May 24, 2014
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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The World and Everything in It for Memorial Weekend

Benghazi update, lucid dreams could offer hope for chronic nightmares, profile of a teacher from Central America, Matt Bell on college debt, Voices of 2016 focusing on Marco Rubio, Cal Thomas on the VA scandal, parsing this week’s election results, Dollars and Sense, Olasky Interview with Bob Fu, Bob Case profiles musician JD Dorland, John Stonestreet responds to Dr. Robert George’s recent speech, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

New developments in the Benghazi investigation: State Department never asked military to attempt rescue mission

Senior Correspondent Kent Covington, who has been following this story since the beginning, discusses recent findings by the House Committee on Government Oversight in the investigation into the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 

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Hour A, Segment 2

Pleasant dreams: New research offers hope for chronic nightmares

What makes for a great teacher?

Michael Cochrane covers science and technology for The World and Everything in It

Special correspondent Susan Olasky profiles an after school teacher in Central America whose small acts of kindness are having a huge impact.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Class of 2014: The most indebted class ever

Financial writer Matt Bell is the associate editor of SoundMindInvesting.com and the author of The Grad’s Guide to Money: Simple Tips to Saving, Giving, and Smart Spending (2013, TH1NK).

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Hour A, Segment 4

Voices of 2016: Sen. Marco Rubio tackles retirement benefits, climate change and immigration

In this segment, we kick off our series on the Voices of 2016 — presidential hopefuls with their eyes on the White House. We’ll bring you audio of speeches and debates, so you can hear where they stand on matters of domestic and foreign importance.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Cal Thomas: The VA scandal, NHS and a UK success story

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

Parsing this week’s election results

Dollars & Sense

Kent Covington checks in with University of Virginia Center for Politics expert Kyle Kondik and Republican strategist Phillip Stutts to break down the results of various primary elections around the country.

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 | The Olasky Interview: ChinaAid president Bob Fu

Bob Fu is founder and president of ChinaAid, an organization that provides legal aid to Christians in China. In this segment Fu shares his personal story of faith, much of which is also documented in his autobiography God’s Double Agent (2013, Baker Books). 

You can read further excerpts from editor in chief Marvin Olasky’s conversation with Bob Fu — or watch video of the full interview — here

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Hour B, Segment 3

Worship leader and music teacher by day, jazz musician by night

Bob Case profiles Washington-based musician JD Dorland. Learn more at jddorlandmusic.com.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Culture Talk: ‘The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over’

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 26, 1521—Martin Luther is declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms.

May 26, 1868—The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal as the Senate falls one vote short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction.

May 28, 1937—The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.

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May 24, 2014
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