Aug. 18, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Catholic VP candidates, Nellie Gray, Cal Thomas, John Wayne, FRC shooting, Os Guinness, HHS mandate, Hubert Humphrey, Randy Alcorn, ‘Hope Springs'

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, the Medicare battle, Campaign 2012, Nellie Gray and the pro-life movement, Cal Thomas on the sad legacy of Helen Gurley Brown, Phil Boatwright on John Wayne Westerns, shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters, Os Guinness on 'A Free People's Suicide,' Health and Human Services mandate and the Hercules case, stock market surge, a 1948 speech by Hubert Humphrey, Randy Alcorn on good and evil, The History Book, and more.

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Romney's VP selection stirs debate on budget and tax ideas
Medicare battle
Ryan vs. Biden: Two very different Catholics

WORLD Magazine news editor Jamie Dean covers Mitt Romney's vice-presidential choice in "Ryan's run."

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It. Keep up with WORLD's election coverage here.

Steve Coleman is the religion editor for the Associated Press.

Read "Paul Ryan's Catholicism and the Poor" from the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal.

The AP takes a closer look at contrasts and similarities between the two VP picks here.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Nellie Gray, founder of pro-life march, dies
The sad social legacy of Helen Gurley Brown

Susan Olasky is lifestyle editor for WORLD News Group. Learn more about Nellie Gray, founder of the annual March for Life.

Cal Thomas is America's most-widely syndicated columnist. Read his comments on the legacy of Helen Gurley Brown.

Read "Two women, two legacies" by Barbara Curtis.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Westerns worth watching: Hondo and Rio Bravo

Film reviewer Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. He is also the author of Movies: The Good, The Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

Read his recent article "Where Are the Westerns?"

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Hour A, Segment 4

'Assault with intent to kill' at the Family Research Council
Author Os Guinness on A Free People's Suicide

Kate Rhea is a general assignment reporter for The World and Everything in It.

Learn more about on the FRC shooting in "End 'reckless rhetoric'" by WORLD News Group reporter J.C. Derrick.

Os Guinness, founder of Trinity Forum, is the author of more than 30 books, including his latest, A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future (IVP Books). Read an excerpt here via Google Books.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Catholic-owned business in Colorado wins ruling for religious liberty

Commentator John Stonestreet is a speaker and fellow for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and host of The Point, a daily radio feature on worldview and culture.

Watch Matthew Bowman, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, discuss the Hercules case on EWTN's World Over program.

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Hour B, Segment 1

The connection between tax burden and economic growth
'Best house in a bad neighborhood': U.S. economy muddles along
Round-up of pro-life news

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It. Keep up with WORLD's election coverage here.

Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for WORLD News Group. Read his regular online column "Signs and Wonders."

Reporter Kate Rhea covers pro-life news for The World and Everything in It.

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Hour B, Segment 2

A notable speech: Hubert Humphrey at the 1948 DNC

Learn more about the 1948 Democratic National Convention.

Read about the recent unveiling of a Hubert Humphrey statue in Minnesota.

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Hour B, Segment 3

An unsettling summer of violence
Why do human beings differentiate between good and evil?

Bestselling author Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.

Learn more about the audio edition of his book The Goodness of God (Oasis Audio).

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Hour B, Segment 4

At the movies: Megan Basham reviews Hope Springs
The lighter side: Recycling isn't what it used to be

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. Read her review of Hope Springs in the August 25 issue of WORLD Magazine.

Humorist Albin Sadar lives in New York. Visit his company's website at Slycraft.com.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Aug. 21, 1858—The first of seven Lincoln/Douglas debates in Ottawa, Ill., as Republican Abraham Lincoln and Democrat Stephen Douglas vie for a U.S. Senate seat. Douglas won the election.

Aug. 19, 1934—German Chancellor Adolf Hitler completes his rise to power by becoming fuhrer—the undisputed leader of Germany—following the death of President Paul Von Hindenburg.

Aug. 20, 1968—Protesters take to the streets in Czechoslovakia following an invasion by the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact countries aimed at restoring hardline policies.

Aug. 21, 2009—The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America adopts a policy that allows non-celibate homosexuals to serve as pastors. Since then, the denomination has suffered a sharp membership loss.

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