July 7, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Syria, NYC churches, Paul Ryan, ‘The Teavangelicals,’ summer vacation, government and marriage, Michael A. Milton, Mississippi abortion law, home-video reviews, femto-photography, Albin Sadar

Al-Qaeda rushing into U.S. vacuum in Syria, judge rules that weekend worship services can continue at New York City schools, veepstakes profile of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, David Brody's 'The Teavangelicals,' government in the marriage business, where the road to utopia really leads, judge stays Mississippi abortion law, House report says Countrywide won influence in Congress with discounts, home video reviews of 'The Genesis Code' and 'The Great Race,' The 'god particle,' a camera that sees around corners, technology and the loss of the personal touch, 'What I Did on My Summer Vacation,' The History Book, and more.

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

In Syria, al-Qaeda rushing into U.S. vacuum
Judge rules that weekend worship services can continue at NYC schools
GOP veepstakes: Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin

Read "U.S., allies press Assad as top Syrian general flees," reported by the Associated Press.

Learn more about the New York City churches story in "A sigh of relief" by WORLD News Group reporter Tiffany Owens.

Check here for a listing of names rumored as possible GOP vice presidential candidates. Kent Covington is a general assignment reporter for The World and Everything in It.

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Hour A, Segment 2

A correction to last week's story about the National Association of Evangelicals
Talking with political reporter David Brody, author, The Teavangelicals

Read "Strange bedfellows," WORLD's exclusive report on a $1 million grant given to the National Association of Evangelicals by the pro-contraception for the unmarried group, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

The NAE has posted a statement denying that it "endorses or promotes" use of contraception by unmarried Christians.

The National Campaign's 2008 IRS Form 990, showing a $1 million grant to the National Association of Evangelicals, is here (PDF).

Learn more about The Teavangelicals; The Inside Story of How the Evangelicals and the Tea Party are Taking Back America (Zondervan, 2012). Read David Brody's blog, The Brody File.

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Hour A, Segment 3

TW&E feature: 'What I did on my summer vacation'

Tell us about your best summer vacation ever! Send an email with a few details to summer@worldandeverything.com. Include your phone number!

If we can use your story on the program, we'll arrange to call you at a convenient time so you can tell us more!

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Hour A, Segment 4

A notable speech: Why is government in the marriage business?

Austin Nimocks is senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund at its Washington, D.C., where he litigates as a member of the Marriage Litigation Center. He is a graduate of the Baylor University School of Law.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Michael A. Milton commentary: Obamacare and the road to serfdom

Commentator Mike Milton is the chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary, with campuses in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Judge stays Mississippi abortion law
Economic update: Stock market up for first half of year, no improvement on unemployment

House report says Countrywide won influence in Congress with discounts

Read "Judge Blocks Mississippi Law [Aimed at Making the State] Abortion Free" from LifeNews.com. Kate Rhea is a general-assignment reporters for The World and Everything in It.

Read the latest unemployment report (PDF) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for WORLD News Group. Read his regular online column "Signs and Wonders."

For more on the Countrywide story, read "Bad loans" by WORLD News Group reporter Les Sillars.

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Hour B, Segment 2

A speech by possible GOP VP nominee Rep. Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan is a Republican U.S. congressman from Wisconsin. He is chairman of the House Budget Committee.

The full text of Rep. Ryan's October 2011 speech "Saving the American Idea: Rejecting Fear, Envy, and the Politics of Division" is online here.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Home video reviews: The Genesis Code and The Great Race
Remembering Andy Griffith

Film reviewer Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. He is also the author of Movies: The Good, The Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

Read his online review of The Genesis Code.

The Raleigh, N.C., News & Observer reported on the life of actor Andy Griffith, who died July 3 at the age of 86.

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Hour B, Segment 4

The 'god particle'
A camera that sees around corners
Humor: Technology is great, but what happened to the personal touch?

Read "Eureka! Physicists celebrate evidence of particle" from the Associated Press.

Learn more about femto-photography. Reporter Michael Cochrane covers science and technology stories for The World and Everything in It.

Humorist Albin Sadar lives in New York. Visit his company's website at Slycraft.com.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

July 8, 1776—Col. John Nixon gives the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence to a crowd gathered in Philadelphia.

July 9, 1896—William Jennings Bryan rouses delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago with his "cross of gold" speech denouncing supporters of the gold standard. Bryan went on to win the party's nomination.

July 7, 1928—Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Mo.

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