Feb 26, 2011

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The Slow Global Oil Decompression

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Welcome to a potpourri show today.

Four Americans were murdered by pirates off the coast of Somalia this last week. An important part of the story is being ignored by the mainline media. So what else is new? Jim Jacobson from Christian Freedom International (www.christianfreedom.org) joins us.

From there attention turns to the state of world oil production. Steve Levine from Foreign Policy journal (www.foreignpolicy.com) guests for the first time with the question: Is OPEC fudging its oil reserve reports, and how much could it produce in a global crisis? The answer isn’t comforting.

Christian professionals are increasingly being denied jobs or fired because they are Christians. This is a trend that needs to be challenged. Attorney Casey Luskin from the Discovery Institute (www.discovery.org) details some of the ongoing legal cases.

Then John’s boralogue expounds on the use of template thinking in order to detect whether news reports are biased or unbiased. The show closes with a Middle East news summary.

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Feb 19, 2011

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Race to the Bottom

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The U.S. has lagged in education ever since progressive educators began reshaping it in the 1960s. Now President Obama says we have to reform this failing system to train American youth to compete in science and math. But educrats have been crowing “reform” for 30 years with no results, and competition is anathema to their thinking. So what does “reform” really mean? Dr. Karen Effram, M.D., from EdWatch (www.edwatch.org) joins us.

John pauses for a segment in the program to pay tribute to the life of Professor Edward R. Rothhaar, an expert in the history of broadcasting, and a man who shaped John’s love of the broadcast industry. Professor Rothhaar passed away suddenly this week. Don Leiffer, retired program director of KVCR-TV-FM in southern California joins us briefly.

Individual state governments are trying to do what the federal government is not doing by using the principle of nullification. Will this work or not? Bob Unruh from Worldnetdaily (www.wnd.com) examines this issue.

John’s boralogue summarizes changes on the Middle East chessboard, which is reshaping the face of global geopolitics.

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Feb 12, 2011

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Behind the Middle East Drama

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If democracy is breaking out in the region, notably Egypt, why are the knees of Christians and Jews knocking?

John’s boralogue sets the stage for today’s program with a backgrounder and small news stories about the attitudes of Jews and Christians from the Middle East towards the changes that are underway.

We’ll hear first from a Coptic Egyptian named Mike, whose name we’ll withhold for security reasons, as to the minority Christian viewpoint of the changes in Egypt.

Then we’ll transition to an interview with Ken Timmerman about the new documentary, “Iranium” (www.iraniumthemovie.com), dealing with Iran’s efforts to obtain nuclear weapons and its designs for countries in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

The focus remains on Iran as Faith McDonnell from the Institute for Religion and Democracy (www.theird.org) comes on board to detail four decades of Christian persecution in Iran since the fall of the Shah. We’ll also address the recent referendum in the Sudan.

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Feb 5, 2011

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Changes in the Middle East Chess Game

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The Middle East finds itself in the midst of radical changes, which are rewriting rules for the geopolitical chess game of the region, including the collapsing peace process. This presents serious security implications for Israel, sandwiched between countries whose governments are in trouble.

First John’s boralogue examines the peace process and other politically correct myths that have been shattered by the current crisis.

Then what is the future for these countries, especially Egypt? Will they move towards freedom or Islamic extremism? Former Muslim Brotherhood member Walid Shoebat (www.shoebat.com) joins the program.

The usual transnational suspects seem to be operating in the background of the Middle East crisis. Dr. Dennis Cuddy, Ph.D. (www.newswithviews.com), author of “The Globalists” returns to provide a history of events leading us up to the current crisis.

Finally we’ll hear from Avi Lipkin in Jerusalem, who has been convicted of violating Switzerland’s racism laws for making various statements about Islam during the referendum campaign to abolish minarets in that country.

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