June 15, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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Status and future of immigration reform, SBC speaker Russell Moore on engaging the world in a secular culture, and a conversation with Cal Thomas, plus one listener shares how one summer vacation determined his future career

Immigration reform, Obama hosts LGBT pride event, same-sex marriage fails in Illinois, SBC encourages churches to find BSA alternatives, notable speech by Russell Moore, Phil Boatwright reviews movies with spiritual themes, profile of opera singer Jay Hunter Morris, Cal Thomas on ugly America, NSA, tension between personal freedom and national security, markets and economy, Olasky Interview with Cal Thomas, Summer Vacations and Destinations, culture talk with John Stonestreet, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Immigration reform: Where it stands and where it’s going

Obama hosts LGBT pride event

Same-sex marriage fails in Illinois

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

Alex Nowrasteh is an analyst on immigration policy for The Cato Institute. 

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Hour A, Segment 2

Southern Baptist Convention speakers address BSA

Notable Speech: Russell Moore on being a light in a secular culture

Steve Coleman is the religion editor for The Associated Press. For more about the Southern Baptist Convention’s urge to consider alternatives to the Boy Scouts of America, read this article by Warren Cole Smith. 

Russell Moore is the President of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and author of Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ (Crossway, 2011).

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Hour A, Segment 3

Home video screening room: Movies with biblical themes

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).

Read his review of Ben Hur.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Confessions of a redneck opera singer

Warren Cole Smith is Vice President of WORLD News Group. Read his profile article on Jay Hunter Morris. 

Jay Hunter Morris is an opera singer known for his role of Siegfried in The Ring Cycle, performed at the Metropolitan opera during the 2011-2012 season. A native of Paris, Texas, he now lives in Atlanta with his wife and son. 

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Cal Thomas: Ugly America

Commentator Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent article on which this commentary is based. Following him on Twitter: @CalThomas

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Hour B, Segment 1

NSA sparks debate between personal freedom and national security

Markets and the economy: Jittery investors look to fed housing data

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

Paul Rosenzweig is an analyst for The Heritage Foundation and former deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security. 

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.”

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Hour B, Segment 2

The Olasky Interview: Cal Thomas on the evolution of news media

Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. You can read more from his Q&A with WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky, or watch video of the full conversation, here.

The interview was hosted by Patrick Henry College in Virginia as part of their Newsmakers Interview Series. 

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Hour B, Segment 3

TW&E series: Summer Vacations and Destinations

See some of artist John Cogan’s landscape and wildlife paintings at JohnCogan.com.

Tell us about your best summer vacation ever. Send an email with a few details to summer@worldandeverything.com, and include your phone number.

If we can use your story on the program, we’ll arrange to call you at a convenient time so you can tell us more!

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Hour B, Segment 4

Culture talk with John Stonestreet: Morning-after pill 

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

June 16,  1858—Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.

June 18, 1940 – "Finest Hour" speech by Winston Churchill

June 17, 1963—The United States Supreme Court rules 8-to-1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against allowing the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools.

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June 15, 2013
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