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Reading and Children

In Family on September 30, 2008 at 10:07 pm

       
Resources mentioned in today’s feature

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As autumn arrives and cooler temperatures force kids inside, many parents begin to look for enjoyable, yet meaningful, indoor activities for their children.  One common challenge for many of us is to get them interested in reading, as well as helping them find appropriate and worthwhile books to read. 

Guests include Nathan Bluedorn, author of Hand That Rocks the Cradle, a resource that summarizes 400 classic books for children, as well as Joshua Phillips, Founder of Ballantyne the Brave, a website for boys on great books from the past–particularly G.A. Henty and R.M. Ballantyne.  The feature also includes a short excerpt from Vigen Guroian, author of Tending the Heart of Virtue.

Vision Forum Ministries offers many books from R.M. Ballantyne and G.A. Henty.

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From the Producer’s Desk #2

In Current Events, Family on September 26, 2008 at 7:36 pm


Jefferson’s Writing Desk, courtesy of the Library of Congress

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Each month or so I like to return to some recent features to follow up on loose ends or to respond to listener feedback on the issues discussed. 

Today’s feature includes an update on the Gorber family, homeschoolers in Germany who are being persecuted by German officals for educating their children at home.  The second part of the feature includes a brief look at the claim that “large families destroy the environment” with columnist Rod Dreher.  Finally, the feature concludes with a brief story from Andrew Fletcher of one man in their church that has figured out a way to encourage large families.

If you’d like to sign a petition on behalf of the Gorber family, follow this link.

100 Years of the Model T

In Uncategorized on September 25, 2008 at 10:01 pm


Model T, courtesy of Ford Media

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Next week an American ico celebrates 100 years.  On October 1, 1908, Henry Ford introduced the world to probably the most recognizable car in history…the Model T.  Last weekend, while in Rhinelander, WI, I spoke with George and Greg Scholz about their 1914 model.  The Lakeland Barbershop Quartet provides the musical background for the piece.

Homeschooling In Germany UPDATE

In Current Events, Family on September 24, 2008 at 8:53 pm


Family, courtesy of the Library of Congress

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This past January, officials in Germany removed 6 children from their Christian home and fined their parents for the crime of educating them at home.  This feature is an update on the Gorber family and what’s being done to challenge the country’s laws on education.  Guests include Esq. Michael Donnelly of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Jeorg Grosseluemern of the Network for Freedom and Education.

The authority of God’s Word for your life

In Scripture on September 23, 2008 at 10:03 pm


a page from a Latin Bible, courtesy of the Library of Congress

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Norm Wakefield of Spirit of Elijah Ministries and Dr. Michael McDuffee of the Moody Bible Institute help us understand better what it means when we say that God’s Word has authority over our lives.

Capitalism

In Current Events, History on September 22, 2008 at 4:01 pm


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Capitalism is often criticized for its lack of compassion and economic inequity.  This feature looks at these criticisms from a biblical perspective.  Guests include Dr. James Gwartney of Florida State University as well as Charles North of Baylor University.

Hybrid Technology and the Argonne National Laboratory

In Uncategorized on September 19, 2008 at 6:58 pm

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This feature with Don Hillebrand, Director of Argonne’s Center for Transportation Research takes a look at how hybrid technology may be an excellent solution to our nation’s fuel crisis.

The Constitution – Part II

In Current Events, History on September 18, 2008 at 9:47 pm


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This is the second part in this two-part series on the Constitution and the current challenges it faces.  Guests include Roger Pilon, Vice President of Legal Affairs and Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at the CATO Institute; as well as Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker.

The Constitution – Part I

In History on September 17, 2008 at 8:57 pm


Signing the Constitution, courtesy of the Library of Congress

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On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by the delegates of the Constitutional Convention, meeting in Philadelphia, PA.  Though the constitution wouldn’t become the law of the land until almost a year later, today we celebrate CONSTITUTION DAY.  Guests include Roger Pilon, Vice President of Legal Affairs and Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at the CATO Institute; as well as Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker.

Hurricanes Explained

In Current Events on September 16, 2008 at 9:15 pm

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This feature looks at the science of how a hurricane is formed and how they regulate the earth’s temperature.  Guests include Dr. Larry Vardiman, chairman of the astro/geophysics department for the Institute of Creation Research, and Dr. Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.