April 14, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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North Korea, Syria, Iran, Santorum, 'Buffett Rule,' Dr. Ben Carson, 'Wrath of the Titans,' 'Touch,' 'Titanic,' Joel Belz, Trayvon Martin, market gyrations, Obamacare’s cost, death and taxes, Romney on healthcare, e-book collusion, Instagram, school choice, Jackie Robinson, Lincoln shot

Trouble around the world: North Korea, Syria, and Iran; Santorum out, Romney up; President Obama pushes the 'Buffett Rule'; Marvin Olasky interviews noted surgeon Ben Carson; reviews: 'The Wrath of the Titans' and 'Touch'; lessons from the 'Titanic'; Joel Belz on the Paul Ryan budget; Trayvon Martin shooter charged; New study of Obamacare's cost; death and taxes; Let the Candidate Speak: Mitt Romney; Justice Department goes after e-book publishers; Instagram and Facebook; School-choice programs make inroads; and The History Book.

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Trouble around the world: North Korea, Syria, Iran
Santorum out, Romney up
President Obama pushes 'Buffett Rule'

WORLD News Group's Emily Belz reported on Rick Santorum's decision to suspend his campaign in "Family first."

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Hour A, Segment 2

The Olasky Interview: Dr. Ben Carson

Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., is the director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He is the author of America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great (Zondervan, 2012).

Marvin Olasky is the editor in chief of WORLD News Group.

The full interview with Dr. Carson is available on YouTube, courtesy of Patrick Henry College.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Big screen: The Wrath of the Titans
Small screen: Touch

Emily Whitten reviews films for WORLD News Group. Read her review of Wrath of the Titans from the April 21 issue of WORLD Magazine.

Megan Basham is WORLD News Group's entertainment editor. Her review of Touch is here.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Lessons from the Titanic

Doug Phillips is president of the Christian Boys' & Men's Titanic Society, a project of Vision Forum Ministries. Read his article "Titanic chivalry" from the March 28, 1998, issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Joel Belz Commentary: Where are the serious alternatives to the Ryan budget plan?

Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Trayvon Martin shooter charged
New study of Obamacare's cost
Market gyrations
Death and taxes

Read "The fiscal consequences of the Affordable Care Act" by Charles Blahous, a senior research fellow at George Mason University's Mercatus Center.

Warren Cole Smith covers business and the economy for WORLD News Group.

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Hour B, Segment 2

TW&E Series: Let the Candidate Speak

In this final installment of our primary-season series, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reads from his book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness (sound courtesy of Macmillan Audio). Romney's campaign website is here.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Justice Department goes after e-book publishers
Instagram: From zero to $1 billion in 18 months

Reporter Daniel James Devine covers science and technology stories for WORLD News Group.

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Hour B, Segment 4

In several states, school-choice programs are making inroads

Robert C. Enlow is president and CEO of the Indiana-based Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

Read "School vouchers gain ground" from The Wall Street Journal (April 12, 2012).

Mary Reichard is the legal-affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

April 14, 1865—President Lincoln is shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C.

April 15, 1912—The British luxury liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic less than three hours after striking an iceberg.

April 15, 1947—Jackie Robinson becomes baseball's first black major league player since the 1880s when he debuts with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson went on to win the 1947 Rookie of the Year award.

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April 14, 2012
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