Sept. 7, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The mess that is the IRS, faith-based dorms on college campuses, and how technology is making us more alone, plus commentary and entertainment reviews

Holly Paz and the IRS, GOP alternatives to Obamacare, faith-based dorms, review of Glen Campbell’s album ‘See You There,’ advances in medicine and technology, Cal Thomas on injustice in Louisiana education system, IRS on gay marriage and federal courts on conversion therapy, Dollars and Sense, Notable Speech by ‘Collusion’ author Brent Bozell, Drew Waters from ‘The Ultimate Life,’ Culture Talk on the threat technology is posing to real-world relationships, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Holly Paz and the IRS

GOP alternatives to Obamacare

Congressman James Lankford (R-Okla.) is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The Committee sent a letter to Holly Paz, a key staffer at the heart of the IRS political targeting scandal, requesting that she explain four inconsistencies in her testimony to Congress — or face possible consequences. 

Before entering politics, Congressman Tom Price (R-Ga.) worked in private practice as an orthopedic surgeon. Read more about his proposed Obamacare alternative H.R. 2300, known also as the Empowering Patients First Act

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Hour A, Segment 2

Faith-based dorms: A new trend?

Commentary: Faith-based dorms a refuge, not a fortress

Arian Campo-Flores is a Florida-based reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Read his article “Religious dorms sprout up” posted Monday, September 2.

Commentator Janie B. Cheaney is a columnist for WORLD News Group. She also writes novels for young adults and is the author of the Wordsmith creative writing series. Read her recent column upon which her commentary is based. 

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Hour A, Segment 3

Glen Campbell: See You There

TW&E music critic Arsenio Orteza talks about what will likely be the final studio album for Grammy-winning country artist Glen Campbell, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Read his review here

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Hour A, Segment 4

Medical advancement: Steerable needle used in brain surgery

News on the tech front

Michael Cochrane covers science and technology for The World and Everything in It. Read more about advancements in robotic ‘steerable needles,’ used to relieve  intracerebral hemorrhages.

Daniel James Devine covers science and technology for WORLD Magazine. In this segment he covers three of the week’s top tech stories: Microsoft buys Nokia’s cellphone business, Amazon bundles hardcopy and e-book sales, and Topsy catalogs all of Twitter.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentary: Unfair and unjust in Louisiana

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

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Hour B, Segment 1

Legal Docket: IRS on marriage, federal courts on conversion therapy

Dollars & Sense: All eyes on Congress

Mary Reichard is a legal correspondent for The World and Everything in It

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: Notable Speech by Collusion author Brent Bozell

Brent Bozell is founder and president of the Media Research Center in D.C. He is also a nationally syndicated columnist and co-author of the bestseller Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election -- and How to Stop Them from Doing it in 2016 (Broadside Books, 2013).

This speech was presented last month at the Heritage Foundation in D.C. 

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Hour B, Segment 3

Conversation with Drew Waters, actor in The Ultimate Life

Drew Waters is an actor and director. He stars as Red Stevens in The Ultimate Life, released in theaters this weekend. 

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Hour B, Segment 4

Culture Talk: Sen. John McCain and the rest of distracted America

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

Weekend Exclusive: The History Book

Sept. 9 1884—Former Rep. John R. Lynch of Mississippi presides over Republican National Convention and delivers the keynote address, making him the first African American to deliver a keynote address at a national political convention.

Sept. 8, 1935—U.S. Sen. Huey P. Long, the "Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, is shot at the state capital building in Baton Rouge; he dies two days later.

Sept. 9, 1942—A Japanese plane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon

Sept. 9, 1956—Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show

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