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.

Program Segments

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hour A, Segment 5

Controlling your investment risk in 2012

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.

Hour A, Segment 3

The year ahead in law

  • Mary Reichard is the legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It.

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.

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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