Sept. 15, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Coverage of Campaign 2012 and international developments, plus movie and music reviews, another installment of The Olasky Interview, and commentary from Cal Thomas and John Stonestreet

Campaign 2012, terrorist attacks on 9/11 anniversary, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani released from Iranian prison, iPledge Sunday, John Fund on voter fraud, Megan Basham reviews 'Last Ounce of Courage,' The Olasky Interview with 'Planned Bullyhood' author Karen Handel, John Stonestreet on political engagement, stocks surge following Federal Reserve announcement, Hobby Lobby files lawsuit over HHS contraceptive mandate, Hope Award for Effective Compassion, Cal Thomas on true hope for the poor, The History Book, and more.

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Attacks on U.S. interests abroad on 9/11 anniversary
President Obama "defying gravity" in the polls
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani released from Iranian prison
Christian girl in Pakistan is released on bail after being accused of blasphemy

For a timeline of events in the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, read this article from The Washington Post.

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It. Keep up with WORLD's Campaign 2012 coverage here.

For more information on Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, read "Iranian pastor released" by WORLD News Group editor Jamie Dean.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Christian conservatives pledge to participate in Election 2012
A conversation with John Fund: Voter fraud and how to reduce it

Christina Darnell is an intern for The World and Everything in It. Watch the full simulcast from iPledge Sunday, broadcast from Charlotte, N.C.

John Fund is a National Affairs columnist for National Review, and the co-author of Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk (Encounter Books).

Read a report about voter fraud convictions in Minnesota from the 2008 elections. Also, check out a recent article from Voter Integrity Project of NC titled "Nearly 30,000 dead voters found on NC election rolls."

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Hour A, Segment 3

Last Ounce of Courage a disappointing portrayal of faith and American patriotism

Megan Basham is entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. Read her review, "Shallow courage," from the Sept. 22 issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour A, Segment 4

The Olasky interview: Karen Handel

Karen Handel is a former executive of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Her book Planned Bullyhood was released September 11 (Howard Books). Watch WORLD News Group editor-in-chief Marvin Olasky's full conversation with Handel, conducted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentary: John Stonestreet on political engagement

Commentator John Stonestreet is a Speaker and Fellow for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and host of The Point, a daily radio feature on worldview and culture.

Dr. Wayne Grudem is author of Politics According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture. Read an excerpt from the book here.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Hot mic puts journalists in the hot seat
Stocks surge after Federal Reserve announces another round of quantitative easing
Hobby Lobby files lawsuit over Obamacare HHS mandate

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It. Keep up with WORLD's election coverage here.

Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for WORLD News Group. Read his regular column ʺSigns and Wonders.ʺ

Read statement issued by Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green, published in USA Today.

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Hour B, Segment 2

A notable speech: Nigeria's Archbishop Okoh
Commentary: Joel Belz visits the site of 1963 Alabama church bombing

Watch the full speech of Nigerian Anglican Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, given at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Read "The church in Nigeria: Between a rock and a very hard place" from the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

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

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Hour B, Segment 3

Music review: Phil Keaggy music stands the test of time
Toby Mac's Eye on It tops Billboard chart

Arsenio Orteza covers music for WORLD News Group. Phil Keaggy's latest album, The Cover of Love, was released May 2012 by Strobie Records.

Steve Coleman is the religion editor for the Associated Press. Toby Mac's Eye on It, released last month, is the first Christian album in 15 years to top the Billboard 200 chart.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Commentator Cal Thomas: Dealers in hope
Vote for the winner of 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion

Cal Thomas is America's most widely syndicated columnist. Read "Dealers in hope," his recent column about The King's Kitchen, a not-for-profit restaurant in uptown Charlotte.

For radio segments, articles, and videos about each of the finalists in WORLD News Group's 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion, visit our designated page. To cast your vote, click here.

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Hour B, Segment 5

TW&E History Book

Sept. 17, 1787—The U.S. Constitution is completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

Sept. 17, 1862—Union forces hurl back a Confederate invasion of Maryland in the Civil War battle of Antietam. It remains the bloodiest day in U.S. military history.

Sept. 15, 1963—Four girls are killed when a bomb goes off during Sunday services at a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Ala.

Sept. 16, 1974—President Gerald R. Ford announces a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft-evaders.

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