Dec. 20, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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Culture Friday, two classic Christmas films to watch, Singing in the Shower

Today’s news and Culture Friday with John Stonestreet, an analysis of the busy Christmas season, plus: Phil Boatwright recommends two classic Christmas films, Bob Case’s Singing in the Shower series looks at two Christmas songs, and more

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Friday news

Target security breach: Hackers had infiltrated 40,000 checkout terminals in Target stores across the country. Target now says 40 million cardholders could be affected by the data breach. 

Minimum wage hike: Pressure is building on Congress for a nearly 40 percent minimum wage hike. President Obama making the case for a rise in the legal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. 

Same-sex marriage: The New Mexico Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage in the state. The ruling requires county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The opinion also criticizes the role of religious values in legal matters. 

Duck Dynasty suspension: Phil Robertson, the outspoken star of the A&E reality show, has been suspended indefinitely over comments he made about homosexuality. Robertson’s statements, which appeared in an interview with GQ Magazine, were characteristically direct and reflected his Christian faith.

Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that stocks were mostly lower Thursday.

Culture Friday: The busy Christmas season

John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview discusses the culture of busyness characteristic of the Christmas season. 

Home video: Two classic Christmas films

Phil Boatwright is the editor of He is also the author of Movies: The Good, The Bad, and the Really, Really Bad.

‘Singing in the Shower’: Songs of the season

Today Bob Case talks about “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Dec. 20, 2013


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