March 23, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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Political autopsy of the GOP and what the American public thinks about it, Obama's trip to Israel, and an audio postcard from South by Southwest, plus a conversation with unlikely convert Rosaria Butterfield

Political 'autopsy' of the GOP, Cal Thomas, same-sex marriage cases in the Supreme Court, Obama's trip to Israel, South by Southwest, Andrée Seu Peterson, Scott Rasmussen, markets and economy, Olasky Interview with Rosaria Butterfield, Phil Boatwright review home videos, Ben Carson, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Political “autopsy” of the GOP

Commentator Cal Thomas: Is America ready to face Islamist radicals?


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

Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent column upon which his commentary is based. 


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Hour A, Segment 2

Marriage under the law: How did we get here?

Same-sex marriage cases facing the Supreme Court


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

Mary Reichard is a legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It. She spoke with two lawyers who filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of DOMA and Proposition 8: Jim Campbell of Alliance Defending Freedom and Lori Windham of The Becket Fund. 


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Hour A, Segment 3

President Obama’s visit to Israel


Mindy Belz is the editor of WORLD News Group. Read her regular column “Globe Trot.”

For more on Obama’s recent trip to Israel, read her recent article "Obama and Netanyahu, together again."


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Hour A, Segment 4

An audio postcard from South by Southwest 


Warren Cole Smith is a regular correspondent for The World and Everything in It. You can read his daily dispatches from his week at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas—and learn more about The Wall Project


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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Andrée Seu Peterson:  Bloomberg and the Apostle


Commentator Andrée Seu Peterson is a columnist for WORLD News Group and the author of We Shall Have Spring Again (World and Life Books).

Read her recent column, upon which this commentary is based. 


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Hour B, Segment 1

An interview with pollster Scott Rasmussen 

Markets and the economy


Scott Rasmussen, political analyst and public opinion pollster, is the founder and president of Rasmussen Reports. 

For more information about his weekly television show What America Thinks, click here

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 with Rosaria Butterfield: From lesbianism to the parking lot to church


Rosaria Butterfield is the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert (Crown & Covenant, 2012).

For more, read the article and watch the video of the full conversation between WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky and Rosaria Butterfield, conducted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.


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Hour B, Segment 3

Home-video screening room: Les Miserables and Abel’s Field


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 Les Miserables

You can get more information on Abel’s Field here


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Hour B, Segment 4

Dr. Ben Carson on his speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, public policy, and running for public office 


Dr. Ben Carson is director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. and the author of America the Beautiful: Rediscovering what Made this Nation Great (Zondervan, 2012 — Google Books preview at link).


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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book


March 25, 1807—In response to the indefatigable efforts of William Wilberforce, Britain abolishes its slave trade.

March 25, 1965—The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leads 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala., to protest the denial of voting rights to black Americans.

March 26, 1979—The Camp David peace treaty is signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at the White House.


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