May 5, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Politicizing bin Laden, Supreme Court preview, killing Christians in Nigeria, Chen Guangcheng, newborns with drug withdrawal, bilingual brains, Jeremy Lin, Dan Savage, Matthew Lee Anderson, weak jobs report, J.C. Watts, ‘The Avengers,’ National Day of Prayer, History Book, and more

President Obama's campaign blasted for politicizing Osama bin Laden mission, preview of coming Supreme Court decisions, deadly campaign against Christians in Nigeria, diplomatic quagmire with China, newborns with drug withdrawal, knowing two languages may be good for your brain, new book on Jeremy Lin, Matthew Lee Anderson on the Bible's voice on human sexuality, EPA official resigns after controversial remarks, jobs report does little to inspire confidence, TV commercials and child obesity, Marvin Olasky interviews J.C. Watts, Megan Basham reviews 'The Avengers,' interceding for America on the National Day of Prayer, spiritual lessons from a bike ride across the countryside, The History Book, and more.

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Obama campaign blasted for making political hay from mission to kill bin Laden
A preview of coming Supreme Court decisions

See the Obama campaign's controversial ad about the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

Watch the ad produced by Veterans for a Strong America here.

WORLDmag.com columnist D.C. Innes writes about the Obama/bin Laden kerfuffle in "Bin Laden's body."

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

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Hour A, Segment 2

Deadly terrorist campaign against Christians in Nigeria
Diplomatic quagmire: China finally says dissident human-rights lawyer may apply to 'study abroad'

Mindy Belz is the editor of WORLD Magazine. Read her regular online column, "Globe Trot."

For more on the case of Chen Guangcheng, read "Blind justice" by WORLD Magazine news editor Jamie Dean.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Rising incidence of children born with opiate drugs in their systems
Being bilingual may help your brain function better

Read "Number of U.S. newborns with drug withdrawal triples" from the Associated Press.

For more on the research about bilingualism, read "Bilingualism fine-tunes hearing, enhances attention" from Northwestern University.

Reporter Michael Cochrane covers the science and technology beat for The World and Everything in It.

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Hour A, Segment 4

The improbable story of Jeremy Lin

Timothy Dalrymple, a managing editor at Patheos.com, is the author of Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity (Center Street).

Read Dalrymple's recent blog post, "Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin, and why God cares about sports."

For the latest on the NBA's New York Knicks, see "Outmatched Knicks on the brink" from The Wall Street Journal.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Matthew Lee Anderson commentary: The Bible's voice on human sexuality

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

After controversial 'crucify' remarks, EPA official resigns
Jobs report does little to inspire confidence
Are TV commercials to blame for childhood obesity?

The New York Times reported on the case of Environmental Protection Agency regulator Al Armendariz in "E.P.A. Official in Texas Quits Over 'Crucify' Video."

Read the latest employment 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."

Read "More efforts to blame advertising for childhood obesity" from the Independent Women's Forum.

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Hour B, Segment 2

The Olasky Interview: Former Congressman J.C. Watts

J.C. Watts, former chairman of the House Republican Conference, represented Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District from 1995 to 2003.

He is now chairman of the J.C. Watts Companies and an occasional analyst for CNN.

Marvin Olasky is the editor in chief of WORLD News Group. His full interview with J.C. Watts is available via YouTube, courtesy of Patrick Henry College.

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Hour B, Segment 3

At the movies: The Avengers

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. Read her overview of summer film releases from the May 5 issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Interceding for America on the National Day of Prayer
Spiritual lessons from a bike ride through the countryside

Learn more about the National Day of Prayer.

David Jeremiah, honorary chairman of this year's National Day of Prayer, is the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, Calif.

Steve Moore, co-host of the daily radio program MoneyWise, is the "Off the Beaten Path" correspondent of The World and Everything in It.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

May 6, 1937—The German dirigible Hindenburg burns and crashes in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 36 of the 97 people on board.

May 7, 1945—Germany signs an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, ending the European conflict of World War II.

May 5, 1961—Astronaut Alan Shepard Jr. becomes America's first man in space as he makes a 15-minute suborbital flight in space capsule Freedom 7.

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