Dec. 15, 2012
The World and Everything in It

The World and Everything in It is an audio news magazine produced daily (Monday-Friday), with a longer week-in-review program on the weekend. Hosted by Nick Eicher and Joseph Slife, the program features reports, interviews, and analysis from WORLD's editorial team.

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Right-to-work legislation becomes law in Michigan, new technology aims at extending the life of bread, and how ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ almost didn’t make it to air. Plus, Samuel Rodriguez on how Republicans can engage Latino voters

Right-to-work, Christian counseling discrimination case, Cal Thomas, food stamp challenge, Michael Cochrane on technological advances, Megan Basham reviews 'The Hobbit,' The Gospel according to Peanuts, remembering Dave Brubeck, Andrée Seu Peterson, climate change, fiscal cliff negotiations, The Olasky Interview with Samuel Rodriguez, Favorite Songs of Christmas, Notable Speech by JFK, The History Book, and more

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Blue Michigan goes right-to-work red
Christian counseling discrimination case settled

Commentator Cal Thomas: How can GOP win larger percentage of minority vote? Just show up!

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It. Read "Michigan passes right-to-work law" by WORLD News Group reporter Tiffany Owens.

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

For more information about the Christian counselor discrimination case between graduate student Julea Ward and Eastern Michigan University, read this article by Leigh Jones.

Cal Thomas is America's most-widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent column "You gotta have hope."

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Hour A, Segment 2

Eight weeks on a food stamp budget
Technological innovation: Bread that lasts for 60 days

Newark, N.J. mayor Cory Booker recently spent a week living on a food-stamp budget.

Earlier this year, WORLD News Group editor-in-chief and his wife Susan lived eight weeks on a food-stamp budget.

TW&E technology reporter Michael Cochrane says a much longer shelf life for baked goods and other foods is not far away. Learn more about MicroZap technology here.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Film review: The Hobbit

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. Read her review of The Hobbit, "There and back again and again and again," published in the Dec. 14 edition of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour A, Segment 4

The Gospel according to Peanuts
Remembering jazz musician Dave Brubeck

Columnist and media producer Lee Habeeb is vice president for content development for the Salem Radio Network. His recent article, "The Gospel According to Peanuts" appeared at National Review Online.

A Charlie Brown Christmas airs Tues. Dec. 18 on ABC.

Arsenio Orteza covers music for WORLD News Group. Read Warren Cole Smith's article "Family and faith energized Dave Brubeck."

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Andrée Seu Peterson: Red kettles

Commentator Andrée Seu Peterson is a columnist for WORLD News Group and the author of We Shall Have Spring Again (World and Life Books).

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Hour B, Segment 1

U.N. climate change conference
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sets specific unemployment/inflation targets
Fiscal cliff negotiation at a standstill

E. Calvin Beisner is the founder of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation.

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.

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Hour B, Segment 2

The Olasky Interview: Samuel Rodriguez

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was named by CNN as "The leader of the Hispanic Evangelical Movement." Listen to the full interview (mp3), conducted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

You can also read Marvin Olasky's article "The lamb's agenda," published in the Nov. 16 issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour B, Segment 3

December mini-series: 'Favorite Songs of Christmas'

This week we feature songs recommended by Steve Moore, well-known as co-host of the daily radio program MoneyWise produced by Compass—finances God's way.

Tell us about your favorite Christmas music, and you could be featured on a future Favorite Songs of Christmas segment. Email us at Christmas@worldandeverything.com.

Tell us about your favorite song overall and your favorite recording—and be sure to include your name, the city or town where you live, and how you heard about our program.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Notable Speech: President John F. Kennedy on taxes

President John F. Kennedy presented this address to the Economic Club of New York 50 years ago on Dec. 14, 1962.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Dec. 16, 1773—The Boston Tea Party

Dec. 17, 1903—Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful airplane flight, near Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Dec. 15, 1944—An airplane carrying popular bandleader Glenn Miller disappears over the English Channel. No trace of the crew, passengers or plane has ever been found.

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Dec. 15, 2012
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