July 26, 2014
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for the last weekend in July

Genocide in Iraq, Cal Thomas on Rick Perry’s action on the border, new Heritage report, Western Conservative Summit, International Hope Award winner Compassion International, John Stonestreet on the health of American society, Paul Kengor on Hillary Clinton’s response to Hobby Lobby case, White House Weekend featuring Gov. Rick Perry, Olasky Interview with Jennifer Marshall, Priest in the press box, Albin Sadar on amusement parks, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Rep. Frank Wolf: Genocide taking place in Iraq

Commentary: Taking action

Heritage Foundation’s 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity

An address from Congressman Frank Wolf from the House floor about the situation in Iraq, which he terms a “crime against humanity.”

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

The Heritage Foundation’s 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity looks at 31 indicators to determine the health of American society.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Western Conservative Summit 

Sen. Ted Cruz speaks out about the border crisis and immigration reform.

Warren Cole Smith speaks with Jim DeMint, president of conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, about GOP and conservative messaging.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Part One: International winner of WORLD’s 9th annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion

Today we begin a series profiling our 2014 Hope Award finalists. Learn more about the Hope Award at WNG.org/compassion.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Culture Talk: Giving American culture a report card

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

Commentator Paul Kengor: Hillary Clinton, Hobby Lobby, and societies that oppress women

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: Gov. Rick Perry

Dollars & Sense

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, 2016 potential presidential candidate, is highlighted in the new TW&E series, White House Wednesday.

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 | Olasky Interview: Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall is the director of domestic policy studies at the Heritage Foundation. She oversees Heritage research in the areas of education, marriage, family, religion, and civil society.

Read and view more from the conversation between WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky and Jennifer Marshall here

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Hour B, Segment 3

The priest in the press box

Offbeat newsbeat: Amusement parks and roller coaster rides

Father Craig Collison, a Catholic priest, is also the public address announcer for the Sioux City Explorers in Sioux City, Iowa.

Albin Sadar covers offbeat news for The World and Everything in It. He works for a media-production company in New York. Visit his company's website at Slycraft.com.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Part Two: International winner of WORLD’s 9th annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion

Part two in our series of reports showcasing Compassion International, the winner in our International category. Learn more about the Hope Award competition at WNG.org/compassion.

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

July 28, 1868—The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, is declared in effect. Known as one of the "Reconstruction Amendments" along with the Thirteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment forbids any state to deny to any person "life, liberty or property, without due process of law" or to "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

July 28, 1914—The beginning of World War I.

July 28, 1932—President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C.

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