March 31, 2012
The World and Everything in It

The World and Everything in It is WORLD Radio's daily half-hour audio news magazine, produced Monday-Friday. Play our programs and segments online below, or subscribe to the podcast by clicking the iTunes icon or RSS icon in the right column.

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Obamacare and the Supreme Court, the Ryan Budget, Trayvon Martin and Change.org, military cybersecurity, comedian Tim Hawkins, 'The Hunger Games,' March Madness, Spain debt crisis, presidential gaffes, Newt Gingrich on the Declaration of Independence, 'Hugo,' Cary Grant, 'Casablanca,' major league pitchers Justin Masterson and Jeremy Affeldt

Obamacare before the Supreme Court, House passes the Ryan Budget, how Change.org helped make the Trayvon Martin shooting a national story, re-thinking military cybersecurity, a profile of comedian Tim Hawkins, 'The Hunger Games,' March Madness and unlikely heroes, Spain debt crisis, a short history of gaffes by presidents and would-be presidents, Newt Gingrich on the Declaration of Independence, home video reviews, Marvin Olasky talks with major league pitchers Justin Masterson and Jeremy Affeldt, the History Book.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

April 2, 1513 — Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon lands on a large peninsula that he names La Florida. Florida is preparing for 500th Anniversary celebrations next year.

April 2, 1917 — President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany.

March 31, 1968 — President Lyndon Johnson stuns the country by announcing he will not run for another term of office.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Conversations with major league pitchers Justin Masterson and Jeremy Affeldt

Read "Finding the strike zone," Marvin Olasky's April 7 WORLD Magazine cover story that profiles starter Justin Masterson of the Cleveland Indians and reliever Jeremy Affeldt of the San Francisco Giants.

Jeremy Affeldt's blog is here.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Home-video reviews: Hugo and To Catch a Thief
70 years of Casablanca

Movie critic Phil Boatwright reviews home-video movies and current films at PreviewOnline.org. He is the author of Movies: The Good, The Bad, and The Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

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Hour B, Segment 2

TW&E Series: Let the Candidate Speak

Leading up the April 24 primaries (Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island), we're featuring presentations by the four leading GOP presidential candidates.

This week, we present excerpts from the audiobook edition of Rediscovering God in America by former House Speaker Newt Gringrich, published by Oasis Audio.

To find out how to order the full audiobook, go here. The Kindle edition of Rediscovering God in America was released March 27, 2012.

Newt Gingrich's campaign website is here.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Pain in Spain: Unrest in the streets as nation faces debt crisis
U.S. job picture brightens more
A short history of gaffes by presidents and would-be presidents

Read "Spain edges toward economic abyss amid Europe woes" from the Associated Press.

Warren Cole Smith covers business and the economy for World News Group.

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Hour A, Segment 5

March Madness and unlikely heroes

Commentator Barnabas Piper is the acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers in Chicago. He writes online commentary for WORLDmag.com.

His personal blog is here.

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Hour A, Segment 4

What is the message of The Hunger Games?

Read Emily Whitten's review of The Hunger Games from the April 7 issue of WORLD Magazine.

Our panelists — Janie B. Cheaney, Emily Whitten, Morgan Lee, and Caity Kullen — all write for RedeemedReader.com. There's more conversation about The Hunger Games here.

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Hour A, Segment 3

A profile of comedian Tim Hawkins

Tim Hawkins' website is TimHawkins.net. His tour schedule is posted here.

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Hour A, Segment 2

The Trayvon Martin case and Change.org
Rethinking the U.S. military's cybersecurity strategy

Read "Petition politics," Susan Olasky's article about Change.org, from the April 7 issue of WORLD Magazine.

Reporter Michael Cochrane covers technology stories for The World and Everything in It. The American Forces Press Service reported on the March 20 Senate hearing on military cybersecurity in "Cyber research needs innovation, talent."

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Hour A, Segment 1

Obamacare at the high court
House passes GOP budget blueprint

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

World News Group reporter Emily Belz covered all three days of Supreme Court oral arguments about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for WORLDmag.com: "Day one" | "Day two" | "Day three."

The Republican budget plan, "The Path to Prosperity," is here (PDF).

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