Sept. 17, 2011
The World and Everything in It

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News, reviews, and interviews: legislation and elections, Social Security, faith and politics, poverty and debt, history, movies, and media censorship

In this week's program, news reports on Solyndra, Obama's plea to pass his jobs bill, New York's pivotal congressional election, and the rising U.S. poverty rate; Marvin Olasky on Social Security; an interview with Timothy Goeglein on faith and politics within the Bush administration; Megan Basham on "The Help" and VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer's latest project; an NRB report on media censorship; commentary by Joel Belz; and much more.

Program Segments

Hour B, Segment 5

History Book: U.S. Constitution was completed and signed by a majority of delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia (Sept. 17, 1787), Confederate invasion of Maryland in the Civil War battle of Antietam remains the bloodiest day in U.S. military history (Sept.17, 1862), the 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, died of wounds inflicted by an assassin (Sept. 19, 1881), United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold killed in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia (Sept. 18, 1961), and President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft-evaders. (Sept. 16, 1974).

Hour B, Segment 4

National Religious Broadcasters releases report on new media censorship. Read more about NRB’s take on the government censorship.

Hour B, Segment 3

Box office weekend numbers. See the full list of box office rankings. Rebecca Cusey’s review of Warrior (WORLD Magazine, Sept. 24). Megan Basham's review of The Help. DVD review: What’s in the Bible. Megan Basham's feature on Phil Vischer and and his new venture and a review of What's in the Bible (WORLD Magazine, Sept. 24).

Hour A, Segment 2

David Barton gives a history lesson on the KKK and elections. Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders, discusses the history of the KKK on his blog. Joel Belz commentary on the 1963 church bombing in Alabama. Learn a bit more about the Alabama bombing.

Hour B, Segment 1

U.S. poverty rate rises to 15.1 percent (Robert Rector, senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, has spent much time researching poverty in America; further coverage on poverty in America), street protests in Greece, and Greek debt crisis.

Hour A, Segment 5

Thor Hearne commentary on the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. History of Constitution Day.

Hour A, Segment 4

Book interview: The Man in the Middle: An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era. A profile on Timothy Goeglein. Order a hardback copy of the book at Amazon or download a Kindle version.

Hour A, Segment 3

Texas mother sentenced to life without parole may have appeal. Amy McCullough’s coverage on the mother’s struggles (WORLD Magazine, Sept. 24). Read Clint Rainey’s report from the beginning of the trial (WORLD Magazine, Feb. 23, 2008). A website dedicated to letters petitioning Hannah Overton’s release.

Hour A, Segment 2

Marvin Olasky on Social Security. Olasky details the original intent of Social Security (WORLD Magazine, Sept. 10). Feds raid Gibson Guitar. Read Megan Basham’s article on the raid (WORLD Magazine, Sept. 24). More coverage on the Gibson raid. New federally mandated medical-billing system.

Hour A, Segment 1

The mystery of Solyndra (check out Solyndra’s website), “Pass the Bill” (a video montage of “Pass this bill”), Boeing and the National Labor Relations Board (read more about the clash of Boeing and the NLRB), New York congressional election (read Emily Belz's report on, Haqqani attack on the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan (coverage on the attack), and international religious freedom (read Emily Belz's report on
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