Nov. 16, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for the third weekend in November

Obamacare crisis, Boko Haram labeled as terrorist organization, Jill Nelson on adoption, veterans at Richard’s Coffee Shop, John Stonestreet on princesses and worldview, American Songbook, Benghazi update, Dollars and Sense, Olasky Interview with journalist Mark Leibovich, review of ‘Ender’s Game,’ education reform update, Hope Award winner, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

The Obamacare crisis and the new "Teflon President"

Global terror: Boko Haram officially labeled a terrorist organization

Joel Belz is founder of WORLD News Group. Read his recent column, upon which this commentary is based. 

The group which calls itself Boko Haram has clear ties to al-Qaeda and has been tagged by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization and specially designated global terrorists.

For more, read this article by Washington reporter J.C. Derrick. 

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Hour A, Segment 2

National Adoption Month: A conversation with WORLD’s Jill Nelson

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In honor of National Adoption Month, special correspondent Susan Olasky continues part 2 in her series on adoption by talking with WORLD’s Jill Nelson about her experience adoption two little girls from Ukraine.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Richard’s Coffee Shop: Welcome Home Veterans 

Christina Darnell is a field producer for The World and Everything in It. Before Veterans Day, she dropped by Richard’s Coffee Shop in Mooresville, N.C. The restaurant houses the non-profit organization Welcome Home Veterans and Living Military Museum. 

Despite concern for the direction of America politically and economically, many of the veterans find hope in the same place...the next generation.

Take a virtual tour of the Living Military Museum at Richard’s Coffee Shop.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Culture Talk with John Stonestreet: Disney princesses and Christian worldview

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 A, Segment 5

Feature: American Songbook and more happy songs

Bob Case is a board member at WORLD News Group, and for many years he headed our training initiative WORLD Journalism Institute. In this segment, he continues his exploration of American pop music standards.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Benghazi update: Rewards for Justice

Dollars & Sense: Was this week the calm before the storm?

Jim Henry is a reporter for The World and Everything in It. He discusses the confusion that has arisen — even though several Benghazi suspects are known, they are not on the Rewards for Justice list.

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

Weekend Exclusive | The Olasky Interview with journalist Mark Leibovich

In this segment, WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky talks with Mark Leibovich, a New York Times Washington reporter. Read more in the article “Town crier.” You can also watch the full conversation here

The interview is part of the Newsmaker Series at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Ender’s Game: A classic sci-fi novel struggles at the box office

Emily Whitten covers film for WORLD News Group. She also writes for RedeemedReader.com.

Read "Loving your enemies," Emily’s review of the flawed film adaptation of Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

You can also read “Game ender” by Megan Basham.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Update: Rolling back education reforms

Congratulations to the grand prize winner of the 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion

Joy Pullmann covers education stories for The World and Everything in It. She is editor of School Reform News. Follow her on twitter @joypullmann

We had five amazing finalists! And the winner is...

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

Nov. 18, 1961 — President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 U.S. military advisors to South Vietnam.

Nov. 18, 1978 — Jonestown Massacre

Nov. 19, 1998 — As the House Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against President Clinton, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr lays out his evidence against the president. 

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