Feb. 9, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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International unrest, U.S. budget battles, and a delayed decision from the Boy Scouts. Plus 40 days focused on praying prayers of biblical hope and commentary by Cal Thomas and Joel Belz

International unrest, national security roundup, budget battles, Hercules Industries fights HHS mandate, Cal Thomas, Boy Scouts delay action, Supreme Court marriage cases, Joel Belz, Black History Month, Allen West, markets and economy, Ronald Reagan, home video reviews by Phil Boatwright, new Archbishop of Canterbury confirmed, Seek God for the City 2013, National Prayer Breakfast, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

International unrest and national security roundup

Budget battles: The deficit, the sequester, and the general state of the economy


WORLD Magazine editor Mindy Belz covers more on international unrest in her recent Globe Trot column “Unrest in Tunisia, confirmation battles, killings in Nigeria and Christians fleeing Syria.”

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


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Hour A, Segment 2

Hercules Industries continues to fight against HHS mandate

Commentator Cal Thomas: What’s a church, and who is government to say?


Steve Jordahl is a reporter for The World and Everything in It. For a more in depth look at religious business owners and their battle against the birth control and abortifacient coverage required by Obamacare, read “Here they stand” by WORLD News Group news editor Jamie Dean.

Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent article “Government shouldn’t define church.”


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Hour A, Segment 3

Boy Scouts delay action until May


Christina Darnell is a general assignment reporter for The World and Everything in It.

The Boy Scouts of America national executive board delayed making a decision regarding their ban on homosexual scouts and leaders until the nationwide annual meeting in May.


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Hour A, Segment 4

DOMA and Proposition 8: Legal roundtable on Supreme Court marriage cases

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

The Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 in June.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Joel Belz: Little white lies


Joel Belz is founder of WORLD News Group. He writes a bi-weekly column for WORLD Magazine. Read his recent column “Where ‘little lies’ lead.”


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Hour B, Segment 1

Black History Month: A conversation with former Congressman Allen West

Markets and the economy: The Great Rotation


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

Allen West is the director of Next Generation Programming, new Internet video programming from PJ Media. He served in the U.S. Army from 1982–2004, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Warren Cole Smith covers markets and the economy for WORLD News Group. Read his regular column “Financial week in review.”


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Hour B, Segment 2

Notable Speech: President Ronald Reagan on his 83rd birthday


This segment features the final public speech made by President Ronald Reagan, at his birthday celebration in February 1994.


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Hour B, Segment 3

Home video screening room: Raising Helen and A Matter of Life and Death


Film reviewer Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. He is also the author of Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

Read his review of Raising Helen.

Watch the opening scene from A Matter of Life and Death.


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Hour B, Segment 4

New Archbishop of Canterbury confirmed

Seek God for the City 2013

National Prayer Breakfast


The worldwide Anglican Communion officially confirmed its new leader on Feb. 4. Former Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby, is the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. Watch a Jan. 27 interview with Justin Welby, recorded at the Trent Vineyard in Nottingham, UK.

Steve Hawthorne is the founder of the ministry Waymakers, publisher of the Seek God for the City 2013, a 40-day prayer guide (booklet | app) for use from Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday (Feb. 13-March 24). Mr. Hawthorne is also co-editor (with Ralph Winter) of Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.


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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book


Feb. 9, 1943—The battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ends with an American victory over Japanese forces.

Feb. 11, 1945—President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin wrap up a conference at Yalta in the Crimea by signing a series of agreements on the governance of post-World War II Europe.

Feb. 11, 1990—Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.


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