May 17, 2014
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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

Marriage in the courts, Cal Thomas on the new third rail, honoring George Washington, Phil Boatwright reviews ‘Forbidden Planet’ and ‘War of the Worlds,’ conversation with David Benham, growing vocabulary trend, Jill Nelson on Ukraine, Dollars and Sense, notable speech by former Sen. Rick Santorum, conservative UT journalism professor retires at 82, Culture Talk on Gosnell movie, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Marriage in the courts: Constitutional or unconstitutional?

Commentary: The new third rail

Mary Reichard is the legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It. In this segment, she discusses various state-level court decisions in the marriage battle. 

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

George Washington: Man of prayer

Earlier this month, members of Congress, pastors, and other religious and governmental leaders gathered at the U.S. Capitol to honor George Washington and pray for the nation.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Home video reviews: Sci-fi films with heart

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).

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Hour A, Segment 4

A conversation with David Benham

Twin brothers David and Jason Benham were scheduled to host a new home-renovation reality show on HGTV this fall. The show, Flip it Forward, was canceled after the website Right Wing Watch criticized the Benhams’ stance against abortion and the normalization of homosexuality. The organization Faith Driven Consumer is hosting an online petition to have the program restored. Learn more at FlipThisDecision.com.

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Hour A, Segment 5

So, let us tell you about this growing vocabulary trend

TW&E correspondent Michael Cochrane looks at a trend in the English language — beginning sentences with ‘so.’

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Hour B, Segment 1

Tensions escalate in Ukraine

Dollars & Sense

WORLD News Group’s Jill Nelson joins us with an update on the crisis in Ukraine. Read her latest report at wng.org.

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 Speech: Former Sen. Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum is former Senator for Pennsylvania and former presidential candidate. This speech is from an address he made last month at the conference "Faith and Freedom Abused: Threats to Our Religious Liberty."

HIs speech was titled "The First Amendment After the Church Service Ends." You can read more about it here.

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Hour B, Segment 3

A long-time professor out of step with liberal academia

TW&E special correspondent Susan Olasky profiles 82-year-old Gene Burd, retiring this summer after more than four decades at the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his first job as a reporter in 1953 and began teaching in 1959. 

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Hour B, Segment 4

Culture Talk: Civil dialogue

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

May 18, 1860—The Republican Party convention in Chicago nominates Abraham Lincoln for president.

May 18, 1896—The Supreme Court endorses the concept of "separate but equal" racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson, a precedent that was overturned in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.

May 21, 1927—Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

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