June 1, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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IRS targets adoptive families, a look at upcoming court cases, and what ants are teaching scientists about robots, plus another installment of the Olasky Interview and our weekly conversation on culture with John Stonestreet

Rep. Michele Bachmann not running for reelection, Cal Thomas on Dole-ing out blame for gridlock, National Religious Freedom Conference, three legal cases on docket, what scientists are learning from ants, IRS audits thousands of adoptive parents, British campaign encourages women to have babies, commentary by Joel Belz, Kyle Kondik on upcoming elections, markets and economy with Warren Smith, sports writer Thomas Lake on life and writing, Phil Boatwright reviews ‘The Artist’ and ‘Three Stooges,’ remembering drummer Ed Staughnessy, culture talk with John Stonestreet, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Rep. Michele Bachmann, founder of Tea Party Caucus, announces retirement from House

Commentator Cal Thomas: Dole-ing out blame for gridlock

National Religious Freedom Conference

Kent Covington is a senior correspondent for The World and Everything in It

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced Wednesday that she will not be running for reelection in 2014. 

Commentator Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent article on which this commentary is based. Following him on Twitter: @CalThomas

Steve Coleman is the religion editor for The Associated Press. 

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Hour A, Segment 2

Three upcoming legal cases: What they are and why they're important

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

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Hour A, Segment 3

What scientists are learning from the ants

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

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Hour A, Segment 4

IRS criticized for auditing thousands of adoptive parents

British ad campaign encourages women to think about motherhood earlier

A recent report (PDF) shows that nearly 70% of adoptive families who filed claims for the Adoptive Tax Credit went through at least a partial audit from the IRS. 

Bob Smietana is a reporter for The Tennessean. Read his article here

Susan Olasky is a special correspondent for The World and Everything in It. You can learn more about the Get Britain Fertile Campaign here

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Joel Belz: Rotten to the core?

Joel Belz is founder of WORLD News Group. He writes a bi-weekly column for WORLD Magazine. Read his recent column, upon which his commentary is based.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Conversation with Kyle Kondik: Election 2014

Markets and the economy

Kyle Kondik is media relations coordinator at the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia and a contributor to Sabato's Crystal Ball, a political analysis website. 

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

The Olasky Interview: Providential Perspective

Thomas Lake is a senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated. You can read a published Q&A from the conversation between WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky and Lake here. At the end of the article, you can also watch the full interview, conducted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Home-video screening room: Two highly visual films -- 'The Artist' and 'The Three Stooges'

Remembering musician Ed Shaughnessy

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).

Ed Shaughnessy was the drummer for The Tonight Show for nearly 30 years. He passed away last weekend at the age of 84.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Weekly culture talk with John Stonestreet: 'The Atlantic' says heterosexuals should emulate homosexual marriage

Commentator John Stonestreet is a Speaker and Fellow for the Chuck 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

The History Book

June 5, 1947—The Post WWII Marshall Plan is unveiled.

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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