Jan. 18, 2014
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for a mid-January weekend

David Cortman on why religious freedom matters, predicting top church news of 2014, listener feedback, valley girl speak, Super Bowl history, John Stonestreet on Roe v Wade, Cal Thomas on French economic poverty, Marjorie Dannenfelser on Arizona’s abortion law appeal, Dollars and Sense, anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s farewell speech, Cal Thomas on the political fallout of Christie’s scandal, Singing in the shower, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Religious freedom: Why it matters

David Cortman is senior counsel and vice president of litigation with Alliance Defending Freedom.

In this segment, he discusses Religious Freedom Day and the importance of religious freedom in the culture.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Predicting the top church news of 2014

Listener feedback

Jeff Walton is communications manager for the Washington, D.C.-based Institute on Religion & Democracy. Read his article “IRD Predicts Top Church News of 2014.”

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Hour A, Segment 3

Valley-girl speak: Now an American-English dialect?

Super Bowl history

Michael Cochrane covers Science and Technology for The World and Everything in It. He reports on recent research on “uptalk” — a speech pattern that uses rising inflections at the end of statements, not just at the end of questions.

Read a summary of the paper on uptalk presented at last month’s meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.

The anniversary of the first Super Bowl game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Culture Talk with John Stonestreet: Roe v Wade 

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

Commentary: Prosperity for the poor

Commentator Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. Follow him on Twitter: @CalThomas

In this segment, Thomas discusses how French President Francois Hollande is approaching the problem of poverty. 

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Hour B, Segment 1

A conversation with Marjorie Dannenfelser

Dollars & Sense

Marjorie Dannenfelser is president of the pro-life advocacy group Susan B. Anthony List. She discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to reject an appeal of Arizona’s law that bans abortion after 20 weeks.

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: Reagan’s final presidential speech

Ronald Reagan delivered his farewell address to the nation 25 years ago this month.

You can read a full transcript of his speech here

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Hour B, Segment 3

The political fallout of Christie’s scandal 

Commentator Cal Thomas discusses the impact of the media coverage of the traffic jam situation involving Chris Christie. 

Read his commentary on the topic here.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Singing in the shower: A tribute to W.C. Handy

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 pays tribute to W.C. Handy.

Also in this segment, we present an excerpt from WORLD News Group's new talk program Listening In. This week, Warren Smith's chats with philosopher Frank Beckwith. Listen in to the full conversation here.

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

Jan. 21, 1861 — U.S. Sen. Jefferson Davis resigns his office. About three weeks later, he becomes president of a new country, the Confederate States of America.

Jan. 22, 1973 — The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its Roe vs. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, which effectively nullified state laws protecting the unborn.

Jan. 20, 1981 — Just after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th president of the U.S., Iran releases 52 American hostages

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