Feb. 15, 2014
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for Valentine’s weekend

Cal Thomas on the president’s unilateral decisions, Rep. Lanford’s proposed Obamacare alternative,  IRS testimony from Catherine Engelbrecht, the Civil Rights Act of 1875, Lithuania lovelocks, Bob Case with Valentine’s songs, Andrée Seu Peterson on realistic love, recent activity at the High Court, Dollars and Sense, Olasky Interview with journalist William Murchison, public school cheating scandal in Ohio, Movieguide Awards, John Stonestreet Culture Talk, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Commentary: Obama and unilateral decisions

A plan to opt out of Obamacare

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

Congressman James Lankford of Oklahoma discusses a proposed policy to allow states to opt out of Obamacare.

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Hour A, Segment 2

IRS testimony from Catherine Engelbrecht

An update on the probe into the IRS political targeting scandal as well as testimony from Texas businesswoman and political activist Catherine Engelbrecht before the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Black History Month: The Civil Rights Act of 1875

Read speeches from the House of Representatives floor debate on the Civil Rights Act of 1875. President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Act on March 1, 1875. It was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1883.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Lovelocks: Lithuania wedding tradition

Songbook: Valentine’s songs

Susan Olasky is a special correspondent for The World and Everything in It. She highlights a special wedding tradition in Lithuania — placing a lock on the bridge and throwing the keys into the river. 

Bob Case is a former board member at WORLD News Group, and for many years he headed our training initiative WORLD Journalism Institute. In this segment, he focuses on old tunes with new lyrics.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Andrée Seu Peterson: Irritating love

Commentator Andrée Seu Peterson is a columnist and senior writer for WORLD News Group and the author of Normal Kingdom Business (World and Life Books).

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Hour B, Segment 1

Legal Docket: Recent activity at the High Court

Dollars and Sense

While justices are on recess until February 24th, legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard discusses recent decisions handed down by the Supreme Court.

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: William Murchison

William Murchison is a nationally syndicated columnist, and this year he celebrates 50 years as a journalist. He is the author of a new book about John Dickinson titled The Cost of Liberty: The Life of John Dickinson (2013, Intercollegiate Studies Institute).

Read more excerpts from the interview between WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky and journalist William Murchison. At the end of the article, you can watch a full video of the conversation, hosted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.  

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Hour B, Segment 3

Heads roll after public-school cheating scandal in Columbus, Ohio

The 22nd annual Movieguide Awards

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

Learn more about the Movieguide Awards. Go here for a full listing of this year’s winners.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Culture Talk with John Stonestreet: Media reaction to Michael Sam

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

Feb. 17, 1801—An Electoral College tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the House of Representatives.

Feb. 19, 1945—About 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.

Feb. 17, 1972—President Richard M. Nixon departs on a historic trip to China.

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