April 27, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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Legal aspects of the Boston bombing investigation, the defense rests in the murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, plus the Colson Center presents its 2013 Wilberforce Award to Cardinal Dolan, plus a new album from Petula Clark, the Senate Gang of Eight’s immigration plan, and JFK on balancing press freedom and national security

Benghazi, Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarneav, Gosnell trial, Obama backs out of Planned Parenthood keynote address, Cardinal Dolan to receive 2013 Wilberforce Award, Arsenio Orteza, music review of Petula Clark’s new album, profile of Congressman Rep. James Lankford, remembering Howard Phillips, Cal Thomas on violent ideologies, markets and the economy, notable speech by John F. Kennedy, breakthroughs in battery technology, home video screening room with Phil Boatwright, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Benghazi probe interim report

Prosecution of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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

The deadly terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last year remains under investigation. The House of Representatives last week released a new report (PDF) showing that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was personally involved in security rollbacks at the site -- something she had previously denied. 

The House is preparing to hold new hearings on the Benghazi scandal in May. 

Mary Reichard is a legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It. You can follow our coverage of the Boston bombings and subsequent trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at worldmag.com

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Hour A, Segment 2

Gosnell trial: Judge throws out three charges, defense rests

Obama backs out of Planned Parenthood keynote address

Cardinal Dolan to be awarded 2013 Wilberforce award

Leigh Jones is managing editor of worldmag.com. Follow continuing coverage of the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell here

President Obama was slated to give the keynote address at the annual Planned Parenthood fundraising gala. He ended up delaying his appearance until the following morning. Some pro-lifers speculate that he may be distancing himself from Planned Parenthood in light of the Gosnell trial. 

The Colson Center for Christian Worldview is awarding the 2013 Wilberforce Award to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, for his efforts on behalf of life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty. 

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Hour A, Segment 3

Review of Petula Clark album: Lost in You

Arsenio Orteza covers music for WORLD News Group. 

After more than 60 years as a performer, 80-year-old pop artist Petula Clark released her newest album Lost in You

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Hour A, Segment 4

Rep. James Lankford: The giant slayer

Remembering Howard Phillips

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) represents Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District. Before entering politics, Lankford was the director of a Christian youth camp along with his wife. He was elected into Congress in 2010 and is now in his second term. 

Howard Phillips died last week at 72. He was largely considered one of the pillars of American conservatism

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Cal Thomas: At war with a violent ideology

Commentator Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent column  “The enemy within our borders,” upon which his commentary is based. 

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Hour B, Segment 1

Immigration policy: Border security

Markets and the economy: Power of the Tweet on Wall Street

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

Alex Nowrasteh is the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. 

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: President John F. Kennedy on the tensions between freedom of the press and national security

President John F. Kennedy addressed the American Society of Newspaper Publishers in April 27, 1961. You can read a transcript of that full speech here

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Hour B, Segment 3

Breakthroughs in battery technology

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

A new report suggests breakthroughs in battery technology that could mean charging your smartphone in a matter of seconds. But how long until it reaches the general population?

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Hour B, Segment 4

Home video screening room: I Am David, Smile

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).

Read his review of I Am David.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book

April 29,1945—The Dachau concentration camp in Germany is liberated by United States troops.

April 27, 1947—An ailing Babe Ruth is honored at Yankee Stadium on Babe Ruth Day.

April 29, 1992—Deadly rioting claims 54 lives and causes $1 billion in damage in Los Angeles. The rioting broke out after a jury acquitted four white L.A. police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of black parolee Rodney King.

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