May 4, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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A pro-life group goes undercover in America’s late-term abortion facilities, the president faces tough questions on Syria, a new report on violations of religious freedom around the world, plus a 90-hour Bible reading marathon just outside the U.S. Capitol

Obama faces tough questions on Syria, Cal Thomas on immigration bill, Gosnell trial update, Live Action undercover investigation into abortion clinics, Bible reading marathon at U.S. Capitol, Ivy League Bible memory challenge, spring music festival Merlefest, remembering George Jones, Joel Belz on terrorism and Islam, Jay Sekulow on Tsarnaev case, stock market gyrations, The Olasky Interview with Stuart Taylor Jr., USCIRF report details global offenders of religious liberty, National Day of Prayer, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

President Obama faces the press on Syria, Boston, the deficit, and Obamacare

Commentator Cal Thomas: What’s wrong with this immigration bill?

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

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

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Hour A, Segment 2

Gosnell trial: The jury deliberates

Undercover investigation into late-term abortion facilities

We’re going daily!

The jury in the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell considers the charges against the abortionist. You can follow continued coverage of the Gosnell case at worldmag.com.

Lila Rose is the founder and president of the pro-life advocacy group Live Action. The organization sent pregnant women undercover into 18 late-term abortion clinics throughout the U.S. They are releasing those videos in a campaign titled “Inhuman.”

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Hour A, Segment 3

Annual Bible-reading marathon leads up to the National Day of Prayer

Ivy League Bible Memory Challenge

The 24th annual Bible-reading marathon took place this week outside the U.S. Capitol. The 90-hour event covered every word from Genesis to Revelation, leading up to the National Day of Prayer.

The Ivy League Bible Memory Challenge is sponsored by Christian Union and emceed by author Eric Metaxas. You can watch videos from the event here, including the winning presentation by student Josh Echebiri from Dartmouth. 

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Hour A, Segment 4

Spring music festival Merlefest

Remembering George Jones

WORLD News Group Vice President Warren Cole Smith spent time at the annual Spring music festival Merlefest. For more, read his stories, view pictures, and watch videos of some of the artists at worldmag.com.

Arsenio Orteza is a music critic for WORLD News Group. 

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Joel Belz: Terrorism, Islam, and moral equivalency

Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD News Group. He writes a bi-weekly column for WORLD Magazine. 

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Hour B, Segment 1

Attorney Jay Sekulow: What’s next in the Tsarnaev case?

Markets and the economy: Market movement continues to move toward record territory

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

Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). 

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: Stuart Taylor Jr. on the unintended consequences of racial preference in universities

Stuart Taylor Jr. is former Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times and co-author of the book Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help and Why Universities Won’t Admit It (Basic Books, 2012).

To read more from the conversation between WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky and Stuart Taylor Jr., and to watch the full video, click here. The interview was conducted at Patrick Henry College in Virginia, as part of the college's Newsmaker series. 

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Hour B, Segment 3

New report details the state of religious freedom around the globe

Katrina Lantos Swett is chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). The organization released its annual report (PDF) detailing the worst global offenders of religious freedom.

Swett told WORLD News Group that the United States should make religious freedom around the world a higher priority. 

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Hour B, Segment 4

The National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, was observed with prayer gatherings across the nation. The "national observance" took place at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Pastor Greg Laurie is the 2013 Honorary chairman of the National Day of Prayer.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book

May 6, 1937—The Hindenburg, a hydrogen-filled German dirigible, burns and crashes in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 36 of the 97 people on board.

May 4, 1970—Ohio National Guardsmen open fire on anti-war protesters at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others.

May 5, 1961—Astronaut Alan Shepard becomes America's first space traveler as he makes a 15-minute suborbital flight.

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