Sept. 10, 2011
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Special 9/11 edition, GOP debate, Obama's jobs speech, Robby George, Randy Alcorn, the sounds of bluegrass

In this special 9/11 edition of the program, Mindy Belz discusses remembrances of this tragic day, the sounds of 9/11, and a report on the Shanksville, Pa., Flight 93 memorial. Plus, news reports from the campaign trail, on President Obama's jobs speech, and about the aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee; Robby George discusses American exceptionalism vs. nationalism; Randy Alcorn reads from “The Goodness of God”; a review of two new bluegrass albums; and more.

Program Segments

Hour B, Segment 5

History book: John Smith elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia (Sept. 10, 1608), former Rep. John R. Lynch first African-American to deliver keynote address at the Republican National Convention until 1968 (Sept. 9, 1884), Japanese drop incendiary bombs on Oregon (Sept. 9, 1942), Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (Sept. 9, 1956), Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds records his 4,129nd hit, breaking Ty Cobb’s career record (Sept. 11, 1985), and 9/11 (Sept. 11, 2001).

Hour B, Segment 4

Remembering Flight 93 with the Shanksville memorial. Read Edward Lee Pitts’ "A place forgotten" (WORLD Magazine, Sept. 10). Marvin Olasky discusses "Islam vs. Liberty" (WORLD Magazine, Sept. 10).

Hour B, Segment 3

CMA Awards: Shelton, Aldean, and Swift gain popularity. Taylor Swift singing her hit, “Mean,” at the CMAs. Music Review: Arsenio Orteza reviews two Bluegrass albums, Ricky Skaggs and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Download Ricky Skaggs’ Country Hits Bluegrass Style album and download Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s Heirloom Music album.

Hour B, Segment 2

Fellowship of Presbyterians concerned about PC(USA) focus and direction. Keep up with The Fellowship of Presbyterians. Christian music group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill criticized for ousting homosexual member. Read Brittany Smith’s article about Psalm 100.

Hour B, Segment 1

Tropical Storm Lee floods and fires (Lee devastates the South), Italy public debt, billboards target New York GOP senators who voted for same-sex marriage, Syria, and feedback.

Hour A, Segment 5

Commentary: Timothy Dalrymple discusses Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz bowing out of Willow Creek event under pressure from gay rights activists. Willow Creek Community Church’s website. Tim's "Comformity cops" (WORLD Magazine, Sept. 10).

Hour A, Segment 4

Another challenge to Obamacare. More about Thor Hearne. Robby George discusses American exceptionalism vs. nationalism. Watch Robby George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Princeton, discuss American exceptionalism.

Hour A, Segment 3

Book Nook: Susan Olasky reviews two 9/11 books. Order a copy of Krystina Sanderson’s Light at Ground Zero on Amazon. Download Eric Darton’s Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York’s World Trade Center for iPad, or order a hardback copy on Amazon. Writers Read: Randy Alcorn reading from The Goodness of God. Download Randy's book on iTunes or order from Amazon.

Hour A, Segment 2

9/11 Remembrance: A conversation with Mindy Belz. Read Mindy’s "Remembering 9/11" (WORLD Magazine, Sept. 10). Sounds of 9/11. Television news coverage of newly released audio clips.

Hour A, Segment 1

GOP debate recap and Newt Gingrich’s Labor Day performance (Newt Gingrich talks about job creation on a Chicago trip over Labor Day), President Obama's jobs speech (Edward Lee Pitts on Obama’s $450 billion job plan), and Joseph Slife and Warren Smith on economics.
Sept. 10, 2011


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