Jan. 7, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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News, reviews, and interviews: the Book Nook, Passion 2012, pastors protest, the year ahead in law, and Santorum's Iowa surprise

In this week's program, Susan Olasky shares reviews of several nonfiction titles, a report on Passion 2012 in Atlanta, a news report on pastors protesting in New York City, a look at the year ahead in law, more information about Rick Santorum's surprise finish in the Iowa caucus, and much more.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

  • Jan. 6, 1838 - Samuel F.B. Morse successfully tests the electric telegraph. Within 25 years, telegraph lines had spread across the nation, allowing quick communication from coast to coast.
  • Jan. 8, 1964 - President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "war on poverty."
  • Jan. 7, 1979 - The Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh falls to invading communist forces from Vietnam.
  • Jan. 9, 2001 - Apple chief Steve Jobs introduces iTunes, a music player and audio-file manager. Today, iTunes is installed on an estimated 250 million computers and other devices worldwide—and serves up podcasts of The World and Everything in It.
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Hour B, Segment 4

Passion 2012 conference in Atlanta

New report on Christian persecution

  • Leigh Jones covered Passion 2012 for WorldOnCampus.com. Read her coverage here and here.
  • Learn more about the latest World Watch report on the persecution of Christians. The report is issued yearly by Open Doors USA.
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Hour B, Segment 3

Justice Department OKs state-sponsored online gambling

  • Les Bernal is the executive director of Stop Predatory Gambling. The New York Times reported on the U.S. Justice Department's recent ruling on online gambling.
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Hour B, Segment 2

TW&E series: Let the Candidate Speak

  • Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is making his third run for the nation's highest office. The official Ron Paul campaign website is here.
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Hour B, Segment 1

Pastors protest in NYC

Employment improves

Two abortionists face murder charges

  • WORLD New York reported on the arrest of New York City pastors who were protesting a discriminatory ban against churches.
  • Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for WORLD News Group.
  • Kate Rhea is a general-assignment reporter for The World and Everything in It.
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Hour A, Segment 5

Controlling your investment risk in 2012

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Hour A, Segment 4

Book Nook

Sherlock Holmes convention

Death of a swordsman

  • Susan Olasky is the books and lifestyle editor for WORLD News Group. Read her reviews of The Grace Effect by Larry Taunton, You Will See Fire by Christopher Goffard, and A More Perfect Heaven by Dava Sobel in the Jan. 14 issue of WORLD Magazine.
  • Learn more about the Baker Street Irregulars Weekend in New York City. Listen to the "I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere" podcast.
  • See some of swordmaster Bob Anderson's film work. Anderson died New Year's Day at age 89.
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Hour A, Segment 3

The year ahead in law

  • Mary Reichard is the legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It.
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Hour A, Segment 2

Church-related apps

Hackers in space

  • Emily Glazer is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Read her article "Churches Bring Custom Apps to Their Flocks."
  • Michael Cochrane is the technology correspondent for The World and Everything in It. Learn more about the proposal by some computer hackers to create their own network of communication satellites.
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Hour A, Segment 1

Santorum serves up an Iowa surprise, Bachmann bails

  • Reporter Joel Hannahs covered the Iowa caucus for WORLD News Group. Read his WORLDmag.com Web Extra "Photo Finish."
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