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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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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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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Pastors protest in NYC
Two abortionists face murder charges
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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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The year ahead in law
- Mary Reichard is the legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It.
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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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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."