May 31, 2014
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

The World and Everything in It is an audio news magazine produced daily (Monday-Friday), with a longer week-in-review program on the weekend.

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The World and Everything in It for a May/June weekend

Cal Thomas on the UKIP, a warning to the GOP, Michael Brown on his book ‘Can You be Gay and Christian,’ military hopes to build robots that know right from wrong, John Stonestreet on the Santa Barbara shooting, Joel Belz with advice for aspiring writers, SCOTUS rulings roundup, Dollars and Sense, speech by Dr. Ben Carson, home video reviews of ‘Hopscotch’ and ‘On the Waterfront,’ 140th birthday of G.K. Chesterton, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Commentator Cal Thomas: The tea party lives — In Britain

GOP: A work in progress

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

Bill Kristol, Republican-operative-turned-newspaper-editor, comments on the Republican efforts to ward off the tea party.

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Hour A, Segment 2

Author interview: Can You be Gay and Christian?

Dr. Michael L. Brown is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, N.C., director of the Coalition of Conscience, and host of the nationally syndicated talk show Line of Fire. His book Can You be Gay and Christian?: Responding with Love and Truth to Questions about Sexuality (2014, Frontline)  was released earlier this month. 

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Hour A, Segment 3

Military hopes to build robots that decipher right from wrong

TW&E  technology correspondent Michael Cochrane is also the founder of Value Function Analytics, a business consulting firm that assists with strategic planning and decision-making.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Culture Talk: Worldview driving behavior — Tragedy in Santa Barbara

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 Joel Belz: Advice for aspiring writers

Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD News Group. He also writes a biweekly column for WORLD Magazine. 

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Hour B, Segment 1

SCOTUS ruling roundup

Dollars & Sense

Mary Reichard is a legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It

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: Dr. Ben Carson

Ben Carson recently retired as director of neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital. He came in third in the presidential straw poll at CPAC earlier this year — although he has not said he intends to run for political office.

In the abridged speech we bring you today, Dr. Carson talks about themes in his new book One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future (2014, Penguin Group).

Video of the full speech is online here.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Home video screening room: On the Waterfront and Hopscotch

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).

Watch a scene from On the Waterfront and the trailer for Hopscotch.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Happy 140th Birthday, G.K. Chesterton!

Prolific writer and cultural critic Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born 140 years ago—May 29, 1874—in London. We talk about his works and influence with Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society.

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Hour B, Segment 5

Weekend Exclusive | The History Book

June 2, 1953—Elizabeth II is crowned as the British monarch, following the death of her father George VI.

June 5, 1968—U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He dies hours later.

June 4, 1989—Chinese army troops begin a sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations. 

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