June 2, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Romney clinches, big spenders, Jim Liske, Doc Watson, summer vacations, ‘For Greater Glory,’ Matthew Lee Anderson, DOMA, green energy, ‘Casey at the Bat,’ Book Nook, religious-freedom threats

Mitt Romney clinches GOP nomination, Campaign 2012 and the economy, the Olasky Interview with Jim Liske of Prison Fellowship, remembering guitar legend Doc Watson, best summer vacation ever, 'For Greater Glory,' Matthew Lee Anderson on sex and the single Christian, a ruling against part of the Defense of Marriage Act, the politics of 'green' energy, Johnny Bench recites 'Casey at the Bat,' Susan Olasky on two recent novels, Ambassadaor Thomas Farr on rising threats to religious freedom, the History Book, and more.

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Mitt Romney, after a long and rocky path, captures GOP nomination
Campaign 2012 and the economy: 'Hey, big spender!'

Read "Romney wins Texas, clinches nomination" from The Associated Press.

Kent Covington is a general assignment reporter for The World and Everything in It.

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Hour A, Segment 2

The Olasky Interview: Jim Liske of Prison Fellowship

Jim Liske became CEO of Prison Fellowship, America's largest prison ministry, in July 2011. Marvin Olasky is the editor in chief of WORLD News Group.

The full interview is online via YouTube, courtesy of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Remembering guitar legend Doc Watson
Introducing a TW&E feature: 'What I did on my summer vacation'

Read Doc Watson's obituary here (PDF). The website Doc's Guitar has additional information about Watson's life and career.

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

At the movies: For Greater Glory focuses on religious freedom

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. Read her review of For Greater Glory from the June 2 issue of WORLD Magazine, as well as her companion article "Timeless struggle."

The official website for the film is here.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentary: Sex and the single Christian

Commentator Matthew Lee Anderson is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith (Bethany House). He blogs at MereOrthodoxy.com.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Federal court rules against one aspect of Defense of Marriage Act
Supreme Court curbs power of some government bureaucrats
The politics of 'green' energy

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

The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is here (PDF).

Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for WORLD News Group. Read his regular online column "Signs and Wonders."

Cal Beisner is the founder of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. He has served on the faculties of both Knox Theological Seminary and Covenant College.

Read "Romney assails Obama's record on green energy" from The Associated Press.

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Hour B, Segment 2

The 124th anniversary of 'Casey at the Bat'

Read about the authorship and history of "Casey at the Bat."

The Johnny Bench/Cincinnati Pops recording of "Casey at the Bat—An American Folk Tale for Narrator and Wind Symphony" is available on the collection American as Apple Pie.

Learn more about composer Frank Proto.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Book Nook: Two recent novels

Read Susan Olasky's reviews of The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey and Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel from the June 16 issue of WORLD Magazine.

The audiobook edition of The Flight of Gemma Hardy will be released later this month.

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Hour B, Segment 4

A notable speech: Ambassador Thomas Farr on growing threats to religious freedom

Thomas F. Farr is the director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. He served as the first director of the State Department's Office of International Religious Freedom from 1999 to 2003.

Fox News reported on the May 24 National Religious Freedom Conference in Washington D.C.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

June 5, 1947—U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall unveils the European Recovery Program (also known as "The Marshall Plan") aimed at helping European economies recover from World War II.

June 5, 1968—Presidential candidate Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is shot following a campaign event at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He dies several hours later.

June 4, 1989—Chinese army troops begin a sweep of Beijing and other areas to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations.

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June 2, 2012
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