Aug. 2, 2014
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for the first weekend in August

Christians persecuted in Iraq, Cal Thomas reviews ‘The Giver,’ Warren interviews Danylo Fedoryka from band Scythian, ridesharing apps, MLB Hall of Fame, Paul Kengor on WWI, White House Weekend featuring VP Joe Biden, Dollars and Sense, Notable Speech by Rep. Paul Ryan, Megan Basham reviews ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ new healthcare.gov report, John Stonestreet on latest attacks on traditional marriage supporters, The History Book, and more

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Hour A, Segment 1

Surge of religious persecution in Iraq

Commentator Cal Thomas: Will The Giver redeem Hollywood’s summer blockbuster season?

Mindy Belz is the editor of WORLD Magazine, and writes a thrice-weekly column on international affairs titled “Globe Trot.”

Commentator 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 A, Segment 2

The band Scythian delights audiences with eclectic sound 

WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith talks with Scythian’s Danylo Fedoryka about the band’s music, its live performances, and its new album, Jump at the Sun

See Scythian’s touring schedule here.

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Hour A, Segment 3

App-based ridesharing services run afoul of old-school govt. regulations

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

Read more about Lyft’s expansion into New York here.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Summer Destinations: The MLB Hall of Fame

Today our summer series travels to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Tell us about your most memorable vacation or your favorite vacation destination. Email summer@worldandeverything.com. 

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Paul Kengor: The war that started more wars

Commentator Paul Kengor heads the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He is the author of God and Hillary Clinton (Harper Perennial, 2008).

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Hour B, Segment 1

White House Weekend: Joe Biden

Dollars & Sense

Is Vice President Joe Biden a serious 2016 contender? In the new TW&E series White House Weekend, senior correspondent Kent Covington discusses the possibility of Joe Biden running for president.

Warren Cole Smith is vice president of WORLD News Group and regularly covers business and economic news. Follow him on Twitter: @WarrenColeSmith

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Hour B, Segment 2

Weekend Exclusive | Notable Speeches Past and Present: Rep. Paul Ryan

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) gave this speech, titled “Expanding opportunity in America,” on July 24, 2014.

You can read more about his speech here.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Film review: Not much to salvage in Magic in the Moonlight

What went wrong with healthcare.gov?

WORLD Magazine correspondent Megan Basham analyzes the bad — and the really bad — in Woody Allen’s latest comedy. 

A House panel received results from a Government Accountability Office investigation analyzing the problems with the Obamacare website rollout.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Culture Talk: Support of traditional marriage labeled ‘anti-LGBT’ and ‘bigotry’

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

Aug. 2, 1923—President Warren G. Harding dies suddenly while on a trip to California. Vice Presdient Calvin Coolidge is sworn in as the 30th president of the United States.

Aug. 6, 1945—U.S. airmen drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, the first use of an atomic bomb in warfare.

Aug. 3, 1977—Radio Shack unveils the TRS-80 personal computer.

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