaching out to the Hawkeye State's evangelical voters at a forum sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

Hour A, Segment 5

Social justice—old school style

  • Commentator Andreé Seu is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine and the author of Normal Kingdom Business (World and Life Books).

Hour B, Segment 1

Plot thickens in Kansas Planned Parenthood investigation

Economy may be picking up a little steam

Are anti-discrimination policies infringing on religious liberty?

  • In Kansas, prosecutors revealed in court filings that state health officials shredded documents related to felony charges against Planned Parenthood. WORLD News Group's Les Sillars reported the story here.
  • Warren Cole Smith reports on the economy and markets for WORLD News Group.
  • You can watch the House Subcommittee on the Constitution's hearing on religious liberty online. The text of the opening statement by Roman Catholic Bishop William Lori is posted here (PDF).

Hour B, Segment 2

The Olasky Interview: A conversation with Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)

  • Marvin Olasky is the editor in chief of WORLD Magazine, and he holds the Distinguished Chair of Journalism and Public Policy at Patrick Henry College in Northern Virginia.
  • Read Marvin Olasky's interview with Jim DeMint from the current issue of WORLD.

Hour B, Segment 3

Writers Read: Matthew Lee Anderson reads from 'Earthen Vessels'

  • Get details about Matthew Lee Anderson's book, Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith (Bethany House, 2011).

Hour B, Segment 4

The Mississippi Personhood Amendment

And baby makes 7 billion

  • The Wall Street Journal reports on the Mississippi Personhood Amendment (subscribers' link). Reporter and radio producer Carl Peetz owns CUP Productions in Tupelo, Miss.
  • William McGurn, formerly chief speech writer for President George W. Bush, is a vice president at News Corporation and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Audio of William McGurn on this week's program is courtesy of Opinion Journal and the Wall Street Journal Digital Network.

Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

  • Oct. 31, 1517—Catholic monk Martin Luther promulgates his Ninety-Five Theses.
  • Oct. 29, 1901—Leon Czolgosz, assassin of President McKinley, is put to death.
  • Oct. 29, 1956—Israel launches an invasion of Egypt during the Suez Crisis.
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