Culture Friday, commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall, the American Songbook
Today’s news and Culture Friday with John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview discusses the possible impact of ENDA, plus: a commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Bob Case examines popular standards of American songwriters, and more
Presidential apology: Last month, millions of Americans began losing their health insurance coverage due to Obamacare regulations, despite President Obama’s repeated assurances. The president for weeks denied he said anything, intentionally or unintentionally to mislead the public. But yesterday, President Obama adopted a new tone… expressing regret for the first time since the mass cancellations began.
Cancellation letters: Nearly a quarter million Coloradans have been bumped from their insurance policies. According to the Colorado Department of Insurance, three-quarters of the letters were sent from Kaiser of Colorado and Anthem. The policies cannot be renewed because they don’t conform to Obamacare regulations requiring plans to cover for a list of what it calls ten “essential” benefits, including maternity care, even for single men ... and pediatric dental care, even for those without children.
Abortion bill: South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham has introduced a bill in the senate that would ban abortions after 20 weeks because at that stage, the unborn child can feel pain.
Business/economy: Another case of good news being bad news for the stock market. Business reporter Warren Smith says that the Dow Jones Industrial average halted its record advance after the European Central Bank unexpectedly cut a key interest rate, and data had the US economy growing more strongly than expected during the third quarter.
Culture Friday: The impact of ENDA
John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview talks about a very specific piece of new legislation, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and how it could influence the culture.
Commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall, a hated symbol of communist tyranny, fell on Nov. 9, 1989.
Uwe Siemon-Netto is a longtime international journalist who reported on both the construction and destruction of the wall. Mr. Siemon-Netto is the author of several books, including Duc: A Reporter's Love for the Wounded People of Vietnam.
The American Songbook: Happy songs
Bob Case continues his Friday series on the Great American Songbook, the body of popular standards written by American songwriters from about 1900-1960.