April 13, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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The life and legacy of Margaret Thatcher, the Senate casts vote for stricter gun control, and contemporary artists honor music of late John Denver, plus an evangelist who debates students on college campuses, and commentary from Cal Thomas and Joel Belz

Remembering Margaret Thatcher, gun control gets a vote, Mindy Belz, Cal Thomas, tribute to musician John Denver, ‘The Music is You,’ Plan B over the counter, White House attempts to expand federal power, Joel Belz, Obama’s budget, markets and the economy, Notable Speech by Margaret Thatcher, majority supports legalizing marijuana, Phil Boatwright and the home video screening room, Cliffe Knechtle, profile of a campus evangelist, essayist Albin Sadar, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Remembering Margaret Thatcher

Gun control gets a vote

Margaret Thatcher is the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She died Monday, April 8, at 87. 

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It.

AWR Hawkins is a conservative writer who holds a Ph.D. in military history from Texas Tech University. Read his recent article “Manchin/Toomey compromise is a war on gun shows, Internet gun sales" at Breitbart.com.

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Hour A, Segment 2

The legacy of Margaret Thatcher: Courage, character, and conviction

Commentator Cal Thomas: The lady was a champ

Mindy Belz is editor of WORLD Magazine.

Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent column, upon which his commentary is based. Follow him on Twitter @CalThomas

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Hour A, Segment 3

A tribute to John Denver: The Music is You

Warren Cole Smith is vice president of WORLD News Group and a regular contributor to The World and Everything in It. Read his article, "Remembering John Denver."

Music legend John Denver died in a plane crash in 1997. Had he lived, he would be 70 this year. To commemorate that milestone, several contemporary artists have released a tribute album The Music is You.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Abortion drug Plan B to be provided over the counter to women of all ages

Sen. Ted Cruz releases report that unveils White House attempts to expand federal power

Steve Jordahl is a reporter for The World and Everything in It

Last week, a federal judge in New York ruled that Plan B must be made available over the counter to girls of all ages. For more, read this article by WORLDmag.com managing editor Leigh Jones. 

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

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week released the report “The legal limit: The Obama Administration’s attempts to expand government power.” The report analyzes six instances where the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected the Obama Administration’s cases. 

View that full report here.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Joel Belz: Nice nations

Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD Magazine. He writes a bi-weekly column for WORLD. Read his recent column “Nice going,” upon which his commentary is based. 

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Hour B, Segment 1

The Obama budget: More taxes, more spending

Markets and the economy: Stock market surge resumes, budget battle just beginning

Kent Covington covers politics and current events for The World and Everything in It.

Richard W. Rahn is a senior fellow of the Cato Institute and Chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth. 

For more on President Obama’s proposed budget, read this article by WORLD reporter Lee Pitts. 

Warren Cole Smith is vice president of WORLD News Group and regularly covers business and economic news. Read his weekly finance column “Dollars and Sense.”

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Hour B, Segment 2

Notable speech: Margaret Thatcher’s "The Lady’s not for turning"

This official title of this speech by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is “The Reason Why,” but it has become known as “The Lady’s not for turning.” The speech was delivered at an October 1980 conference of Britain’s Conservative Party.

You can read a full transcript of the speech here

The funeral for Baroness Thatcher, who died this week at the age of 87, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Majority now supports legalizing marijuana

Home video screening room: Messages about the degrading nature of addiction

The Pew Research Center released survey results this month that suggest a majority of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana. The survey was conducted in March 2013 and polled 1,501 adults. View full results of the survey here (PDF).

Film reviewer 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 B, Segment 4

Cliffe Knechtle: Profile of a university evangelist

Essayist Albin Sadar: The long goodbye

Susan Olasky is a special correspondent for The World and Everything in It

Cliffe Knechtle is founder of Give Me an Answer. He travels to universities in the United States as a Christian evangelist, answering student questions about faith and life. You can watch many of these discussions on the Give Me an Answer YouTube channel.

Slice-of-life essayist Albin Sadar works for a media-production company in New York. Visit his company's website at Slycraft.com.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book

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

April 15, 1912—The British luxury liner Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland, less than three hours after striking an iceberg. About 1,500 people die.

April 15, 1947—Jackie Robinson becomes Major League Baseball's first black player since the 1880s when he debuts with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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