May 19, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Literature and the arts, ‘As One Devil to Another,’ ‘The Artist,’ Scripture from memory, Andrée Seu Peterson, books on literature, Screwtape on stage, plus JPMorgan Chase, David Skeel, Bain Capital, Greek finances, Austin Anderson laid to rest, Romney at Liberty, The History Book

A special literature and the arts program: Richard Platt reads from 'As One Devil to Another,' Michael Leaser on 'The Artist,' a profile of a 'wordsower' who presents entire books of Scripture from memory, Andree Seu Peterson on softselling sin on the movie screen, Susan Olasky reviews books on literature, actor Max McLean talks about performing 'The Screwtape Letters' on stage - plus, JPMorgan Chase, David Skeel on market risk, President Obama rips Mitt Romney on Bain Capital, Romney at Liberty University, The History Book, and more.

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

JPMorgan Chase and Washington's anti-capitalist impulse
Dodd-Frank and the lessons of market risk and loss
Obama campaign rips Romney for his work at Bain Capital

David Skeel is the S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Read "Playing the bankruptcy card: Democrats' attack on Bain Capital can cut both ways" by WORLD News Group reporter Emily Belz.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Literature and the arts—books: Richard Platt, author, As One Devil to Another

Richard Platt is a late bloomer as a writer. He didn't begin writing until in his early 40s. As One Devil to Another (Tyndale House, 2012) is his first novel.

The first chapter is online here (PDF).

Marvin Olasky's entire conversation with Richard Platt is available via YouTube, courtesy of Patrick Henry College.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Literature and the arts—film: The Artist

This year The Artist became the first silent film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture since 1929. The film, which also won four other Academy Awards, will be released on DVD on June 12.

Read Michael Leaser's review of The Artist from WORLD Magazine.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Literature and the arts—live performance: Presenting Scripture from memory

Tom Meyer is the author of the book, Oral Transmission in Judaism and Christianity (CreateSpace, 2010).

Learn more about Meyer's ministry of presenting entire books of the Bible from memory.

Find out more about Wordwsower International Ministries' "Scriptureteller's School," scheduled for July 24-Aug. 10 in Salem, Ore.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Literature and the arts—film: An influential film that made adultery seem virtuous

Commentator Andrée Seu Peterson is a columnist for World News Group and the author of We Shall Have Spring Again (World and Life Books).

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Hour B, Segment 1

Greek problems make financial markets wary
Stocks tumble, Facebook goes public
Marine who rescued young woman from burning plane laid to rest

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

Teen Mania Ministries has details about the late Austin Anderson. Anderson served in the U.S. Marine Corps and recently graduated from Oral Roberts University.

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Hour B, Segment 2

Notable speech: Mitt Romney at Liberty University

As part of our occasional series, "Notable Speeches Past and Present," we bring you former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's May 12 commencement address at Liberty University in Virginia.

Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Literature and the arts: Books about literature

Susan Olasky is the books and lifestyle editor for WORLD News Group.

She reviews A Journey Through American Literature (Oxford, 2012) and Show Me a Story: Why Picture Books Matter (Random House, 2012).

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Hour B, Segment 4

Literature and the arts—theatre: The Screwtape Letters on stage

The theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters stars Max McLean.

The production is in Chicago this weekend. Next month, it plays in Atlanta, Ga.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Charlotte, N.C. For ticket information and other 2012 engagements, visit ScrewtapeOnStage.com.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

May 18, 1860—The Republican Party convention in Chicago nominates former congressman Abraham Lincoln of Illinois for president.

May 18, 1896—By a 7-1 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court endorses the concept of "separate but equal" racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson. Read Justice John Marshall Harlan's dissent.

May 21, 1927—25-year-old aviator Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

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