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On-Air Line Up for Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kerby speaks with Byron Johnson about his new book, More God, Less Crime, Representative Louie Gohmert about the Republican nominees and Tommy Newberry about his new book, War on Success - How the Obama Agenda is Shattering the American Dream.





Today's Topics:

  • Byron Johnson - Book: More God, Less Crime
  • Representative Louie Gohmert
  • Tommy Newberry - Book: War on Success, How the Obama Agenda is Shattering the American Dream





Byron Johnson

Byron Johnson is Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University, Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) as well as director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior, both at Baylor. He is a Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute (Princeton), and Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research (San Francisco). Johnson is chief advisor for the Center for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society, Peking University (Beijing). He is also a senior fellow at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research. Professor Johnson has directed research centers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pennsylvania. He recently completed a series of studies for the Department of Justice on the role of religion in prosocial youth behavior. He is recognized as a leading authority on the scientific study of religion, the efficacy of faith-based organizations, domestic violence, and criminal justice. Recent publications have examined the impact of faith-based programs on recidivism reduction and prisoner reentry. Along with other ISR colleagues he completed a series of empirical studies on the religious landscape of China. Johnson is also collaborating with other scholars on several studies of religious intolerance and tolerance in America. He is currently collaborating with the Gallup Organization on a series of studies addressing religion and spirituality in the United States as well as internationally. Johnson’s research has been used in consultation with the Department of Justice, Department of Defense, Department of Labor, and the National Institutes of Health.


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Louie Gohmert

Serving his fourth term in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert was first sworn in January 4, 2005. He proudly represents the First District of Texas which encompasses over 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles down the state's eastern border.
During these trying economic times, Rep. Gohmert is developing innovative solutions to jumpstart our economy and offering practical alternatives to the government's bailout frenzy. His “Federal Income Tax Holiday” gained widespread national support from the grassroots level to national leaders, allowing taxpayers to decide how best to spend their hard-earned money. Louie has repeatedly called for an end to the socialization of our economy and decried the notion that Washington Bureaucrats know better than American taxpayers.
Louie serves on numerous House committees and subcommittees. He was recently named Vice Chair of the Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security due to his extensive knowledge stemming from years in the court room.
Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. During his tenure on the bench, he gained national and international attention for some of his innovative rulings. He was later appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.
Louie received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and later graduated from Baylor School of Law. He is also a veteran having served his country as Captain in the U.S. Army.
Today, he and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of three daughters. Their family attends Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, where Louie has served as a deacon and still teaches Sunday school. 


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Tommy Newberry

Tommy Newberry. I am the head coach of The 1% Club, Inc a firm I launched in 1991 to help successful entrepreneurs grow their businesses without sacrificing their faith, family or health. While I originally attracted mostly commercial real estate and financial services clients, we have now equipped business leaders in more than thirty industries to work less, earn more, and enjoy greater satisfaction with the right accomplishments. In 1999, I created the Couples Planning Retreat at Blackberry Farm which took world-class planning tools into the family realm, allowing husbands and wives to design a more balanced, simplified, and enriching life together. 

I wrote and self-published my first book, Success Is Not an Accident, back in 1997 and gradually sold more than 100,000 copies through word of mouth. “Success Is Not an Accident” however, is much more than a book title to me. It reflects my personal conviction that success (correctly understood) is both a very good thing for society and also the result of intentional thinking and acting.


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