Aug. 10, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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State of news, another look at government scandals, and John Stonestreet on the media's love affair with Wendy Davis, plus reviewing 'Elysium' and commentary from Cal Thomas

Newsworthy week in news business, WORLD Radio’s two year anniversary, Benghazi update, State Department launches Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, Megan Basham reviews Elysium, IRS targeting of conservative group not a phony scandal, U.S. companies buckle under LGBT, Cal Thomas on Anne Frank’s legacy, threat of terrorism not over, markets and economy, Notable Speech by President Richard Nixon, Summer Vacations and Destinations in Alaska, culture talk with John Stonestreet, The History Book, and more

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Hour A, Segment 1

Newsworthy week in the news business

Celebrating two years at TW&E

Marvin Olasky is editor in chief of WORLD News Group. This week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced his purchase of The Washington Post for $250 million. Both Newsweek and Boston Globe also sold this week.

WORLD News Group launched the debut weekend edition of The World and Everything in It August 6, 2011. 

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Hour A, Segment 2

A look at Benghazi: What we know and what we don’t 

State Department launches Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives

Kent Covington is a senior correspondent for The World and Everything in It

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday the launch of the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives. You can listen to Kerry’s full remarks and read the related transcript here

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Hour A, Segment 3

Elysium: The wrap to a disappointing movie season

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. Read her review of Elysium, published in the August 24 issue of WORLD Magazine. 

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Hour A, Segment 4

IRS targeting of conservative groups: Why it’s a scandal and the White House is being ‘phony’

More U.S. companies buckle under LGBT pressure

Jim Henry is a reporter for The World and Everything in It

Russell Moore is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Committee. Read more from Aimee Stauf’s article at worldmag.com.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Cal Thomas: Remembering Anne Frank’s legacy

Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent column, upon which this commentary is based. Follow him on Twitter: @CalThomas

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Hour B, Segment 1

Terrorism: The threat isn’t over

Markets and the economy: Positive economic news prods the bears

Kent Covington is a senior correspondent for The World and Everything in It. He spoke with Heritage Foundation expert and former Pentagon official Steven Bucci

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.” Follow him on Twitter: @WarrenColeSmith

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Hour B, Segment 2

Notable Speech: Remembering President Nixon’s resignation 

Thirty nine years ago — on August 9, 1974 — President Richard Nixon gave one of the most notable presidential speeches in American history when he gave his resignation speech. 

You can find a full transcript of that speech here.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Home video reviews: The Confession and Despicable Me

Film reviewer Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. He is also the author of Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

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Hour B, Segment 4

Culture talk with John Stonestreet: The media’s love affair with Texas State Senator Wendy Davis

Commentator John Stonestreet is a Speaker and Fellow for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and host of The Point, a daily radio feature on worldview and culture.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book

Aug. 14, 1935—Pres. Roosevelt signs Social Security Act.

Aug. 11, 1965—Rioting and looting break out in the Watts section of Los Angeles. In the week that followed, 34 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured.

Aug. 13, 1981—Ronald Reagan signs a historic package of tax-rate reductions and budget cuts

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