Dec. 8, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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The fiscal cliff, Campaign 2016, ‘The Hobbit,’ Christmas humor, ‘Favorite Songs of Christmas’

Entitlement reform, Cal Thomas, Supreme Court and same-sex marriage, awaiting 'The Hobbit,' 2012 Daniels of the Year, judge strikes school voucher program as unconstitutional, Medicare fraud investigation, Joel Belz, jockeying for 2016 position begins now, markets and the economy, 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree, Notable Speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Christmas home video reviews by Phil Boatwright, humorist Albin Sadar, holiday special 'Favorite Songs of Christmas,' Christmas oyster stuffing recipe from Susan Olasky, The History Book, and more.

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

An overlooked aspect of the fiscal-cliff dance
Commentator Cal Thomas: 'Whatever happened to stewardship?'
Supreme Court to hear cases related to homosexual marriage

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It.

Cal Thomas is America's most widely syndicated columnist. Follow him on Twitter @CalThomas.

Mary Reichard is the legal-affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It. Follow her on Twitter @MaryReichard.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Awaiting The Hobbit

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group.

Devin Brown is an English professor at Asbury University and author of The Christian World of The Hobbit. You can listen to his full devotional message, presented at Asbury on Nov. 26, 2012.

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Hour A, Segment 3

2012 Daniel of the Year

Marvin Olasky is editor-in-chief of WORLD News Group.

Since 1998, WORLD has honored a Daniel of the Year—men and women who have "exhibited bravery in defense of God's authority, not their own autonomy." This year, WORLD is honoring China's persecuted Christians collectively as the 2012 Daniels of the Year

Read the stories of three imprisoned Chinese Christians and their wives in Jamie Dean's "Remember those who are in prison," published in the Dec. 15 issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour A, Segment 4

School voucher program ruled unconstitutional
Medicare fraud investigation

Joy Pullmann covers education stories for WORLD News Group. She is also editor of School Reform News. Follow her on Twitter @joypullmann.

In Louisiana, a district court judge ruled (PDF) that the state's recently launched school voucher program is unconstitutional because it diverts tax money away from government-run schools. A similar case is pending in Indiana.

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

Life Care Centers of America is under investigation for alleged defrauding of Medicare (PDF) going back to at least 2006. The Tennessee-based company, which operates a 28-state chain of nursing homes, is fighting the allegations.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Joel Belz: 'I don't like being lied to'

Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD Magazine. He writes a bi-weekly column for WORLD.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Jockeying for 2016 position begins now
Fiscal cliff weighs on stocks, unemployment down slightly, Apple tumbles

Lighting the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree

Kent Covington covers politics and current events for The World and Everything in It.

Warren Cole Smith covers markets and the economy for WORLD News Group. Read his regular column "Signs and Wonders." Follow him on Twitter @warrencolesmith.

On Dec. 4, House Speaker John Boehner lit the 73-foot tall Capitol Christmas Tree. The tree will be lit each night until the day after Christmas.

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Hour B, Segment 2

Notable Speech: "Day of Infamy"

President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his "Day of Infamy" speech to a joint session of Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, marking the official U.S. entry into World War II. This segment presents the speech in its entirety.

A transcript of the speech, along with a video clip, is posted at AmericanRhetoric.com.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Film reviewer Phil Boatwright on two musical adaptations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Humorist Albin Sadar: Birthdays and Christmas

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).

Humorist Albin Sadar works for a media-production company in New York. Visit his company's website at Slycraft.com.

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Hour B, Segment 4

December mini-series: 'Favorite Songs of Christmas'
Christmas oyster-stuffing recipe

This week: WORLD News Group book and lifestyle editor Susan Olasky talks about her childhood memories of Christmas music by Andy Williams, including "The Christmas Song." TW&E listener Troy Basset tells us about the original version of "Babe in the Straw" by The Choir. It was released on the 1995 album Noel.

Tell us about your favorite Christmas music, and you could be featured on our TW&E feature 'Favorite Songs of Christmas' series. Email us at Christmas@worldandeverything.com. Be sure to include your name, the city or town where you live, and how you heard about our program.

Celebrate the season with Susan Olasky's Christmas oyster-stuffing recipe:

Oyster Dressing or Stuffing

1/2 box saltines (large box)
1 pint fresh oysters and juice
2 T butter or margarine, melted

Crush saltines quite small.
Add oysters, one at a time.
Mix in so that they don't cling together in a clump.
Sprinkle some oyster juice over—not too much as it shouldn't get soggy.
Mix melted butter in (recipe actually says oleo)
It should feel a little moist and cling together a little bit.
Don't salt the inside of the turkey because of the salt in the crackers.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Dec. 6, 345—Nicholas, the bishop of Myra (in present-day Turkey), dies. Stories of his generosity eventually became part of the Christmas tradition and St. Nicholas became the basis for Santa Claus.

Dec. 10, 1948—The United Nations General Assembly adopts a Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Dec. 8, 1980—Former Beatle John Lennon is shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by mentally unstable fan Mark David Chapman.

Dec. 10, 2001—The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the first in a three-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy trilogy, premieres in London.

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