March 16, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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The Catholic Church welcomes another 'doctrinally conservative' pope, Congress proposes two differing budgets, and author Eric Metaxas on how he came to write a best-selling biography -- plus movie reviews and commentary from Cal Thomas and Joel Belz

Washington budget woes, cyber security, ex-mayor of Detroit found guilty of political corruption, Cal Thomas, residents of one Detroit neighborhood band together to rebuild, Emily Whitten reviews 'Oz the Great and Powerful,' evangelizing through art, Roman Catholic Church welcomes Pope Francis, Papal malarkey syndrome, Joel Belz, economic impact of Obamacare, markets and economy, Eric Metaxas on his spiritual journey, conservative studies pilot program in Colorado university, photographer taken to court for rejecting offer to photograph same-sex ceremony, story behind St. Patrick, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

The House and the Senate each propose budgets, couldn’t be more different

Cyber threats top list in Worldwide Threat Assessment


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

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

The U.S. Intelligence Community released its annual Worldwide Threat Assessment (PDF). Topping the list? Cyber threats.

In an address at the Asia Society in New York, National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon accused China of hacking U.S. companies and demanded that the attacks stop. 


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Hour A, Segment 2

Ex-mayor of Detroit convicted on charges for, well, a whole bunch of things

Commentator Cal Thomas: Is one-party rule strangling a revival in Detroit?

Brightmoor Farmway: Residents in a poor Detroit neighborhood band together to rebuild


Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent article, upon which his commentary is based.

Susan Olasky is a special correspondent for The World and Everything in It. Read her article “Brightmoor fighters,” published in the March 9 issue of WORLD Magazine. 


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Hour A, Segment 3

Box office review: Oz the Great and Powerful

At SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, a mural of Jesus


Emily Whitten reviews films and books for WORLD News Group. Read her review of Oz the Great and Powerful

The Wall Project is a joint ministry of Austin’s nondenominational Hope Chapel and Christ Church, an Anglican congregation. Keep up with progress on the mural at thewallprojectaustin.org.

Read “Innocents in Austin,” by WORLD News Group Vice President Warren Cole Smith.


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Hour A, Segment 4

'Habemus Papam!': Roman Catholics welcome new pope

Papal Malarkey Syndrome


Pope Francis is the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He is the church’s 266th pontiff. 

Read more in “Nine things you should know about Pope Francis” by Joe Carter.

Blogger David Fischler writes for the website StandFirminFaith.com, a website that offer news and commentary on Protestantism and Catholicism. He’s been writing—often in a humorous fashion—about some of what he calls the “malarkey” about the papal election and the Catholic Church, emanating from “progressive” newspapers and pundits.


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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Joel Belz: Sowing confusion


Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD News Group. He writes a bi-weekly column for WORLD Magazine. Read his recent column “Sowing confusion.”


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Hour B, Segment 1

Digging into the economic impact of Obamacare

Markets and the economy


Garett Jones is an economist and senior scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. 

Warren Cole Smith is Vice President of WORLD News Group and regularly covers business and economic news. Read his weekly finance column “Dollars and Sense.”


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Hour B, Segment 2

Notable Speech: Author Eric Metaxas on his own spiritual journey, the men who inspired him, and a challenge to the American church


Eric Metaxas is a speaker on the radio program BreakPoint, and he is the author of two well known biographies: Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery (HarperOne, 2007) and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Thomas Nelson, 2011).

He delivered this speech March 3 at the annual convention of the National Religious Broadcasters in Nashville, Tenn.

Watch Mr. Metaxas' March 16 address to the Conservative Political Action Conference. The text of that address is here.


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Hour B, Segment 3

Colorado school names Conservative Studies professor for pilot program

New Mexico photographer taken to court after turning down a job photographing ceremony for same-sex couple


For more, read “UC Boulder finds a conservative scholar to counter liberal bias” by WORLDmag.com editor Leigh Jones. 

Mary Reichard is a legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It. Syndicated columnist George Will writes about the New Mexico photographer case here


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Hour B, Segment 4

The story of the man behind St. Patrick’s Day


Philip Freeman is the head of the Classics Department at Luther College. He is the author of several books, including biographies of Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, and, of course, St. Patrick of Ireland (Google Books preview). 


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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book


March 17, 1766—After an outcry from the American colonies, the British Parliament repeals the unpopular Stamp Act.

March 16, 1968—U.S. troops kill hundreds of unarmed civilians in the village of My Lai during the Vietnam War.


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