April 21, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Afghanistan photos, GSA investigation, Secret Service scandal, oil speculation, child exploitation, Robert Jeffress, Ed Stetzer, Susan Olasky, NASA, Cal Thomas, space shuttle, economic update, Mississippi abortion provider law, N.C. marriage amendment, home-video reviews, Truro Church settlement, United Methodist General Conference, Battle of San Jacinto, New Coke, first YouTube video

Obama administration faces three scandals in one week, oil speculators, combating sexual exploitation of children, prominent Southern Baptist pastor endorses Mitt Romney, many voters distrust faith proclamations of President Obama and Romney, recent crime novels, judge to rule soon rule in case of NASA employee who claims he was fired for supporting intelligent design, Cal Thomas on the 2012 political house of mirrors, space shuttle becomes a museum piece, nervousness on Wall Street, Mississippi's new regulations on abortion providers, Richard Land on the North Carolina marriage amendment, home-video reviews of 'The Way' and 'We Bought a Zoo,' historic congregation that broke from Episcopal Church reaches settlement with former denomination, deeply divided United Methodist Church gathers for quadrennial meeting, The History Book, and more.

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Hour A, Segment 1

Political campaigns overshadowed by gruesome photos from Afghanistan, lavish spending on government conference, Secret Service scandal
Are oil speculators driving up prices?
Combating sexual exploitation of children

Read "Trouble in threes: Scandals hamper Obama's message" by Associated Press reporter Jim Kuhnhenn.

Cal Beisner is the founder of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. He has served on the faculties of both Knox Theological Seminary and Covenant College.

Read the full text of Attorney General Eric Holder's April 17 remarks at the National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Prominent Southern Baptist pastor endorses Mitt Romney
Research: Many voters distrust the faith proclamations of Obama and Romney

Ed Stetzer is the president of Lifeway Research and author of several books relating to church and culture.

Read his recent blog post, "Our leading presidential candidates: Self-professed Christians whom many Christians don't believe actually are Christians."

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Hour A, Segment 3

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Hour A, Segment 4

Judge to rule soon in case of NASA employee who claims he was fired for supporting intelligent design

The Associated Press reported on the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former NASA employee David Coppedge against NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Mary Reichard is the legal-affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Cal Thomas commentary: Feelings not substance

Cal Thomas is the United States' most-widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent column "Latest salvo fired in 'Mommy Wars.'"

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Hour B, Segment 1

Space shuttle becomes a museum piece
Nervousness on Wall Street
Mississippi governor signs law placing new regulations on abortion providers

Read "Smithsonian welcomes Discovery to space collection."

Warren Cole Smith covers business and the economy for World News Group.

Read "Miss. governor signs new limits on abortion providers" from the Associated Press.

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Hour B, Segment 2

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Hour A, Segment 3

The TW&E Book Nook: Recent crime novels

Read Susan Olasky's reviews of A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison, Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley, The Drop by Michael Connelly, and Iron House by John Hart.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Historic congregation that broke from The Episcopal Church reaches settlement with former denomination
Facing deep divisions, the United Methodist Church gathers for its quadrennial meeting

Learn more about the settlement between Truro Anglican Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Truro must turn over its current buildings and property to The Episcopal Church and vacate the premises by June 2013.

Rob Renfroe is the president of Good News, a United Methodist renewal ministry founded in 1967.

The United Methodist Church's 2012 General Conference begins Tuesday, April 24. The Renewal and Reform Coalition will post news about the General Conference here.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

April 21, 1836—At San Jacinto, Texas, Texans led by Sam Houston defeat a Mexican force led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna. The victory paved the way for Texas independence.

April 23, 1985—The Coca-Cola Co. announces that it is changing its secret formula for Coke. Within months, negative public reaction forces the company to bring back to the original version.

April 23, 2005—The first video is uploaded to YouTube.com.

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Hour B, Segment 2

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Hour B, Segment 2

TW&E Series: Notable Speeches Past and Present

In this segment, we feature an address by Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He spoke at a March 28 forum on the North Carolina marriage amendment.

The amendment, which says that "[m]arriage between one man and one woman [will be] the only domestic legal union" recognized in North Carolina, will go before voters on May 8.

The Marriage Amendment Forum was held at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.

NOTE: On April 18, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission appointed an ad hoc committee to investigate recent allegations of plagiarism made against Richard Land in connection with his weekly radio program, Richard Land Live. Read the Executive Committee's statement here.

Also, on April 16, Dr. Land issued a letter of apology for recent comments he made on his radio program about the Trayvon Martin case.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Casablanca in theatres
Home-video reviews: The Way and We Bought a Zoo

As part of a 70th anniversary celebration, Casablanca will be returning to theatres for a one-night-only showing on Thursday, April 26. Participating theatres are listed here.

Movie critic Phil Boatwright reviews home-video films and current movies at PreviewOnline.org. Read his online reviews of The Way and We Bought a Zoo.

Phil is the author of Movies: The Good, The Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

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