July 20, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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Gov. Perry signs pro-life bill into law, training up the next generation, and pro-family politics and GOP opportunity, plus TV reviews and commentary by Cal Thomas

IRS scandal widens, Texas signs pro-life bill into law, training the next generation of Christian lawyers, Pa. AG won't defend state's marriage law, Albin Sadar on commercials, Jon Acuff on being excellent at business and at faith, Cal Thomas on the mighty pen on the war of extremism, Star Parker on overcoming poverty, markets and economy, John Stonestreet on Zimmerman acquittal, Jonathan Last on Pro-family politics and the GOP opportunity, Megan Basham on 'Revolution' and 'Under the Dome,' The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

IRS: Field agents say blame for targeting rests in Washington

Texas signs protective abortion restrictions into law 

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

House Government Oversight and Reform Committee calls new witnesses and receives evidence that, while the scandal doesn’t implicate the White House directly, blame may rest on higher-ups in Washington for the improper political targeting of conservative groups.

Aimee Stauf is a reporter for The World and Everything in It. You can read her earlier report of the rallies in the Texas Capitol before the bill passing last week.

At signing ceremony, Gov. Rick Perry lauded pro-life lawmakers and activists for persevering through a hard process to help pass legislation to protect abortion-minded mothers and unborn children beyond 20 weeks’ gestation. 

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Hour A, Segment 2

Training the next generation of Christian lawyers

Jeff Ventrella is Senior Vice President of Student Training and Development at Alliance Defending Freedom. The ADF Legal Academy is designed the transform individuals, build community, and assume positions of influence in the legal culture. 

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Hour A, Segment 3

Pa. Attorney General won’t defend state’s marriage law

Essayist Albin Sadar: Commercials

Pa. AG Kathleen Kane announced she would now defend the state’s marriage law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. You can read more in “Pastor arrested for protesting state AG’s decision on marriage law,” by WORLD News Group reporter Emily Belz. 

Essayist Albin Sadar works for a media-production company in New York. Visit his company's website at Slycraft.com.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Being excellent and business and excellent at faith

Jon Acuff is a New York Times bestselling author and a member of the Dave Ramsey team. He speaks with our production assistant Kristen Eicher about his most recent book Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters (Lampo Press, 2013). You can find information on his upcoming Start Conferences here

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Cal Thomas: The mighty pen on the war of extremism

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

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Hour B, Segment 1

Star Parker on poverty and escaping the welfare state

Markets and the economy

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

Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a non-profit that promotes market based public policy to fight poverty.

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Hour B, Segment 2

Culture Friday with John Stonestreet: Zimmerman aftermath reveals racial regress

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 3

Pro-family politics and the GOP opportunity

Jonathan Last is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard and the author of What to Expect When No One’s Expecting (Encounter Books, 2013).

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Hour B, Segment 4

Television reviews: Dystopia sells

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. She sees in two top-rated TV dramas — NBC’s Revolution and CBS’s Under the Dome — a cultural curiosity about the collapse of civilization. You can read more in her article “Everyday dystopia,” published in the July 27 edition of WORLD Magazine. 

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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book

July 22, 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Atlanta – outside Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate General John Bell Hood leads an unsuccessful attack on Union troops under General William T. Sherman on Bald Hill.

July 20, 1969—Astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon.

July 22, 2004—The Sept. 11 Commission issues its final report saying America's leaders failed to grasp the gravity of terrorist threats before the 9/11 attacks.

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