June 14, 2014
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for Father's Day Weekend

Surge in illegal border crossings, legal roundup, Phil Boatwright reviews three TV series, Father’s Day, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor ousted by Tea Party candidate David Pratt, John Stonestreet on his new book ‘Same-Sex Marriage,’ Cal Thomas compares Bergdahl trade with Israeli prisoner exchanges, Santorum’s warning to GOP, Dollars and Sense, Olasky Interview with Luis and Kevin Palau, Chester Nez laid to rest, Pentagon celebrates ‘LGBT Pride Month,’ Little League celebrates 75 years, commentary by Andree Seu Peterson, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

A humanitarian crisis: Illegal border crossings surge

This week’s SCOTUS ruling roundup

Senior correspondent Kent Covington speaks with former intelligence analyst and border violence and trafficking expert Sylvia Longmire. She is the author of the new book Border Insecurity (2014, Palgrave Macmillan). 

Mary Reichard is a legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It. In this segment, she discusses three decisions the Supreme Court made this week.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Home video screening room

Father’s Day

Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. He is also the author of Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

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 A, Segment 3

A deeper look: House majority leader ousted in primary

WORLD News Group senior correspondent Kent Covington analyzes the political shake-up caused by Dave Brat’s primary victory. He talks with political analysts Jay Cost and Kyle Kondik

For more, read “David’s Brat ‘miracle’ victory in Virginia,” written by WORLD News Group’s Edward Lee Pitts. 

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Hour A, Segment 4

Culture Talk

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.

His new book Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God's Design for Marriage, co-written with Sean McDowell, is being released next month. 

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Cal Thomas: Bergdahl trade not the same as Israel’s prisoner exchanges

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 B, Segment 1

Santorum’s warning to Republicans

Dollars & Sense

A conversation with Rick Santorum about how to reach blue-collar voters. His book is Blue Collar Conservatives - Recommitting to an America That Works (2014, Regnery Publishing).

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

The Olasky Interview: A conversation with Luis and Kevin Palau

WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky talks with longtime evangelist Luis Palau, along with Kevin Palau, president of the Oregon-based Luis Palau Association.

Read excerpts from the conversation here. At the end of the excerpts is a video of the entire interview with Luis, Kevin, and Andrew Palau.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Last of original Navajo Code talkers laid to rest this week

Military color guard marches in homosexual pride parade

Pentagon celebrates ‘LGBT Pride Month’

The funeral for Chester Nez, who died last week at 93, was held Tuesday in New Mexico.

Learn more about the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II.

Read “U.S. Armed Forces color guard to march in gay pride parade in D.C.; called a first nationwide” from The Washington Post.

Learn more about Thursday’s “Pride” event at the Pentagon.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Little League baseball celebrates 75 years

Diamonds in the sky

Read about important dates in the history of Little League baseball.

Commentator Andrée Seu Peterson is a senior writer for WORLD News Group. Read her columns online here.

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

June 16,  1858—Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.

June 14, 1954—President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.

June 17, 1963—The United States Supreme Court rules 8-to-1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against allowing the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools.

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