News, reviews, and interviews: Contraceptive mandate, New York church eviction stayed, dependence rising, appreciating Jeremy Lin, politics, remembering Whitney Houston
In this week's program: Contraceptive mandate controversy continues to rage, judge calls a time out to assess New York City's planned church evictions, government dependence on the rise, Linsanity in New York, Marvin Olasky interviews The New York Times' Ross Douthat, Andrée Seu appreciates Groucho Marx, Ron Paul speaks, Whitney Houston remembered, and much more.
Hour A, Segment 1
Clergy and Congress push back on Obama birth control mandate
NYC church gets 10-day reprieve on order to clear out of public schools
- Clergy witnesses appeared Thursday at a hearing held by the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee. World News Group's Emily Belz reported the story here.
- Learn more about the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
- A federal judge has allowed New York City churches at least two more Sundays to worship in public schools. World News Group reporter Tiffany Owens has the story in "Temporary reprieve." Late Friday, the reprieve was narrowed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to apply only to a single church, The Bronx Household of Faith.
Hour A, Segment 2
Good dependency and bad
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Hour A, Segment 3
Linsanity in the Big Apple
- Learn more about NBA star Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks in "Sustaining faith," first published at WorldOnCampus.com.
Hour A, Segment 4
The Olasky Interview: Ross Douthat of The New York Times
- Ross Douthat is a center-right columnist for the typically left-leaning Op-Ed page of the The New York Times. He is the co-author of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (Doubleday, 2008).
Hour A, Segment 5
Hour B, Segment 1
Economic clouds dispersing
Chinese vice president visits the United States—but not without protests
Commentary: Government stands ready to enlighten the unenlightened masses
- Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for World News Group.
- Read "Two Wives Make Impassioned Plea for Release of Unjustly Jailed [Chinese] Human Rights Leaders," a news release from Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.).
- Commentator Tony Beam is the director of the Christian Worldview Center at North Greenville University in South Carolina.
Hour B, Segment 2
TW&E Series: Let the Candidate Speak
- Leading to the Super Tuesday primaries on March 6, we're featuring presentations by the four leading GOP presidential candidates.
- This week, a recent address by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Ron Paul's campaign website is here.
Hour B, Segment 3
The sad story of singer Whitney Houston
- Arsenio Orteza is the music critic for World News Group.
Hour B, Segment 4
Lawsuit accuses TBN officials of using charitable assets for own use
Seek God for the City 2012
- The Orange County Register reported on the Trinity Broadcasting Network-related lawsuit. The complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California is here (PDF).
- Learn more about the Seek God for the City prayer guide, for use from Feb. 22-April 1 (Palm Sunday). App versions are available for iPhone and Android.
Hour B, Segment 5
The TW&E History Book
- Feb. 17, 1801 — An Electoral College tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved in the U.S. House of Representatives when Jefferson is elected president Burr vice president.
- Feb. 19, 1878 — Thomas Edison receives a patent for his phonograph.
- Feb. 19, 1945 — In one of the fiercest battles of World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines land on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima.
- Feb. 20, 1962 — Aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule, astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.