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.
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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).
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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.
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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.