April 12, 2014
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for the second weekend in April

States withdrawing from Common Core, tribute to the late Dave Brubeck, Culture Talk on foreign and domestic occurrences, estate sale for the late crime novelist Elmore Leonard, NCFCA tournament, Cal Thomas on public cynicism about politics, Washington waste, Dollars and Sense, Olasky Interview with Mark Meckler, elevator into space, Tax Freedom Day, intelligent design advocate Stephen Meyer, The History Book, and more

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Hour A, Segment 1

Withdrawing from Common Core

A multi-day tribute to jazz great Dave Brubeck

Last week, the Oklahoma state Senate voted to drop the national Common Core education standards for grades K-12. Indiana withdrew from the standards last month. 

Education reporter Joy Pullmann is the managing editor of School Reform News, a publication of the Heartland Institute.

Learn more about this week’s “Life & Music of Dave Brubeck” events at Lincoln Center in New York.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Culture Talk: The persecution of Christians overseas, the threat against religious freedom, and sexual brokenness

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 3

Left behind: An estate sale for a bestselling crime novelist

TW&E special correspondent Susan Olasky visits the sale held by the estate of the late writer Elmore Leonard, the “Dickens of Detroit.”

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Hour A, Segment 4

Loving people, debating ideas: A visit to a homeschool speech and debate tournament

Learn more about the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentary: Public cynicism about politics

Cal Thomas is one of America’s most popular columnists and the author of the newly released What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America (2014, Zondervan). Follow him on Twitter: @CalThomas

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Hour B, Segment 1

Washington waste

Dollars and Sense

A look at how overlapping government programs contribute to the way Washington spends taxpayer money.

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: Mark Meckler’s journey to faith

Mark Meckler is one of the founding members of the tea party movement. In this interview he talks about how his involvement in politics shaped his journey to God.

Read more experts of his interview with WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky, conducted before an audience at Patrick Henry College in Virginia. 

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Hour B, Segment 3

An elevator into space?

Tax Freedom Day 2014

Michael Cochrane covers science and technology for The World and Everything in It.

Get more details about the Tax Foundation’s calculation of “Tax Freedom Day.” 

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Hour B, Segment 4

A conversation with Stephen Meyer

WORLD News Group’s science writer Daniel James Devine speaks with Stephen Meyer, an author, intelligent-design advocate, and director of the Center for Science and Culture at The Discovery Institute.

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

April 14, 1865—While attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., President Abraham Lincoln is shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln dies the next day.

April 15, 1912—The British luxury liner Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland, less than three hours after striking an iceberg. About 1,500 people die.

April 15, 1947—Jackie Robinson becomes baseball's first black major league player since the 1880s when he debuts with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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