Nov. 10, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Summing up Election 2012, another installment in The Olasky Interview, and news of Episcopalian battles, plus music and film reviews, new innovations in science, and commentary from Cal Thomas and Joel Belz

Election 2012 recap, Cal Thomas on the next four years, The Olasky Interview with John C. Goodman, Emily Whitten reviews 'Wreck-It Ralph,' Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Estonian singing revolution, religious persecution, new archbishop of Canterbury chosen, Joel Belz, anatomy of a winning campaign message, Warren Cole Smith on markets and the economy, South Carolina Episcopalians, Crystal Cathedral founder seeks $5 million from church, Arsenio Orteza, self-healing concrete, Albin Sadar, The History Book, and more

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Election 2012 recap
Commentator Cal Thomas: What 2012 means for the next four years

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

Cal Thomas is America's most-widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent column "Four more years of decline."

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Hour A, Segment 2

The Olasky Interview: John C. Goodman on healthcare policy and the Obamacare model

John Goodman is president and CEO of the Texas-based National Center for Policy Analysis and author of the recent book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis.

Listen to the full conversation (mp3) between WORLD News Group editor-in-chief Marvin Olasky and John C. Goodman, conducted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Film review: Wreck-It Ralph

Emily Whitten reviews films and books for WORLD News Group. Read her review of Wreck-It Ralph, published in the November 17 edition of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir captivates audiences
The Estonian 'singing revolution'
German Chancellor Merkel on religious persecution
New archbishop of Canterbury chosen

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, founded in 1981, travels the world performing a cappella compositions. They have been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and earned a Grammy in 2007 for best choir performance.

Susan Olasky, the books and lifestyle editor for WORLD News Group, is a special correspondent for The World and Everything in It. For more on the Estonian singing revolution, click here.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out against religious persecution at a gathering of the Evangelical Church in Germany. She also urged Germany's Protestant and Roman Catholic churches to stress their common beliefs at ceremonies set to mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.

Steve Coleman is the religion editor for the Associated Press.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Joel Belz: Election Night was ...

Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD News Group. He writes a bi-weekly column for WORLD Magazine.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Anatomy of a winning campaign message
Stocks tumble: Presidential election outcome or 'fiscal cliff'?
Greeks riot over austerity measures

Kent Covington covers politics and current events for The World and Everything in It.

Warren Cole Smith covers markets and the economy for WORLD News Group. Read his column "Signs and Wonders."

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Hour B, Segment 2

South Carolina Episcopalians say enough is enough
Crystal Cathedral founder seeks $5M from church

Jeff Walton represents Anglican Action, part of the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, D.C. He joins us to discuss a decision by the theologically conservative Diocese of South Carolina to disaffiliate from The Episcopal Church. The denomination recently issued a disciplinary ruling (PDF) against the Bishop of South Carolina for not supporting the actions of the national church.

Jill Nelson is a WORLD News Group correspondent from Orange County, Calif. For more, read "Crystal Cathedral: Rev. Schuller takes the stand" from The Orange County Register.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Music review - Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album

Arsenio Orteza covers music for WORLD News Group. Read "Black and white," his review of the Fifty Shades 'soundtrack, which he says is the opposite of the trashy Fifty Shades novels.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Self-healing concrete?
Humorist Albin Sadar: Car troubles

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

Microbiologists at Delft Technical University in the Netherlands are beginning outdoor testing of self-healing concrete, which could alleviate cracks—and thus reduce resulting repair expenses—in concrete materials.

Humorist Albin Sadar works for a media-production company in New York. Visit his company's website at Slycraft.com.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Nov. 11, 1620—Forty-one Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, sign The Mayflower Compact, calling for a ʺbody politick.ʺ

Nov. 11, 1918—Fighting in World War I comes to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany. Winston Churchill's account of Amistice Day in London is here (via Google Books—read the section titled "Victory"). Churchill was Britain's Munitions Minister during "The Great War."

Nov. 10, 1954—The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, is dedicated in Arlington, Va.

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